One of the perks of choosing an ADT home security system in Saginaw is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your living space more comfortable and eco-friendly. Smart locks allow you to remote control your doors. And you won’t leave the garage door wide open again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these devices are alone, they can have an even larger effect when employed in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Saginaw that will make your living space much more attuned to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For Bed
Your nighttime ritual has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the door, change the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to see that you neglected to lock the back door or left the kitchen light glaring? And after you forget to do one thing on your bedtime checklist, it's simple to neglect it the next evening, as well. Then without realizing it, your forgotten checklist becomes routine on its own.
But you can make sure that your home is ready for bedtime every evening when you automate your bedtime routine. Through your Saginaw home security system, you can create a scene that adjusts all your devices without you traveling room to room. With a tap of a button, you can lock the doors, power off the lights, lower the thermostat, and set your alarm. Or don't fret about forgetting to press a button. Set your automation to turn on at a predetermined time -- like midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Leave For Work
Along with a evening procedure, you can set your automation parameters to arm when your house is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can put your home on defense through one button tap. Now you can be sure that every door is secured, every light is turned off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are activated. You can even batten down the garage door via the app if it’s accidentally left wide open.
You don't have to keep your living space on alert the entire day. Unlatch the doors for incoming friends or service professionals through the mobile app. Or put your house on guard without even lifting a finger. By placing a geofence around your house, your system turns on every time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you come 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 Everything Else
Exiting your house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also form backdrops for all kinds of moods. Change the lights just a smidge while dropping your motorized shades for the penultimate movie watching atmosphere. Light a dimly lit path from your bed to the fridge for an evening snack.
You can program a "party" scene that automatically dims the lights and thermostat to account for the additional body heat. Then when anyone arrives at your door, you can tell them to come on in through your doorbell camera. You can also customize music and smart lights to turn on via your ADT Control app. And if you decide you just have to get another sleek piece of smart technology, you can easily integrate it to your current system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Phone
Always keep abreast of what's going on in your home through automated updates delivered to your phone. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera sense unusual activity, you'll learn about it via a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and safety sensors will send an alert so that you'll never come home to an unexpected emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids return home from school. Once you read a notification, you can determine how to move forward.
Speak with anyone at your front door with the doorbell cameras to tell them where to hide a delivery. See through your security cameras to see if the unusual activity facilitates a call to the authorities. Or remotely trigger lights and music to frighten any suspicious intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech can make you feel protected and secure, they can also help in a fire or other emergencies. If your smoke detectors find excess smoke, your home automation devices can jump into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have it power on all your smart bulbs to light the way to safety, and open all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can set automated protocols to any emergency situations. Power on all the lights if a glass break sensor trips. Echo your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video snippets sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trip. Nearly all of your systems can be networked to work in tandem in any manner you think will help safeguard your home and loved ones.