One of the perks of choosing a Vivint home security system in Portland is that you can pair it with home automation. Devices like a smart thermostat should make your living space the ideal temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doors. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door open again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these devices are on their own, they can have an even greater impact when used in tandem with your security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Portland that will make your home much more responsive to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on alert when you leave for work
Along with a bedtime schedule, you can designate your automation parameters to set when your home is empty. With the Vivint App, you can defend your living space through one button tap. Now you can be sure that every door is secure, every light is no longer on, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on watch. You can even shut the garage door through the app if you accidentally left it wide open.
You don't have to keep your living space on alert the entire day. Unlock the doors for returning family or service workers through the mobile app. Or set your home on guard without even pushing a button. By setting a geofence around your home, your network of devices arms each time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you come 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 before bed habits has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the door, adjust the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how often have you woken up to find that you forgot to lock the side door or left the kitchen light burning? And after you forget to do one section of your nightly checklist, it's simple to overlook it the next night, too. Without realizing it, your forgotten checklist becomes routine in its own right.
But you can guarantee that your house is prepared for bed every evening when you automate your nighttime routine. Through your Portland home security system, you can craft scenarios that set all your devices without you leaving bed. With a tap of a screen, you can secure the doors, shut off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and arm your security devices. Or don't worry about failing to remember to press a button. Designate your automation to trigger at a specific time -- such as 11pm.