One of the benefits of choosing a Vivint home security system in Salinas is that you can pair it with home automation. Components such as a smart thermostat will make your house more comfortable and eco-conscious. Smart locks allow you to remote control your doors. And you won’t leave the garage door wide open again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these gadgets are on their own, they can have an even greater effect when employed in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Salinas that will make your house much more responsive to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on guard when you go for work
Along with a bedtime schedule, you can program your automation rules to set when your home is not currently occupied. With your Vivint App, you can secure your living space with one button press. Now you can guarantee that every door is secure, every light is off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are activated. You can even close the garage door via the app if it’s accidentally left open.
You don't need to keep your living space locked up the entire day. Unlock the doors for out-of-town visitors or service folk through the mobile app. Or place your house on guard without even lifting a finger. By placing a geofence around your house, your system arms every time you leave the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home to bed
Your before bed habits has become routine: turn off the lights, lock the doors, 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 kitchen light burning? And once you fail to do one section of your nightly routine, it's easy to neglect it the next evening, too. Without realizing it, your neglected ritual becomes commonplace.
But you can ensure that your house is set for bedtime every night when you automate your nighttime routine. Through your Salinas home security system, you can create rules that fine-tune all your tech without you traveling room to room. With a press of a screen, you can secure the doors, power off the lights, lower the thermostat, and activate your alarm. Or don't agonize about failing to remember to hit a button. Designate your automation to trigger at a set time -- such as 11pm.