One of the advantages of buying a Vivint home security system in Youngstown is that you can pair it with home automation. Components like a smart thermostat will make your living space the perfect temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks empower you to remote control your entrances. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door wide open again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these devices are by themselves, they can have an even larger impact when employed in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Youngstown that will make your house much more attuned to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on the defensive when you travel for work
Along with an evening schedule, you can designate your automation rules to activate when your house is not currently occupied. With the Vivint App, you can secure your living space with one button press. Now you can guarantee that every entryway is secured, every light is off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are activated. You can even shut the garage door through the app if it’s accidentally left wide open.
You don't have to keep your living space locked up the whole day. Unlatch the doors for incoming friends or service professionals with the smartphone app. Or place your home on alert without even pushing a button. By placing a geofence around your house, your system powers on each time you leave the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home down for bed
Your before bed ritual has become routine: turn off the lights, lock the doors, adjust the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to discover that you forgot to lock the side door or left the kitchen light on? And after you fail to do one part of your evening checklist, it's simple to neglect it the next evening, as well. After a while, your forgotten ritual becomes commonplace.
But you can make sure that your living space is set for bedtime every evening when you automate your nighttime routine. Through your Youngstown home security system, you can craft templates that set all your devices without you going around the house. With a press of a screen, you can secure the doors, shut off the lights, lower the thermostat, and arm your security system. Or don't fret about failing to remember to hit a button. Set your automation to activate at a predetermined time -- like 11pm.