One of the advantages of choosing an ADT home security system in Gainesville is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your house the perfect temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doors. And you’ll never leave the garage door wide open again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these tools are by themselves, they can have an even greater effect when employed together with your home security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Gainesville that will make your home much more attuned to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your before bed habits has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the door, set the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how often have you woken up to find that you failed to lock the side door or left the bathroom light burning? And once you forget to do one thing on your nightly checklist, it's easy to forget it the next time, as well. Then without realizing it, your missed regimen becomes routine in its own right.
But you can make sure that your home is prepared for bedtime every night when you automate your bedtime routine. Through your Gainesville home security system, you can create a template that sets all your gadgets without you going around the house. With a tap 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 hit a button. Program your automation to activate at a specific time -- like 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Go For Work
Along with a evening procedure, you can program your automation routines to arm when your house is empty. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can put your house on alert through an easy button press. Now you can be sure that every entryway is locked, every light is turned off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on watch. You can even shut the garage door through the app if you accidentally left it wide open.
You don't need to keep your home locked up the whole day. Open the doors for returning family or service folk via the mobile app. Or place your house on guard without even lifting a finger. By setting a geofence around your property, your devices arms each time you leave the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Create Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Departing your house and going to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also customize atmospheres for all kinds of activities. Tweak the lights just a smidge while lowering your motorized shades for the premiere movie watching experience. Light a dimly lit aisle from your living room to the pantry for an evening snack.
You can craft a "party" scene that effortlessly dims the lights and temperature to accommodate the additional body heat. Then when someone new arrives at your door, you can tell them to let themselves in with your doorbell camera. You can even select music and smart lights to come on with your ADT Control app. And if you determine you need another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can simply sync it to your existing network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Mobile Device
Always be aware of what's happening in your house with automated alerts sent to your smartphone. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera picks up unusual activity, you'll learn about it via a text or push notification. Fire and carbon monoxide detectors will send an alert so that you won’t return home to an undiscovered situation. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids return home from the bus. Once you receive a notification, you can judge how to respond.
Talk with anyone at your front door via the doorbell cameras to direct them where to hide a parcel. Watch your security cameras to judge if the abnormal activity is worth a phone call to the police. Or remotely turn on lights and sound to deter any suspicious trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech helps make you feel safe and comfortable, they will aid in a fire or other emergencies. Should your smoke detectors discover a fire, your home can spring into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have your home power on all your smart lights to light the way out, and unlock all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can calibrate automated protocols to any emergency events. Switch on all the lights when a glass break sensor triggers. Echo your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video snippets sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trigger. Virtually all of your systems can be networked to function in tandem in any way you think will help protect your home and family.