One of the perks of buying an ADT home security system in Hammond is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your living space the perfect temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doorways. And you won’t accidentally leave the garage door open again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these devices are alone, they can have an even greater impact when used together with your home security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Hammond that will make your living space much more responsive to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your before bed ritual has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the door, set the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to find that you forgot to lock the front door or left the living room light burning? And once you forget to do one section of your bedtime checklist, it's easy to overlook it the next night, as well. Then without realizing it, your missed regimen becomes a habit in its own right.
But you can make sure that your house is set for bed every evening when you automate your bedtime program. Through your Hammond home security system, you can craft a scene that sets all your tech without you going around the house. With a press of a screen, you can lock the doors, shut off the lights, lower the thermostat, and arm your alarm. Or don't worry about not remembering to hit a button. Program your automation to trigger at a set time -- such as midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Leave For Work
Along with a bedtime routine, you can program your automation systems to set when your house is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can place your house on alert via one button touch. Now you can guarantee that every entryway is locked, every light is off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are activated. You can even close the garage door through the app if it’s accidentally left open.
You don't have to keep your living space locked up the whole day. Open the doors for incoming friends or service folk through the mobile app. Or put your home on guard without even lifting a finger. By setting a geofence around your house, your system arms each time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you come up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And The Rest Of Your Life
Departing your house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also form atmospheres for all sorts of activities. Adjust the lights just a smidge while closing your motorized shutters for the premiere movie viewing atmosphere. Illuminate a dimly lit trail from your bed to the fridge for a midnight snack.
You can devise a "party" setting that automatically dims the lights and temperature to accommodate the additional body heat. Then when someone new knocks at your door, you can tell them to let themselves in via your doorbell camera. You can even select music and decorative lights to come on with your ADT Control app. And if you find you need another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can simply sync it to your existing system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Mobile Device
Always be aware of what's going down in your house through automated alerts delivered to your phone. Whenever a motion sensor on a surveillance camera picks up unusual movements, you'll hear about it through a text or push notification. Fire and carbon monoxide detectors will trigger an alert so that you won’t return home to an unexpected situation. Or have your smart locks ping you when your kids come home from the bus. Once you get a notification, you can judge how to respond.
Communicate with delivery workers with the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to leave a delivery. Check your outdoor cameras to determine if the unusual activity facilitates a call to the authorities. Or remotely power lights and sound to scare away any suspicious interloper.
Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech helps make you feel protected and comfortable, they can also help in a fire or other situations. Should your smoke detectors sense intense heat, your home can jump into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent harmful smoke. Then have the system switch on all your smart bulbs to show the way away from the fire, and unlock all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can program automated reactions to numerous emergency circumstances. Turn on all the lights if a glass break detector triggers. Sound your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video segments sent to your phone when your smart locks trigger. Virtually all of your tech can be synced to work together in any manner you think will help protect your home and family.