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Getting started with the Vivint Smart Hub in your College Station smart home

November 06, 2023
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The Vivint Smart Hub is the center of your home security system as it incorporates your cameras, locks, thermostats, and security sensors into one cohesive system. This intuitive, 7-inch color touchscreen puts you in full charge of your College Station home’s automation and security. Get a better idea of how it can benefit you and find recommendations to get started.

How can the Vivint Smart Hub in College Station benefit you?

Connecting wirelessly to devices through radio wave signals and the Z-wave communications protocol, the Vivint Smart Hub is the command center for your residence. You may arm your system, program lights, change thermostat settings, and more. When integrating a doorbell camera, you can even speak to someone standing at your door. The Vivint Smart Hub features cellular capability and a battery backup to ensure reliable performance. It also provides convenient remote operation via the Vivint smartphone app.

Here’s a sample of the functions you can perform:

  • Check current or saved footage from your linked surveillance cameras
  • Arm or disarm your home security
  • Toggle lights on or off
  • Operate your garage door
  • Modify your smart thermostat settings
  • Communicate directly to monitoring professionals

You can enhance convenience even more with your Vivint Smart Hub in College Station by programming schedules or creating rules. For instance, you might have your smart thermostat adjust automatically every night at a specified time. Or, you can incorporate preferences like having your doors unlock when the fire alarm triggers.

Tips for arming and disarming your system

Before you get into all the terrific things your Vivint Smart Hub can do, you’ll want to understand how to arm and disarm your system. It’s straightforward - just abide by these steps:

  • Touch the shield icon on the home screen and swipe to the right for “Away” and left for “Stay.”
  • Stay signifies you will remain inside your home and arms everything besides interior doors and motion detectors.
  • Away indicates you will be leaving, and everything in the home will arm.
  • To disarm, simply slide the shield icon down and type in your PIN.

You’ll see a warning if something is blocking the system from arming. To illustrate, an open window or door will urge you to take action. Note that you are still able to arm your home’s security by adhering to the instructions above. You will then have to verify that you would like to ignore the sensor that isn’t ready.

Adding users to your Vivint Smart Hub in College Station

Although various users can be programmed when you first get your system, you will likely want to add or remove a user down the road. Here are steps to do so.

  • Tap the menu icon (three dots) near the bottom right corner of the home screen.
  • Touch “Users” and enter your PIN.
  • Touch “Add new user” near the bottom.
  • Select “Name,” enter the new user, and press the Next button.
  • If you would like to provide the user remote functionality, tap email or phone and enter the details to send an request.
  • Choose Next and then enter a PIN for this new user.
  • To take out a user, simply navigate to the menu, press users, pick the user you want to get rid of, and then select “Delete User.”

Add security and convenience to your home with Vivint

Would you like to take command of your home’s automation and security with an intuitive touchscreen interface? You’ll enjoy the Vivint Smart Hub and your new College Station security system. Call (979) 356-2138 to learn more.