One of the advantages of buying an ADT home security system in Auburn is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your home more comfortable and eco-friendly. Smart locks allow you to remote control your doors. And you won’t leave the garage door open again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these tools are on their own, they can have an even greater effect when employed together with your home security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Auburn that will make your living space much more responsive to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your before bed habits has become routine: turn off the lights, lock the door, change the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how often have you woken up to find that you neglected to lock the back door or left the bathroom light on? And after you forget to do one part of your nightly checklist, it's easy to forget it the next evening, as well. Then without realizing it, your forgotten ritual becomes a habit in its own right.
But you can guarantee that your home is set for bedtime every evening when you automate your bedtime ritual. Through your Auburn home security system, you can craft a template that sets all your devices without you going around the house. With a touch of a button, you can secure the doors, turn off the lights, lower the thermostat, and set your security system. Or don't worry about not remembering to press a button. Program your automation to activate at a predetermined time -- like 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Leave For Work
Along with a evening schedule, you can program your automation parameters to arm when your house is not currently occupied. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can set your living space on defense via a single button press. Now you can be sure that every door is secure, every light is no longer on, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are activated. You can even batten down the garage door through the app if it’s accidentally left up.
You don't have to keep your house locked up the whole day. Open the doors for incoming friends or service workers via the smartphone app. Or place your house on guard without even looking at your phone. By placing a geofence around your house, your devices arms every time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you drive 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 create atmospheres for all types of activities. Adjust the lights just a smidge while dropping your motorized shades for the penultimate movie theatre experience. Illuminate a dimly lit aisle from your living room to the kitchen for a nighttime snack.
You can program a "party" scene that seamlessly changes the lights and thermostat to adapt for the extra body heat. Then when someone new arrives at your door, you can tell them to enter through your doorbell camera. You can also select music and decorative lights to power on via your ADT Control app. And if you decide you want another sleek piece of smart technology, you can simply integrate it to your existing system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Phone
Always be aware of what's going on in your house through automated notifications delivered to your mobile device. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera picks up unwanted activity, you'll hear about it via a text or push notification. Fire and carbon monoxide alarms will show an alert so that you'll never come home to an undiscovered situation. Or have your smart locks ping you when your kids return home from the bus. Once you receive a notification, you can determine how to move forward.
Talk with anyone at your front door via the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to hide a package. See through your security cameras to see if the unusual motion is worth a phone call to the police. Or remotely power lights and sound to scare away any suspicious interloper.
Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech can make you feel protected and comfortable, they will aid in a fire or other situations. Should your smoke detectors discover a fire, your home can spring into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent harmful smoke. Then have it switch on all your smart bulbs to light the way to safety, and unlock all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can program automated reactions to several emergency situations. Power on all the lights if a glass break sensor triggers. Blare your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is pressed. Or get video clips sent to your mobile device when your smart locks activate. Virtually all of your devices can be interconnected to operate in tandem in any way you think will help shield your home and loved ones.