5 Amazing Home Automation Ideas For Roanoke
One of the advantages of installing a Vivint home security system in Roanoke is that you can sync it with home automation. Components such as a smart thermostat will make your living space more comfortable and eco-friendly. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your doorways. And you won’t leave the garage door wide open again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these tools are by themselves, they can have an even larger effect when employed in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Roanoke that will make your home much more responsive to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on guard when you go for work
Along with an evening routine, you can set your automation parameters to activate when your house is vacant. With your Vivint App, you can protect your house with one button tap. Now you can be sure that every entryway is locked, every light is turned off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are activated. You can even close the garage door with the app if it’s accidentally left open.
You don't need to keep your home locked up the entire day. Open the doors for incoming visitors or service professionals with the smartphone app. Or set your home on alert without even looking at your phone. By installing a geofence around your home, your network of devices powers on each 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 down for the night
Your before bed schedule has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the doors, adjust the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how often have you woken up to find that you failed to lock the back door or left the living room light on? And once you neglect to do one part of your evening routine, it's simple to neglect it the next night, as well. After a while, your neglected ritual becomes a habit in its own right.
But you can guarantee that your house is set for bedtime every night when you automate your bedtime program. Through your Roanoke home security system, you can craft rules that adjust all your devices without you going around the house. With a press of a screen, you can secure the doors, turn off the lights, change the thermostat, and activate your security system. Or don't worry about forgetting to touch a button. Designate your automation to turn on at a specific time -- such as 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #3: Stay safe during a fire
While your home automation system makes everyday life easier, it can also assist in a fire or other situations. When your smoke detectors find a fire, your home can jump into action! Program your smart thermostat to automatically turn on the ventilation fan to curb the spread of dangerous smoke. Then have the system turn on all your smart bulbs to illuminate the way away from the fire, and unlock all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can program automated responses to numerous emergency situations. Turn on every light when a glass break detector goes off. Blare your high decibel speakers when the medical panic pendant is pushed. Or get video segments sent to your phone when your smart locks activate. Almost all of your devices can be interconnected to operate in tandem in any way you think will help safeguard your home and loved ones.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get updates to your smartphone
Always be aware of what's going down in your home with automated updates delivered to your phone. Whenever a motion sensor on a surveillance camera detects unusual activity, you'll hear about it through a text or push notification. Fire and CO detectors will trigger an alert so that you'll never return home to an unknown emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids arrive home from school. Once you get a notification, you can judge how to act.
Communicate with porch visitors via the doorbell cameras to tell them where to hide a package. See through your smart cameras to judge if the unusual motion facilitates a call to the police. Or remotely turn on your indoor smart lighting to deter any suspicious visitors.
Home Automation Idea #5: Match moods for watching tv and everything else
Exiting your house and going to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also make presets for all sorts of events. Tweak the lights just a smidge while closing your motorized shutters for the ultimate movie theatre atmosphere. Create a dimly lit aisle from your living room to the kitchen for an evening snack.
You can craft a ”fun” setting that seamlessly changes the lights and thermostat to accommodate the increased body heat. Then when anyone arrives at your door, you can tell them to let themselves in through your doorbell camera. And if you find you need another futuristic Vivint component you don’t already have, you can seamlessly integrate it to your existing network.
Get started automating your home with your Vivint system
When you need a security network that harnesses the power of home automation, turn to the experts at Vivint. They’ll discuss your needs and figure out a system that protects your living space and makes it more accessible. Just call (540) 340-9398 or fill out the form below today!