One of the perks of choosing an ADT home security system in West Palm Beach is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your home the perfect temperature and energy-efficient. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doors. And you won’t leave the garage door up again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these tools are alone, they can have an even greater effect when used in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for West Palm Beach that will make your house much more responsive to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For Bed
Your before bed ritual has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the front door, change the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to find that you failed to lock the side door or left the living room light on? And after you neglect to do one section of your nightly checklist, it's easy to neglect it another night, as well. Then before you know it, your missed checklist becomes routine on its own.
But you can make sure that your living space is ready for bedtime every night when you automate your bedtime ritual. Through your West Palm Beach home security system, you can generate a template that fine-tunes all your devices without you leaving bed. With a touch of a button, you can secure the doors, turn off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and arm your security devices. Or don't worry about forgetting to touch a button. Set your automation to trigger at a specific time -- such as 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Travel For Work
Along with a bedtime procedure, you can designate your automation parameters to activate when your home is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can put your home on guard through a single button tap. Now you can guarantee that every door is secured, every light is off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on watch. You can even batten down the garage door via the app if you accidentally left it wide open.
You don't have to keep your living space locked up the entire day. Open the doors for returning visitors or service professionals via the smartphone app. Or place your home on guard without even lifting a finger. By placing a geofence around your property, your devices arms each time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Leaving your house and going to sleep may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also customize atmospheres for all sorts of activities. Change the lights just a dash while closing your motorized shades for the penultimate movie viewing experience. Illuminate a dimly lit aisle from your bed to the pantry for a midnight snack.
You can devise a "party" scene that automatically changes the lights and temperature to adapt for the extra body heat. Then when someone new arrives at your door, you can ask them to enter through your doorbell camera. You can also customize music and smart lights to come on through your ADT Control app. And if you determine you need another cutting-edge piece of smart technology, you can simply sync it to your current network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Smartphone
Always keep abreast of what's happening in your home with automated notifications sent to your phone. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera detect unwanted activity, you'll know with a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and carbon monoxide sensors will trigger an alert so that you'll never come home to an unexpected emergency. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids come home from the bus. Once you get a notification, you can decide how to move forward.
Communicate with delivery workers via the doorbell cameras to tell them where to leave a package. See through your security cameras to determine if the abnormal activity warrants a call to the authorities. 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 will make you feel safe and comfortable, they can also assist in a fire or other hazardous situations. Should your smoke detectors find excess smoke, your home can jump into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent harmful smoke. Then have your home power on all your smart bulbs to illuminate the way away from the fire, and unlock all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can calibrate automated protocols to any emergency circumstances. Turn on all the lights if a glass break sensor triggers. Blare your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video segments sent to your phone when your smart locks trip. Nearly all of your systems can be synced to function in tandem in any manner you think will help safeguard your home and loved ones.