One of the advantages of choosing an ADT home security system in Sacramento is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your house the perfect temperature and eco-conscious. Smart locks allow you to remote control your entrances. And you’ll never leave the garage door up again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these gadgets are by themselves, they can have an even larger effect when utilized in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Sacramento that will make your house much more attuned to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your bedtime habits has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the front door, adjust the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how often have you woken up to see that you failed to lock the back door or left the kitchen light burning? And after you neglect to do one part of your nightly checklist, it's easy to forget it another time, as well. Then after a while, your neglected checklist becomes a habit.
But you can make sure that your home is prepared for bedtime every night when you automate your nighttime routine. Through your Sacramento home security system, you can generate a scene that adjusts all your gadgets without you traveling room to room. With a tap of a button, you can secure the doors, turn off the lights, change the thermostat, and set your security devices. Or don't fret about not remembering to press a button. Designate your automation to trigger at a specific time -- such as 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Travel For Work
Along with a bedtime routine, you can designate your automation systems to set when your home is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can set your house on guard through an easy button touch. Now you can be sure that every entryway is secured, every light is turned off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on watch. You can even batten down the garage door with the app if it’s accidentally left up.
You don't have to keep your living space on guard the entire day. Unlatch the doors for incoming family or service workers through the smartphone app. Or put your house on lockdown without even pushing a button. By placing a geofence around your property, your system turns on each time you roll down the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Leaving your house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also create backdrops for all sorts of moods. Change the lights just a dash while dropping your motorized shutters for the premiere movie theatre experience. Illuminate a dimly lit path from your bedroom to the kitchen for a nighttime snack.
You can craft a "party" scenario that effortlessly lowers the lights and temperature to accommodate the increased body heat. Then when anyone arrives at your door, you can ask them to enter through your doorbell camera. You can also set music and decorative lights to power on through your ADT Control app. And if you find you need another sleek piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly sync it to your existing network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Smartphone
Always stay in the know of what's going down in your house through automated notifications sent to your mobile device. Whenever a motion sensor on a security camera sense unwanted movements, you'll learn about it through a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and safety sensors will send an alert so that you won’t return home to an unknown emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids come home from school. Once you read a notification, you can judge how to move forward.
Communicate with anyone at your front door via the doorbell cameras to direct them where to hide a delivery. See through your smart cameras to judge if the strange movement warrants a call to the police. Or remotely turn on lights and sound to frighten any unwanted intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system will make you feel safe and comfortable, they will aid in a fire or other situations. Should your smoke detectors sense a fire, your home automation devices can jump into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have the system switch on all your smart bulbs to show the way away from the fire, and open all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can program automated reactions to several emergency circumstances. Turn on all the lights when a glass break detector chimes. Echo your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video snippets sent to your phone when your smart locks trip. Nearly all of your systems can be interconnected to function in tandem in any manner you think will help safeguard your home and family.