One of the benefits of installing a Vivint home security system in Fort Wayne is that you can integrate it with home automation. Items like a smart thermostat will make your house more comfortable and eco-conscious. Smart locks empower you to remote control your entrances. And you’ll never leave the garage door up again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these devices are alone, they can have an even larger effect when used in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Fort Wayne that will make your home much more attuned to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on guard when you go for work
Along with an evening schedule, you can program your automation systems to set when your home is not currently occupied. With the Vivint App, you can protect your living space through a single button press. Now you can ensure that every door is secure, every light is no longer on, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on watch. You can even close the garage door with the app if you accidentally left it open.
You don't have to keep your home on guard the entire day. Unlatch the doors for out-of-town friends or service folk with the mobile app. Or set your house on lockdown without even lifting a finger. By placing a geofence around your home, your system turns on each time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you come up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home down for the night
Your bedtime habits has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the front door, set the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to find that you forgot to lock the back door or left the living room light burning? And after you forget to do one section of your evening routine, it's easy to neglect it the next time, as well. After a while, your neglected regimen becomes a habit in its own right.
But you can make sure that your home is set for bedtime every night when you automate your bedtime routine. Through your Fort Wayne home security system, you can generate templates that adjust all your gadgets without you traveling room to room. With a tap of a screen, you can secure the doors, power off the lights, change the thermostat, and arm your security system. Or don't agonize about forgetting to touch a button. Program your automation to activate at a specific time -- like midnight.