One of the perks of buying an ADT home security system in Huntsville is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your house more comfortable and eco-conscious. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your doorways. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door up again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these devices are alone, they can have an even more significant impact when employed together with your security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Huntsville that will make your living space much more responsive to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your nighttime schedule has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the door, set the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how often have you woken up to discover that you neglected to lock the back door or left the kitchen light glaring? And once you forget to do one part of your bedtime checklist, it's simple to overlook it the next time, too. Then after a while, your forgotten checklist becomes a habit on its own.
But you can ensure that your living space is ready for bed every evening when you automate your bedtime program. Through your Huntsville home security system, you can craft a scene that adjusts all your tech without you leaving bed. With a press of a screen, you can lock the doors, turn off the lights, change the thermostat, and arm your security system. Or don't fret about forgetting to touch a button. Set your automation to turn on at a set time -- such as 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Leave For Work
Along with a bedtime procedure, you can set your automation systems to arm when your home is empty. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can place your living space on guard via an easy button tap. Now you can ensure that every entryway is secure, every light is turned off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are activated. You can even batten down the garage door through the app if it’s accidentally left open.
You don't have to keep your home locked up the entire day. Unlock the doors for out-of-town visitors or service folk via the mobile app. Or put your home on guard without even lifting a finger. By placing a geofence around your home, your devices arms every time you roll down the driveway. Then when you return 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 The Rest Of Your Life
Leaving the house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also create scenes for all sorts of activities. Tweak the lights just a touch while lowering your motorized blinds for the premiere movie viewing experience. Light a dimly lit aisle from your bed to the pantry for a nighttime snack.
You can craft a "party" scenario that effortlessly dims the lights and thermostat to account for the increased body heat. Then when anyone knocks at your door, you can tell them to enter with your doorbell camera. You can even select music and decorative lights to turn on via your ADT Control app. And if you decide you need another sleek piece of smart technology, you can simply integrate it to your current ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Phone
Always be aware of what's happening in your home with automated notifications delivered to your mobile device. Whenever a motion sensor on a surveillance camera detect unusual activity, you'll know via a text or push notification. Fire and carbon monoxide detectors will send an alert so that you'll never come home to an unexpected emergency. Or have your smart locks ping you when your kids return home from school. Once you read a notification, you can judge how to move forward.
Communicate with delivery workers via the doorbell cameras to tell them where to stash a package. See through your outdoor cameras to judge if the strange motion is worth a call to the authorities. Or remotely turn on lights and music to frighten any suspicious interloper.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech can make you feel safe and secure, they can also assist in a fire or other situations. When your smoke detectors sense excess smoke, your home automation system can spring into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have your home power on all your smart lights to light the way to safety, and open all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can set automated protocols to several emergency events. Power on all the lights when a glass break sensor trips. Sound your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video segments sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trip. Virtually all of your devices can be interconnected to function in tandem in any manner you think will help safeguard your home and family.