5 Creative Home Automation Ideas For Seattle
One of the advantages of choosing a Vivint home security system in Seattle is that you can pair it with home automation. Devices like a smart thermostat should make your home the ideal temperature and energy-efficient. Smart locks allow you to remote control your doorways. And you won’t accidentally leave the garage door open again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these tools are on their own, they can have an even more significant impact when employed in tandem with your security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Seattle that will make your home much more attuned to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on guard when you leave for work
Along with a bedtime routine, you can set your automation rules to set when your home is vacant. With your Vivint App, you can protect your home with an easy button touch. Now you can guarantee that every door is secure, every light is turned off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are activated. You can even batten down the garage door via the app if it’s accidentally left wide open.
You don't have to keep your living space on guard the entire day. Unlock the doors for incoming friends or service workers with the smartphone app. Or put your home on lockdown without even lifting a finger. By installing a geofence around your home, your network of devices turns on every time you leave the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you come up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home to bed
Your nighttime ritual has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the doors, change the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how often have you woken up to find that you failed to lock the front door or left the living room light burning? And after you neglect to do one section of your evening checklist, it's simple to neglect it another time, as well. Without realizing it, your neglected ritual becomes routine in its own right.
But you can ensure that your living space is prepared for bed every evening when you automate your nighttime program. Through your Seattle home security system, you can craft templates that set all your devices without you leaving bed. With a touch of a screen, you can secure the doors, power off the lights, change the thermostat, and activate your security system. Or don't fret about forgetting to touch a button. Set your automation to activate at a specific time -- such as 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #3: Keep safe during a fire
While your home automation tech makes everyday life easier, it will assist in a fire or other emergencies. Should your smoke detectors discover a fire, your home can dive into action! Program your smart thermostat to automatically power on the ventilation fan to hinder the spread of hazardous smoke. Then have your home power on all your smart lights to illuminate the way away from the fire, and open all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can calibrate automated responses to numerous emergency situations. Power on all the lights if a glass break detector trips. Blare your high decibel sirens when the medical panic pendant is pressed. Or get video snippets sent to your phone when your smart locks trip. Virtually all of your devices can be synced to operate in tandem in any way you think will help shield your home and loved ones.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get alerts to your smartphone
Always stay in the know of what's happening in your home through automated alerts sent to your mobile device. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera picks up unwanted motion, you'll learn about it with a text or push notification. Fire and CO detectors will show an alert so that you won’t return home to an unexpected situation. Or have your smart locks text you when your kids come home from school. Once you receive a notification, you can judge how to act.
Communicate with delivery workers through the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to leave a package. See through your smart cameras to determine if the abnormal motion is worth a call to the police. Or remotely power your smart lighting to scare away any suspicious visitors.
Home Automation Idea #5: Match moods for watching tv and everything else
Leaving your house and going to sleep may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also create presets for all kinds of moods. Tweak the lights just a touch while closing your motorized shutters for the premiere movie watching experience. Light a dimly lit aisle from your bed to the fridge for a midnight snack.
You can program a "party" preset that effortlessly changes the lights and temperature to accommodate the increased body heat. Then when a new visitor knocks at your door, you can inform them to let themselves in via your doorbell camera. And if you decide you need another cutting-edge Vivint smart device you don’t already have, you can easily sync it to your existing network.
Realize your home automation ideas with your Vivint system
When you want a security network that harnesses the power of home automation, trust the experts at Vivint. They’ll discuss your needs and figure out a system that protects your home and makes it more accessible. Simply call (206) 590-6257 or fill out the form below today!