One of the perks of buying an ADT home security system in Chandler is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your living space the ideal temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks allow you to remote control your doors. And you won’t leave the garage door up 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 utilized together with your home security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Chandler that will make your home much more attuned to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your nighttime ritual has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the front door, set the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to discover that you failed to lock the back door or left the kitchen light glaring? And once you forget to do one part of your nightly checklist, it's easy to overlook it the next night, as well. Then after a while, your neglected regimen becomes commonplace on its own.
But you can make sure that your house is ready for bed every night when you automate your nighttime routine. Through your Chandler home security system, you can generate a template that adjusts all your tech without you traveling room to room. With a touch of a button, you can secure the doors, power off the lights, lower the thermostat, and activate your alarm. Or don't fret about failing to remember to touch a button. Designate your automation to activate at a specific time -- like midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Go For Work
Along with a evening schedule, you can program your automation routines to arm when your house is vacant. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can set your house on defense through one button touch. Now you can be sure that every entryway is secured, every light is turned off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on watch. You can even batten down the garage door via the app if you accidentally left it wide open.
You don't need to keep your home on alert the entire day. Unlock the doors for incoming visitors or service workers through the smartphone app. Or put your home on guard without even looking at your phone. By setting a geofence around your property, your system arms each time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you come up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Match Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities
Departing your house and going to sleep may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also create scenes for all kinds of activities. Adjust the lights just a dash while lowering your motorized blinds for the premiere movie viewing atmosphere. Light a dimly lit aisle from your bed to the pantry for a nighttime snack.
You can craft a "party" setting that automatically dims the lights and thermostat to accommodate the additional body heat. Then when a new visitor comes to your door, you can inform them to come on in with your doorbell camera. You can also select music and smart lights to come on via your ADT Control app. And if you determine you want another sleek piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly add it to your existing system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Phone
Always keep abreast of what's going on in your house with automated alerts sent to your phone. Whenever a motion sensor on a security camera sense unwanted motion, you'll hear about it with a text or push notification. Fire and carbon monoxide detectors will send an alert so that you'll never return home to an unknown situation. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids arrive home from the bus. Once you receive a notification, you can decide how to respond.
Speak with porch visitors with the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to hide a delivery. Check your outdoor cameras to see if the abnormal motion is worth a phone call to the police. Or remotely trigger lights and music to frighten any unwanted intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech will make you feel safe and secure, they will help in a fire or other emergencies. If your smoke detectors find excess smoke, your home can jump into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have your home turn on all your smart lights to light the way away from the fire, and open all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can set automated reactions to numerous emergency circumstances. Turn on all the lights if a glass break detector triggers. Sound your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video segments sent to your mobile device when your smart locks activate. Nearly all of your tech can be synced to operate together in any manner you think will help protect your home and family.