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How to use the Vivint Smart Hub in your Trenton 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 touchscreen puts you in full charge of your Trenton home’s security and automation. See what it can do and find recommendations to get you started.

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

Connecting wirelessly to components through radio wave transmissions and the Z-wave communications protocol, the Vivint Smart Hub is the command center for your residence. You can arm your system, program lights, set the temperature, and more. When adding a video doorbell, you can even talk to whoever’s on your front porch. The Vivint Smart Hub has a backup battery and built-in cellular connectivity for enhanced reliability. It also gives you complete remote operation with the Vivint smartphone app.

Here’s a sample of the functions you can carry out:

  • Review real-time or saved video streams from your linked surveillance cameras
  • Arm and disarm your home security
  • Toggle lights on or off
  • Open or close your garage door
  • Change your home comfort settings
  • Communicate directly to monitoring agents

You can boost convenience even more with your Vivint Smart Hub in Trenton by programming schedules or initiating preferences. For instance, you can have your smart thermostat adjust automatically every night at a particular time. Or, you can add preferences like having your entrances unlock if the fire alarm goes off.

Tips for arming and disarming your security system

Before you delve into all the fantastic things your Vivint Smart Hub can do, you’ll need to grasp how to arm and disarm your home’s security. It’s straightforward - just follow these instructions:

  • Press the shield icon on the home screen and swipe to the right for “Away” and left for “Stay.”
  • Stay means you will still be present in the home and arms all devices except interior doors and motion sensors.
  • Away signifies you will be leaving, and everything in your home will activate.
  • To disarm, simply swipe down on the shield icon and type in your PIN.

The home screen will show a notification if something is blocking the system from arming. For example, an open window will prompt you to act. It’s worth noting that you can still arm your home’s security by using the steps above. You will then need to verify you wish to ignore the sensor that isn’t ready.

Adding users to your Vivint Smart Hub in Trenton

Although various users can be set up when your system is installed, you will probably want to add another user in the future. Here’s how it’s done.

  • Tap the menu icon (three dots) on the bottom right of the home screen.
  • Tap “Users” and input your PIN.
  • Choose “Add new user” at the bottom.
  • Tap “Name,” provide the new user, and tap the Next button.
  • If you want to give the user remote capability, choose email or phone and submit the info to deliver an invitation.
  • Hit Next and then create a PIN for this new user.
  • To remove a user, go to the menu, touch users, select the user you wish to remove, and then select “Delete User.”

Automate and secure your home with Vivint

Are you ready to take control of your home’s automation and security via an easy-to-operate touchscreen interface? You’ll appreciate the Vivint Smart Hub and your new Trenton smart home. Dial (609) 928-8223 to learn more.