5 Amazing Home Automation Ideas For Rochester
One of the perks of choosing a Vivint home security system in Rochester is that you can pair it with home automation. Components such as a smart thermostat should make your house the ideal temperature and eco-conscious. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doorways. And you won’t leave the garage door open again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these gadgets are on their own, they can have an even larger impact when utilized together with your security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Rochester that will make your home much more responsive to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on alert when you leave for work
Along with a bedtime schedule, you can set your automation parameters to arm when your home is vacant. With the Vivint App, you can secure your home through one button press. Now you can ensure that every entryway is secured, every light is no longer on, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on duty. You can even close the garage door through the app if you accidentally left it wide open.
You don't need to keep your living space on alert the whole day. Unlatch the doors for out-of-town visitors or service workers through the mobile app. Or put your house on lockdown without even pushing a button. By installing a geofence around your home, your network of devices arms every time you leave the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home to bed
Your bedtime schedule has become routine: turn off the lights, lock the doors, set the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how often have you woken up to find that you failed to lock the side door or left the kitchen light on? And after you fail to do one part of your nightly routine, it's easy to neglect it another evening, too. After a while, your forgotten regimen becomes routine on its own.
But you can ensure that your living space is prepared for bedtime every night when you automate your nighttime ritual. Through your Rochester home security system, you can craft templates that fine-tune all your devices without you leaving bed. With a press of a button, you can lock the doors, shut off the lights, change the thermostat, and set your security devices. Or don't worry about failing to remember to touch a button. Designate your automation to turn on at a predetermined time -- such as 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #3: Keep safe during a fire
While your home automation system makes your day less stressful, it can also aid in a fire or other emergencies. If your smoke detectors sense excess smoke, your home automation system can dive into action! Program your smart thermostat to instantly switch on the ventilation fan to hinder the spread of harmful smoke. Then have the system switch on all your smart bulbs to illuminate the way out, and open all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can program automated protocols to several emergency events. Switch on every light if a glass break detector trips. Sound your high decibel sirens when the medical panic pendant is pressed. Or get video segments sent to your phone when your smart locks activate. Nearly all of your systems can be networked to function together in any way you think will help safeguard your home and loved ones.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get notifications to your mobile device
Always keep abreast of what's going down in your house with automated notifications sent to your mobile device. Whenever a motion sensor on a surveillance camera picks up unwanted activity, you'll know with a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and carbon monoxide sensors will show an alert so that you'll never return home to an unexpected emergency. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids return home from the bus. Once you get a notification, you can judge how to respond.
Talk with porch visitors with the doorbell cameras to direct them where to leave a delivery. Check your security cameras to determine if the unusual activity facilitates a phone call to the authorities. Or remotely trigger your smart lighting to deter any suspicious trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Create moods for watching tv and everything else
Leaving your house and going to sleep may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also customize rules for all sorts of activities. Adjust the lights just a smidge while dropping your motorized shades for the penultimate movie watching atmosphere. Light a dimly lit trail from your bedroom to the pantry for a nighttime snack.
You can devise a ”entertaining” setting that seamlessly lowers the lights and thermostat to accommodate the extra body heat. Then when anyone comes to your door, you can ask them to enter with your doorbell camera. And if you decide you need another sleek Vivint smart device you don’t already have, you can seamlessly sync it to your existing network.
Get started automating your home with your Vivint system
When you need a security system that makes the most of home automation, turn to the experts at Vivint. They’ll determine your needs and design a system that protects your house and makes it more efficient. Just call (585) 534-3389 or send in the form below right away!