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.