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Smart Home 101: Take Your Home Back to School

Aug 27, 2018|

With your kids headed back to school to learn new things, it's a great time to think about making your home a little smarter, too.

A smart home system for smart families

Your kids will be learning valuable technology skills at school to make them more productive now and in the future. Give your home a similar education to bring it up to smart home status.

While there's no such thing as a "dumb" home, there is such thing as a home that isn’t functioning at its full potential. A smart home uses technology to secure your home, keep you connected, simplify your life, and save you time and money.

If your home is lagging in the technology department, it’s time to take it back to school. Take a look at some of the “subjects” and "classes" a smart home excels in:


In art class, it's all about perspective—how far or close something appears, the use of lights and darks, clarity of images, and so forth.

Similarly, you can gain a new perspective on what's happening in and around your home with home security cameras.

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Develop an eye for what's happening in and around your home with HD home security cameras.
  • A doorbell camera lets you see who's at your door and have a two-way conversation through your smartphone app.
  • The Vivint Indoor Camera is an indoor camera that helps you see what’s happening at home or call out with the press of a button to talk to your family members who are away.
  • Outdoor surveillance cameras feature crystal-clear HD resolution and motion-triggered notifications with a live video feed so you always have a picture of what's happening around your home.


In school, you have may have read these famous words of writer and philosopher George Santayana: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." While this is a sobering thought, it's also one to seriously consider when it comes to your home.

In the United States alone, a burglary occurs every 20 seconds. With statistics like that, chances are good you know someone who has been the victim of this type of crime—or perhaps you've even been a victim yourself. This is not the kind of history you want to be repeated.

Take proactive steps to protect your home and the people you care most about with a state-of-the-art security system.

With 24/7 home security monitoring and support, you'll have the peace of mind that comes with knowing your home is protected at all times.

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Protect your home and family with an advanced home security system.


STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, and Math) courses are all the rage now, and why wouldn’t it be? The growth of STEM-related jobs is significantly higher than other professions, so it pays to be tech-savvy—and that goes for your home, too.

If your home had a favorite subject, it would be technology. A home automation system allows your home to truly excel with a wide range of technology that makes life easier for everyone at home.

  • Control your garage and front doors or arm your security system from your smartphone.
  • Change the temperature of your home with a single voice command—"Hey Google, set the temperature to 72 degrees."
  • Check your home's camera feeds wherever you are.

A smart home gives you unparalleled control that simplifies your life so you can spend more time and energy on the things that matter.

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What's school without a little music appreciation? It's easy to bring that love of music into your home with a voice-activated speaker. You can listen to music on your Google Home whenever you want with a simple voice command. "Hey Google, play Top 40."

Your Google Home acts as a gateway to the world from the comfort of your own home. In addition to listening to music, the built-in Google Assistant helps you do more:

  • Check the weather
  • Discover local news
  • Set reminders
  • Turn your smart lighting on and off
  • Keep a running list for your back to school shopping
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A smart home makes it easier to manage the home. Control the home with your voice and set the perfect temperature.


The science of energy management throughout your home takes many forms, including electricity and climate control. Give your home an upgrade (and save money at the same time) by installing a smart thermostat.

Using sophisticated geolocation technology and in-home sensors, a smart thermostatautomatically adjusts the temperature in your home based on your family's preferences. You can also adjust your thermostat with your smartphone or through your Vivint Smart Hub Panel, the central hub for your smart home.

Enroll for a grade A smart home today

If your home could take advantage of a technology upgrade, there's no better time than now to take your home to the head of the class.

See how convenient and comfortable a home can be with a Vivint system. Give us a call at 844.481.8630 for a free quote.

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