One of the benefits of buying an ADT home security system in Davenport is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your living space more comfortable and eco-conscious. Smart locks allow you to remote control your doorways. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door open again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these tools are on their own, they can have an even larger effect when utilized together with your home security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Davenport that will make your house much more responsive to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For Bed
Your nighttime habits has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the door, set the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how often have you woken up to discover that you failed to lock the back door or left the living room light glaring? And once you neglect to do one section of your nightly checklist, it's simple to overlook it the next evening, as well. Then before you know it, your neglected ritual becomes a habit.
But you can ensure that your living space is set for bedtime every evening when you automate your bedtime routine. Through your Davenport home security system, you can generate a scene that adjusts all your devices without you traveling room to room. With a tap of a screen, you can lock the doors, shut off the lights, lower the thermostat, and activate your alarm. Or don't worry about failing to remember to press a button. Program your automation to activate at a set time -- like 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Go For Work
Along with a evening routine, you can set your automation routines to activate when your home is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can put your home on defense through one button tap. Now you can be sure that every door is secure, every light is off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are activated. You can even shut the garage door with the app if it’s accidentally left up.
You don't have to keep your living space on alert the entire day. Unlock the doors for returning friends or service folk through the smartphone app. Or put your house on lockdown without even pushing a button. By setting a geofence around your property, your devices turns on every 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 garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Create Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities
Exiting your house and going to sleep may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also customize backdrops for all kinds of events. Change the lights just a touch while lowering your motorized blinds for the penultimate movie watching atmosphere. Light a dimly lit path from your living room to the pantry for an evening snack.
You can craft a "party" setting that seamlessly dims the lights and thermostat to accommodate the increased body heat. Then when someone new knocks at your door, you can inform them to enter with your doorbell camera. You can even set music and smart lights to turn on through your ADT Control app. And if you find you want another sleek piece of smart technology, you can easily sync it to your current ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Phone
Always be aware of what's happening in your home with automated alerts sent to your smartphone. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera picks up unwanted movements, you'll learn about it through a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and safety sensors will send an alert so that you won’t return home to an unknown situation. Or have your smart locks ping you when your kids arrive home from school. Once you get a notification, you can decide how to respond.
Speak with delivery workers through the doorbell cameras to tell them where to stash a parcel. See through your outdoor cameras to judge if the unusual motion warrants a call to the police. Or remotely power lights and music to scare away any unwanted trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system will make you feel safe and secure, they can also help in a fire or other hazardous situations. Should your smoke detectors find intense heat, your home automation system can jump into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have it switch on all your smart bulbs to illuminate the way away from the fire, and unlock all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can calibrate automated responses to several emergency situations. Power on all the lights if a glass break sensor chimes. Blare your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video segments sent to your phone when your smart locks activate. Virtually all of your tech can be synced to work in tandem in any way you think will help protect your home and loved ones.