One of the perks of choosing an ADT home security system in West Bloomfield is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your living space the ideal temperature and eco-conscious. Smart locks allow you to remote control your entrances. And you won’t leave the garage door up again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these tools are on their own, they can have an even greater impact when employed together with your security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for West Bloomfield that will make your living space much more responsive to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your nighttime habits has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the door, change the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to see that you neglected to lock the back door or left the living room light glaring? And after you forget to do one section of your evening checklist, it's easy to neglect it another evening, as well. Then before you know it, your missed ritual becomes routine in its own right.
But you can ensure that your home is set for bed every night when you automate your nighttime program. Through your West Bloomfield home security system, you can generate a template that sets all your tech without you going around the house. With a tap of a button, you can lock the doors, power off the lights, lower the thermostat, and arm your alarm. Or don't worry about forgetting to press a button. Designate your automation to trigger at a specific time -- like 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Go For Work
Along with a bedtime procedure, you can program your automation parameters to arm when your home is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can place your living space on guard through an easy button press. Now you can guarantee that every door is secured, every light is no longer on, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on watch. You can even batten down the garage door through the app if it’s accidentally left wide open.
You don't have to keep your living space on guard the entire day. Unlatch the doors for out-of-town visitors or service professionals through the mobile app. Or place your house on alert without even lifting a finger. By placing a geofence around your house, your devices arms each time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Match Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Exiting the house and going to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also create atmospheres for all types of activities. Change the lights just a touch while dropping your motorized shutters for the ultimate movie theatre atmosphere. Create a dimly lit trail from your living room to the fridge for a nighttime snack.
You can devise a "party" scenario that seamlessly dims the lights and temperature to account for the additional body heat. Then when someone new arrives at your door, you can ask them to let themselves in via your doorbell camera. You can even select music and smart lights to turn on with your ADT Control app. And if you find you just have to get another sleek piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly sync it to your existing ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Phone
Always stay in the know of what's going on in your house with automated notifications sent to your mobile device. Whenever a motion sensor on a security camera picks up unwanted movements, you'll know with a text or push notification. Fire and CO alarms 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 get a notification, you can decide how to move forward.
Communicate with delivery workers via the doorbell cameras to tell them where to leave a parcel. Check your security cameras to see if the unusual motion facilitates a phone call to the police. Or remotely turn on lights and music to frighten any unwanted trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system will make you feel safe and comfortable, they can also assist in a fire or other emergencies. Should your smoke detectors find intense heat, your home automation system can spring into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent harmful smoke. Then have it switch on all your smart lights to illuminate the way away from the fire, and open all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can program automated reactions to several emergency circumstances. Turn on all the lights if a glass break sensor triggers. Echo your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video snippets sent to your phone when your smart locks activate. Almost all of your tech can be synced to operate in tandem in any way you think will help shield your home and family.