remote access bootcamp

remote access bootcamp

Written By

The Vivint Smart Home Team

Accessing your home from anywhere is simple! Whether you need to check in on the kids with your smart phone from work, or you need to adjust the thermostat settings while on vacation, your home is always at your finger tips.

These fundamental tips will help you learn how to make the most of your Smart Home and will connect you to what really matters.

Sky Panel

If your panel looks like this, you can access your home remotely in many ways. Here is a list of some of the most popular (and easy to use) ways you can make the most of the remote access capabilities of your Vivint system.

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Automation Actions
From your online account or mobile device, you can create custom automation actions to make your Smart Home smarter.

  • To create custom rules, login into vivintsky.com or into your mobile app
  • Tap/Click the settings menu
  • Tap/Click Automation or Notification settings
  • Create automation action rules to customize your home and match your lifestyle

Thermostat Schedules
Thermostat schedules are an easy way to control your home remotely. Once they are set up, you’re good to go, unless you need to make a one-time change. No more worrying about forgetting to turn down the temperature – you can do it automatically with a schedule, or remotely from your mobile app.

  • To create thermostat schedules, login to vivintsky.com or into your mobile app
  • Tap/Click the current temperature icon and go to the Temperature Settings menu
  • Create weekend/weekday schedules that fit your lifestyle
  • For more information about Sky Control thermostat schedules, click here

Camera Check-In
Check in on your home from anywhere! All you need is an Internet connection.

  • To check-in on your home remotely, login to vivintsky.com or into your mobile app
  • Tap/Click the camera icon to see all of your cameras

Door Locks
You can easily lock/unlock your doors remotely online or through the Vivint app. This is handy if you need to let in a friend, or if you forgot to lock the door on your way out.

Go!Control Panel

If your panel looks like this, you can access your home remotely in many ways. Here is a list of some of the most popular (and easy to use) ways you can make the most of the remote access capabilities of your Vivint system.

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Automation Rules
Creating custom automation rules for your Go!Control panel is simple, and is an easy way to customize your home to match your lifestyle. To view a detailed tutorial to teach you how to create automation rules, click here.

Thermostat Schedules
Thermostat rules can help simplify your life and conserve energy. They are simple to create and maintain, especially remotely. To learn how to create thermostat schedules remotely for your Go!Control Vivint system, click here.

To learn how to manage your thermostat schedules from your mobile app, click here.

Camera Check-In
Check in on your home from anywhere! All you need is an Internet connection. Click here for a detailed tutorial that will teach you how to access your camera’s remotely.

Door Locks
You can easily lock/unlock your doors remotely online or through the Vivint app. This is handy if you need to let in a friend, or if you forgot to lock the door on your way out.