One of the perks of buying a Vivint home security system in Lancaster is that you can sync it with home automation. Items such as 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 up again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these tools are by themselves, they can have an even greater effect when used together with your home security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Lancaster that will make your living space much more attuned to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on alert when you go for work
Along with a before bed routine, you can set your automation rules 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 secure, every light is no longer on, the alarms are set, and your cameras are activated. You can even shut the garage door with the app if you accidentally left it open.
You don't have to keep your home on alert the whole day. Unlatch the doors for returning family or service workers via the mobile app. Or put your home on lockdown without even lifting a finger. By installing a geofence around your home, your network of devices arms each time you roll down the driveway. Then when you return 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 ritual has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the front door, change the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to see that you neglected to lock the back door or left the kitchen light on? And once you fail to do one section of your bedtime routine, it's simple to overlook it another evening, too. Without realizing it, your forgotten ritual becomes routine in its own right.
But you can ensure that your living space is ready for bed every night when you automate your nighttime ritual. Through your Lancaster home security system, you can generate templates that set all your gadgets without you going around the house. With a tap of a button, you can lock the doors, shut off the lights, change the thermostat, and arm your security system. Or don't worry about forgetting to press a button. Set your automation to turn on at a specific time -- such as 11pm.