One of the advantages of buying a Vivint home security system in New York City is that you can pair it with home automation. Components like a smart thermostat should make your living space the perfect temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks allow you to remote control your entrances. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door wide open again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these gadgets are by themselves, they can have an even greater impact when used together with your home security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for New York City that will make your home much more responsive to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on guard when you go for work
Along with an evening schedule, you can set your automation rules to arm when your house is not currently occupied. With your Vivint App, you can secure your house through an easy button press. Now you can ensure that every door is secure, every light is turned off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on watch. You can even batten down the garage door through the app if you accidentally left it open.
You don't have to keep your living space on alert the entire day. Unlatch the doors for returning friends or service professionals through the smartphone app. Or set your house on lockdown without even lifting a finger. By installing a geofence around your home, your network of devices arms every time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home down for the night
Your nighttime schedule has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the doors, set the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how often have you woken up to see that you neglected to lock the front door or left the bathroom light on? And after you fail to do one part of your bedtime checklist, it's easy to neglect it the next evening, as well. Before you know it, your neglected checklist becomes routine in its own right.
But you can guarantee that your house is ready for bedtime every night when you automate your nighttime ritual. Through your New York City home security system, you can craft rules that fine-tune all your tech without you leaving bed. With a touch of a button, you can secure the doors, turn off the lights, change the thermostat, and activate your security system. Or don't worry about failing to remember to hit a button. Program your automation to turn on at a specific time -- such as 11pm.