One of the benefits of installing a Vivint home security system in Wausau is that you can integrate it with home automation. Devices such as a smart thermostat will make your house the ideal temperature and energy-efficient. Smart locks empower you to remote control your entrances. And you won’t leave the garage door up again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these tools are on their own, they can have an even greater effect when utilized in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Wausau that will make your living space much more attuned to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on alert when you go for work
Along with a bedtime routine, you can program your automation parameters to arm when your home is vacant. With your Vivint App, you can protect your living space with an easy button tap. Now you can be sure that every entryway is secured, every light is turned off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are activated. You can even batten down the garage door through the app if you accidentally left it open.
You don't have to keep your home on alert the entire day. Unlatch the doors for returning family or service workers via the smartphone app. Or put your home on alert without even looking at your phone. By placing a geofence around your house, your network of devices turns on every time you leave the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home to bed
Your nighttime schedule has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the doors, set the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how often have you woken up to see that you forgot to lock the side door or left the bathroom light burning? And once you forget to do one part of your bedtime routine, it's easy to overlook it the next evening, too. Before you know it, your forgotten ritual becomes commonplace.
But you can ensure that your home is set for bed every night when you automate your bedtime program. Through your Wausau home security system, you can create templates that set all your devices without you traveling room to room. With a touch of a button, you can lock the doors, turn off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and arm your alarm. Or don't agonize about not remembering to touch a button. Designate your automation to turn on at a specific time -- such as 10pm.