One of the benefits of choosing an ADT home security system in Pensacola is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your living space the ideal temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doors. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door wide open again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these gadgets are on their own, they can have an even greater impact when employed together with your security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Pensacola that will make your house much more responsive to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your bedtime ritual has become routine: turn off the lights, lock the doors, 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 living room light glaring? And after you fail to do one section of your nightly checklist, it's easy to neglect it another evening, too. Then without realizing it, your forgotten ritual becomes a habit.
But you can make sure that your living space is ready for bedtime every night when you automate your nighttime routine. Through your Pensacola home security system, you can craft a template that adjusts all your devices without you traveling room to room. With a touch of a screen, you can secure the doors, turn off the lights, lower the thermostat, and activate your security system. Or don't worry about not remembering to press a button. Program your automation to trigger at a set time -- such as midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Leave For Work
Along with a evening schedule, you can program your automation systems to activate when your house is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can set your home on alert via a single button touch. Now you can guarantee that every door is locked, every light is off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on watch. You can even close the garage door via the app if you accidentally left it wide open.
You don't have to keep your home on alert the entire day. Unlock the doors for returning visitors or service folk with the mobile app. Or put your house on guard without even lifting a finger. By placing a geofence around your home, your system turns on each time you roll down the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Match Moods For Watching TV And The Rest Of Your Life
Leaving the house and going to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also form scenes for all types of activities. Adjust the lights just a dash while dropping your motorized blinds for the penultimate movie theatre experience. Create a dimly lit trail from your living room to the kitchen for a nighttime snack.
You can craft a "party" scene that seamlessly dims the lights and thermostat to accommodate the extra body heat. Then when anyone arrives at your door, you can tell them to enter through your doorbell camera. You can even select music and decorative lights to turn on through your ADT Control app. And if you decide you want another sleek piece of smart technology, you can easily add it to your existing network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Phone
Always keep abreast of what's going on in your home with automated updates sent to your phone. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera picks up unusual motion, you'll hear about it through a text or push notification. Fire and safety detectors will show an alert so that you'll never return home to an undiscovered emergency. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids return home from school. Once you read a notification, you can judge how to move forward.
Talk with porch visitors via the doorbell cameras to direct them where to stash a parcel. Check your outdoor cameras to judge if the strange motion facilitates a call to the police. Or remotely power lights and music to scare away any unwanted intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech helps make you feel safe and comfortable, they will assist in a fire or other emergencies. Should your smoke detectors sense a fire, your home can spring into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have it switch on all your smart bulbs to show the way out, and open all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can program automated protocols to several emergency circumstances. Turn on all the lights when a glass break detector trips. Blare your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video clips sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trip. Nearly all of your tech can be networked to work in tandem in any way you think will help safeguard your home and loved ones.