One of the perks of installing a Vivint home security system in Yakima is that you can sync it with home automation. Components such as a smart thermostat can make your living space the ideal temperature and energy-efficient. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your entrances. And you won’t leave the garage door wide open again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these gadgets are by themselves, they can have an even greater effect when employed in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Yakima that will make your home much more responsive to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on guard when you leave for work
Along with an evening schedule, you can program your automation systems to arm when your home is vacant. With the Vivint App, you can protect your living space with an easy button touch. Now you can ensure that every door is locked, every light is turned off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on watch. You can even close the garage door with the app if you accidentally left it open.
You don't need to keep your home on guard the entire day. Unlock the doors for returning visitors or service folk with the smartphone app. Or put your house on alert without even looking at your phone. By placing a geofence around your home, your network of devices turns on each time you roll down the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home down for bed
Your before bed habits has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the front door, change the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to find that you neglected to lock the side door or left the kitchen light on? And after you fail to do one thing on your bedtime routine, it's easy to neglect it the next evening, too. Without realizing it, your neglected checklist becomes routine in its own right.
But you can make sure that your home is set for bedtime every night when you automate your nighttime program. Through your Yakima home security system, you can create rules that set all your tech without you leaving bed. With a tap of a screen, you can secure the doors, power off the lights, change the thermostat, and arm your alarm. Or don't agonize about failing to remember to hit a button. Program your automation to turn on at a predetermined time -- like midnight.