One of the benefits of buying an ADT home security system in Abilene is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your home more comfortable and energy-efficient. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your doors. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door open again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these tools are alone, they can have an even larger impact when utilized in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Abilene that will make your living space much more responsive to your wishes:
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 doors, set the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to see that you neglected to lock the back door or left the living room light burning? And once you neglect to do one part of your bedtime checklist, it's simple to neglect it the next evening, as well. Then before you know it, your missed checklist becomes routine on its own.
But you can ensure that your house is ready for bedtime every evening when you automate your bedtime ritual. Through your Abilene home security system, you can craft a scene that fine-tunes all your devices without you traveling room to room. With a press of a button, you can lock the doors, turn off the lights, change 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 midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Travel For Work
Along with a bedtime schedule, you can designate your automation parameters to activate when your home is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can place your living space on defense via a single button touch. Now you can be sure that every door is secured, every light is no longer on, the alarms are set, and your cameras are activated. You can even shut the garage door via the app if you accidentally left it wide open.
You don't have to keep your home on alert the whole day. Unlock the doors for out-of-town friends or service folk via the smartphone app. Or place your home on guard without even pushing a button. By setting a geofence around your house, 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 come up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Exiting your house and going to sleep may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also form scenes for all sorts of moods. Tweak the lights just a touch while lowering your motorized shades for the ultimate movie viewing experience. Light a dimly lit aisle from your living room to the fridge for an evening snack.
You can craft a "party" setting that effortlessly lowers the lights and thermostat to accommodate the additional body heat. Then when someone new arrives at your door, you can ask them to come on in through your doorbell camera. You can also set music and decorative lights to power on through your ADT Control app. And if you decide you want another sleek piece of smart technology, you can easily add it to your current network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Mobile Device
Always stay in the know of what's happening in your house through automated alerts sent to your mobile device. Whenever a motion sensor on a security camera sense abnormal motion, you'll hear about it via a text or push notification. Fire and safety sensors will trigger an alert so that you won’t come home to an unexpected emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids return home from the bus. Once you read a notification, you can decide how to respond.
Talk with anyone at your front door through the doorbell cameras to direct them where to stash a parcel. Check your security cameras to judge if the strange motion facilitates a call to the police. Or remotely trigger lights and sound to frighten any suspicious trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech helps make you feel protected and comfortable, they will aid in a fire or other emergencies. If your smoke detectors discover intense heat, your home can spring into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have it power on all your smart lights to light the way to safety, and unlock all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can calibrate automated reactions to any emergency circumstances. Turn on all the lights when a glass break detector trips. Echo your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video clips sent to your phone when your smart locks activate. Virtually all of your tech can be interconnected to operate in tandem in any way you think will help safeguard your home and loved ones.