One of the benefits of buying a Vivint home security system in Bellingham is that you can sync it with home automation. Devices such as a smart thermostat should make your living space the perfect temperature and energy-efficient. Smart locks allow you to remote control your doors. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door up again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these tools are on their own, they can have an even greater impact when employed in tandem with your security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Bellingham that will make your house much more responsive to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on guard when you leave for work
Along with a before bed routine, you can designate your automation systems to set when your home is empty. With your Vivint App, you can secure your living space through a single button tap. Now you can guarantee that every door is secure, every light is off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on watch. You can even batten down the garage door via the app if you accidentally left it open.
You don't need to keep your house locked up the whole day. Unlock the doors for out-of-town family or service workers via the mobile app. Or set your home on alert without even pushing a button. By installing a geofence around your house, your network of devices arms each time you roll down the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home to bed
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 failed to lock the back door or left the bathroom light on? And after you neglect to do one part of your bedtime routine, it's easy to neglect it another time, too. After a while, your forgotten checklist becomes commonplace in its own right.
But you can make sure that your house is ready for bedtime every evening when you automate your bedtime routine. Through your Bellingham home security system, you can create templates that adjust all your tech without you traveling room to room. With a touch of a button, you can secure the doors, turn off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and activate your alarm. Or don't agonize about failing to remember to touch a button. Program your automation to activate at a predetermined time -- such as 10pm.