One of the benefits of buying an ADT home security system in Kingsport is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your living space the perfect temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks allow you to remote control your entrances. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door up again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these tools are by themselves, they can have an even greater impact when utilized together with your security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Kingsport that will make your house much more attuned to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your nighttime ritual has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the front door, adjust the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how often have you woken up to discover that you forgot to lock the side door or left the living room light on? And after you neglect to do one part of your bedtime checklist, it's simple to forget it the next time, as well. Then after a while, your neglected ritual becomes commonplace.
But you can guarantee that your house is set for bedtime every night when you automate your nighttime ritual. Through your Kingsport home security system, you can generate a scenario that adjusts all your tech without you going around the house. With a touch of a screen, you can lock the doors, turn off the lights, change the thermostat, and set your alarm. Or don't agonize about not remembering to press a button. Set your automation to activate at a specific time -- like midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Leave For Work
Along with a before bed procedure, you can designate your automation routines to set when your home is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can put your house on alert via an easy button tap. Now you can guarantee that every door is secured, every light is no longer on, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on duty. You can even batten down the garage door via the app if you accidentally left it wide open.
You don't need to keep your living space locked up the whole day. Unlatch the doors for incoming family or service workers through the smartphone app. Or put your house on lockdown without even lifting a finger. By placing a geofence around your home, your system arms each time you roll down the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Match Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Departing the house and going to sleep may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also customize scenes for all sorts of moods. Change the lights just a smidge while closing your motorized blinds for the premiere movie theatre atmosphere. Light a dimly lit trail from your bedroom to the pantry for an evening snack.
You can devise a "party" setting that automatically 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 also customize music and decorative lights to come on through your ADT Control app. And if you find you want another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly add it to your current ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Mobile Device
Always keep abreast of what's going on in your home with automated updates delivered to your smartphone. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera sense abnormal movements, you'll learn about it through a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and safety alarms will show an alert so that you'll never return home to an unexpected emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids come home from the bus. Once you receive a notification, you can judge how to respond.
Speak with delivery workers with the doorbell cameras to tell them where to hide a package. Check your smart cameras to judge if the abnormal motion is worth a call to the authorities. Or remotely trigger lights and music to deter any suspicious interloper.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system helps make you feel protected and secure, they can also assist in a fire or other emergencies. If your smoke detectors find excess smoke, your home automation devices can spring into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent harmful smoke. Then have the system power on all your smart lights to illuminate the way to safety, and unlock all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can program automated protocols to any emergency situations. Turn on all the lights when a glass break detector triggers. Echo your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video segments sent to your mobile device when your smart locks activate. Almost all of your systems can be interconnected to work together in any manner you think will help protect your home and loved ones.