One of the perks of choosing an ADT home security system in Utica is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your living space more comfortable and eco-friendly. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your doorways. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door open again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these gadgets are by themselves, they can have an even greater effect when used together with your home security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Utica that will make your home much more attuned to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your before bed ritual has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the doors, set the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how often have you woken up to see that you failed to lock the side door or left the living room light on? And once you fail to do one section of your bedtime checklist, it's easy to neglect it another night, too. Then before you know it, your forgotten checklist becomes commonplace on its own.
But you can ensure that your home is set for bedtime every evening when you automate your bedtime routine. Through your Utica home security system, you can craft a scene that fine-tunes all your devices without you traveling room to room. With a tap of a button, you can secure the doors, turn off the lights, lower the thermostat, and activate your security system. Or don't worry about forgetting to hit a button. Set your automation to activate at a set time -- such as 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Go For Work
Along with a before bed procedure, you can set your automation parameters to set when your home is empty. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can place your living space on guard through one button touch. Now you can be sure that every entryway is secured, every light is off, the alarms are set, 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 have to keep your house on alert the whole day. Open the doors for incoming family or service professionals via the mobile app. Or put your house on lockdown without even lifting a finger. By placing a geofence around your property, your system powers on each time you roll down the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Create Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Departing your house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also create scenes for all kinds of activities. Adjust the lights just a dash while closing your motorized shades for the premiere movie theatre experience. Illuminate a dimly lit path from your living room to the fridge for a nighttime snack.
You can craft a "party" scenario that effortlessly dims the lights and temperature to account for the increased body heat. Then when anyone comes to your door, you can ask them to let themselves in with your doorbell camera. You can also customize music and decorative lights to turn on via your ADT Control app. And if you decide you want another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly sync it to your current ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Smartphone
Always stay in the know of what's going down in your home through automated notifications sent to your smartphone. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera detect unwanted activity, you'll hear about it with a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and safety sensors will trigger an alert so that you'll never return home to an unknown situation. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids return home from school. Once you read a notification, you can judge how to act.
Talk with porch visitors through the doorbell cameras to direct them where to stash a delivery. Check your security cameras to determine if the unusual motion is worth a phone call to the authorities. Or remotely turn on lights and music to frighten any unwanted interloper.
Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system will make you feel safe and secure, they will assist in a fire or other emergencies. When your smoke detectors find a fire, your home automation system can spring into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have your home switch on all your smart bulbs to illuminate the way away from the fire, and open all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can set automated responses to numerous emergency events. Power on all the lights if a glass break detector triggers. Sound your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video clips sent to your phone when your smart locks trigger. Almost all of your devices can be networked to function in tandem in any way you think will help protect your home and family.