One of the perks of installing a Vivint home security system in Long Island is that you can pair it with home automation. Devices like a smart thermostat will make your home the ideal 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 once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these tools are by themselves, they can have an even more significant impact when utilized in tandem with your security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Long Island that will make your living space much more responsive to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on the defensive when you leave for work
Along with an evening routine, you can designate your automation rules to set when your house is empty. With your Vivint App, you can secure your house through a single button press. Now you can ensure that every door is locked, every light is off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on duty. You can even close the garage door with the app if you accidentally left it open.
You don't need to keep your living space on alert the whole day. Unlock the doors for incoming friends or service professionals via the mobile app. Or put your house on guard without even looking at your phone. By placing a geofence around your house, your network of devices powers on each time you roll down the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you come up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home to bed
Your before bed schedule has become routine: turn off the lights, lock the doors, change the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how often have you woken up to find that you neglected to lock the front door or left the living room light burning? And after you fail to do one part of your bedtime checklist, it's simple to forget it the next time, as well. Without realizing it, your forgotten ritual becomes a habit.
But you can guarantee that your house is ready for bedtime every evening when you automate your bedtime routine. Through your Long Island home security system, you can create rules that adjust all your devices without you going around the house. With a tap of a button, you can lock the doors, turn off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and arm your security system. Or don't fret about forgetting to press a button. Set your automation to trigger at a predetermined time -- such as midnight.