One of the benefits of choosing an ADT home security system in Mobile is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your house the perfect temperature and eco-conscious. Smart locks empower you to remote control your entrances. And you won’t leave the garage door open again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these devices are alone, they can have an even larger effect when used in tandem with your security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Mobile that will make your house much more responsive to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your nighttime ritual has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the door, set the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to discover that you neglected to lock the back door or left the bathroom light glaring? And after you neglect to do one section of your bedtime checklist, it's easy to neglect it another evening, as well. Then before you know it, your neglected ritual becomes a habit.
But you can ensure that your living space is set for bedtime every night when you automate your nighttime routine. Through your Mobile home security system, you can create a scenario that adjusts all your devices without you leaving bed. With a press 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 forgetting to press a button. Set your automation to turn on at a predetermined time -- such as 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Go For Work
Along with a evening schedule, you can set your automation routines to activate when your house is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can place your house on alert via one button press. Now you can ensure that every entryway is secure, every light is off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on watch. You can even batten down the garage door via the app if it’s accidentally left open.
You don't have to keep your home on alert the whole day. Unlatch the doors for out-of-town family or service workers with the smartphone app. Or put your house on alert without even lifting a finger. By installing a geofence around your home, your devices arms 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
Departing your house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also customize scenes for all kinds of events. Change the lights just a smidge while lowering your motorized shutters for the premiere movie viewing experience. Light a dimly lit path from your living room to the kitchen for a midnight snack.
You can program a "party" scenario that automatically dims the lights and thermostat to account for the extra body heat. Then when a new visitor knocks at your door, you can ask them to let themselves in via your doorbell camera. You can also set music and smart lights to turn on with your ADT Control app. And if you decide you need another sleek piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly integrate it to your existing system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Phone
Always stay in the know of what's going down in your house through automated alerts delivered to your phone. Whenever a motion sensor on a surveillance camera sense unusual activity, you'll learn about it through a text or push notification. Fire and carbon monoxide alarms will trigger an alert so that you won’t return home to an unexpected emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids come home from the bus. Once you receive a notification, you can determine how to act.
Communicate with porch visitors with the doorbell cameras to tell them where to hide a delivery. Watch your security cameras to determine if the strange movement warrants a phone call to the authorities. Or remotely turn on lights and music to frighten any suspicious intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech helps make you feel safe and secure, they will help in a fire or other hazardous situations. When your smoke detectors find intense heat, your home can dive into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have your home power on all your smart bulbs to light the way away from the fire, and unlock all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can set automated responses to numerous emergency situations. Power on all the lights if a glass break sensor chimes. Sound your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is pressed. Or get video segments sent to your phone when your smart locks trip. Nearly all of your systems can be networked to function together in any manner you think will help safeguard your home and loved ones.