One of the advantages of choosing an ADT home security system in Scottsdale is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your living space the perfect temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks empower 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 greater effect when utilized together with your home security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Scottsdale that will make your house much more attuned to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your nighttime ritual has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the door, set the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to see that you neglected to lock the back door or left the kitchen light on? And after you neglect to do one thing on your bedtime checklist, it's simple to overlook it the next evening, as well. Then before you know it, your missed checklist becomes a habit in its own right.
But you can make sure that your home is set for bedtime every evening when you automate your nighttime program. Through your Scottsdale home security system, you can craft a template that sets all your gadgets without you going around the house. With a tap of a screen, you can lock the doors, power off the lights, lower the thermostat, and set your security devices. Or don't agonize about forgetting to touch a button. Program your automation to activate at a specific time -- such as midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Go For Work
Along with a before bed procedure, you can set your automation routines to activate when your house is vacant. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can place your living space on defense with one button tap. Now you can be sure that every door is locked, every light is off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are activated. You can even close the garage door with the app if it’s accidentally left wide open.
You don't need to keep your home on alert the whole day. Open the doors for out-of-town friends or service folk through the mobile app. Or set your home on lockdown without even looking at your phone. By installing a geofence around your home, your system arms 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 garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Create 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 customize scenes for all kinds of activities. Change the lights just a dash while closing your motorized blinds for the penultimate movie viewing experience. Illuminate a dimly lit trail from your bedroom to the fridge for a midnight snack.
You can program a "party" scenario that automatically changes the lights and temperature to account for the increased body heat. Then when someone new arrives at your door, you can tell them to enter via your doorbell camera. You can also set music and smart lights to power on via your ADT Control app. And if you decide you just have to get another sleek piece of smart technology, you can easily integrate it to your existing network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Phone
Always keep abreast of what's happening in your house with automated alerts sent to your phone. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera picks up unwanted motion, you'll hear about it through a text or push notification. Fire and safety sensors will trigger an alert so that you'll never come home to an undiscovered emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids arrive home from the bus. Once you get a notification, you can judge how to respond.
Speak with porch visitors via the doorbell cameras to tell them where to stash a parcel. Check your outdoor cameras to see if the unusual activity is worth a call to the authorities. Or remotely power lights and sound to scare away any unwanted trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system can make you feel protected and secure, they can also assist in a fire or other hazardous situations. When your smoke detectors discover excess smoke, your home can jump into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have it switch on all your smart lights to illuminate the way to safety, and open all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can calibrate automated protocols to several emergency events. Power on all the lights when a glass break detector chimes. Echo your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is pressed. Or get video clips sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trigger. Nearly all of your systems can be synced to work in tandem in any manner you think will help safeguard your home and family.