One of the perks of choosing a Vivint home security system in Joliet is that you can integrate it with home automation. Components such as a smart thermostat can make your house the perfect temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your entrances. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door wide open again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these tools are alone, they can have an even greater effect when employed in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Joliet that will make your house much more attuned to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on alert when you leave for work
Along with an evening schedule, you can designate your automation systems to arm when your home is vacant. With your Vivint App, you can secure your living space through one button touch. Now you can be sure that every entryway is locked, every light is no longer on, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on duty. You can even shut the garage door via the app if you accidentally left it wide open.
You don't have to keep your home on alert the whole day. Open the doors for out-of-town friends or service professionals via the smartphone app. Or put your house on lockdown without even pushing a button. By placing a geofence around your house, your system arms every time you leave the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home to bed
Your before bed habits has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the door, adjust the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to find that you forgot to lock the back door or left the bathroom light on? And after you forget to do one part of your bedtime routine, it's easy to overlook it the next time, as well. After a while, your neglected regimen becomes routine in its own right.
But you can make sure that your living space is set for bedtime every night when you automate your nighttime routine. Through your Joliet home security system, you can create scenarios that set all your tech without you traveling room to room. With a tap of a button, you can secure the doors, power off the lights, change the thermostat, and arm your alarm. Or don't agonize about forgetting to press a button. Designate your automation to turn on at a predetermined time -- such as 11pm.