5 Essential Home Automation Ideas For Nashville
One of the perks of buying a Vivint home security system in Nashville is that you can integrate it with home automation. Devices such as a smart thermostat will make your house more comfortable 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 with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these tools are on their own, they can have an even more significant effect when employed in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Nashville that will make your living space much more attuned to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on guard when you travel for work
Along with a before bed procedure, you can program your automation systems to activate when your house is vacant. With the Vivint App, you can secure your home with an easy button touch. Now you can ensure that every door is secure, every light is no longer on, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on duty. You can even batten down the garage door through the app if you accidentally left it up.
You don't need to keep your home on guard the whole day. Open the doors for incoming visitors or service workers with the mobile app. Or put your home on lockdown without even looking at your phone. By placing a geofence around your property, your network of devices powers on every time you leave 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 down for the night
Your nighttime ritual has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the front door, change the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to find that you neglected to lock the front door or left the kitchen light on? And after you neglect to do one part of your evening routine, it's simple to neglect it the next night, as well. Before you know it, your forgotten regimen becomes a habit on its own.
But you can guarantee that your living space is ready for bed every night when you automate your nighttime ritual. Through your Nashville home security system, you can create templates that fine-tune all your devices without you traveling room to room. With a tap of a button, you can lock the doors, shut off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and arm your alarm. Or don't fret about forgetting to touch a button. Program your automation to trigger at a predetermined time -- such as 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #3: Stay safe during a fire
While your home automation tech makes your life less stressful, it can also aid in a fire or other situations. Should your smoke detectors sense excess smoke, your home automation devices can dive into action! Set your smart thermostat to instantly power on the ventilation fan to hinder the spread of dangerous smoke. Then have it power on all your smart lights to light the way to safety, and unlock all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can calibrate automated reactions to any emergency events. Power on every light when a glass break sensor triggers. Blare your high decibel speakers when the medical panic pendant is used. Or get video segments sent to your phone when your smart locks trigger. Nearly all of your devices can be networked to work 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 down in your home with automated updates delivered to your mobile device. Whenever a motion sensor on a security camera picks up unwanted activity, you'll hear about it with a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and CO sensors will show an alert so that you won’t come home to an unknown emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids arrive home from the bus. Once you read a notification, you can decide how to act.
Talk with delivery workers through the doorbell cameras to tell them where to leave a package. See through your security cameras to see if the unusual activity facilitates a phone call to the police. Or remotely power your indoor smart lighting to frighten any suspicious trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Create moods for watching tv and everything else
Leaving the house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also create rules for all sorts of activities. Change the lights just a smidge while dropping your motorized blinds for the ultimate movie viewing atmosphere. Light a dimly lit path from your living room to the fridge for a nighttime snack.
You can craft a ”fun” scenario that effortlessly changes the lights and thermostat to adapt for the additional body heat. Then when anyone knocks at your door, you can ask them to enter through your doorbell camera. And if you determine you need another cutting-edge Vivint component you don’t already use, you can seamlessly add it to your existing network.
Get started automating your home with your Vivint system
When you want a security system that takes full advantage of home automation, turn to the experts at Vivint. They’ll discuss your needs and tailor-make a system that surrounds your home and makes it more efficient. Just call (615) 908-3403 or fill out the form below right away!