One of the benefits of choosing an ADT home security system in Augusta is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your living space the perfect temperature and eco-conscious. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your doors. And you’ll never leave the garage door wide open again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these tools are alone, they can have an even larger impact when used together with your home security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Augusta 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, set the thermostat, and prep 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 glaring? And once you neglect to do one part of your evening checklist, it's simple to forget it another evening, too. Then after a while, your neglected checklist becomes a habit in its own right.
But you can ensure that your home is prepared for bedtime every night when you automate your bedtime ritual. Through your Augusta home security system, you can create a scene that sets all your tech without you leaving bed. With a press of a screen, you can secure the doors, power off the lights, lower the thermostat, and set your security devices. Or don't agonize about not remembering to press a button. Set your automation to trigger at a set time -- such as 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Travel For Work
Along with a before bed schedule, you can designate your automation parameters to activate when your house is vacant. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can set your house on defense through a single button touch. Now you can guarantee that every entryway is secure, every light is turned off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on duty. You can even batten down the garage door with the app if you accidentally left it wide open.
You don't have to keep your home locked up the whole day. Unlock the doors for out-of-town friends or service professionals through the mobile app. Or place your house on lockdown without even pushing a button. By placing a geofence around your house, your system arms every time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you come up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And The Rest Of Your Life
Departing the house and putting your house to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also create backdrops for all sorts of moods. Change the lights just a touch while lowering your motorized shutters for the ultimate movie watching experience. Create a dimly lit aisle from your living room to the fridge for a midnight snack.
You can program a "party" setting that seamlessly lowers the lights and thermostat to accommodate the increased body heat. Then when a new visitor comes to your door, you can ask them to enter with your doorbell camera. You can even customize music and smart lights to come on via your ADT Control app. And if you determine you need another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly add it to your current network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Phone
Always stay in the know of what's going down in your house through automated alerts delivered to your phone. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera detect unusual motion, you'll know with a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and carbon monoxide detectors will trigger an alert so that you'll never come home to an unexpected 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 act.
Speak with anyone at your front door via the doorbell cameras to tell them where to stash a package. Watch your security cameras to see if the abnormal movement warrants a phone call to the police. Or remotely trigger lights and music to scare away any suspicious interloper.
Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system helps make you feel protected and secure, they will help in a fire or other situations. If your smoke detectors sense a fire, your home automation devices can spring into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have it switch on all your smart lights to show the way out, and open all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can calibrate automated reactions to any emergency circumstances. Turn on all the lights when a glass break sensor trips. Sound your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is pressed. Or get video clips sent to your mobile device when your smart locks activate. Almost all of your tech can be synced to operate together in any manner you think will help safeguard your home and family.