One of the advantages of choosing a Vivint home security system in Bend is that you can sync it with home automation. Components such as a smart thermostat can make your living space the perfect temperature and energy-efficient. Smart locks allow you to remote control your entrances. And you’ll never leave the garage door up again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these devices are on their own, they can have an even larger impact when utilized together with your security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Bend that will make your living space much more responsive to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on guard when you leave for work
Along with a before bed procedure, you can set your automation systems to set when your home is empty. With your Vivint App, you can protect your house with an easy button press. Now you can ensure that every door is secure, every light is turned off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on watch. You can even close the garage door with the app if it’s accidentally left wide open.
You don't have to keep your living space on alert the whole day. Unlatch the doors for returning friends or service workers through the smartphone app. Or place your house on guard without even lifting a finger. By placing a geofence around your property, your system turns on each time you leave the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home down for the night
Your bedtime ritual has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the door, change the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to see that you forgot to lock the front door or left the bathroom light burning? And after you neglect to do one part of your evening checklist, it's simple to forget it the next evening, too. Without realizing it, your neglected ritual becomes a habit in its own right.
But you can guarantee that your house is set for bed every evening when you automate your bedtime routine. Through your Bend home security system, you can craft templates that fine-tune all your gadgets without you leaving bed. With a tap of a screen, you can lock the doors, power off the lights, change the thermostat, and arm your security devices. Or don't fret about not remembering to touch a button. Set your automation to trigger at a specific time -- like 10pm.