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Tips for using the Vivint Smart Hub in your Utica smart home

November 06, 2023
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At the center of your home security, the Vivint Smart Hub connects your locks, security sensors, cameras, and thermostats into a single united system. This easy-to-use, 7-inch color interface places you in full control of your Utica home’s automation and security. See how it will help you and explore suggestions to get started.

What can the Vivint Smart Hub in Utica do for you?

Connecting wirelessly to sensors and other implements with radio frequencies and the Z-wave communications protocol, the Vivint Smart Hub is the central command interface for your property. You may arm your system, program lights, set the temperature, and more. When incorporating a video doorbell, you may even speak to someone standing at your door. The Vivint Smart Hub includes cellular functionality and a backup battery for added reliability. It also gives you total remote operability through the Vivint mobile app.

Here are some of the things you can do:

  • Review real-time or recorded video streams from any connected surveillance cameras
  • Arm or disarm your home’s security
  • Toggle lights on or off
  • Open or close your garage door
  • Modify your home comfort settings
  • Speak directly to monitoring agents

You can get even more creative with your Vivint Smart Hub in Utica by implementing schedules or establishing rules. For instance, you could have your smart thermostat automatically adjust nightly at a particular time. Or, you can add rules like having your entrances unlock whenever the smoke detector goes off.

Steps for arming and disarming your system

Before you jump into all the amazing things your Vivint Smart Hub can perform, you’ll want to understand how to arm and disarm your home’s security. It’s easy - just abide by these steps:

  • Press the shield icon on the home screen and swipe to the right for “Away” and left for “Stay.”
  • Stay signifies you will remain in the home and arms everything besides interior doors and motion sensors.
  • Away indicates you will be gone, and all sensors in the home will engage.
  • To disarm, all you need to do is slide down the shield icon and enter your PIN.

The Smart Hub will show a notification if the system isn’t able to arm. For instance, an open window or door will cue you to act. Note that you can still arm the security system by following the instructions above. You will then need to verify you wish to circumvent the sensor that isn’t ready.

Adding users to your Vivint Smart Hub in Utica

Even though various users can be programmed when your system is installed, you will likely want to add another user in the future. Here’s how to do it.

  • Touch the menu icon (three dots) near the bottom right-hand side of the main screen.
  • Touch “Users” and type in your PIN.
  • Touch “Add new user” at the bottom.
  • Tap “Name,” provide the the name you want to use, and press the Next button.
  • If you want to give the user remote functionality, tap phone or email and enter the info to deliver an invite.
  • Choose Next and then enter a PIN for this new user.
  • To delete a user, just navigate to the menu, press users, select the user you wish to remove, and then select “Delete User.”

Secure and automate your home with Vivint

Would you like to take command of your home’s automation and security through an easy-to-use touchscreen console? You’ll enjoy the Vivint Smart Hub and your new Utica smart home. Call (315) 819-0721 to speak with a helpful Vivint agent.