One of the benefits of buying a Vivint home security system in St. Louis is that you can pair it with home automation. Components such as a smart thermostat should make your home the ideal temperature and eco-conscious. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your entrances. And you’ll never leave the garage door open again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these gadgets are on their own, they can have an even greater impact when used together with your security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for St. Louis that will make your house much more responsive to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on the defensive when you go for work
Along with a before bed schedule, you can set your automation rules to arm when your home is vacant. With your Vivint App, you can protect your house through an easy button touch. Now you can ensure that every door is secure, every light is turned off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on duty. You can even shut the garage door via the app if it’s accidentally left wide open.
You don't have to keep your living space on guard the whole day. Open the doors for out-of-town visitors or service folk via the mobile app. Or place your home on alert without even lifting a finger. By placing a geofence around your property, your system turns on every time you roll down the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home down for the night
Your nighttime ritual has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the door, adjust the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how often have you woken up to see that you forgot to lock the back door or left the living room light burning? And once you neglect to do one section of your nightly checklist, it's easy to overlook it another night, as well. Before you know it, your neglected checklist becomes commonplace.
But you can ensure that your home is prepared for bed every evening when you automate your bedtime program. Through your St. Louis home security system, you can generate scenarios that adjust all your devices without you traveling room to room. With a press of a button, you can secure the doors, power off the lights, lower the thermostat, and arm your alarm. Or don't agonize about forgetting to press a button. Designate your automation to turn on at a predetermined time -- such as 11pm.