One of the benefits of installing an ADT home security system in Tucson is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your living space more comfortable and eco-friendly. Smart locks allow you to remote control your doorways. And you’ll never leave the garage door wide open again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these devices are on their own, they can have an even greater effect when employed together with your home security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Tucson that will make your house much more attuned to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your before bed schedule has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the front door, set the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to see that you failed to lock the front door or left the kitchen light burning? And once you neglect to do one part of your nightly checklist, it's easy to forget it the next evening, too. Then before you know it, your forgotten regimen becomes a habit.
But you can make sure that your house is set for bedtime every evening when you automate your nighttime program. Through your Tucson home security system, you can generate a template that adjusts all your devices without you leaving bed. With a press of a screen, you can lock the doors, turn off the lights, change the thermostat, and activate your security system. Or don't agonize about forgetting to hit a button. Set your automation to turn on at a set time -- like 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Leave For Work
Along with a bedtime routine, you can designate your automation systems to activate when your house is vacant. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can set your home on defense through one button press. Now you can ensure that every door is locked, every light is off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are activated. You can even close the garage door with the app if it’s accidentally left wide open.
You don't have to keep your living space locked up the whole day. Unlatch the doors for out-of-town family or service folk via the mobile app. Or put your house on alert without even pushing a button. By setting a geofence around your home, your system arms each time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And The Rest Of Your Life
Leaving the house and putting your house to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also create backdrops for all types of moods. Adjust the lights just a smidge while dropping your motorized shutters for the penultimate movie theatre atmosphere. Light a dimly lit path from your bedroom to the kitchen for a midnight snack.
You can craft a "party" setting that seamlessly changes the lights and temperature to account for the additional body heat. Then when anyone comes to your door, you can ask them to let themselves in via your doorbell camera. You can also customize music and smart lights to come on through your ADT Control app. And if you find you need another cutting-edge piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly sync it to your existing network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Phone
Always keep abreast of what's going down in your house through automated notifications delivered to your smartphone. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera picks up unwanted movements, you'll hear about it through a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and CO alarms will trigger an alert so that you won’t come home to an unknown emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids arrive home from the bus. Once you receive a notification, you can determine how to act.
Talk with anyone at your front door with the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to hide a delivery. Check your security cameras to judge if the strange activity warrants a call to the police. Or remotely turn on lights and sound to scare away any suspicious interloper.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech helps make you feel protected and comfortable, they can also assist in a fire or other situations. When your smoke detectors sense a fire, your home automation devices can spring into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have your home switch on all your smart bulbs to light the way to safety, and unlock all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can program automated reactions to any emergency circumstances. Power on all the lights if a glass break detector chimes. Blare your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video snippets sent to your mobile device when your smart locks activate. Almost all of your devices can be networked to work together in any manner you think will help shield your home and loved ones.