One of the benefits of choosing a Vivint home security system in Eugene is that you can pair it with home automation. Components like a smart thermostat will make your house the perfect temperature and energy-efficient. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doorways. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door up again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these tools are by themselves, they can have an even larger impact when used in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Eugene that will make your house much more attuned to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on guard when you travel for work
Along with a bedtime procedure, you can set your automation parameters to activate when your house is vacant. With the Vivint App, you can secure your home through an easy button press. Now you can ensure 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 with the app if you accidentally left it up.
You don't have to keep your home on alert the whole day. Unlatch the doors for incoming friends or service workers via the mobile app. Or place your home on alert without even lifting a finger. By installing 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 house.
Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home down for the night
Your before bed schedule has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the doors, set the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how often have you woken up to see that you neglected to lock the front door or left the kitchen light on? And after you fail to do one part of your evening checklist, it's easy to overlook it the next evening, as well. Without realizing it, your forgotten regimen becomes a habit on its own.
But you can guarantee that your house is prepared for bed every evening when you automate your nighttime ritual. Through your Eugene home security system, you can create rules that set all your devices without you leaving bed. With a touch of a button, you can secure the doors, shut off the lights, change the thermostat, and activate your security devices. Or don't agonize about not remembering to hit a button. Program your automation to activate at a predetermined time -- like 10pm.