One of the perks of choosing an ADT home security system in Appleton is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your living space the ideal temperature and eco-conscious. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your entrances. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door wide open again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these devices are by themselves, they can have an even greater effect when used together with your home security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Appleton that will make your living space much more responsive to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For Bed
Your nighttime habits has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the front door, change the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to discover that you forgot to lock the front door or left the kitchen light on? And once you forget to do one thing on your bedtime checklist, it's simple to forget it another evening, as well. Then after a while, your missed checklist becomes routine on its own.
But you can make sure that your home is set for bed every evening when you automate your nighttime program. Through your Appleton home security system, you can create a template that sets all your tech without you going around the house. With a press of a screen, you can lock the doors, turn off the lights, lower the thermostat, and arm your security devices. Or don't worry about failing to remember to touch a button. Designate your automation to activate at a predetermined time -- like midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Leave For Work
Along with a before bed schedule, you can set your automation systems to activate when your house is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can put your living space on guard via an easy button touch. Now you can guarantee 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 through the app if it’s accidentally left wide open.
You don't have to keep your house on guard the entire day. Open the doors for incoming visitors or service folk via the mobile app. Or place your house on guard without even pushing a button. By setting a geofence around your property, your system arms every time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Create Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Departing your house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also create scenes for all kinds of moods. Adjust the lights just a touch while lowering your motorized shutters for the penultimate movie viewing experience. Create a dimly lit aisle from your living room to the kitchen for a nighttime snack.
You can devise a "party" setting that automatically changes the lights and temperature to adapt for the increased body heat. Then when someone new arrives at your door, you can inform them to come on in through your doorbell camera. You can also customize music and decorative lights to power on with your ADT Control app. And if you find you need another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly sync it to your current system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Mobile Device
Always keep abreast of what's going down in your home through automated updates sent to your phone. Whenever a motion sensor on a security camera detect unwanted motion, you'll hear about it via a text or push notification. Fire and safety detectors will trigger an alert so that you'll never come home to an unexpected emergency. Or have your smart locks ping you when your kids arrive home from school. Once you read a notification, you can determine how to respond.
Communicate with porch visitors via the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to leave a parcel. See through your smart cameras to judge if the unusual activity is worth a call to the police. Or remotely trigger lights and music to scare away any suspicious trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system helps make you feel safe and secure, they can also help in a fire or other hazardous situations. Should your smoke detectors discover excess smoke, your home automation system can jump into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent harmful smoke. Then have your home switch on all your smart lights to illuminate the way to safety, and open all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can set automated reactions to any emergency events. Power on all the lights if a glass break detector chimes. Blare your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video clips sent to your phone when your smart locks trigger. Nearly all of your tech can be synced to operate together in any way you think will help safeguard your home and family.