One of the benefits of installing an ADT home security system in Stamford is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your house more comfortable and eco-conscious. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doorways. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door open again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these gadgets are on their own, they can have an even greater effect when utilized together with your security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Stamford that will make your home much more responsive to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For Bed
Your nighttime ritual has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the doors, adjust the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how often have you woken up to find that you neglected to lock the front door or left the kitchen light on? And after you forget to do one section of your nightly checklist, it's easy to neglect it the next evening, as well. Then before you know it, your forgotten regimen becomes routine on its own.
But you can ensure that your living space is set for bedtime every night when you automate your nighttime program. Through your Stamford home security system, you can generate a scene that sets all your tech without you going around the house. With a press of a button, you can secure the doors, power off the lights, change the thermostat, and set your security devices. Or don't fret about failing to remember to hit a button. Designate your automation to activate at a specific time -- such as midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Leave For Work
Along with a before bed routine, you can program your automation parameters to arm when your home is empty. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can put your home on alert with an easy button touch. Now you can ensure that every entryway is secured, every light is turned off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on duty. You can even shut the garage door through the app if it’s accidentally left up.
You don't need to keep your home on guard the entire day. Unlock the doors for incoming family or service workers with the mobile app. Or place your home on lockdown without even pushing a button. By installing a geofence around your home, your devices arms each time you roll down the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you come up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Match Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities
Departing your 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 events. Adjust the lights just a dash while closing your motorized blinds for the premiere movie theatre atmosphere. Illuminate a dimly lit path from your bedroom to the fridge for a nighttime snack.
You can program a "party" setting that seamlessly lowers the lights and temperature to adapt for the increased body heat. Then when anyone knocks at your door, you can inform them to let themselves in with your doorbell camera. You can even select music and smart lights to power on with your ADT Control app. And if you decide you need another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly integrate it to your current ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Phone
Always stay in the know of what's happening in your house through automated updates delivered to your smartphone. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera sense unusual motion, you'll learn about it via a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and safety alarms will trigger an alert so that you'll never come home to an unexpected emergency. Or have your smart locks ping you when your kids come home from school. Once you receive a notification, you can decide how to act.
Speak with delivery workers through the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to leave a delivery. See through your security cameras to see if the abnormal activity is worth a call to the authorities. Or remotely power lights and music to deter any unwanted trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system helps make you feel safe and comfortable, they will assist in a fire or other hazardous situations. Should your smoke detectors sense intense heat, your home automation devices can spring into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have your home switch on all your smart lights to show the way out, and open all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can set automated reactions to several emergency situations. Power on all the lights when a glass break detector trips. Echo your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video segments sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trip. Almost all of your systems can be synced to operate in tandem in any manner you think will help safeguard your home and loved ones.