One of the perks of buying a Vivint home security system in Ocala is that you can sync it with home automation. Items like a smart thermostat will make your house more comfortable and eco-conscious. 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 convenient as these devices are on their own, they can have an even more significant impact when employed together with your security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Ocala that will make your house much more responsive to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on the defensive when you leave for work
Along with a before bed schedule, you can designate your automation rules to set when your home is not currently occupied. With the Vivint App, you can protect your living space through one button touch. Now you can guarantee that every entryway is secured, every light is no longer on, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on duty. You can even close the garage door via the app if it’s accidentally left wide open.
You don't have to keep your home locked up the whole day. Open the doors for incoming family or service folk with the mobile app. Or place your home on guard without even lifting a finger. By setting a geofence around your house, your network of devices arms each time you leave the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you come up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home down for bed
Your before bed schedule has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the doors, change the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to find that you forgot to lock the front door or left the kitchen light on? And after you neglect to do one thing on your nightly routine, it's easy to overlook it the next night, as well. Before you know it, your neglected checklist becomes a habit.
But you can ensure that your living space is prepared for bed every evening when you automate your bedtime program. Through your Ocala home security system, you can generate templates that fine-tune all your gadgets without you traveling room to room. With a tap of a screen, you can lock the doors, power off the lights, lower the thermostat, and set your alarm. Or don't worry about failing to remember to hit a button. Program your automation to trigger at a predetermined time -- such as 10pm.