One of the advantages of choosing an ADT home security system in Monroe is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your house the perfect temperature and energy-efficient. Smart locks allow you to remote control your doorways. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door up again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these gadgets are on their own, they can have an even greater effect when used in tandem with your security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Monroe that will make your house much more responsive to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your before bed schedule has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the doors, change the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to find that you neglected to lock the side door or left the living room light burning? And once you fail to do one part of your nightly checklist, it's easy to overlook it another time, as well. Then without realizing it, your forgotten ritual becomes commonplace.
But you can guarantee that your house is prepared for bed every evening when you automate your bedtime program. Through your Monroe home security system, you can create a scenario that sets all your tech without you leaving bed. With a tap of a button, you can secure the doors, shut off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and arm your alarm. Or don't agonize about failing to remember to touch a button. Program your automation to turn on at a predetermined time -- like 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Travel For Work
Along with a before bed schedule, you can designate your automation parameters to set when your home is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can place your house on guard with a single button tap. Now you can be sure that every entryway is secure, every light is turned off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on duty. You can even shut the garage door via the app if it’s accidentally left up.
You don't have to keep your home on guard the entire day. Open the doors for incoming visitors or service professionals via the smartphone app. Or set your home on alert without even looking at your phone. By placing a geofence around your property, your devices turns on each time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you come up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Create Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Exiting your house and putting your house 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 smidge while closing your motorized shutters for the penultimate movie viewing atmosphere. Light a dimly lit aisle from your bedroom to the fridge for a nighttime snack.
You can program a "party" setting that automatically dims the lights and temperature to accommodate the additional body heat. Then when a new visitor comes to your door, you can tell them to enter via your doorbell camera. You can also select music and smart lights to come on with your ADT Control app. And if you find you just have to get another cutting-edge piece of smart technology, you can simply integrate it to your current system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Phone
Always be aware of what's going down in your house through automated alerts delivered to your smartphone. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera detect unwanted motion, you'll hear about it via a text or push notification. Fire and safety detectors will send an alert so that you won’t return home to an unexpected situation. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids come home from school. Once you read a notification, you can decide how to act.
Communicate with porch visitors via the doorbell cameras to direct them where to leave a package. Watch your smart cameras to see if the strange activity warrants a phone call to the authorities. Or remotely turn on lights and sound to frighten any suspicious trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech can make you feel safe and comfortable, they can also aid in a fire or other hazardous situations. When your smoke detectors sense excess smoke, your home can jump into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have it power on all your smart bulbs to show the way to safety, and open all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can program automated reactions to any emergency situations. Turn on all the lights if a glass break detector trips. Sound your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is pressed. Or get video segments sent to your phone when your smart locks trigger. Almost all of your tech can be synced to operate in tandem in any way you think will help shield your home and family.