One of the advantages of buying an ADT home security system in Dothan is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your living space the ideal temperature and energy-efficient. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your doorways. And you won’t accidentally leave the garage door open again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these gadgets are by themselves, they can have an even greater impact when employed together with your home security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Dothan that will make your living space much more attuned to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your bedtime habits has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the front door, adjust the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how often have you woken up to see that you neglected to lock the back door or left the bathroom light burning? And after you forget to do one part of your nightly checklist, it's easy to forget it another night, too. Then after a while, your neglected ritual becomes commonplace.
But you can ensure that your house is ready for bedtime every evening when you automate your nighttime routine. Through your Dothan home security system, you can craft a template that sets all your gadgets without you leaving bed. With a tap of a button, you can lock the doors, shut off the lights, change the thermostat, and activate your security system. Or don't fret about failing to remember to touch a button. Program your automation to trigger at a set time -- like 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Travel For Work
Along with a before bed routine, you can designate your automation systems to activate when your home is empty. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can place your home on alert with a single button tap. Now you can be sure that every entryway is secured, every light is off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are activated. You can even shut the garage door through the app if you accidentally left it open.
You don't have to keep your house on alert the entire day. Unlatch the doors for incoming family or service workers via the smartphone app. Or set your home on guard without even pushing a button. By placing a geofence around your house, your system powers on each time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Create Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Leaving your house and going to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also form scenes for all sorts of activities. Adjust the lights just a touch while dropping your motorized blinds for the penultimate movie viewing atmosphere. Illuminate a dimly lit path from your bedroom to the pantry for an evening snack.
You can program a "party" scenario that effortlessly lowers the lights and thermostat to accommodate the extra body heat. Then when a new visitor comes to your door, you can inform them to enter via your doorbell camera. You can also customize music and smart lights to power on with your ADT Control app. And if you determine you just have to get another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can simply add it to your current ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Mobile Device
Always keep abreast of what's going on in your house with automated updates sent to your smartphone. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera sense unwanted activity, you'll learn about it through a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and safety alarms will trigger an alert so that you won’t come home to an unknown emergency. Or have your smart locks ping you when your kids come home from school. Once you read a notification, you can judge how to move forward.
Speak with delivery workers with the doorbell cameras to tell them where to hide a package. Check your smart cameras to determine if the unusual motion warrants a call to the authorities. Or remotely trigger lights and sound to frighten any unwanted intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system will make you feel protected and comfortable, they will aid in a fire or other hazardous situations. When your smoke detectors find excess smoke, your home can spring into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have the system turn on all your smart bulbs to show the way out, and open all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can calibrate automated reactions to several emergency circumstances. Switch on all the lights if a glass break sensor triggers. Echo your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is pressed. Or get video segments sent to your phone when your smart locks trip. Almost all of your devices can be networked to work together in any manner you think will help shield your home and loved ones.