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Tips for using the Vivint Smart Hub in your Scranton smart home

November 06, 2023
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The Vivint Smart Hub is the center of your home security system as it incorporates your security sensors, locks, thermostats, and cameras into a unified system. This easy-to-operate, 7-inch color touch-enabled panel puts you in complete command of your Scranton home’s security and automation. Get a better idea of how it will help you and find suggestions to get you started.

What can the Vivint Smart Hub in Scranton do for you?

Connecting wirelessly to components through radio wave transmissions and the Z-wave communications protocol, the Vivint Smart Hub is the control system for your residence. You can arm or disarm your system, program lights, set the temperature, and more. When integrating a video doorbell, you can even speak to someone at your front door. The Vivint Smart Hub features cellular capability and a battery backup to ensure reliable performance. It also offers convenient remote operation through the Vivint mobile app.

Here are some of the things you can do:

  • Check current or saved video from your integrated cameras
  • Arm and disarm your home security
  • Switch lights on or off
  • Open or close your garage door
  • Change your home comfort settings
  • Speak directly to monitoring professionals

You can take convenience to another level with your Vivint Smart Hub in Scranton by programming schedules or establishing rules. For instance, you might have your smart thermostat adjust automatically nightly at a specified time. Or, you can incorporate rules like having your front door unlock when the fire alarm goes off.

Tips for arming and disarming your security system

Before you delve into all the fantastic things your Vivint Smart Hub can do, you’ll want to know how to arm and disarm your home’s security. It’s simple - just follow these steps:

  • Touch the shield icon on the home screen and slide to the right for “Away” and left for “Stay.”
  • Stay indicates you will still be present inside your home and arms everything except interior doors and motion detectors.
  • Away signifies you will be gone, and all sensors in your home will engage.
  • To disarm, simply slide down the shield icon and type in your PIN.

The main screen will show a notification if the system isn’t ready to arm. For instance, an open window or door will cue you to act. It’s worth noting that you may still arm the security system by adhering to the above steps. You will then need to verify you want to circumvent the sensor that isn’t ready.

Adding users to your Vivint Smart Hub in Scranton

Although various users can be set up when you first get your system, you will likely want to add an additional user in the future. Here are instructions to do so.

  • Touch the menu icon (three dots) at the bottom right corner of the welcome screen.
  • Touch “Users” and type in your PIN.
  • Touch “Add new user” toward the bottom.
  • Press “Name,” provide the the name you want to use, and hit the Next button.
  • If you would like to provide the user remote capability, choose phone or email and submit the details to deliver an invitation.
  • Choose Next and then establish a PIN for this new user.
  • To remove a user, proceed to the menu, touch users, choose the user you want to delete, and then select “Delete User.”

Add security and convenience to your home with Vivint

Are you ready to take control of your home’s security and automation via an easy-to-use touchscreen dashboard? You’ll appreciate the Vivint Smart Hub and your new Scranton home security system. Contact (570) 775-5689 to learn more.