One of the advantages of choosing an ADT home security system in Elizabethtown is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your living space the ideal temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks empower you to remote control your entrances. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door wide open again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these tools are by themselves, they can have an even larger impact when used together with your home security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Elizabethtown that will make your house much more attuned to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For Bed
Your bedtime schedule has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the doors, change the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how often have you woken up to see that you forgot to lock the back door or left the kitchen light burning? And after you fail to do one section of your nightly checklist, it's simple to forget it another night, as well. Then without realizing it, your forgotten checklist becomes routine.
But you can make sure that your home is set for bed every night when you automate your nighttime ritual. Through your Elizabethtown home security system, you can generate a scene that fine-tunes all your gadgets without you traveling room to room. With a touch of a button, you can secure the doors, shut off the lights, change the thermostat, and set your security system. Or don't agonize about not remembering to hit a button. Designate your automation to turn on at a predetermined time -- such as 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Go For Work
Along with a evening routine, you can program your automation parameters to set when your home is vacant. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can set your house on guard through a single button tap. Now you can be sure that every entryway is secure, every light is off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are activated. You can even shut the garage door through the app if you accidentally left it open.
You don't need to keep your home on alert the whole day. Unlatch the doors for out-of-town family or service workers through the mobile app. Or place your home on alert without even pushing a button. By placing a geofence around your property, your system arms each time you roll down the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Create Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities
Departing the 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 activities. Tweak the lights just a smidge while lowering your motorized blinds for the penultimate movie watching experience. Create a dimly lit trail from your bed to the fridge for a midnight snack.
You can program a "party" scene that effortlessly dims the lights and temperature to accommodate the increased body heat. Then when anyone arrives at your door, you can tell them to come on in via your doorbell camera. You can even set music and decorative lights to come on via your ADT Control app. And if you find you just have to get another cutting-edge piece of smart technology, you can simply sync it to your current system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Smartphone
Always be aware of what's happening in your house through automated notifications sent to your phone. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera sense unusual activity, you'll know with a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and safety alarms will send an alert so that you won’t come home to an undiscovered situation. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids arrive home from school. Once you get a notification, you can judge how to respond.
Communicate with porch visitors via the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to stash a parcel. Watch your security cameras to judge if the unusual movement is worth a call to the police. Or remotely trigger lights and music to deter any suspicious trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech can make you feel safe and comfortable, they will assist in a fire or other hazardous situations. If your smoke detectors find intense heat, your home automation devices can dive into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have your home power on all your smart lights to illuminate the way away from the fire, and open all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can set automated responses to numerous emergency events. Turn on all the lights when a glass break detector chimes. Blare your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video segments sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trigger. Virtually all of your tech can be interconnected to function together in any way you think will help shield your home and loved ones.