One of the advantages of choosing an ADT home security system in Prescott is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your house the ideal temperature and eco-conscious. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your doors. And you won’t leave the garage door open again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these gadgets are by themselves, they can have an even greater impact when utilized in tandem with your security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Prescott that will make your home much more attuned to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your bedtime habits has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the front door, change the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how often have you woken up to see that you forgot to lock the back door or left the kitchen light on? And after you forget to do one part of your nightly checklist, it's simple to overlook it the next evening, too. Then before you know it, your forgotten ritual becomes commonplace in its own right.
But you can guarantee that your home is prepared for bedtime every evening when you automate your nighttime ritual. Through your Prescott home security system, you can craft a scenario that adjusts all your gadgets without you traveling room to room. With a press of a screen, you can secure the doors, turn off the lights, change the thermostat, and set your security devices. Or don't agonize about failing to remember to touch a button. Set your automation to activate at a predetermined time -- such as 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Leave For Work
Along with a before bed procedure, you can designate your automation systems to activate when your house is empty. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can set your home on defense through one button tap. Now you can guarantee 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 with the app if you accidentally left it up.
You don't need to keep your living space on alert the entire day. Unlock the doors for out-of-town visitors or service folk through the mobile app. Or place your home on lockdown without even lifting a finger. By placing a geofence around your property, your system powers on every time you leave 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: Create Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities
Exiting your house and going to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also customize backdrops for all kinds of activities. Change the lights just a smidge while closing your motorized shutters for the premiere movie theatre experience. Illuminate a dimly lit path from your living room to the pantry for an evening snack.
You can program a "party" setting that effortlessly changes the lights and thermostat to accommodate the increased body heat. Then when a new visitor arrives at your door, you can inform them to enter with your doorbell camera. You can even select music and smart lights to power on via your ADT Control app. And if you determine you just have to get another cutting-edge piece of smart technology, you can simply add it to your current system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Smartphone
Always stay in the know of what's going on in your home through automated updates delivered to your smartphone. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera sense unusual motion, you'll learn about it via a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and safety detectors will trigger an alert so that you won’t return home to an undiscovered situation. Or have your smart locks ping you when your kids return home from school. Once you read a notification, you can decide how to move forward.
Talk with anyone at your front door with the doorbell cameras to direct them where to hide a delivery. Watch your security cameras to determine if the abnormal activity warrants a call to the authorities. Or remotely trigger lights and sound to scare away any unwanted trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech will make you feel protected and comfortable, they will aid in a fire or other hazardous situations. When your smoke detectors find intense heat, your home automation system can jump into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent harmful smoke. Then have the system power on all your smart bulbs to illuminate the way to safety, and open all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can set automated protocols to numerous emergency events. Switch on all the lights when a glass break detector triggers. Sound 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. Virtually all of your systems can be networked to work together in any manner you think will help protect your home and loved ones.