One of the advantages of choosing an ADT home security system in Kennewick is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your house the perfect temperature and energy-efficient. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your doors. And you won’t leave the garage door up again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these gadgets are by themselves, they can have an even greater impact when employed in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Kennewick that will make your living space much more attuned to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your before bed habits has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the doors, set the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to see that you forgot to lock the front door or left the living room light glaring? And after you forget to do one part of your nightly checklist, it's simple to forget it the next evening, as well. Then after a while, your neglected ritual becomes commonplace in its own right.
But you can make sure that your house is ready for bed every night when you automate your bedtime ritual. Through your Kennewick home security system, you can generate a scene that sets all your tech without you leaving bed. With a touch of a screen, you can secure the doors, power off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and set your security devices. Or don't agonize about not remembering to touch a button. Designate your automation to activate at a specific time -- like 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Go For Work
Along with a bedtime procedure, you can set your automation routines to arm when your house is empty. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can put your living space on alert via a single button touch. Now you can guarantee that every door is secure, every light is no longer on, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are activated. You can even batten down the garage door with the app if it’s accidentally left up.
You don't need to keep your living space on alert the entire day. Unlock the doors for incoming friends or service professionals via the smartphone app. Or put your house on alert without even pushing a button. By placing a geofence around your house, your devices powers on each time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And The Rest Of Your Life
Exiting the house and going to sleep may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also create backdrops for all sorts of moods. Change the lights just a smidge while dropping your motorized blinds for the premiere movie viewing experience. Light a dimly lit aisle from your living room to the kitchen for an evening snack.
You can program a "party" setting that automatically changes the lights and thermostat to adapt for the additional body heat. Then when anyone arrives at your door, you can tell them to enter through your doorbell camera. You can also customize music and decorative lights to come on via your ADT Control app. And if you decide you want another sleek piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly integrate it to your existing system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Smartphone
Always be aware of what's going on in your house with automated updates sent to your phone. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera sense abnormal activity, you'll learn about it through a text or push notification. Fire and CO detectors will send an alert so that you won’t return home to an unknown emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids return home from school. Once you read a notification, you can judge how to respond.
Speak with anyone at your front door via the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to stash a parcel. Check your outdoor cameras to see if the abnormal motion is worth a phone call to the authorities. Or remotely power lights and sound to deter any unwanted intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system will make you feel safe and secure, they can also aid in a fire or other emergencies. If your smoke detectors sense a fire, your home can spring into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have it turn on all your smart lights to light the way out, and open all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can program automated protocols to several emergency events. Turn on all the lights when a glass break sensor chimes. Echo your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video clips sent to your phone when your smart locks trip. Almost all of your tech can be synced to work together in any manner you think will help protect your home and loved ones.