One of the advantages of installing an ADT home security system in Allentown is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your living space the perfect temperature and eco-conscious. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your doors. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door wide open again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these tools are by themselves, they can have an even more significant effect when employed together with your security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Allentown that will make your living space much more responsive to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your nighttime habits has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the door, set the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to see that you neglected to lock the back door or left the bathroom light glaring? And after you fail to do one part of your bedtime checklist, it's simple to forget it another night, as well. Then after a while, your forgotten checklist becomes commonplace in its own right.
But you can ensure that your home is set for bedtime every night when you automate your bedtime routine. Through your Allentown home security system, you can create a template that sets all your devices without you leaving bed. With a touch of a button, you can secure the doors, turn off the lights, lower the thermostat, and activate your alarm. Or don't fret about forgetting to hit a button. Designate your automation to turn on at a specific time -- such as midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Go For Work
Along with a bedtime schedule, you can set your automation parameters to set when your house is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can place your home on alert via an easy button press. Now you can guarantee that every entryway is secured, every light is off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on watch. You can even close the garage door through the app if it’s accidentally left open.
You don't need to keep your house on alert the entire day. Unlock the doors for incoming family or service workers through the smartphone app. Or put your house on guard without even looking at your phone. By installing a geofence around your home, your devices turns on each time you roll down the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you come up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Create Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Exiting your house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also customize backdrops for all kinds of events. Tweak the lights just a touch while dropping your motorized shades for the premiere movie viewing experience. Create a dimly lit path from your bed to the kitchen for an evening snack.
You can devise a "party" scenario that seamlessly changes the lights and temperature to adapt for the increased body heat. Then when anyone comes to your door, you can inform them to enter via your doorbell camera. You can even customize music and smart lights to come on with your ADT Control app. And if you decide you just have to get another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can easily sync it to your existing network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Phone
Always keep abreast of what's going down in your home through automated updates sent to your smartphone. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera detect unwanted activity, you'll learn about it via a text or push notification. Fire and CO sensors will send an alert so that you'll never come home to an unexpected emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids come home from the bus. Once you get a notification, you can determine how to move forward.
Talk with anyone at your front door with the doorbell cameras to direct them where to leave a package. See through your smart cameras to see if the strange activity is worth a phone call to the authorities. Or remotely turn on lights and music to deter any suspicious intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system will make you feel protected and secure, they will assist in a fire or other situations. If your smoke detectors sense excess smoke, your home automation devices can dive into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have the system turn on all your smart lights to show the way to safety, and open all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can program automated reactions to several emergency events. Power on all the lights when a glass break detector trips. Sound your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video clips sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trip. Almost all of your devices can be networked to work together in any way you think will help safeguard your home and loved ones.