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5 Creative Home Automation Ideas For Yakima

January 29, 2021
Home Automation Ideas For Yakima

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.

Home Automation Idea #3: Remain safe during a fire

While your home automation tech makes everyday life easier, it will aid in a fire or other situations. Should your smoke detectors discover a fire, your home automation system can spring into action! Program your smart thermostat to automatically turn on the ventilation fan to slow the spread of hazardous smoke. Then have it power on all your smart bulbs to light the way to safety, and open all the doors for emergency responders.

In fact, you can calibrate automated responses to any emergency events. Switch on all the lights when a glass break detector trips. Sound your high decibel sirens when the medical panic pendant is pushed. Or get video clips sent to your phone when your smart locks activate. Almost all of your devices can be synced to operate in tandem in any way you think will help safeguard your home and loved ones.

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Home Automation Idea #4: Get updates to your mobile device

Always stay in the know of what's going down in your home through automated updates delivered to your phone. Whenever a motion sensor on a security camera picks up unwanted activity, you'll hear about it through a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and carbon monoxide sensors will send an alert so that you'll never come home to an unknown situation. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids return home from school. Once you receive a notification, you can judge how to move forward.

Communicate with anyone at your front door via the doorbell cameras to tell them where to hide a package. See through your outdoor cameras to judge if the unusual motion warrants a phone call to the authorities. Or remotely turn on your inside smart lighting to deter any unwanted trespasser.

Home Automation Idea #5: Set moods for watching tv and the rest of your life

Leaving the house and going to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also create presets for all sorts of events. Adjust the lights just a smidge while closing your motorized shades for the ultimate movie viewing experience. Illuminate a dimly lit aisle from your living room to the pantry for a nighttime snack.

You can craft a ”fun” preset that seamlessly dims the lights and temperature to account for the additional body heat. Then when anyone arrives at your door, you can ask them to come on in through your doorbell camera. And if you find you just have to get another cutting-edge Vivint device you don’t already use, you can seamlessly integrate it to your existing network.

Get started automating your home with your Vivint system

When you want a security network that makes the most of home automation, trust the experts at Vivint. They’ll determine your needs and design a system that safeguards your house and makes it work for you. Just call (509) 790-6958 or send in the form below right away!