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5 Essential Home Automation Ideas For Saginaw

January 29, 2021
Home Automation Ideas For Saginaw

One of the perks of buying a Vivint home security system in Saginaw is that you can sync it with home automation. Devices such as a smart thermostat should make your house more comfortable and eco-conscious. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doors. And you won’t leave the garage door open again once you get your automated garage door sensor.

However, as great as these tools are on their own, they can have an even greater impact when used in tandem with your security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Saginaw that will make your living space much more attuned to your needs:

Home Automation Idea #1: Go on guard when you go for work

Along with a bedtime procedure, you can program your automation rules to set when your house is empty. With your Vivint App, you can protect your house with a single button press. Now you can ensure that every door is secure, every light is turned off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are activated. You can even shut the garage door with the app if it’s accidentally left wide open.

You don't need to keep your living space locked up the entire day. Open the doors for out-of-town friends or service folk with the smartphone app. Or set 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 turn off, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the garage.

Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home down for bed

Your nighttime schedule has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the doors, set the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to discover that you failed to lock the front door or left the bathroom light burning? And after you fail to do one section of your evening checklist, it's easy to forget it another evening, too. Without realizing it, your neglected checklist becomes routine in its own right.

But you can guarantee that your house is set for bed every night when you automate your nighttime routine. Through your Saginaw home security system, you can create templates that adjust all your devices without you going around the house. With a touch of a button, you can secure the doors, turn off the lights, change the thermostat, and set your security devices. Or don't worry about forgetting to press a button. Designate your automation to activate at a set time -- like 11pm.

Home Automation Idea #3: Remain safe during a fire

While your home automation tech makes everyday life less stressful, it will help in a fire or other emergencies. When your smoke detectors sense a fire, your home automation devices can spring into action! Program your smart thermostat to automatically power on the ventilation fan to slow the spread of dangerous smoke. Then have it switch on all your smart lights to illuminate the way away from the fire, and open all the doors for emergency responders.

In fact, you can set automated reactions to numerous emergency events. Switch on every light when a glass break detector triggers. Sound your high decibel sirens when the medical panic pendant is pushed. Or get video segments sent to your mobile device when your smart locks activate. Almost all of your systems can be networked to function together in any way you think will help shield your home and loved ones.

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Home Automation Idea #4: Get alerts to your smartphone

Always stay in the know of what's happening in your home through automated alerts sent to your mobile device. Whenever a motion sensor on a surveillance camera senses unusual activity, you'll know through a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and carbon monoxide sensors will show an alert so that you'll never return home to an unknown situation. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids return home from school. Once you read a notification, you can judge how to move forward.

Talk with delivery workers through the doorbell cameras to tell them where to leave a package. Watch your security cameras to judge if the abnormal activity is worth a phone call to the authorities. Or remotely power your smart lighting to deter any unwanted trespasser.

Home Automation Idea #5: Create moods for watching tv and everything else

Leaving the house and going to sleep may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also create rules for all sorts of events. Adjust the lights just a dash while dropping your motorized shutters for the ultimate movie theatre experience. Light a dimly lit path from your bedroom to the kitchen for an evening snack.

You can devise a "party" preset that automatically lowers the lights and temperature to accommodate the additional body heat. Then when someone new knocks at your door, you can tell them to come on in with your doorbell camera. And if you determine you just have to get another sleek Vivint component you don’t already own, you can simply add it to your current network.

Turn your home automation ideas into reality with your Vivint system

When you need a security network that makes the most of home automation, call the experts at Vivint. They’ll discuss your needs and design a system that protects your home and makes it more efficient. Just call (989) 461-3399 or send in the form below today!