One of the benefits of installing an ADT home security system in Lima is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your home more comfortable and eco-conscious. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doorways. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door wide open again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these gadgets are by themselves, they can have an even greater effect when utilized together with your security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Lima that will make your living space much more responsive to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For Bed
Your before bed schedule has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the door, set the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how often have you woken up to find that you failed to lock the front door or left the bathroom light burning? And after you forget to do one part of your nightly checklist, it's simple to forget it another night, as well. Then after a while, your neglected ritual becomes routine.
But you can guarantee that your house is set for bedtime every evening when you automate your bedtime routine. Through your Lima home security system, you can craft a scene that sets all your tech without you traveling room to room. With a press of a button, you can secure 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. Set your automation to turn on at a set time -- like midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Travel For Work
Along with a bedtime procedure, you can program your automation parameters to set when your home is empty. With your ADT Control mobile 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 activated. You can even close the garage door with the app if it’s accidentally left up.
You don't need to keep your home locked up the whole day. Unlatch the doors for returning friends or service professionals through the mobile app. Or put your home on lockdown without even looking at your phone. By setting a geofence around your house, your devices arms every time you leave the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you come 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 setting on your home automation system. You can also form atmospheres for all kinds of activities. Change the lights just a touch while dropping your motorized shades for the ultimate movie viewing atmosphere. Illuminate a dimly lit aisle from your bed to the fridge for an evening snack.
You can program a "party" setting that effortlessly lowers the lights and temperature to adapt for the additional body heat. Then when a new visitor comes to your door, you can tell them to let themselves in through your doorbell camera. You can also customize music and decorative lights to power on via your ADT Control app. And if you find you need another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can easily sync it to your current system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Smartphone
Always stay in the know of what's going on in your house with automated updates sent to your smartphone. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera sense abnormal activity, you'll know with a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and CO alarms will send an alert so that you'll never come home to an undiscovered situation. Or have your smart locks ping you when your kids arrive home from the bus. Once you read a notification, you can judge how to respond.
Communicate with anyone at your front door with the doorbell cameras to tell them where to leave a parcel. See through your smart cameras to determine if the strange movement facilitates a phone call to the authorities. Or remotely trigger lights and music to frighten any suspicious intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system can make you feel safe and comfortable, they can also aid in a fire or other hazardous situations. When your smoke detectors find excess smoke, your home can spring into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent harmful smoke. Then have it power on all your smart lights to light the way out, and unlock all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can set automated reactions to several emergency events. Turn on all the lights if a glass break sensor 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 trigger. Nearly all of your systems can be synced to work together in any way you think will help protect your home and family.