One of the benefits of installing an ADT home security system in Scranton is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your living space the perfect temperature and eco-conscious. Smart locks empower you to remote control your entrances. And you won’t leave the garage door up again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these devices are by themselves, they can have an even greater impact when utilized in tandem with your security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Scranton that will make your house much more responsive to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For Bed
Your nighttime schedule has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the doors, change the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to discover that you failed to lock the front door or left the bathroom light glaring? And after you forget to do one thing on your bedtime checklist, it's easy to overlook it another time, too. Then after a while, your forgotten checklist becomes commonplace on its own.
But you can guarantee that your living space is prepared for bedtime every evening when you automate your bedtime ritual. Through your Scranton home security system, you can create a scenario that sets all your gadgets without you leaving bed. With a touch of a button, you can lock the doors, turn off the lights, lower the thermostat, and set your security system. Or don't worry about forgetting to touch a button. Designate your automation to turn on at a specific time -- such as midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Go For Work
Along with a evening procedure, you can designate your automation systems to arm when your house is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can place your house on alert with a single button tap. Now you can be sure that every door is secured, every light is turned off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are activated. You can even batten down the garage door with the app if it’s accidentally left up.
You don't have to keep your home locked up the whole day. Open the doors for out-of-town visitors or service workers through the smartphone app. Or set your home on guard without even lifting a finger. By installing a geofence around your house, your system powers on every time you roll down the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Departing the house and going to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also form atmospheres for all types of moods. Tweak the lights just a smidge while closing your motorized shutters for the penultimate movie viewing experience. Create a dimly lit aisle from your bedroom to the fridge for an evening snack.
You can devise a "party" setting that effortlessly dims the lights and thermostat to account for the increased body heat. Then when someone new comes to your door, you can ask them to let themselves in with your doorbell camera. You can also select music and decorative lights to come on through your ADT Control app. And if you find you just have to get another cutting-edge piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly sync it to your existing ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Smartphone
Always keep abreast of what's going on in your house with automated updates delivered to your mobile device. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera picks up abnormal activity, you'll know with a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and CO sensors will show an alert so that you'll never come 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 judge how to respond.
Communicate with delivery workers through the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to hide a delivery. Watch your security cameras to judge if the unusual motion is worth a phone call to the police. Or remotely trigger lights and sound to deter any suspicious interloper.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech helps make you feel safe and comfortable, they will help in a fire or other situations. When your smoke detectors discover a fire, your home can dive into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent harmful smoke. Then have it switch on all your smart lights to show the way out, and unlock all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can set automated responses to any emergency situations. Power on all the lights when a glass break sensor chimes. Blare your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video segments sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trip. Almost all of your systems can be networked to work together in any manner you think will help safeguard your home and family.