One of the advantages of buying an ADT home security system in Sugarland is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your house the perfect temperature and eco-conscious. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doors. And you’ll never leave the garage door wide open again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these gadgets are alone, they can have an even greater effect when employed together with your security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Sugarland that will make your home much more attuned to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For Bed
Your before bed schedule has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the front door, set the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how often have you woken up to see that you failed to lock the front door or left the living room light on? And after you fail to do one part of your bedtime checklist, it's easy to neglect it the next time, as well. Then without realizing it, your forgotten checklist becomes commonplace in its own right.
But you can ensure that your home is ready for bed every night when you automate your nighttime program. Through your Sugarland home security system, you can create a scene that fine-tunes all your gadgets without you traveling room to room. With a tap of a screen, you can lock the doors, power off the lights, change the thermostat, and arm your security devices. Or don't agonize about failing to remember to press a button. Designate your automation to activate at a predetermined time -- like midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Leave For Work
Along with a evening schedule, you can designate your automation systems to activate when your house is vacant. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can place your living space on defense with an easy button touch. Now you can be sure that every door is locked, every light is no longer on, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on watch. You can even close the garage door through the app if you accidentally left it wide open.
You don't need to keep your living space on alert the whole day. Open the doors for incoming visitors or service professionals via the smartphone app. Or set your house on alert without even looking at your phone. By setting a geofence around your home, your devices turns on every time you leave the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And The Rest Of Your Life
Leaving the house and going to sleep may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also create scenes for all types of moods. Change the lights just a smidge while lowering your motorized shades for the penultimate movie theatre atmosphere. Illuminate a dimly lit trail from your bedroom to the kitchen for an evening snack.
You can devise a "party" scene that seamlessly lowers the lights and temperature to adapt for the increased body heat. Then when someone new knocks at your door, you can inform them to let themselves in via your doorbell camera. You can even set 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 simply sync it to your current ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Phone
Always keep abreast of what's going on in your house with automated alerts sent to your smartphone. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera detect unwanted activity, you'll hear about it via a text or push notification. Fire and CO detectors will send an alert so that you won’t return home to an undiscovered situation. Or have your smart locks ping you when your kids arrive home from school. Once you get a notification, you can judge how to move forward.
Communicate with delivery workers with the doorbell cameras to direct them where to hide a delivery. Check your outdoor cameras to see if the abnormal activity facilitates a call to the police. Or remotely trigger lights and music to deter any suspicious interloper.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system helps make you feel protected and secure, they can also help in a fire or other emergencies. If your smoke detectors find a fire, your home can spring into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have it switch on all your smart lights to show the way to safety, and open all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can program automated responses to several emergency events. Turn on all the lights when a glass break detector trips. Blare your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video clips sent to your phone when your smart locks trigger. Virtually all of your devices can be networked to function in tandem in any way you think will help protect your home and loved ones.