One of the benefits of buying an ADT home security system in Wilmington is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your home the ideal temperature and energy-efficient. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your doors. And you’ll never leave the garage door open again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these devices are by themselves, they can have an even more significant effect when utilized together with your home security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Wilmington that will make your living space much more attuned to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your before bed habits has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the door, set the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to find that you forgot to lock the back door or left the kitchen light on? And after you neglect to do one section of your evening checklist, it's simple to neglect it the next night, as well. Then before you know it, your missed ritual becomes a habit on its own.
But you can ensure that your home is set for bed every evening when you automate your nighttime ritual. Through your Wilmington home security system, you can craft a template that fine-tunes all your devices 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 arm your security devices. Or don't worry about forgetting to press a button. Program your automation to trigger at a specific time -- such as 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Leave For Work
Along with a before bed schedule, you can program your automation parameters to activate when your home is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can place your home on guard through one button tap. Now you can guarantee that every door is locked, every light is off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on duty. You can even close the garage door with the app if it’s accidentally left open.
You don't have to keep your living space on guard the whole day. Unlock the doors for returning visitors or service folk with the mobile app. Or place your home on lockdown without even pushing a button. By setting a geofence around your property, your system powers on each time you roll down the driveway. Then when you return 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 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 sorts of events. Tweak the lights just a smidge while lowering your motorized blinds for the penultimate movie viewing experience. Illuminate a dimly lit trail from your bedroom to the kitchen for a nighttime snack.
You can devise a "party" setting that seamlessly changes the lights and thermostat to account for the additional body heat. Then when someone new knocks at your door, you can inform them to enter through your doorbell camera. You can also customize music and smart lights to come on through your ADT Control app. And if you find you need another sleek piece of smart technology, you can easily integrate it to your existing network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Smartphone
Always be aware of what's happening in your house through automated updates delivered to your mobile device. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera picks up abnormal movements, you'll learn about it with a text or push notification. Fire and safety detectors will show an alert so that you won’t come home to an unexpected 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.
Communicate with porch visitors with the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to stash a delivery. Watch your security cameras to judge if the abnormal motion is worth a call to the police. Or remotely power lights and music to deter any unwanted intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech will make you feel protected and secure, they can also assist in a fire or other hazardous situations. When your smoke detectors find excess smoke, your home automation devices can jump into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have the system turn on all your smart bulbs to show the way away from the fire, and open all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can program automated protocols to several emergency situations. Turn on all the lights if a glass break detector trips. Sound your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video segments sent to your phone when your smart locks activate. Virtually all of your systems can be networked to work in tandem in any manner you think will help shield your home and family.