One of the benefits of buying an ADT home security system in Concord is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your home the perfect temperature and energy-efficient. 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 tools are by themselves, they can have an even larger impact when utilized together with your security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Concord that will make your house much more responsive to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For Bed
Your before bed schedule has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the front door, set the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how often have you woken up to find that you failed to lock the back door or left the living room light glaring? And after you fail to do one section of your nightly checklist, it's simple to forget it the next evening, as well. Then after a while, your forgotten regimen becomes routine.
But you can guarantee that your home is ready for bed every night when you automate your nighttime program. Through your Concord home security system, you can generate a scenario that adjusts all your gadgets without you going around the house. With a press of a button, you can secure the doors, shut off the lights, change the thermostat, and activate your alarm. Or don't fret about not remembering to touch a button. Designate your automation to trigger at a predetermined time -- such as midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Travel For Work
Along with a bedtime routine, you can designate your automation routines to set when your house is empty. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can place your living space on defense through a single button press. Now you can ensure that every entryway is secure, every light is off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are activated. You can even batten down the garage door with the app if you accidentally left it open.
You don't have to keep your home locked up the whole day. Unlock the doors for out-of-town visitors or service workers via the smartphone app. Or place your house on lockdown without even lifting a finger. By setting a geofence around your property, your system turns on every time you leave the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities
Departing 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 moods. Tweak the lights just a smidge while dropping your motorized shutters for the premiere movie theatre experience. Illuminate a dimly lit trail from your living room to the kitchen for a nighttime snack.
You can devise a "party" setting that seamlessly dims the lights and temperature to adapt for the extra body heat. Then when anyone comes to your door, you can tell them to come on in via your doorbell camera. You can also customize music and smart lights to turn on through your ADT Control app. And if you decide you need another sleek piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly add it to your existing network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Smartphone
Always keep abreast of what's happening in your home through automated alerts delivered to your mobile device. Whenever a motion sensor on a surveillance camera picks up unusual activity, you'll learn about it through a text or push notification. Fire and safety sensors will send an alert so that you'll never return home to an undiscovered situation. Or have your smart locks ping you when your kids return home from school. Once you read a notification, you can determine how to respond.
Communicate with anyone at your front door through the doorbell cameras to direct them where to stash a delivery. See through your smart cameras to determine if the strange movement warrants a phone call to the police. Or remotely turn on lights and sound to frighten any suspicious interloper.
Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech helps make you feel safe and secure, they can also assist in a fire or other emergencies. Should your smoke detectors discover excess smoke, your home can spring into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have it switch on all your smart bulbs to show the way away from the fire, and unlock all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can program automated reactions to several emergency situations. Turn on all the lights if a glass break detector chimes. Echo your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video clips sent to your mobile device when your smart locks activate. Nearly all of your tech can be interconnected to operate in tandem in any way you think will help shield your home and family.