One of the advantages of buying a Vivint home security system in Appleton is that you can sync it with home automation. Devices such as a smart thermostat will make your home the perfect temperature and eco-conscious. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doors. And you won’t forget that you left 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 more significant effect when employed together with your home security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Appleton that will make your house much more attuned to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on guard when you go for work
Along with a bedtime schedule, you can set your automation rules to arm when your home is vacant. With the Vivint App, you can protect your house with an easy button touch. Now you can be sure that every entryway is secured, every light is off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are activated. You can even batten down the garage door via the app if it’s accidentally left up.
You don't need to keep your house on alert the entire day. Open the doors for out-of-town friends or service folk through the smartphone app. Or set your house on alert without even pushing a button. By placing a geofence around your house, your system powers on each time you roll down the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you come up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home down for the night
Your bedtime habits has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the front door, adjust the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to find that you neglected to lock the front door or left the bathroom light burning? And after you neglect to do one thing on your nightly checklist, it's easy to neglect it the next evening, as well. Before you know it, your forgotten ritual becomes a habit.
But you can ensure that your house is set for bedtime every evening when you automate your bedtime routine. Through your Appleton home security system, you can craft rules that fine-tune all your gadgets without you leaving bed. With a tap of a screen, you can lock the doors, turn off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and activate your security devices. Or don't worry about forgetting to hit a button. Program your automation to activate at a set time -- like midnight.