One of the perks of installing a Vivint home security system in Manchester is that you can integrate it with home automation. Components like a smart thermostat should make your house the perfect temperature and energy-efficient. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your doors. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door wide open again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these devices are alone, they can have an even larger effect when utilized in tandem with your security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Manchester that will make your home much more responsive to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on guard when you go for work
Along with a before bed routine, you can program your automation parameters to activate when your home is vacant. With the Vivint App, you can protect your home through one button touch. Now you can ensure that every door is secured, every light is no longer on, the alarms are armed, 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 need to keep your living space on guard the entire day. Unlatch the doors for incoming family or service workers with the smartphone app. Or set your house on guard without even pushing a button. By installing a geofence around your house, your network of devices arms every time you roll down the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms disarm, 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 schedule has become routine: turn off the lights, lock the door, set the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to find that you failed to lock the front door or left the living room light on? And after you forget to do one thing on your nightly routine, it's easy to neglect it the next time, as well. Before you know it, your neglected checklist becomes routine.
But you can ensure that your house is prepared for bed every evening when you automate your nighttime ritual. Through your Manchester home security system, you can create templates that set all your gadgets without you leaving bed. With a press of a screen, you can lock the doors, power off the lights, lower the thermostat, and arm your alarm. Or don't agonize about forgetting to hit a button. Program your automation to trigger at a specific time -- such as 10pm.