One of the benefits of installing an ADT home security system in Montgomery is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your home the perfect temperature and energy-efficient. Smart locks allow you to remote control your doorways. And you’ll never leave the garage door open again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these tools are alone, they can have an even more significant effect when employed in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Montgomery that will make your house much more responsive to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your before bed schedule has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the door, change the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how often have you woken up to discover that you forgot to lock the back door or left the kitchen light on? And after you fail to do one part of your nightly checklist, it's simple to forget it the next evening, as well. Then without realizing it, your forgotten ritual becomes a habit on its own.
But you can guarantee that your house is set for bedtime every evening when you automate your nighttime ritual. Through your Montgomery home security system, you can create a template that fine-tunes all your devices without you going around the house. With a touch of a screen, you can secure the doors, shut off the lights, lower the thermostat, and arm your alarm. Or don't worry about not remembering to hit a button. Designate your automation to turn on at a specific time -- such as 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Go For Work
Along with a bedtime routine, you can designate your automation systems to arm when your house is vacant. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can set your house on defense through one button tap. Now you can ensure that every entryway is secure, every light is turned off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are activated. You can even batten down the garage door through the app if you accidentally left it up.
You don't need to keep your home locked up the whole day. Unlatch the doors for out-of-town friends or service workers with the smartphone app. Or set your home on alert 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 come home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Match Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities
Exiting the house and going to sleep may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also customize backdrops for all kinds of activities. Adjust the lights just a dash while dropping your motorized shades for the ultimate movie theatre atmosphere. Illuminate a dimly lit aisle from your bed to the kitchen for a nighttime snack.
You can program a "party" scenario that effortlessly lowers the lights and thermostat to account for the additional body heat. Then when a new visitor arrives at your door, you can inform them to let themselves in with your doorbell camera. You can even customize music and decorative lights to power on via your ADT Control app. And if you determine you need another sleek piece of smart technology, you can easily integrate it to your existing system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Mobile Device
Always stay in the know of what's going on in your home with automated updates delivered to your phone. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera sense unwanted motion, you'll learn about it through a text or push notification. Fire and CO alarms will trigger an alert so that you'll never return home to an undiscovered situation. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids arrive home from school. Once you receive a notification, you can determine how to act.
Communicate with anyone at your front door via the doorbell cameras to direct them where to leave a delivery. Watch your outdoor cameras to see if the strange movement warrants a phone call to the police. Or remotely power 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 can also aid in a fire or other hazardous situations. Should your smoke detectors find excess smoke, your home automation system can spring into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically power 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 responders.
In fact, you can calibrate automated protocols to several emergency circumstances. Power on all the lights if a glass break detector chimes. Sound your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is pressed. Or get video clips sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trigger. Almost all of your systems can be networked to function in tandem in any manner you think will help safeguard your home and loved ones.