5 Essential Home Automation Ideas For Asheville
One of the perks of buying a Vivint home security system in Asheville is that you can sync it with home automation. Components like a smart thermostat can make your home more comfortable and eco-friendly. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doors. And you’ll never leave the garage door wide open again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these gadgets are by themselves, they can have an even greater impact when used in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Asheville that will make your house much more responsive to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on guard when you leave for work
Along with a before bed routine, you can program your automation rules to arm when your house is vacant. With the Vivint App, you can defend your living space through a single button press. Now you can guarantee that every door is locked, every light is turned off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on watch. You can even shut the garage door with the app if you accidentally left it open.
You don't have to keep your house locked up the entire day. Unlock the doors for incoming family or service folk via the mobile app. Or place your home on alert without even pushing a button. By installing a geofence around your home, your system arms every time you leave 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 the night
Your bedtime schedule has become routine: turn off the lights, lock the doors, adjust the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how often have you woken up to discover that you neglected to lock the side door or left the bathroom light on? And after you fail to do one part of your nightly routine, it's simple to forget it the next time, too. Before you know it, your forgotten ritual becomes commonplace in its own right.
But you can guarantee that your living space is set for bed every evening when you automate your bedtime routine. Through your Asheville home security system, you can create templates that fine-tune all your gadgets without you leaving bed. With a touch of a screen, you can lock the doors, power off the lights, lower the thermostat, and arm your security system. Or don't fret about failing to remember to touch a button. Set your automation to activate at a predetermined time -- like 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #3: Remain safe during a fire
While your home automation tech makes everyday life easier, it can also aid in a fire or other situations. If your smoke detectors discover a fire, your home can spring into action! Program your smart thermostat to instantly power on the ventilation fan to hinder the spread of dangerous smoke. Then have the system switch on all your smart lights to light the way out, and unlock all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can program automated responses to several emergency situations. Power on every light when a glass break sensor goes off. Blare your high decibel sirens when the medical panic pendant is pressed. Or get video clips sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trigger. Virtually all of your tech can be networked to operate in tandem in any way you think will help protect your home and loved ones.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get updates to your mobile device
Always keep abreast of what's going on in your house through automated notifications sent to your mobile device. Whenever a motion sensor on a security camera senses unusual motion, you'll learn about it via a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and CO alarms will send an alert so that you won’t come home to an unknown emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids return home from the bus. Once you receive a notification, you can judge how to move forward.
Talk with delivery workers with the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to hide a package. See through your smart cameras to judge if the unusual movement warrants a phone call to the police. Or remotely power your inside smart lighting to scare away any unwanted intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Set moods for watching tv and the rest of your life
Exiting your house and putting your house to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also create presets for all sorts of moods. Tweak the lights just a dash while dropping your motorized shades for the ultimate movie theatre experience. Create a dimly lit aisle from your bedroom to the fridge for a midnight snack.
You can program a ”entertaining” scenario that effortlessly lowers the lights and temperature to account for the increased body heat. Then when a new visitor knocks at your door, you can ask them to come on in via your doorbell camera. And if you decide you just have to get another futuristic Vivint smart device you don’t already have, you can easily sync it to your current network.
Turn your home automation ideas into reality with your Vivint system
When you need a security system that takes full advantage of home automation, turn to the experts at Vivint. They’ll determine your needs and tailor-make a system that surrounds your home and makes it work for you. Simply call (828) 571-7175 or send in the form below right away!