5 Amazing Home Automation Ideas For Brooklyn
One of the perks of installing a Vivint home security system in Brooklyn is that you can integrate it with home automation. Devices like a smart thermostat should make your house the perfect temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks empower you to remote control your entrances. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door open again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these gadgets are on their own, they can have an even larger impact when used together with your security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Brooklyn that will make your house much more responsive to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on the defensive when you travel for work
Along with an evening schedule, you can designate your automation rules to arm when your house is vacant. With your Vivint App, you can defend your home with one button touch. Now you can be sure 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 via the app if you accidentally left it open.
You don't need to keep your house on guard the entire day. Open the doors for returning friends or service workers through the smartphone app. Or place your house on alert without even looking at your phone. By setting a geofence around your house, your network of devices turns on each time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home down for the night
Your bedtime schedule has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the doors, change the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how often have you woken up to see that you neglected to lock the back door or left the kitchen light burning? And after you forget to do one thing on your bedtime checklist, it's easy to neglect it another evening, as well. Before you know it, your neglected checklist becomes routine on its own.
But you can ensure that your home is prepared for bedtime every night when you automate your bedtime routine. Through your Brooklyn home security system, you can create rules that adjust all your gadgets without you going around the house. With a tap of a screen, you can lock the doors, turn off the lights, change the thermostat, and activate your security devices. Or don't fret about forgetting to hit a button. Set your automation to turn on at a specific time -- like midnight.
Home Automation Idea #3: Stay safe during a fire
While your home automation tech makes your life easier, it will help in a fire or other situations. If your smoke detectors discover excess smoke, your home can spring into action! Set your smart thermostat to automatically power on the ventilation fan to hinder the spread of dangerous smoke. Then have it turn on all your smart bulbs to show the way to safety, and open all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can set automated reactions to several emergency events. Switch on all the lights if a glass break detector triggers. Blare your high decibel sirens when the medical panic pendant is used. Or get video snippets sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trip. Virtually all of your tech can be synced to operate in tandem in any manner you think will help safeguard your home and family.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get notifications to your smartphone
Always keep abreast of what's going on in your home with automated updates delivered to your mobile device. Whenever a motion sensor on a surveillance camera detects abnormal motion, you'll hear about it via a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and CO detectors will trigger an alert so that you'll never return home to an undiscovered situation. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids return home from school. Once you get a notification, you can determine how to respond.
Talk with delivery workers through the doorbell cameras to tell them where to hide a package. Watch your smart cameras to determine if the strange activity facilitates a call to the police. Or remotely turn on your indoor smart lighting to frighten any unwanted visitors.
Home Automation Idea #5: Set moods for watching tv and everything else
Exiting your house and putting your house to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also make presets for all kinds of moods. Adjust the lights just a dash while closing your motorized blinds for the premiere movie viewing atmosphere. Create a dimly lit aisle from your bed to the kitchen for a nighttime snack.
You can craft a "party" setting that seamlessly dims the lights and temperature to adapt for the additional body heat. Then when someone new comes to your door, you can ask them to let themselves in through your doorbell camera. And if you find you need another sleek Vivint smart device you don’t already use, you can seamlessly sync it to your existing ecosystem.
Turn your home automation ideas into reality with your Vivint system
When you want a security system that takes full advantage of home automation, trust the experts at Vivint. They’ll help you determine your needs and design a system that surrounds your home and makes it more accessible. Just call (929) 552-2194 or complete the form below right away!