One of the advantages of installing an ADT home security system in Phoenix is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your home more comfortable and eco-conscious. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your doorways. And you’ll never leave the garage door up again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these gadgets are on their own, they can have an even greater effect when employed in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Phoenix that will make your house much more attuned to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your before bed schedule has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the door, adjust the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to discover that you neglected to lock the back door or left the bathroom light glaring? And after you fail to do one section of your nightly checklist, it's easy to forget it the next night, as well. Then before you know it, your forgotten ritual becomes routine.
But you can guarantee that your home is prepared for bedtime every evening when you automate your bedtime ritual. Through your Phoenix home security system, you can craft a template that sets all your devices without you going around the house. With a touch of a button, you can lock the doors, power off the lights, change the thermostat, and arm your alarm. Or don't worry about forgetting to hit a button. Designate your automation to trigger at a set time -- such as 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Go For Work
Along with a bedtime schedule, you can designate your automation routines to activate when your home is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can place your home on defense with one button press. Now you can be sure that every door is secure, every light is turned off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on duty. You can even batten down the garage door via the app if you accidentally left it wide open.
You don't have to keep your living space on alert the entire day. Unlatch the doors for incoming visitors or service folk with the smartphone app. Or put your home on lockdown without even looking at your phone. By installing a geofence around your property, your system arms each time you roll down 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: Set Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Exiting your house and going to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also customize scenes for all kinds of moods. Adjust the lights just a dash while dropping your motorized shutters for the penultimate movie viewing atmosphere. Create a dimly lit trail from your bed to the pantry for a nighttime snack.
You can program a "party" setting that seamlessly dims the lights and temperature to adapt for the additional body heat. Then when a new visitor arrives at your door, you can inform them to enter with your doorbell camera. You can even set music and smart lights to power on via your ADT Control app. And if you decide you just have to get another sleek piece of smart technology, you can simply add it to your existing ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Mobile Device
Always keep abreast of what's happening in your home with automated notifications sent to your smartphone. Whenever a motion sensor on a surveillance camera picks up unwanted activity, you'll know via a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and carbon monoxide alarms will trigger an alert so that you'll never come home to an unexpected situation. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids return home from the bus. Once you get a notification, you can decide how to act.
Speak with porch visitors through the doorbell cameras to direct them where to stash a parcel. See through your smart cameras to see if the strange activity is worth a phone call to the police. Or remotely trigger lights and sound to frighten any unwanted trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system helps make you feel protected and comfortable, they can also aid in a fire or other emergencies. Should your smoke detectors discover intense heat, your home automation devices can spring into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent harmful smoke. Then have your home turn on all your smart lights to show the way out, and unlock all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can set automated reactions to any emergency events. Switch on all the lights when a glass break detector trips. Sound your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video segments sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trip. Almost all of your systems can be networked to function together in any manner you think will help protect your home and family.