One of the benefits of installing a Vivint home security system in Mansfield is that you can pair it with home automation. Devices like a smart thermostat will make your living space the perfect temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks empower you to remote control your entrances. And you’ll never leave the garage door open again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these devices are by themselves, they can have an even more significant effect when employed together with your home security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Mansfield that will make your house much more responsive to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on guard when you go for work
Along with an evening schedule, you can designate your automation parameters to set when your home is vacant. With your Vivint App, you can secure your house through an easy button press. Now you can ensure that every door is locked, every light is off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are activated. You can even shut the garage door with the app if it’s accidentally left wide open.
You don't need to keep your living space on alert the whole day. Unlatch the doors for out-of-town visitors or service folk through the mobile app. Or put your home on lockdown without even pushing a button. By placing a geofence around your property, your network of devices powers on every time you roll down the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home to bed
Your bedtime schedule has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the doors, set the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how often have you woken up to find that you forgot to lock the back door or left the bathroom light burning? And once you fail to do one part of your nightly routine, it's easy to overlook it another evening, as well. Without realizing it, your forgotten ritual becomes commonplace.
But you can make sure that your living space is prepared for bed every night when you automate your bedtime routine. Through your Mansfield home security system, you can create templates that adjust all your devices without you going around the house. With a press of a screen, you can secure the doors, power off the lights, lower the thermostat, and arm your security system. Or don't worry about forgetting to hit a button. Program your automation to turn on at a specific time -- such as 11pm.