One of the perks of installing an ADT home security system in El Paso is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your home more comfortable and energy-efficient. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your doorways. And you won’t leave the garage door open again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these gadgets are alone, they can have an even greater impact when employed together with your home security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for El Paso that will make your house much more attuned to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your bedtime schedule has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the doors, set the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how often have you woken up to see that you neglected to lock the side door or left the kitchen light burning? And after you neglect to do one section of your bedtime checklist, it's simple to forget it the next evening, too. Then before you know it, your neglected ritual becomes commonplace.
But you can ensure that your living space is ready for bedtime every night when you automate your nighttime routine. Through your El Paso home security system, you can create a template that sets all your gadgets without you traveling room to room. With a touch of a screen, you can lock the doors, power off the lights, lower the thermostat, and arm your security system. Or don't fret about failing to remember to press a button. Program your automation to turn on at a predetermined time -- such as 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Travel For Work
Along with a bedtime routine, you can set your automation routines to arm when your house is not currently occupied. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can set your home on defense through an easy button press. Now you can guarantee that every entryway is locked, every light is no longer on, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on duty. You can even close the garage door through the app if you accidentally left it up.
You don't have to keep your home on guard the whole day. Unlock the doors for incoming family or service folk via the mobile app. Or put your house on alert without even lifting a finger. By placing a geofence around your house, your system turns on each time you roll down 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: Match Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities
Departing your house and going to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also form backdrops for all types of activities. Tweak the lights just a touch while lowering your motorized shades for the ultimate movie viewing experience. Light a dimly lit aisle from your bed to the pantry for a nighttime snack.
You can devise a "party" setting that seamlessly lowers the lights and thermostat to adapt for the additional body heat. Then when a new visitor comes to your door, you can tell them to come on in via your doorbell camera. You can even set music and smart lights to turn on with your ADT Control app. And if you find you just have to get another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly integrate it to your current network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Phone
Always stay in the know of what's happening in your house through automated updates sent to your mobile device. Whenever a motion sensor on a surveillance camera sense abnormal movements, you'll learn about it with a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and safety sensors will show an alert so that you won’t return home to an undiscovered emergency. Or have your smart locks ping you when your kids arrive home from the bus. Once you receive a notification, you can decide how to move forward.
Talk with anyone at your front door through the doorbell cameras to tell them where to hide a parcel. Watch your security cameras to determine if the strange motion warrants a phone call to the authorities. Or remotely power lights and sound to scare away any unwanted interloper.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system will make you feel protected and secure, they can also aid in a fire or other situations. Should your smoke detectors discover a fire, your home automation devices can jump into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent harmful smoke. Then have it power on all your smart bulbs to illuminate the way out, and unlock all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can calibrate automated responses to several emergency circumstances. Power on all the lights when a glass break sensor trips. Sound your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is pressed. Or get video snippets sent to your phone when your smart locks activate. Almost all of your tech can be synced to work together in any manner you think will help shield your home and loved ones.