One of the perks of installing a Vivint home security system in Binghamton is that you can integrate it with home automation. Devices like a smart thermostat can make your living space more comfortable and eco-conscious. Smart locks empower you to remote control your entrances. 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 tools are on their own, they can have an even more significant effect when used together with your home security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Binghamton that will make your living space much more attuned to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on the defensive when you leave for work
Along with a bedtime procedure, you can set your automation parameters to activate when your home is not currently occupied. With your Vivint App, you can protect your living space through a single button tap. Now you can ensure that every entryway is secured, every light is off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on duty. You can even shut the garage door via the app if you accidentally left it wide open.
You don't have to keep your living space locked up the whole day. Unlatch the doors for incoming friends or service workers through the smartphone app. Or set your house on lockdown without even lifting a finger. By setting a geofence around your house, your network of devices turns on every time you leave the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home down for the night
Your nighttime ritual has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the front 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 kitchen light burning? And after you forget to do one part of your bedtime checklist, it's easy to neglect it the next night, too. After a while, your forgotten checklist becomes a habit.
But you can guarantee that your house is prepared for bedtime every night when you automate your nighttime program. Through your Binghamton home security system, you can craft scenarios that adjust all your gadgets without you going around the house. With a touch of a button, you can lock the doors, turn off the lights, lower the thermostat, and arm your security devices. Or don't worry about forgetting to press a button. Set your automation to activate at a specific time -- like 10pm.