4 Smart Home Tips for Worry-Free Travel
There’s nothing worse than stressing about the safety and security of your home while you’re traveling. That’s where your Vivint Smart Home system comes in. With a smart home that alerts you when anything is out of the ordinary, automatically turns the lights on, and even adjusts the temperature to save you money—you can travel with complete peace of mind. Securing and monitoring your home while you’re away has never been easier. Check out the tips below to see how you can get the most out of your system while you’re out on vacation.
Change the thermostat & save energy
A smart thermostat can sense whether you’re home or away, and automatically adjusts the temperature accordingly to save you money. But to be sure you’re not heating or cooling an empty house, you can raise or lower the temperature before you leave. You can also remotely control your thermostat from your smartphone to return it to the perfect temperature before you return home.
To adjust the mode on your thermostat, follow these simple steps:
- Open your Vivint Smart Home app
- Tap the temperature icon in the bottom navigation bar, which will display the current temperature and thermostat settings
- Tap the mode icon in the bottom left corner
- Select ‘Heat’
Don’t leave packages on the porch
Protect your home and packages by using your doorbell camera to speak to the delivery person and request they leave the package in your garage. Open the garage with remote garage door control found in the Vivint app and close it again after the delivery is complete. If you are unavailable, check to see if a package was delivered and ask a neighbor to hold on to the package until you return home.
Ditch the spare keys
If you have a friend taking care of your home or pet while you’re away, make things simpler by giving them a unique access code that unlocks your smart lock. You’ll also get a notification whenever they enter your home, allowing you to make sure they lock up when they leave. Accidentally leave a door unlocked? No problem—you can lock it from anywhere using the Vivint app.
Protect the inside of your home
A comprehensive smart home system can monitor and protect your home while you’re away. Safety sensors like a smoke alarm, carbon monoxide detector, and flood/freeze sensors can trigger an alert if something goes wrong. With 24/7 professional monitoring and support, you can rest assured that our team of experts is there to alert you and assist you in the case of an emergency.