One of the benefits of buying a Vivint home security system in Ithaca is that you can sync it with home automation. Components like a smart thermostat can make your house the perfect temperature and energy-efficient. Smart locks empower you to remote control your entrances. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door up again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these tools are by themselves, they can have an even greater effect when employed in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Ithaca that will make your living space much more attuned to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on guard when you leave for work
Along with a bedtime routine, you can set your automation systems to set when your house is empty. With the Vivint App, you can defend your house through an easy button press. 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 close the garage door through the app if it’s accidentally left open.
You don't need to keep your house locked up the entire day. Unlock the doors for incoming visitors or service workers through the smartphone app. Or set your home on guard without even pushing a button. By placing a geofence around your property, your system turns on each time you roll down 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 ritual has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the door, change the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how often have you woken up to discover that you neglected to lock the back door or left the bathroom light burning? And once you forget to do one part of your bedtime checklist, it's simple to overlook it the next evening, too. After a while, your forgotten ritual becomes a habit.
But you can ensure that your home is prepared for bed every evening when you automate your bedtime routine. Through your Ithaca home security system, you can craft rules that set all your gadgets without you traveling room to room. With a touch of a screen, you can secure the doors, shut off the lights, change the thermostat, and activate your security system. Or don't fret about forgetting to hit a button. Program your automation to turn on at a specific time -- like 10pm.