One of the perks of installing an ADT home security system in Greenville is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your living space the perfect temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks allow you to remote control your doorways. And you won’t 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 larger impact when utilized together with your security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Greenville that will make your home much more responsive to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For Bed
Your bedtime schedule has become routine: turn off the lights, lock the door, change the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how often have you woken up to discover that you failed to lock the side door or left the living room light on? And once you forget to do one thing on your evening checklist, it's easy to neglect it the next time, too. Then after a while, your missed ritual becomes commonplace on its own.
But you can guarantee that your living space is set for bed every evening when you automate your nighttime ritual. Through your Greenville home security system, you can generate a template that fine-tunes all your tech without you traveling room to room. With a press of a screen, you can secure the doors, turn off the lights, change the thermostat, and activate your alarm. Or don't worry about failing to remember to touch a button. Program your automation to turn on at a specific time -- like 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Leave For Work
Along with a bedtime routine, you can program your automation routines to set when your home is not currently occupied. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can put your home on alert via one button touch. Now you can ensure that every entryway is secure, every light is off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on watch. You can even close the garage door with the app if it’s accidentally left wide open.
You don't have to keep your living space on alert the entire day. Unlock the doors for incoming visitors or service folk via the mobile app. Or put your home on guard without even pushing a button. By setting a geofence around your house, 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: Match Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities
Departing 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 kinds of activities. Adjust the lights just a smidge while lowering your motorized shades for the penultimate movie theatre experience. Create a dimly lit aisle from your bedroom to the kitchen for a midnight snack.
You can craft a "party" scenario that seamlessly dims the lights and temperature to adapt for the increased body heat. Then when anyone knocks at your door, you can ask them to come on in via your doorbell camera. You can also customize music and smart lights to power on via your ADT Control app. And if you determine you just have to get another sleek piece of smart technology, you can easily integrate it to your current ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Phone
Always stay in the know of what's going on in your home with automated updates sent to your smartphone. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera sense unusual motion, you'll hear about it through a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and carbon monoxide detectors will trigger an alert so that you'll never return home to an unexpected situation. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids arrive home from the bus. Once you read a notification, you can determine how to move forward.
Communicate with porch visitors with the doorbell cameras to tell them where to stash a parcel. Watch your security cameras to determine if the unusual activity is worth a phone call to the authorities. Or remotely trigger lights and sound to deter any unwanted trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech can make you feel safe and comfortable, they can also assist in a fire or other emergencies. If your smoke detectors discover excess smoke, your home can spring into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have the system turn on all your smart lights to show the way out, and open all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can calibrate automated responses to any emergency events. Switch on all the lights when a glass break detector triggers. Blare your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video clips sent to your phone when your smart locks activate. Nearly all of your systems can be synced to operate in tandem in any manner you think will help shield your home and family.