One of the benefits of installing an ADT home security system in Youngstown is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your home the ideal temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doors. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door wide open again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these devices are on their own, they can have an even greater impact when used in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Youngstown that will make your home much more responsive to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your before bed ritual has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the doors, change the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how often have you woken up to see that you neglected to lock the side door or left the living room light glaring? And once you fail to do one thing on your bedtime checklist, it's easy to forget it another evening, as well. Then before you know it, your forgotten checklist becomes routine in its own right.
But you can guarantee that your living space is prepared for bedtime every evening when you automate your bedtime program. Through your Youngstown home security system, you can craft a scene that adjusts all your gadgets without you traveling room to room. With a press of a button, you can lock the doors, shut off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and set your security devices. Or don't worry about not remembering to hit a button. Set your automation to activate at a predetermined time -- such as 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Go For Work
Along with a evening procedure, you can program your automation systems to arm when your home is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can place your home on defense via an easy button touch. Now you can be sure that every entryway is locked, every light is off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are activated. You can even shut the garage door with the app if you accidentally left it up.
You don't need to keep your house on alert the whole day. Open the doors for out-of-town family or service folk via the mobile app. Or place your house on lockdown without even lifting a finger. By placing a geofence around your house, your devices turns on each time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities
Leaving your house and going to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also customize backdrops for all kinds of activities. 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 kitchen for a midnight snack.
You can craft a "party" scenario that seamlessly dims the lights and temperature to account for the extra body heat. Then when a new visitor knocks at your door, you can ask them to let themselves in via your doorbell camera. You can also set music and smart lights to come on with your ADT Control app. And if you find you want another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can simply add it to your existing network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Phone
Always be aware of what's happening in your house through automated alerts delivered to your phone. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera picks up abnormal motion, you'll learn about it with a text or push notification. Fire and CO sensors will send an alert so that you won’t come home to an unknown emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids return home from the bus. Once you get a notification, you can decide how to respond.
Talk with anyone at your front door via the doorbell cameras to direct them where to hide a parcel. Check your security cameras to see if the abnormal activity is worth a call to the authorities. Or remotely power lights and sound to frighten any suspicious 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 situations. Should your smoke detectors find a fire, your home automation devices can spring into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent harmful smoke. Then have it switch on all your smart lights to show the way away from the fire, and open all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can set automated protocols to any emergency events. Turn on all the lights when a glass break sensor triggers. Blare your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is pressed. Or get video snippets sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trigger. Almost all of your systems can be interconnected to operate in tandem in any way you think will help shield your home and loved ones.