One of the advantages of buying an ADT home security system in Fresno is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your house more comfortable and eco-friendly. Smart locks grant you the power 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 great as these devices are on their own, they can have an even more significant effect when used in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Fresno that will make your living space much more attuned to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your before bed ritual has become routine: turn off the lights, lock the doors, change the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how often have you woken up to discover that you forgot to lock the side door or left the kitchen light burning? And after you forget to do one section of your nightly checklist, it's easy to neglect it the next time, too. Then before you know it, your missed regimen becomes a habit.
But you can ensure that your home is prepared for bedtime every night when you automate your bedtime ritual. Through your Fresno home security system, you can craft a template that sets all your tech without you traveling room to room. With a press of a button, you can lock the doors, power off the lights, lower the thermostat, and set your security devices. Or don't worry about failing to remember to press a button. Designate your automation to turn on at a specific time -- like 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Go For Work
Along with a evening procedure, you can program your automation parameters to arm when your house is not currently occupied. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can place your home on guard through one button tap. Now you can guarantee that every entryway 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 it’s accidentally left wide open.
You don't need to keep your house locked up the whole day. Unlock the doors for out-of-town family or service workers through the smartphone app. Or place your home on lockdown without even lifting a finger. By setting a geofence around your house, your devices arms each time you roll down the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you come up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Match Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Departing the house and going to sleep may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also form scenes for all types of moods. Tweak the lights just a smidge while lowering your motorized shades for the penultimate movie viewing experience. Create a dimly lit path from your bed to the pantry for a nighttime snack.
You can craft a "party" scene that seamlessly lowers the lights and temperature to adapt for the extra body heat. Then when a new visitor arrives at your door, you can ask them to enter via your doorbell camera. You can even set music and decorative lights to turn on with your ADT Control app. And if you decide you just have to get another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly sync it to your existing system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Mobile Device
Always keep abreast of what's going down in your home with automated alerts delivered to your phone. Whenever a motion sensor on a surveillance camera picks up unwanted activity, you'll learn about it through a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and carbon monoxide sensors will send an alert so that you won’t return home to an unknown situation. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids come home from school. Once you get a notification, you can judge how to move forward.
Talk with porch visitors via the doorbell cameras to tell them where to stash a delivery. See through your security cameras to judge if the abnormal activity is worth a call to the police. Or remotely power lights and music to deter any suspicious intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech helps make you feel safe and comfortable, they can also assist in a fire or other hazardous situations. When your smoke detectors discover intense heat, your home automation devices can dive into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have your home power on all your smart bulbs to illuminate the way out, and open all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can set automated reactions to several emergency circumstances. Turn on all the lights if a glass break sensor triggers. Blare your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video snippets sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trigger. Nearly all of your systems can be networked to work in tandem in any way you think will help protect your home and family.