One of the benefits of installing an ADT home security system in Louisville 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 leave the garage door open again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these devices are by themselves, they can have an even more significant impact when used in tandem with your security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Louisville that will make your home much more attuned to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your bedtime habits has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the door, adjust the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to find that you failed to lock the back door or left the kitchen light glaring? And after you forget to do one section of your bedtime checklist, it's easy to overlook it another time, as well. Then before you know it, your neglected regimen becomes routine on its own.
But you can guarantee that your home is ready for bedtime every evening when you automate your nighttime routine. Through your Louisville home security system, you can generate a scene that fine-tunes all your gadgets without you going around the house. With a press of a screen, you can lock the doors, shut off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and arm your security system. Or don't fret about forgetting to hit a button. Designate your automation to turn on at a set time -- like 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Go For Work
Along with a before bed routine, you can program your automation systems to arm when your home is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can place your house on guard with one button tap. Now you can be sure that every door is locked, every light is no longer on, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on duty. You can even shut the garage door via the app if it’s accidentally left up.
You don't have to keep your living space on guard the entire day. Unlock the doors for incoming friends or service folk through the smartphone app. Or put your home on alert without even lifting a finger. By placing a geofence around your property, your devices powers on every time you leave the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you come up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Exiting the house and going to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also create atmospheres for all types of events. Adjust the lights just a touch while lowering your motorized blinds for the penultimate movie viewing atmosphere. Illuminate a dimly lit trail from your living room to the fridge for a nighttime snack.
You can program a "party" scene that automatically dims the lights and thermostat to accommodate the increased body heat. Then when someone new arrives at your door, you can inform them to come on in with your doorbell camera. You can also customize music and smart lights to turn on via your ADT Control app. And if you determine you need another sleek piece of smart technology, you can easily integrate it to your current system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Mobile Device
Always stay in the know of what's happening in your home through automated updates sent to your mobile device. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera detect unusual activity, you'll hear about it with a text or push notification. Fire and carbon monoxide detectors will show an alert so that you won’t return home to an unknown emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids return home from school. Once you read a notification, you can decide how to move forward.
Communicate with porch visitors through the doorbell cameras to direct them where to stash a package. See through your security cameras to see if the strange movement facilitates a phone call to the authorities. Or remotely turn on lights and sound to deter any suspicious interloper.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system helps make you feel protected and secure, they will assist in a fire or other hazardous situations. When your smoke detectors sense intense heat, your home automation devices can spring into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent harmful smoke. Then have your home switch on all your smart lights to illuminate the way out, and unlock all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can set automated protocols to any emergency circumstances. Turn on all the lights if a glass break detector trips. Blare your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video segments sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trigger. Nearly all of your tech can be interconnected to function together in any manner you think will help protect your home and loved ones.