One of the benefits of buying a Vivint home security system in Scranton is that you can sync it with home automation. Items like a smart thermostat should make your home more comfortable and eco-conscious. Smart locks empower you to remote control your entrances. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door wide 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 utilized in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Scranton that will make your living space much more attuned to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on the defensive when you leave for work
Along with an evening procedure, you can set your automation parameters to activate when your house is not currently occupied. With the Vivint App, you can protect your house with an easy button touch. Now you can be sure that every door is secure, every light is no longer on, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on watch. 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 house on guard the whole day. Unlock the doors for out-of-town family or service professionals via the mobile app. Or put your home on alert without even looking at your phone. By installing a geofence around your property, your system powers on each time you roll down the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home to bed
Your before bed ritual has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the doors, change the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to see that you neglected to lock the front door or left the bathroom light burning? And once you fail to do one part of your evening checklist, it's easy to neglect it another time, as well. Before you know it, your forgotten ritual becomes routine.
But you can make sure that your house is prepared for bedtime every night when you automate your nighttime program. Through your Scranton home security system, you can generate scenarios that set all your tech without you going around the house. With a touch of a button, you can lock the doors, shut off the lights, change the thermostat, and arm your security system. Or don't agonize about forgetting to touch a button. Designate your automation to activate at a predetermined time -- such as midnight.