One of the advantages of buying an ADT home security system in Springfield is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your house more comfortable and eco-conscious. Smart locks allow you to remote control your doors. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door up again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these devices are alone, they can have an even more significant effect when used together with your home security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Springfield that will make your home much more responsive to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For Bed
Your bedtime schedule has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the door, adjust the thermostat, and prep 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 glaring? And after you forget to do one thing on your bedtime checklist, it's simple to forget it the next night, too. Then after a while, your neglected ritual becomes routine on its own.
But you can make sure that your home is set for bedtime every night when you automate your nighttime program. Through your Springfield home security system, you can create a scene that sets all your devices without you going around the house. With a press of a button, you can secure the doors, turn off the lights, lower the thermostat, and arm your alarm. Or don't agonize about failing to remember to hit a button. Set your automation to turn on at a specific time -- such as 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Travel For Work
Along with a bedtime schedule, you can set your automation parameters to activate when your home is empty. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can place your house on guard with an easy button tap. Now you can guarantee that every door is secure, every light is no longer on, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on duty. You can even close the garage door with the app if you accidentally left it up.
You don't have to keep your home on alert the entire day. Unlatch the doors for returning friends or service professionals with the smartphone app. Or place your home on alert without even pushing a button. By installing a geofence around your home, your system turns on every time you roll down 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: Match Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Leaving your house and going to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also form scenes for all sorts of activities. Adjust the lights just a touch while closing your motorized shutters for the premiere movie watching atmosphere. Create a dimly lit aisle from your living room to the pantry for an evening snack.
You can craft a "party" scenario that automatically dims the lights and temperature to adapt for the additional body heat. Then when anyone comes to your door, you can tell them to enter through your doorbell camera. You can also customize music and decorative lights to power on through your ADT Control app. And if you find you need another sleek piece of smart technology, you can simply add it to your existing system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Smartphone
Always keep abreast of what's happening in your house through automated alerts delivered to your smartphone. Whenever a motion sensor on a security camera sense unusual movements, you'll hear about it through a text or push notification. Fire and safety sensors will trigger an alert so that you'll never come home to an unexpected situation. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids arrive home from school. Once you receive a notification, you can judge how to move forward.
Talk with anyone at your front door via the doorbell cameras to direct them where to leave a parcel. Watch your security cameras to judge if the strange movement is worth a call to the authorities. Or remotely trigger lights and sound to scare away any suspicious interloper.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech helps make you feel safe and secure, they can also aid in a fire or other emergencies. Should your smoke detectors discover excess smoke, your home automation devices can spring into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have your home switch on all your smart lights to illuminate the way out, and open all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can set automated protocols to several emergency circumstances. Turn on all the lights when a glass break detector trips. Echo your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video snippets sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trigger. Virtually all of your systems can be networked to work together in any manner you think will help protect your home and loved ones.