One of the perks of installing an ADT home security system in Johnson City is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your home the ideal temperature and energy-efficient. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doorways. And you’ll never leave the garage door up again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these gadgets are alone, they can have an even greater effect when used in tandem with your security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Johnson City that will make your house much more attuned to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your nighttime schedule has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the door, set the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how often have you woken up to see that you forgot to lock the back door or left the bathroom light burning? And once you neglect to do one section of your evening checklist, it's simple to overlook it another night, as well. Then after a while, your neglected regimen becomes commonplace in its own right.
But you can guarantee that your house is ready for bedtime every evening when you automate your nighttime ritual. Through your Johnson City home security system, you can create a scenario that sets all your gadgets without you traveling room to room. With a touch of a screen, you can secure the doors, turn off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and set your alarm. Or don't worry about failing to remember to press a button. Set your automation to trigger at a set time -- like midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Travel For Work
Along with a evening schedule, you can program your automation routines to set when your house is empty. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can put your living space on defense through one button touch. Now you can ensure that every entryway is locked, every light is no longer on, the alarms are set, and your cameras are activated. You can even close the garage door through the app if you accidentally left it up.
You don't need to keep your house locked up the entire day. Unlatch the doors for returning family or service workers via the smartphone app. Or place your home on alert without even pushing a button. By installing a geofence around your property, your devices arms each time you leave the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you come up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Match Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities
Exiting the house and going to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also form atmospheres for all types of activities. Adjust the lights just a touch while lowering your motorized shutters for the ultimate movie viewing experience. Create a dimly lit aisle from your living room to the fridge for a nighttime snack.
You can program a "party" setting that seamlessly dims the lights and thermostat to account for the extra body heat. Then when anyone comes to your door, you can tell them to come on in via your doorbell camera. You can also set music and smart lights to come on via your ADT Control app. And if you find you need another sleek piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly integrate it to your current network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Mobile Device
Always stay in the know of what's going on in your home with automated notifications sent to your mobile device. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera detect unusual movements, you'll hear about it with a text or push notification. Fire and CO alarms will show an alert so that you'll never come home to an unexpected emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids come home from school. Once you get a notification, you can determine how to respond.
Communicate with delivery workers via the doorbell cameras to direct them where to stash a package. See through your smart cameras to determine if the strange movement facilitates a call to the police. Or remotely power lights and sound to frighten any unwanted intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system helps make you feel safe and comfortable, they can also aid in a fire or other emergencies. When your smoke detectors find a fire, your home can spring into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent harmful smoke. Then have the system power on all your smart lights to illuminate the way away from the fire, and open all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can program automated reactions to several emergency situations. Power on all the lights if a glass break detector trips. Blare your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is pressed. Or get video clips sent to your mobile device when your smart locks activate. Almost all of your systems can be synced to function together in any way you think will help protect your home and family.