One of the perks of installing an ADT home security system in Erie is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your living space the ideal temperature and eco-conscious. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your doors. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door wide open again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these tools are by themselves, they can have an even greater impact when employed together with your home security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Erie that will make your home much more responsive to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For Bed
Your nighttime ritual has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the front door, adjust the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to discover that you forgot to lock the side door or left the bathroom light glaring? And once you forget to do one part of your bedtime checklist, it's easy to neglect it the next evening, as well. Then after a while, your missed ritual becomes commonplace.
But you can guarantee that your home is ready for bed every evening when you automate your nighttime ritual. Through your Erie home security system, you can craft a scene that sets all your tech without you leaving bed. With a press of a screen, you can secure the doors, turn off the lights, lower the thermostat, and arm your security system. Or don't fret about forgetting to press a button. Set your automation to trigger at a predetermined time -- like 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Leave For Work
Along with a evening routine, you can designate your automation parameters to arm when your home is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can place your living space on guard with an easy button touch. Now you can be sure that every door is secured, every light is turned off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are activated. You can even close the garage door via the app if you accidentally left it open.
You don't have to keep your house on guard the whole day. Unlock the doors for out-of-town visitors or service folk with the mobile app. Or set your home on lockdown without even looking at your phone. By setting a geofence around your property, your devices arms each time you roll down the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Leaving your house and putting your house to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also customize scenes for all types of events. Adjust the lights just a smidge while dropping your motorized blinds for the ultimate movie viewing atmosphere. Light a dimly lit path from your bedroom to the kitchen for a midnight snack.
You can program a "party" scenario that automatically lowers the lights and temperature to adapt for the increased body heat. Then when someone new comes to your door, you can tell them to enter with your doorbell camera. You can also select music and decorative lights to turn on through your ADT Control app. And if you determine you want another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly integrate it to your existing ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Smartphone
Always keep abreast of what's going down in your home with automated updates delivered to your smartphone. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera detect unwanted activity, you'll learn about it through a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and safety sensors will send an alert so that you'll never return home to an undiscovered emergency. Or have your smart locks ping you when your kids arrive home from school. Once you receive a notification, you can decide how to move forward.
Communicate with delivery workers via the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to hide a package. Watch your smart cameras to see if the unusual movement is worth a call to the authorities. Or remotely power lights and sound to scare away any unwanted intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system will make you feel safe and comfortable, they can also aid in a fire or other emergencies. Should your smoke detectors discover a fire, your home automation system can spring into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have the system switch on all your smart bulbs to light the way to safety, and open all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can program automated responses to numerous emergency circumstances. Power on all the lights if a glass break detector triggers. Echo your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video snippets sent to your phone when your smart locks trigger. Nearly all of your systems can be interconnected to operate together in any way you think will help shield your home and loved ones.