One of the advantages of choosing an ADT home security system in Evansville is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your house the ideal temperature and energy-efficient. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doorways. And you’ll never leave the garage door up again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these gadgets are on their own, they can have an even larger effect when employed in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Evansville that will make your living space much more responsive to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your bedtime schedule has become routine: turn off the lights, lock the door, change the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to discover that you forgot to lock the front door or left the bathroom light burning? And after you neglect to do one section of your evening checklist, it's easy to neglect it another evening, too. Then after a while, your neglected ritual becomes routine in its own right.
But you can guarantee that your living space is prepared for bed every evening when you automate your bedtime ritual. Through your Evansville home security system, you can craft a scene that fine-tunes all your devices without you traveling room to room. With a press of a button, you can lock the doors, shut off the lights, lower the thermostat, and arm your security devices. Or don't worry about not remembering to hit a button. Program your automation to activate at a specific time -- like 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Leave For Work
Along with a bedtime procedure, you can designate your automation parameters to set when your home is not currently occupied. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can put your house on alert via a single button press. Now you can be sure that every entryway is secured, every light is turned off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on watch. You can even close the garage door with the app if you accidentally left it up.
You don't need to keep your home on guard the entire day. Unlock the doors for incoming friends or service professionals through the smartphone app. Or set your house on guard without even looking at your phone. By placing a geofence around your property, your devices turns on every time you roll down the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you come up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Exiting your house and putting your house to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also form backdrops for all sorts of moods. Change the lights just a dash while dropping your motorized blinds for the premiere movie viewing atmosphere. Light a dimly lit path from your bed to the fridge for an evening snack.
You can craft a "party" scene that effortlessly lowers the lights and thermostat to account for the increased body heat. Then when anyone arrives at your door, you can tell them to let themselves in with your doorbell camera. You can even customize music and smart lights to turn on with your ADT Control app. And if you find you want another sleek piece of smart technology, you can simply integrate it to your current ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Mobile Device
Always be aware of what's going down in your home through automated alerts delivered to your mobile device. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera sense unwanted motion, you'll learn about it through a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and CO sensors will show an alert so that you won’t return home to an undiscovered emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids arrive home from the bus. Once you get a notification, you can decide how to respond.
Communicate with anyone at your front door via the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to stash a package. See through your outdoor cameras to determine if the unusual activity warrants a phone call to the authorities. Or remotely turn on lights and sound to deter any unwanted trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system can make you feel protected and comfortable, they will aid in a fire or other hazardous situations. When your smoke detectors sense intense heat, your home can spring into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have the system switch on all your smart bulbs to light the way out, and open all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can program automated responses to several emergency circumstances. Turn on all the lights if a glass break sensor triggers. Sound your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video segments sent to your mobile device when your smart locks activate. Almost all of your tech can be networked to work in tandem in any manner you think will help shield your home and family.