One of the perks of choosing an ADT home security system in Alpharetta is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your living space more comfortable and eco-friendly. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your doorways. And you won’t leave the garage door up again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these devices are alone, they can have an even more significant effect when utilized in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Alpharetta that will make your home much more responsive to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your before bed habits has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the door, change the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how often have you woken up to see that you neglected to lock the back door or left the bathroom light glaring? And once you fail to do one thing on your bedtime checklist, it's easy to neglect it the next night, too. Then after a while, your missed ritual becomes commonplace in its own right.
But you can make sure that your home is ready for bedtime every night when you automate your nighttime program. Through your Alpharetta 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 secure the doors, turn off the lights, change the thermostat, and set your security system. Or don't worry about forgetting to touch a button. Set your automation to trigger at a specific time -- like midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Leave For Work
Along with a before bed procedure, you can program your automation routines to set when your home is empty. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can set your home on guard with one button press. Now you can ensure that every entryway is locked, every light is turned off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are activated. You can even batten down the garage door via the app if it’s accidentally left up.
You don't need to keep your house locked up the entire day. Unlock the doors for out-of-town family or service professionals through the smartphone app. Or set your home on lockdown without even pushing a button. By installing a geofence around your property, your system turns on 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 garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And The Rest Of Your Life
Exiting the house and going to sleep may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also create backdrops for all types of events. Adjust the lights just a smidge while dropping your motorized shades for the premiere movie viewing atmosphere. Illuminate a dimly lit trail from your bedroom to the pantry for a nighttime snack.
You can devise a "party" setting that effortlessly lowers the lights and temperature to accommodate the increased body heat. Then when anyone knocks at your door, you can tell them to enter via your doorbell camera. You can also set music and smart lights to turn on through your ADT Control app. And if you decide you just have to get another sleek piece of smart technology, you can simply sync it to your existing system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Smartphone
Always keep abreast of what's going on in your home through automated notifications delivered to your phone. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera picks up unwanted activity, you'll know via a text or push notification. Fire and CO alarms will send an alert so that you won’t return home to an unknown situation. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids return home from school. Once you get a notification, you can decide how to act.
Communicate with delivery workers with the doorbell cameras to direct them where to stash a package. Watch your smart cameras to judge if the unusual motion facilitates a call to the authorities. Or remotely trigger lights and music to frighten any suspicious intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system will make you feel safe and secure, they will aid in a fire or other situations. When your smoke detectors find a fire, your home automation devices can spring into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent harmful smoke. Then have it switch on all your smart bulbs to light the way away from the fire, and open all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can program automated responses to any emergency circumstances. Turn on all the lights when a glass break sensor chimes. Sound your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video segments sent to your phone when your smart locks activate. Nearly all of your tech can be networked to function in tandem in any manner you think will help shield your home and loved ones.