One of the perks of installing an ADT home security system in St. George is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your house the ideal temperature 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 once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these devices are by themselves, they can have an even more significant impact when utilized in tandem with your security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for St. George that will make your house much more attuned to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your nighttime ritual has become routine: turn off the lights, lock the door, set the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how often have you woken up to discover that you forgot to lock the front door or left the living room light on? And after you forget to do one section of your evening checklist, it's easy to neglect it the next evening, as well. Then before you know it, your forgotten checklist becomes a habit.
But you can guarantee that your living space is prepared for bed every night when you automate your bedtime program. Through your St. George home security system, you can generate a template that sets all your tech without you leaving bed. With a touch of a screen, you can lock the doors, shut off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and set your security system. Or don't agonize about forgetting to hit a button. Set your automation to trigger at a set time -- like 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Leave For Work
Along with a before bed schedule, you can designate your automation systems to activate when your house is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can place your living space on guard through one button press. Now you can ensure that every door is secured, every light is turned off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are activated. You can even shut the garage door via the app if it’s accidentally left up.
You don't have to keep your home on guard the whole day. Unlock the doors for out-of-town visitors or service workers with the smartphone app. Or set your house on lockdown without even lifting a finger. By placing a geofence around your property, your devices powers on every time you roll down the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Match Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities
Leaving your house and going to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also customize scenes for all kinds of activities. Adjust the lights just a touch while lowering your motorized shades for the ultimate movie viewing atmosphere. Create a dimly lit aisle from your bed to the kitchen for an evening snack.
You can program a "party" scene that automatically changes the lights and thermostat to account for the extra body heat. Then when a new visitor knocks at your door, you can ask them to enter via your doorbell camera. You can also customize music and smart lights to come on through your ADT Control app. And if you determine you need another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can easily integrate it to your current network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Mobile Device
Always stay in the know of what's happening in your home with automated notifications sent to your phone. Whenever a motion sensor on a security camera picks up unusual activity, you'll hear about it with a text or push notification. Fire and CO sensors will send an alert so that you'll never come home to an unexpected emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids come home from school. Once you get a notification, you can determine how to act.
Communicate with anyone at your front door through the doorbell cameras to tell them where to leave a package. Check your smart cameras to judge if the unusual activity facilitates a phone call to the authorities. Or remotely turn on lights and sound to deter any suspicious intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech can make you feel safe and secure, they can also aid in a fire or other situations. When your smoke detectors find excess smoke, your home automation system can jump into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have it switch on all your smart bulbs to show the way to safety, and open all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can set automated reactions to numerous emergency events. Turn on all the lights when a glass break sensor trips. Blare your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is pressed. Or get video clips sent to your mobile device when your smart locks activate. Virtually all of your tech can be interconnected to function together in any manner you think will help protect your home and loved ones.