One of the perks of buying a Vivint home security system in Columbia is that you can sync it with home automation. Components such as a smart thermostat can make your house more comfortable and eco-friendly. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your doors. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door open again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these devices are by themselves, they can have an even larger impact when used together with your home security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Columbia that will make your house much more attuned to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on alert when you go for work
Along with an evening schedule, you can set your automation parameters to set when your house is not currently occupied. With your Vivint App, you can defend your living space with one button touch. Now you can be sure that every door is secure, every light is no longer on, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on watch. You can even shut the garage door through the app if you accidentally left it up.
You don't have to keep your living space on alert the entire day. Open the doors for returning friends or service workers via the smartphone app. Or set your home on alert without even pushing a button. By setting a geofence around your house, your network of devices powers on every time you roll down the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home to bed
Your before bed schedule has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the doors, set the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how often have you woken up to see that you forgot to lock the front door or left the living room light on? And after you fail to do one section of your bedtime routine, it's easy to neglect it the next evening, too. After a while, your neglected ritual becomes a habit in its own right.
But you can guarantee that your house is ready for bed every night when you automate your nighttime routine. Through your Columbia home security system, you can generate rules that set all your gadgets without you leaving bed. With a press of a screen, you can secure the doors, turn off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and activate your security system. Or don't agonize about forgetting to touch a button. Designate your automation to activate at a set time -- like 10pm.