One of the benefits of installing an ADT home security system in New Haven is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your house the ideal temperature and energy-efficient. Smart locks empower you to remote control your entrances. And you won’t leave the garage door open again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these devices are alone, they can have an even greater impact when utilized in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for New Haven that will make your living space much more responsive to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your bedtime habits has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the doors, adjust the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to find that you failed to lock the front door or left the kitchen light burning? And after you neglect to do one part of your nightly checklist, it's easy to overlook it the next night, too. Then without realizing it, your missed regimen becomes a habit.
But you can ensure that your living space is prepared for bed every evening when you automate your bedtime ritual. Through your New Haven home security system, you can craft a scenario that fine-tunes all your devices without you traveling room to room. With a tap of a button, you can secure the doors, shut off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and arm your alarm. Or don't agonize about forgetting to press a button. Set your automation to activate at a specific time -- such as 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Go For Work
Along with a evening schedule, you can designate your automation parameters to activate when your house is vacant. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can place your living space on guard with one button touch. Now you can be sure that every door is secure, every light is no longer on, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on duty. You can even shut the garage door via the app if you accidentally left it open.
You don't have to keep your living space on guard the whole day. Unlatch the doors for out-of-town family or service workers through the smartphone app. Or put your house on lockdown without even lifting a finger. By installing a geofence around your property, your devices powers on every time you leave the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Create Moods For Watching TV And The Rest Of Your Life
Exiting the house and going to sleep may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also form backdrops for all types of activities. Adjust the lights just a smidge while lowering your motorized blinds for the ultimate movie viewing experience. Create a dimly lit path from your bed to the fridge for a midnight snack.
You can program a "party" scene that seamlessly changes the lights and temperature to adapt for the extra body heat. Then when anyone comes to your door, you can ask them to let themselves in with your doorbell camera. You can even customize music and decorative lights to come on with your ADT Control app. And if you decide you just have to get another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can simply add it to your existing ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Phone
Always be aware of what's happening in your home through automated notifications delivered to your smartphone. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera sense unusual activity, you'll learn about it via a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and CO alarms will send an alert so that you'll never come home to an unknown situation. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids come home from school. Once you read a notification, you can determine how to respond.
Communicate with anyone at your front door via the doorbell cameras to tell them where to leave a delivery. Check your outdoor cameras to determine if the strange activity facilitates a phone call to the authorities. Or remotely turn on lights and sound to frighten any suspicious interloper.
Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system helps make you feel protected and comfortable, they will aid in a fire or other situations. When your smoke detectors sense intense heat, your home can dive into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent harmful smoke. Then have your home power on all your smart lights to light the way to safety, and unlock all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can set automated responses to any emergency events. Power on all the lights when a glass break detector chimes. Blare your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video clips sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trigger. Nearly all of your tech can be interconnected to operate in tandem in any manner you think will help protect your home and family.