One of the perks of choosing an ADT home security system in Florence 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 doors. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door open again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these devices are by themselves, they can have an even larger effect when utilized together with your security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Florence that will make your house much more responsive to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For Bed
Your nighttime ritual has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the front door, change the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how often have you woken up to discover that you neglected to lock the side door or left the living room light burning? And after you forget to do one section of your nightly checklist, it's simple to forget it another night, as well. Then before you know it, your neglected checklist becomes routine.
But you can ensure that your living space is ready for bedtime every evening when you automate your nighttime program. Through your Florence home security system, you can generate a template that adjusts all your gadgets without you going around the house. With a tap of a screen, you can secure the doors, shut off the lights, change the thermostat, and activate your alarm. Or don't worry about forgetting to touch a button. Set your automation to activate at a set time -- like midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Leave For Work
Along with a bedtime routine, you can designate your automation parameters to activate when your home is not currently occupied. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can put your house on guard via a single button touch. Now you can guarantee that every entryway is secured, every light is no longer on, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on duty. 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 entire day. Unlock the doors for incoming family or service workers through the mobile app. Or set your house on guard without even lifting a finger. By placing a geofence around your house, your system turns on each time you roll down the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you come up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Create Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Exiting the house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also form backdrops for all types of activities. Adjust the lights just a dash while closing your motorized shutters for the ultimate movie viewing atmosphere. Create a dimly lit trail from your bed to the fridge for an evening snack.
You can program a "party" scenario that automatically dims the lights and temperature to adapt for the increased body heat. Then when anyone knocks at your door, you can inform them to let themselves in via your doorbell camera. You can also customize music and decorative lights to turn on with your ADT Control app. And if you decide you just have to get another cutting-edge piece of smart technology, you can simply add it to your current system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Phone
Always keep abreast of what's going on in your house with automated updates sent to your mobile device. Whenever a motion sensor on a surveillance camera picks up unusual motion, you'll learn about it through a text or push notification. Fire and safety detectors will trigger an alert so that you'll never return home to an undiscovered emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids arrive home from school. Once you read a notification, you can judge how to respond.
Communicate with anyone at your front door with the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to leave a package. See through your smart cameras to judge if the strange movement is worth a phone call to the police. Or remotely trigger lights and music to frighten any unwanted intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system helps make you feel safe and comfortable, they can also assist in a fire or other situations. If your smoke detectors discover excess smoke, your home automation devices can dive into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have it power on all your smart bulbs to show the way away from the fire, and open all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can calibrate automated responses to numerous emergency circumstances. Turn on all the lights if a glass break detector trips. Sound your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video snippets sent to your phone when your smart locks trigger. Almost all of your devices can be interconnected to work in tandem in any way you think will help shield your home and family.