One of the advantages of installing an ADT home security system in Jefferson City is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your living space the ideal temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks allow you to remote control your entrances. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door open again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these gadgets are by themselves, they can have an even larger effect when utilized together with your home security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Jefferson City that will make your home much more responsive to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your nighttime ritual has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the door, adjust the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to see that you forgot to lock the front door or left the living room light glaring? And once you fail to do one thing on your nightly checklist, it's easy to neglect it the next night, too. Then without realizing it, your forgotten checklist becomes a habit.
But you can make sure that your home is set for bedtime every night when you automate your bedtime routine. Through your Jefferson City home security system, you can craft a scene that fine-tunes all your tech without you traveling room to room. With a tap of a screen, you can secure the doors, shut off the lights, change the thermostat, and arm your security devices. Or don't worry about forgetting to press a button. Designate your automation to turn on at a specific time -- such as midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Travel For Work
Along with a bedtime routine, you can set your automation routines to arm when your house is empty. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can put your house on defense through one button press. Now you can be sure that every entryway is secure, every light is no longer on, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on duty. You can even batten down the garage door through the app if it’s accidentally left up.
You don't need to keep your house on alert the whole day. Unlatch the doors for returning friends or service workers via the smartphone app. Or place your home on alert without even pushing a button. By installing a geofence around your house, your system turns on each time you roll down 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: Match Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Leaving the house and going to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also create atmospheres for all types of events. Tweak the lights just a touch while closing your motorized shades for the premiere movie theatre experience. Illuminate a dimly lit trail from your bedroom to the kitchen for a midnight snack.
You can program a "party" setting that effortlessly changes the lights and temperature to adapt for the additional body heat. Then when anyone knocks at your door, you can tell them to let themselves in with your doorbell camera. You can even select music and decorative lights to power on through your ADT Control app. And if you determine you want another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly sync it to your current system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Smartphone
Always keep abreast of what's going on in your home with automated notifications delivered to your phone. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera picks up abnormal movements, you'll know via a text or push notification. Fire and CO alarms will trigger an alert so that you'll never come home to an undiscovered situation. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids return home from school. Once you get a notification, you can determine how to act.
Communicate with delivery workers with the doorbell cameras to tell them where to hide a parcel. See through your security cameras to see if the unusual movement warrants a call to the authorities. Or remotely turn on lights and music to scare away any unwanted interloper.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system helps make you feel protected and comfortable, they will assist in a fire or other situations. Should your smoke detectors discover a fire, your home automation devices can spring into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent harmful smoke. Then have the system power on all your smart bulbs to illuminate the way out, and open all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can set automated protocols to several emergency circumstances. Turn on all the lights if a glass break sensor chimes. Sound your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video clips sent to your phone when your smart locks activate. Nearly all of your devices can be networked to operate together in any manner you think will help protect your home and family.