One of the advantages of buying an ADT home security system in Lancaster is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your living space the ideal temperature and eco-conscious. Smart locks allow you to remote control your doors. And you won’t accidentally leave the garage door up again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these devices are by themselves, they can have an even more significant impact when utilized in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Lancaster that will make your home much more attuned to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your before bed habits has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the door, adjust the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to discover that you neglected to lock the front door or left the bathroom light burning? And after you fail to do one thing on your nightly checklist, it's simple to overlook it the next night, too. Then without realizing it, your missed regimen becomes a habit in its own right.
But you can guarantee that your house is set for bed every night when you automate your bedtime ritual. Through your Lancaster home security system, you can create a scene that fine-tunes all your devices without you traveling room to room. With a touch of a button, you can lock the doors, power off the lights, lower the thermostat, and set your alarm. Or don't worry about failing to remember to touch a button. Set your automation to trigger at a predetermined time -- such as midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Leave For Work
Along with a before bed routine, you can program your automation routines to set when your house is not currently occupied. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can set your living space on alert through an easy button tap. Now you can be sure that every door is secure, every light is no longer on, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on watch. You can even close the garage door with the app if you accidentally left it open.
You don't need to keep your living space on guard the whole day. Unlock the doors for incoming friends or service workers through the mobile app. Or put your home on alert without even pushing a button. By installing a geofence around your house, your system arms every time you leave the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities
Leaving the house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also customize atmospheres for all types of events. Tweak the lights just a dash while dropping your motorized blinds for the premiere movie theatre atmosphere. Light a dimly lit trail from your bed to the pantry for a midnight snack.
You can devise a "party" setting that effortlessly changes the lights and thermostat to adapt for the extra body heat. Then when anyone comes to your door, you can tell them to let themselves in via your doorbell camera. You can even set music and smart lights to power on via your ADT Control app. And if you determine you want another cutting-edge piece of smart technology, you can easily add it to your existing system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Smartphone
Always be aware of what's going on in your home with automated notifications delivered to your mobile device. Whenever a motion sensor on a surveillance camera detect unwanted movements, you'll know through a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and safety alarms will send an alert so that you'll never return home to an unexpected situation. Or have your smart locks ping you when your kids arrive home from the bus. Once you receive a notification, you can decide how to act.
Talk with porch visitors via the doorbell cameras to tell them where to hide a delivery. See through your outdoor cameras to determine if the unusual movement facilitates a phone call to the police. Or remotely trigger lights and music to deter any suspicious interloper.
Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech will make you feel safe and comfortable, they will aid in a fire or other emergencies. If your smoke detectors discover excess smoke, your home automation system can spring into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have it power on all your smart lights to show the way away from the fire, and open all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can program automated protocols to numerous emergency events. Power on all the lights if a glass break detector triggers. Sound your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video segments sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trip. Virtually all of your systems can be interconnected to operate together in any way you think will help safeguard your home and loved ones.