One of the perks of choosing an ADT home security system in South Fulton is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your house more comfortable and energy-efficient. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doorways. And you won’t accidentally leave the garage door open again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these gadgets are alone, they can have an even greater effect when utilized together with your security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for South Fulton that will make your home much more attuned to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your before bed habits has become routine: turn off the lights, lock the doors, adjust the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how often have you woken up to find that you neglected to lock the back door or left the bathroom light on? And after you fail to do one part of your evening checklist, it's simple to neglect it the next time, as well. Then without realizing it, your neglected checklist becomes routine on its own.
But you can ensure that your living space is ready for bedtime every evening when you automate your bedtime ritual. Through your South Fulton home security system, you can generate a template that fine-tunes all your devices without you leaving bed. With a touch of a screen, you can secure the doors, shut off the lights, change the thermostat, and set your alarm. Or don't agonize about failing to remember to hit a button. Program your automation to activate at a specific time -- such as 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Travel For Work
Along with a bedtime schedule, you can designate your automation parameters to arm when your home is vacant. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can place your living space on alert with a single button tap. Now you can ensure that every entryway is secure, every light is no longer on, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are activated. You can even batten down the garage door through the app if it’s accidentally left up.
You don't have to keep your house locked up the whole day. Unlatch the doors for returning family or service workers via the smartphone app. Or set your home on lockdown without even looking at your phone. By installing a geofence around your home, your system turns on every time you leave the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And The Rest Of Your Life
Exiting the house and going to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also create backdrops for all kinds of events. Change the lights just a dash while lowering your motorized shutters for the penultimate movie watching atmosphere. Light a dimly lit aisle from your bedroom to the pantry for an evening snack.
You can program a "party" scenario that effortlessly dims the lights and thermostat to adapt for the extra body heat. Then when a new visitor arrives at your door, you can tell them to let themselves in through your doorbell camera. You can even customize music and smart lights to turn on with your ADT Control app. And if you find you want another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly integrate it to your existing network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Smartphone
Always be aware of what's going down in your house through automated alerts delivered to your mobile device. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera detect abnormal motion, you'll know via a text or push notification. Fire and carbon monoxide detectors will send an alert so that you won’t come home to an unexpected situation. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids return home from the bus. Once you receive a notification, you can decide how to respond.
Talk with anyone at your front door through the doorbell cameras to direct them where to leave a package. Watch your security cameras to see if the abnormal activity facilitates a phone call to the authorities. Or remotely power 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 protected and secure, they will aid in a fire or other situations. If your smoke detectors discover a fire, your home automation devices can jump into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have the system power on all your smart lights to show the way away from the fire, and unlock all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can calibrate automated responses to any 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 snippets sent to your mobile device when your smart locks activate. Almost all of your tech can be synced to function in tandem in any manner you think will help protect your home and family.