One of the advantages of choosing an ADT home security system in Salt Lake City is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your living space the ideal temperature and energy-efficient. Smart locks allow you to remote control your entrances. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door wide open again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these devices are alone, they can have an even greater effect when used together with your home security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Salt Lake City 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: turn off all the lights, lock the front door, set the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how often have you woken up to see that you failed to lock the front door or left the living room light burning? And once you fail to do one section of your nightly checklist, it's easy to overlook it the next time, as well. Then after a while, your missed ritual becomes a habit on its own.
But you can guarantee that your living space is ready for bedtime every evening when you automate your bedtime routine. Through your Salt Lake City home security system, you can create a scene that sets all your gadgets without you going around the house. With a press of a button, you can secure the doors, shut off the lights, lower the thermostat, and activate your security system. Or don't worry about forgetting to touch a button. Program your automation to trigger at a predetermined time -- like 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Go For Work
Along with a bedtime schedule, you can set your automation parameters to set when your house is vacant. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can set your living space on guard through a single button press. Now you can guarantee that every entryway is secure, 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 you accidentally left it open.
You don't have to keep your house locked up the whole day. Unlock the doors for incoming friends or service workers via the smartphone app. Or set your house on alert without even pushing a button. By installing a geofence around your house, your devices turns on every time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Exiting your house and putting your house to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also form backdrops for all types of events. Tweak the lights just a touch while lowering your motorized shades for the ultimate movie watching experience. Illuminate a dimly lit path from your bedroom to the kitchen for a nighttime snack.
You can craft a "party" scene that seamlessly dims the lights and temperature to adapt for the increased body heat. Then when someone new comes to your door, you can ask them to come on in via your doorbell camera. You can even select music and decorative lights to power on with your ADT Control app. And if you decide you need another cutting-edge piece of smart technology, you can easily sync it to your current ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Mobile Device
Always be aware of what's going down in your home with automated alerts delivered to your phone. Whenever a motion sensor on a security camera sense unusual activity, you'll hear about it via a text or push notification. Fire and safety sensors will show an alert so that you'll never return home to an undiscovered situation. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids return home from school. Once you receive a notification, you can judge how to move forward.
Communicate with anyone at your front door through the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to stash a package. Watch your smart cameras to judge if the abnormal movement is worth a phone call to the police. Or remotely turn on lights and sound to scare away any unwanted interloper.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system can make you feel safe and comfortable, they will aid in a fire or other situations. When your smoke detectors find a fire, your home automation devices can dive into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have the system switch on all your smart lights to illuminate the way to safety, and unlock all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can calibrate automated responses to several emergency events. Power on all the lights if a glass break detector trips. Sound your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video segments sent to your phone when your smart locks activate. Virtually all of your systems can be synced to work in tandem in any manner you think will help shield your home and loved ones.