One of the perks of buying an ADT home security system in Seattle is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your home the perfect temperature and eco-conscious. Smart locks allow you to remote control your doorways. And you’ll never leave the garage door up again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these devices are by themselves, they can have an even larger effect when employed together with your home security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Seattle that will make your living space much more attuned to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your bedtime habits has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the doors, set the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to find that you neglected to lock the back door or left the kitchen light burning? And once you fail to do one section of your evening checklist, it's simple to forget it another evening, as well. Then after a while, your neglected checklist becomes routine on its own.
But you can ensure that your living space is set for bedtime every evening when you automate your bedtime ritual. Through your Seattle home security system, you can generate a scene that adjusts all your tech without you going around the house. With a tap of a screen, you can secure the doors, power off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and activate your alarm. Or don't agonize about failing to remember to touch a button. Program your automation to turn on at a set time -- such as 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Leave For Work
Along with a bedtime procedure, you can set your automation routines to set when your house is not currently occupied. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can place your living space on guard with one button tap. Now you can ensure that every door is secure, every light is turned off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on watch. You can even shut the garage door with the app if you accidentally left it open.
You don't have to keep your home locked up the entire day. Unlock the doors for out-of-town visitors or service professionals with the mobile app. Or put your home on guard without even looking at your phone. By setting a geofence around your home, your devices turns on each time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you come up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities
Exiting your house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also customize scenes for all types of activities. Tweak the lights just a smidge while closing your motorized shades for the premiere movie viewing experience. Create a dimly lit aisle from your bed to the pantry for a nighttime snack.
You can devise a "party" setting that effortlessly lowers the lights and temperature to adapt for the extra body heat. Then when anyone arrives at your door, you can ask them to come on in with your doorbell camera. You can also select music and smart lights to come on via your ADT Control app. And if you find you need another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly integrate it to your current network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Mobile Device
Always stay in the know of what's happening in your home with automated updates delivered to your smartphone. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera detect abnormal movements, you'll hear about it through a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and carbon monoxide detectors will trigger an alert so that you won’t return home to an undiscovered emergency. Or have your smart locks ping you when your kids arrive home from the bus. Once you read a notification, you can judge how to respond.
Talk with porch visitors via the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to hide a package. See through your smart cameras to see if the abnormal movement facilitates a call to the police. Or remotely turn on lights and sound to scare away any suspicious intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system helps make you feel safe and comfortable, they will aid in a fire or other emergencies. Should your smoke detectors find excess smoke, your home automation devices can spring into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have the system power on all your smart bulbs to light the way away from the fire, and open all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can calibrate automated protocols to several emergency events. Switch on all the lights when a glass break sensor triggers. Blare your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video snippets sent to your phone when your smart locks trigger. Nearly all of your devices can be networked to work together in any manner you think will help shield your home and family.