One of the perks of installing an ADT home security system in Sandy Springs is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your house the perfect temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doorways. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door open again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these tools are on their own, they can have an even larger impact when employed together with your security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Sandy Springs that will make your house much more attuned to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your bedtime schedule has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the doors, set the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to discover that you forgot to lock the front door or left the living room light on? And after you fail to do one thing on your evening checklist, it's simple to forget it another evening, too. Then without realizing it, your forgotten regimen becomes a habit on its own.
But you can make sure that your house is ready for bed every evening when you automate your bedtime ritual. Through your Sandy Springs home security system, you can craft a scenario that sets all your devices without you leaving bed. With a touch of a button, you can lock the doors, turn off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and set your alarm. Or don't worry about failing to remember to press a button. Program your automation to turn on at a specific time -- like midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Go For Work
Along with a bedtime routine, you can designate your automation parameters to activate when your home is empty. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can put your home on alert via an easy button touch. Now you can guarantee that every door is secure, every light is turned off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on watch. You can even shut the garage door via the app if you accidentally left it wide open.
You don't have to keep your house on alert the whole day. Open the doors for incoming visitors or service workers through the mobile app. Or set your house on lockdown without even pushing a button. By setting a geofence around your property, your devices powers on every time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Create Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities
Exiting your house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also customize atmospheres for all sorts of activities. Adjust the lights just a dash while closing your motorized shutters for the penultimate movie watching experience. Illuminate a dimly lit aisle from your bed to the kitchen for a midnight snack.
You can devise a "party" scenario that effortlessly lowers the lights and thermostat to adapt for the increased body heat. Then when a new visitor arrives at your door, you can tell them to let themselves in through your doorbell camera. You can even customize music and smart lights to power on through your ADT Control app. And if you determine you just have to get another sleek piece of smart technology, you can simply integrate it to your existing system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Mobile Device
Always stay in the know of what's happening in your house with automated updates delivered to your phone. Whenever a motion sensor on a surveillance camera detect unwanted movements, you'll know via a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and carbon monoxide sensors will send an alert so that you won’t come home to an unexpected situation. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids come home from school. Once you read a notification, you can decide how to act.
Talk with delivery workers via the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to leave a parcel. Check your smart cameras to judge if the unusual activity facilitates a call to the police. Or remotely turn on lights and sound to scare away any suspicious interloper.
Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech can make you feel protected and secure, they can also aid in a fire or other emergencies. If your smoke detectors sense a fire, your home automation devices can jump into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have it switch on all your smart lights to show the way away from the fire, and unlock all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can program automated reactions to numerous emergency circumstances. Power on all the lights if a glass break detector triggers. Sound your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is pressed. Or get video segments sent to your phone when your smart locks trigger. Almost all of your devices can be networked to function in tandem in any way you think will help protect your home and family.