One of the perks of buying a Vivint home security system in Sioux City is that you can integrate it with home automation. Components such as a smart thermostat can make your house more comfortable and energy-efficient. Smart locks allow you 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 great as these gadgets are on their own, they can have an even larger effect when utilized together with your home security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Sioux City that will make your house much more attuned to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on the defensive when you leave for work
Along with an evening routine, you can program your automation systems to activate when your house is vacant. With your Vivint App, you can defend your house with a single button tap. Now you can guarantee that every entryway is locked, every light is turned off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on watch. You can even close the garage door through the app if you accidentally left it wide open.
You don't have to keep your home locked up the entire day. Open the doors for out-of-town family or service professionals with the smartphone app. Or put your home on alert without even looking at your phone. By placing a geofence around your home, your network of devices powers on every time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home to bed
Your bedtime ritual has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the front door, change the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how often have you woken up to find that you neglected to lock the front door or left the kitchen light burning? And once you forget to do one section of your bedtime checklist, it's simple to forget it another evening, too. After a while, your forgotten checklist becomes commonplace.
But you can ensure that your home is prepared for bedtime every night when you automate your nighttime ritual. Through your Sioux City home security system, you can create rules that adjust all your devices without you leaving bed. With a touch of a button, you can lock the doors, power off the lights, lower the thermostat, and activate your security system. Or don't fret about failing to remember to hit a button. Program your automation to activate at a set time -- like midnight.