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

November 06, 2023
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The Vivint Smart Hub is the heart of your home security system as it connects your locks, security sensors, cameras, and thermostats into a unified system. This easy-to-use, 7-inch color touch-enabled panel puts you in total charge of your Minneapolis home’s security and automation. See how it will help you and check out suggestions to get you started.

How can the Vivint Smart Hub in Minneapolis help you?

Wirelessly linking to sensors and other implements via radio frequencies and Z-Wave communications, the Vivint Smart Hub is the control system for your home. You can arm your system, program lights, set the temperature, and more. When integrating a video doorbell, you may even talk to someone at your front door. The Vivint Smart Hub has built-in cellular connectivity and a backup battery to ensure reliable performance. It also provides total remote operation through the Vivint cell phone app.

Here are some of the functions you can carry out:

  • Review live or saved video streams from all linked surveillance cameras
  • Arm and disarm your system
  • Switch lights on or off
  • Open or close your garage door
  • Modify your smart thermostat settings
  • Talk directly to your monitoring center

You can do even more with your Vivint Smart Hub in Minneapolis by implementing schedules or initiating rules. For instance, you could have your smart thermostat change automatically every night at a particular time. Or, you can add rules like having your entrances unlock if the fire alarm triggers.

Quick guide to arming and disarming your security system

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

  • Press the shield icon on the home screen and swipe to the left for “Stay” and right for “Away.”
  • Stay indicates you will still be present inside your home and arms all devices except interior doors and motion detectors.
  • Away means you will be away, and all sensors in the home will arm.
  • To disarm, just swipe down on the shield icon and input your PIN.

The home screen will show a message if the system isn’t prepared to arm. For example, an open door will cue you to take action. It’s worth noting that you can still arm the security system by using the steps above. You will then confirm you wish to bypass the sensor that isn’t ready.

Add or remove users to your Vivint Smart Hub in Minneapolis

Although many users can be programmed during the initial installation, you will probably want to add an additional user at some point. Here’s how it’s done.

  • Tap the menu icon (three dots) at the bottom right of the home screen.
  • Touch “Users” and enter your PIN.
  • Choose “Add new user” near the bottom.
  • Press “Name,” type in the the name you want to use, and hit the Next button.
  • If you want to supply the user remote access, choose email or phone and submit the details to send an invite.
  • Touch Next and then establish a PIN for the added user.
  • To delete a user, simply navigate to the menu, press users, choose the user you would like to get rid of, and then press “Delete User.”

Secure and automate your home with Vivint

Are you ready to take control of your home’s security and automation via an easy-to-use touchscreen panel? You’ll enjoy the Vivint Smart Hub and your new Minneapolis security system. Dial (612) 662-1765 to learn more.