Planning Holiday Vacation with Vivint

Planning Holiday Vacation with Vivint

Written By

Sarah Khandjian

Though it seems like the kids just went back to school, the holiday season will be here before we know it! I’m already spotting seasonal products in stores (hello pumpkin spice lattes!) which means soon we’ll need to plan holiday travel, make dinner menus and start shopping for holiday gifts.

If the thought of the holidays approaching overwhelms you, don’t worry! I’m sharing a few of my favorite ways to get a head start on the holidays by tackling your travel plans first—whether or not you’ll be spending the holidays down the street or across the country.

My Vivint home automation system makes it so easy to get your home ready for a house (or pet) sitter. No longer do you need to run to the hardware store to make extra copies of house keys and arrange a meeting time with the sitter. Just open up the Vivint mobile app on any of your mobile devices and create a new user for your home system.

You can completely customize the amount of access each user has. This can range from simply having only door access to being an admin.

To set up a new home user:

  1. Open the Vivint app on your mobile device. Select menu (the three horizontal lines in the lower right) > settings > users & permissions > +
  2. Enter the person’s name > select the amount of access you want to give them.

Optional: create a unique pin code for them so you don’t need to compromise security and give them your special pin numbers.

Create a guest account for your house or pet sitter today and that’s one less thing you have to worry about when the holiday season rolls around!