5 Creative Home Automation Ideas For Lafayette
One of the benefits of choosing a Vivint home security system in Lafayette is that you can integrate it with home automation. Devices such as a smart thermostat should make your living space the perfect temperature and eco-conscious. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doors. And you won’t accidentally leave the garage door open again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these devices are on their own, they can have an even more significant effect when utilized in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Lafayette that will make your home much more responsive to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on guard when you travel for work
Along with an evening procedure, you can program your automation parameters to activate when your house is not currently occupied. With the Vivint App, you can defend your house through one button press. Now you can ensure that every door is secured, every light is turned off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on duty. You can even close the garage door via the app if you accidentally left it open.
You don't need to keep your house locked up the entire day. Open the doors for incoming visitors or service folk with the smartphone app. Or set your home on guard without even looking at your phone. By placing a geofence around your home, your system turns on every time you roll down the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home down for the night
Your before bed ritual has become routine: turn off the lights, lock the door, change the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to discover that you neglected to lock the back door or left the kitchen light burning? And once you neglect to do one part of your bedtime routine, it's simple to neglect it the next time, too. Before you know it, your forgotten regimen becomes a habit in its own right.
But you can make sure that your living space is set for bedtime every night when you automate your nighttime ritual. Through your Lafayette home security system, you can generate templates that set all your devices without you leaving bed. With a press of a screen, you can secure the doors, power off the lights, change the thermostat, and arm your security devices. Or don't fret about not remembering to hit a button. Program your automation to turn on at a set time -- like midnight.
Home Automation Idea #3: Remain safe during a fire
While your home automation system makes your life less stressful, it can also assist in a fire or other situations. When your smoke detectors find excess smoke, your home automation devices can dive into action! Program your smart thermostat to automatically switch on the ventilation fan to slow the spread of dangerous smoke. Then have the system power on all your smart bulbs to illuminate the way away from the fire, and open all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can set automated protocols to any emergency circumstances. Switch on every light when a glass break detector trips. Blare your high decibel alarms when the medical panic pendant is used. Or get video segments sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trip. Almost all of your tech can be synced to function together in any manner you think will help protect your home and family.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get alerts to your phone
Always stay in the know of what's happening in your house with automated alerts sent to your mobile device. Whenever a motion sensor on a surveillance camera detects unwanted motion, you'll hear about it via a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and carbon monoxide sensors will trigger an alert so that you'll never return home to an undiscovered situation. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids arrive home from the bus. Once you receive a notification, you can determine how to act.
Communicate with anyone at your front door through the doorbell cameras to tell them where to hide a package. Check your outdoor cameras to see if the unusual movement facilitates a call to the police. Or remotely power your indoor smart lighting to scare away any suspicious intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Match moods for watching tv and other activities
Leaving the house and going to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also create rules for all sorts of events. Change the lights just a smidge while lowering your motorized blinds for the premiere movie viewing experience. Light a dimly lit aisle from your living room to the kitchen for a nighttime snack.
You can program a ”entertaining” preset that automatically changes the lights and thermostat to account for the increased body heat. Then when anyone arrives at your door, you can tell them to come on in with your doorbell camera. And if you decide you just have to get another cutting-edge Vivint smart device you don’t already use, you can seamlessly add it to your existing ecosystem.
Turn your home automation ideas into reality with your Vivint system
When you desire a security network that takes full advantage of home automation, call the experts at Vivint. They’ll discuss your needs and tailor-make a system that surrounds your house and makes it work for you. Just call (765) 540-9213 or send in the form below right away!