One of the perks of buying an ADT home security system in Rochester is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your home more comfortable and eco-friendly. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your entrances. And you won’t leave the garage door wide open again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these gadgets are by themselves, they can have an even more significant impact when used in tandem with your security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Rochester that will make your home much more attuned to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your before bed schedule has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the front door, change the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to see that you failed to lock the side door or left the living room light glaring? And once you fail to do one section of your bedtime checklist, it's easy to overlook it the next night, too. Then before you know it, your missed ritual becomes a habit in its own right.
But you can ensure that your home is prepared for bedtime every night when you automate your bedtime ritual. Through your Rochester home security system, you can create a template that fine-tunes all your gadgets without you going around the house. With a touch of a screen, you can lock the doors, power off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and activate your alarm. Or don't fret about failing to remember to touch a button. Set your automation to activate at a specific time -- like midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Leave For Work
Along with a bedtime procedure, you can program your automation parameters to arm when your house is not currently occupied. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can place your home on guard through one button tap. Now you can ensure that every door is secured, every light is turned off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on watch. You can even close the garage door via the app if you accidentally left it up.
You don't have to keep your living space locked up the entire day. Open the doors for out-of-town family or service folk with the mobile app. Or place your home on alert without even lifting a finger. By placing a geofence around your property, your devices turns on every time you leave the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And The Rest Of Your Life
Exiting the house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also customize scenes for all types of moods. Tweak the lights just a smidge while lowering your motorized blinds for the ultimate movie theatre atmosphere. Light a dimly lit path from your bed to the pantry for a nighttime snack.
You can craft a "party" setting that effortlessly lowers the lights and temperature to adapt for the extra body heat. Then when a new visitor knocks at your door, you can inform them to enter with your doorbell camera. You can even customize music and decorative lights to come on with your ADT Control app. And if you decide you want another sleek piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly add it to your current system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Smartphone
Always keep abreast of what's going on in your house through automated alerts sent to your phone. Whenever a motion sensor on a surveillance camera picks up unwanted movements, you'll learn about it with a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and CO alarms will show an alert so that you won’t return home to an unknown situation. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids come home from school. Once you get a notification, you can judge how to move forward.
Speak with anyone at your front door via the doorbell cameras to tell them where to hide a delivery. Check your outdoor cameras to judge if the abnormal activity warrants a phone call to the authorities. Or remotely trigger lights and sound to scare away any suspicious intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech will make you feel protected and comfortable, they can also aid in a fire or other hazardous situations. Should your smoke detectors sense excess smoke, your home automation system can spring into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have it turn on all your smart lights to show the way away from the fire, and unlock all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can program automated responses to any emergency situations. Power on all the lights when 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 trip. Nearly all of your devices can be synced to function together in any manner you think will help safeguard your home and loved ones.