5 Amazing Home Automation Ideas For Wausau
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.
Home Automation Idea #3: Keep safe during a fire
While your home automation system makes everyday life easier, it can also assist in a fire or other emergencies. When your smoke detectors find intense heat, your home automation system can dive into action! Tell your smart thermostat to instantly power on the ventilation fan to curb the spread of hazardous smoke. Then have your home switch on all your smart lights to light the way to safety, and open all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can calibrate automated responses to any emergency situations. Turn on all the lights if a glass break sensor trips. Sound your high decibel sirens when the medical panic pendant is used. Or get video clips sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trigger. Almost all of your devices can be interconnected to operate in tandem in any way you think will help protect your home and loved ones.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get alerts to your phone
Always keep abreast of what's going down in your house through automated notifications delivered to your smartphone. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera senses unusual movements, you'll hear about it through a text or push notification. Fire and CO sensors will send an alert so that you won’t come home to an undiscovered situation. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids come home from the bus. Once you receive a notification, you can decide how to move forward.
Communicate with delivery workers through the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to leave a parcel. Check your outdoor cameras to determine if the unusual movement warrants a call to the authorities. Or remotely trigger your inside smart lighting to scare away any unwanted trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Set moods for watching tv and the rest of your life
Departing the house and going to sleep may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also create presets for all types of activities. Change the lights just a touch while lowering your motorized blinds for the ultimate movie watching atmosphere. Create a dimly lit aisle from your bedroom to the fridge for a midnight snack.
You can craft a ”entertaining” setting that effortlessly dims the lights and thermostat to account for the extra body heat. Then when a new visitor comes to your door, you can ask them to enter through your doorbell camera. And if you decide you need another futuristic Vivint smart device you don’t already have, you can seamlessly sync it to your existing ecosystem.
Turn your home automation ideas into reality with your Vivint system
When you need a security system that takes full advantage of home automation, trust the experts at Vivint. They’ll help you determine your needs and design a system that surrounds your house and makes it more accessible. Simply call (715) 662-6232 or send in the form below today!