One of the benefits of choosing an ADT home security system in Decatur is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your home more comfortable and eco-friendly. Smart locks allow you to remote control your entrances. And you won’t leave the garage door up again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these gadgets are by themselves, they can have an even larger impact when used in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Decatur that will make your house much more responsive to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your bedtime ritual has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the doors, adjust the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how often have you woken up to see that you forgot to lock the front door or left the living room light burning? And once you neglect to do one thing on your nightly checklist, it's simple to forget it the next time, as well. Then before you know it, your neglected ritual becomes routine in its own right.
But you can make sure that your home is ready for bed every night when you automate your nighttime program. Through your Decatur home security system, you can craft a template that fine-tunes all your tech without you traveling room to room. With a touch of a button, you can secure the doors, shut off the lights, lower the thermostat, and set your security system. Or don't agonize about not remembering to hit a button. Set your automation to trigger at a specific time -- such as midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Leave For Work
Along with a before bed procedure, you can program your automation routines to activate when your home is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can set your house on defense via a single button tap. Now you can guarantee that every door is secured, every light is turned off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on watch. You can even close the garage door via the app if it’s accidentally left up.
You don't need to keep your house locked up the entire day. Unlock the doors for incoming family or service workers through the mobile app. Or put your house on alert without even lifting a finger. By installing a geofence around your property, your devices turns on each time you leave the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you come up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Match Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities
Exiting your house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also form atmospheres for all sorts of events. Adjust the lights just a smidge while closing your motorized blinds for the ultimate movie theatre experience. Create a dimly lit path from your bedroom to the pantry for a nighttime snack.
You can craft a "party" scene that seamlessly dims the lights and temperature to adapt for the extra body heat. Then when anyone knocks at your door, you can tell them to enter through your doorbell camera. You can even customize music and smart lights to power on with your ADT Control app. And if you determine you need another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can easily sync it to your current system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Mobile Device
Always be aware of what's going down in your home with automated updates delivered to your mobile device. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera detect abnormal motion, you'll learn about it through a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and carbon monoxide detectors will trigger an alert so that you won’t return home to an unknown situation. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids come home from the bus. Once you read a notification, you can determine how to move forward.
Speak with porch visitors through the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to leave a parcel. Watch your smart cameras to judge if the abnormal activity facilitates a call to the police. Or remotely power lights and sound to scare away any suspicious intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech can make you feel safe and secure, they can also help in a fire or other emergencies. When your smoke detectors discover a fire, your home can spring into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have the system turn on all your smart bulbs to illuminate the way to safety, and unlock all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can calibrate automated responses to several emergency situations. Power on all the lights when a glass break sensor triggers. Sound your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video clips sent to your phone when your smart locks trip. Virtually all of your systems can be synced to operate together in any manner you think will help safeguard your home and loved ones.