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Getting started with the Vivint Smart Hub in your Akron smart home

November 06, 2023
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The Vivint Smart Hub is the heart of your home security system as it links your security sensors, locks, thermostats, and cameras into a single cohesive system. This easy-to-operate, 7-inch color touch-enabled panel places you in complete charge of your Akron home’s security and automation. Learn more about what it can do and find tips to get you started.

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

Wirelessly linking to components through radio wave transmissions and the Z-wave communications protocol, the Vivint Smart Hub is the command center for your home. You can disarm or arm your system, program lights, update the thermostat, and more. If adding a doorbell camera, you may even speak to visitors at your front door. The Vivint Smart Hub has a battery backup and built-in cellular connectivity for enhanced reliability. It also offers total remote access and control through the Vivint mobile app.

Here are some of the tasks you can perform:

  • Review real-time or recorded video streams from your linked surveillance cameras
  • Disarm or arm your home security
  • Turn lights on or off
  • Operate your garage door
  • Adjust your home comfort settings
  • Speak directly to your monitoring center

You can enhance convenience even more with your Vivint Smart Hub in Akron by implementing schedules or establishing preferences. To illustrate, you could have your smart thermostat adjust automatically each night at a specified time. Or, you can set preferences like having your doors unlock if the smoke alarm trips.

Tips for arming and disarming your security system

Before you delve into all the amazing things your Vivint Smart Hub can perform, you’ll have to know how to arm and disarm your system. It’s simple - just abide by these instructions:

  • Touch the shield icon on the home screen and slide to the right for “Away” and left for “Stay.”
  • Stay indicates you will remain in the home and arms everything except interior doors and motion detectors.
  • Away signifies you will be away, and all sensors in the home will engage.
  • To disarm, just slide down the shield icon and enter your PIN.

You’ll see a message if the system isn’t ready to arm. For instance, an open window or door will cue you to act. It’s worth noting that you may still arm the security system by adhering to the instructions above. You will then have to verify that you would like to bypass the sensor in question.

Adding users to your Vivint Smart Hub in Akron

Although many users can be programmed when you first get your system, you will likely want to add or remove a user at some point. Here’s how to do it.

  • Press the menu icon (three dots) near the bottom right-hand side of the welcome screen.
  • Tap “Users” and input your PIN.
  • Select “Add new user” near the bottom.
  • Press “Name,” provide the the name you want to use, and press the Next button.
  • If you would like to give the user remote functionality, select phone or email and enter the details to dispatch an invitation.
  • Choose Next and then enter a PIN for the added user.
  • To take out a user, just navigate to the menu, press users, pick the user you would like to remove, and then tap “Delete User.”

Automate and secure your home with Vivint

Are you ready to take command of your home’s automation and security with an easy-to-operate touchscreen console? You’ll enjoy the Vivint Smart Hub and your new Akron smart home. Call (330) 632-1171 to learn more.