One of the perks of installing an ADT home security system in Fayetteville is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your home 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 open again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these tools are on their own, they can have an even greater impact when utilized together with your security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Fayetteville that will make your home much more responsive to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For Bed
Your bedtime schedule has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the doors, set the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how often have you woken up to find that you failed to lock the back door or left the bathroom light glaring? And once you fail to do one section of your bedtime checklist, it's easy to overlook it another evening, too. Then without realizing it, your forgotten regimen becomes commonplace in its own right.
But you can guarantee that your house is prepared for bedtime every evening when you automate your bedtime ritual. Through your Fayetteville home security system, you can generate a scenario that fine-tunes all your tech without you leaving bed. 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 fret about failing to remember to hit a button. Program your automation to turn on at a specific time -- such as 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Go For Work
Along with a before bed schedule, you can designate your automation parameters to activate when your house is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can set your home on defense via an easy button press. Now you can be sure that every entryway is secure, every light is off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on duty. 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 alert the whole day. Unlatch the doors for incoming family or service folk through the smartphone app. Or place your house on guard without even looking at your phone. By installing a geofence around your home, your devices arms 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 garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities
Departing the house and putting your house to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also form atmospheres for all sorts of moods. Change the lights just a dash while dropping your motorized shades for the premiere movie watching atmosphere. Create a dimly lit trail from your bed to the kitchen for a nighttime snack.
You can craft a "party" scene that automatically lowers the lights and thermostat to account for the increased body heat. Then when someone new arrives at your door, you can inform them to enter through your doorbell camera. You can also customize music and decorative lights to come on via your ADT Control app. And if you determine you need another sleek piece of smart technology, you can easily add it to your existing network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Smartphone
Always be aware of what's going down in your home with automated alerts delivered to your mobile device. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera picks up abnormal movements, you'll learn about it via a text or push notification. Fire and CO detectors will show an alert so that you'll never return home to an unexpected emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids return home from school. Once you read a notification, you can decide how to act.
Speak with delivery workers via the doorbell cameras to tell them where to leave a parcel. Watch your outdoor cameras to determine if the unusual activity warrants a call to the authorities. Or remotely trigger lights and sound to deter any unwanted intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system can make you feel safe and secure, they can also help in a fire or other hazardous situations. When your smoke detectors find intense heat, your home automation devices can dive into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have your home turn 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 calibrate automated reactions to any emergency circumstances. Switch on all the lights when a glass break detector chimes. Echo your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video clips sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trip. Virtually all of your devices can be synced to operate in tandem in any manner you think will help safeguard your home and family.