One of the benefits of buying an ADT home security system in Amarillo is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your house the ideal temperature and eco-conscious. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your entrances. And you won’t accidentally leave the garage door up again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these gadgets are on their own, they can have an even more significant effect when employed in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Amarillo that will make your house much more responsive to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your bedtime habits has become routine: turn off the lights, lock the door, set the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how often have you woken up to see that you forgot to lock the front door or left the kitchen light burning? And after you forget to do one part of your bedtime checklist, it's simple to neglect it another time, too. Then after a while, your missed checklist becomes a habit.
But you can guarantee that your house is set for bed every night when you automate your bedtime program. Through your Amarillo home security system, you can craft a scene that adjusts all your gadgets without you leaving bed. With a touch of a button, you can secure the doors, turn off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and activate your security system. Or don't worry about forgetting to hit a button. Designate your automation to turn on at a set time -- like 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Go For Work
Along with a evening routine, you can designate your automation routines to arm when your home is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can place your living space on defense with an easy button touch. Now you can be sure that every entryway is secured, every light is no longer on, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on watch. You can even shut the garage door through the app if it’s accidentally left up.
You don't need to keep your living space on alert the whole day. Unlock the doors for returning friends or service workers via the mobile app. Or set your house on guard without even lifting a finger. By installing a geofence around your house, your devices turns on each time you leave the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Create Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities
Departing the house and going to sleep may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also customize atmospheres for all types of moods. Adjust the lights just a touch while closing your motorized blinds for the ultimate movie watching atmosphere. Create a dimly lit trail from your bed to the fridge for a midnight snack.
You can program a "party" scenario that effortlessly lowers the lights and temperature to adapt for the extra body heat. Then when anyone comes to your door, you can ask them to come on in via your doorbell camera. You can also set music and decorative lights to come on via your ADT Control app. And if you find you want another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can simply integrate it to your current network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Smartphone
Always stay in the know of what's going on in your home with automated alerts sent to your mobile device. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera sense unusual activity, you'll hear about it through a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and CO detectors will trigger an alert so that you won’t come home to an undiscovered emergency. Or have your smart locks ping you when your kids return home from the bus. Once you read a notification, you can decide how to respond.
Speak with porch visitors with the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to leave a parcel. Watch your security cameras to determine if the unusual activity facilitates a call to the police. Or remotely power lights and music to scare away any unwanted intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech will make you feel protected and secure, they can also assist in a fire or other emergencies. When your smoke detectors sense intense heat, your home automation system can jump into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent harmful smoke. Then have your home turn on all your smart lights to illuminate the way to safety, and unlock all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can set automated protocols to several emergency situations. Switch on all the lights when a glass break detector trips. Sound your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video snippets sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trip. Virtually all of your tech can be synced to operate in tandem in any way you think will help shield your home and loved ones.