One of the benefits of installing an ADT home security system in Tallahassee is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your living space more comfortable and eco-friendly. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doorways. And you’ll never leave the garage door wide open again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these gadgets are on their own, they can have an even greater impact when employed in tandem with your security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Tallahassee that will make your house much more attuned to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For Bed
Your before bed habits has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the doors, change the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to see that you failed to lock the side door or left the kitchen light glaring? And once you forget to do one part of your evening checklist, it's simple to forget it the next time, as well. Then before you know it, your forgotten checklist becomes commonplace in its own right.
But you can make sure that your house is ready for bed every evening when you automate your nighttime routine. Through your Tallahassee home security system, you can craft a scenario that sets all your devices without you going around the house. With a tap of a screen, you can lock the doors, turn off the lights, lower the thermostat, and activate your alarm. Or don't agonize about forgetting to touch a button. Program your automation to trigger at a predetermined time -- such as 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Travel For Work
Along with a before bed procedure, you can set your automation systems to activate when your house is vacant. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can set your living space on guard with an easy button tap. Now you can be sure that every entryway is locked, every light is no longer on, the alarms are set, and your cameras are activated. You can even close the garage door with the app if you accidentally left it up.
You don't have to keep your house on guard the entire day. Unlatch the doors for out-of-town visitors or service workers through the mobile app. Or put your home on guard without even lifting a finger. By setting 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 house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities
Leaving your house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also form scenes for all kinds of activities. Adjust the lights just a smidge while dropping your motorized shutters for the ultimate movie viewing atmosphere. Create a dimly lit trail from your bed to the kitchen for a nighttime snack.
You can program a "party" setting that automatically dims the lights and thermostat to account for the additional body heat. Then when anyone knocks at your door, you can inform them to enter with your doorbell camera. You can even customize music and smart lights to turn on with your ADT Control app. And if you decide you just have to get another cutting-edge piece of smart technology, you can simply sync it to your existing system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Phone
Always stay in the know of what's going on in your house with automated notifications delivered to your phone. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera sense abnormal motion, you'll know via a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and CO detectors will trigger an alert so that you'll never return home to an unexpected situation. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids return home from the bus. Once you receive a notification, you can determine how to act.
Talk with porch visitors via the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to leave a delivery. See through your outdoor cameras to determine if the unusual motion warrants a call to the authorities. Or remotely trigger lights and music to deter any unwanted trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech can make you feel protected and secure, they will help in a fire or other hazardous situations. If your smoke detectors sense excess smoke, your home can dive into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent harmful smoke. Then have your home switch on all your smart lights to show the way to safety, and open all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can set automated protocols to several emergency events. Power on all the lights when a glass break sensor trips. Echo your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is pressed. Or get video segments sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trigger. Almost all of your devices can be synced to function together in any way you think will help safeguard your home and loved ones.