One of the perks of installing a Vivint home security system in Helena is that you can sync it with home automation. Items like a smart thermostat can make your house the perfect temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks allow you to remote control your entrances. And you’ll never leave the garage door open again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these gadgets are by themselves, they can have an even larger impact when utilized in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Helena that will make your house much more attuned to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on guard when you travel for work
Along with a before bed procedure, you can program your automation parameters to set when your home is empty. With your Vivint App, you can defend your house 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 duty. You can even close the garage door through the app if you accidentally left it wide open.
You don't have to keep your living space locked up the whole day. Unlatch the doors for returning visitors or service folk with the smartphone app. Or place your house on guard without even lifting a finger. By installing a geofence around your home, your system powers on every time you roll down the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms turn off, 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: turn off all the lights, lock the front door, set the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how often have you woken up to find that you forgot to lock the side door or left the kitchen light burning? And after you neglect to do one section of your nightly routine, it's easy to neglect it the next time, as well. After a while, your forgotten ritual becomes a habit in its own right.
But you can guarantee that your home is set for bed every night when you automate your nighttime ritual. Through your Helena home security system, you can craft scenarios that set all your devices without you leaving bed. With a press of a button, you can lock the doors, power off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and arm your security devices. Or don't fret about forgetting to touch a button. Designate your automation to trigger at a specific time -- such as 10pm.