One of the perks of installing an ADT home security system in Long Island is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your home the ideal temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your entrances. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door open again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these tools 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 Long Island that will make your home much more responsive to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your nighttime habits has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the doors, change the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to find that you forgot to lock the front door or left the kitchen light on? And after you forget to do one section of your bedtime checklist, it's easy to forget it another time, too. Then before you know it, your forgotten checklist becomes a habit on its own.
But you can make sure that your home is set for bed every night when you automate your bedtime program. Through your Long Island home security system, you can create a template that adjusts all your tech without you leaving bed. With a touch of a screen, you can lock the doors, power off the lights, lower the thermostat, and activate your security devices. Or don't fret about failing to remember to press a button. Designate your automation to trigger at a set time -- like midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Travel For Work
Along with a bedtime procedure, you can set your automation parameters to activate when your house is vacant. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can place your home on defense via one button press. Now you can guarantee 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 it’s accidentally left up.
You don't need to keep your home locked up the whole day. Open the doors for incoming family or service folk via the mobile app. Or place your house on alert without even looking at your phone. By setting a geofence around your home, your devices turns on each time you roll down the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you pull 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 bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also form atmospheres for all types of moods. Adjust the lights just a touch while closing your motorized blinds for the penultimate movie watching atmosphere. Create a dimly lit trail from your bedroom to the kitchen for a nighttime snack.
You can program a "party" scenario that effortlessly changes the lights and temperature to accommodate the increased body heat. Then when anyone arrives at your door, you can tell them to enter via your doorbell camera. You can also customize music and decorative lights to come on with your ADT Control app. And if you determine you just have to get another sleek piece of smart technology, you can simply integrate it to your existing ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Phone
Always be aware of what's going on in your home with automated updates sent to your smartphone. Whenever a motion sensor on a security camera detect abnormal movements, you'll hear about it with a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and carbon monoxide sensors will send an alert so that you won’t return home to an undiscovered emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids return home from school. Once you get a notification, you can judge how to respond.
Communicate with delivery workers with the doorbell cameras to tell them where to stash a delivery. See through your outdoor cameras to judge if the strange activity is worth a phone call to the authorities. Or remotely power lights and sound to scare away any suspicious intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech can make you feel safe and comfortable, they will assist in a fire or other hazardous situations. If your smoke detectors sense a fire, your home automation system can jump into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have your home turn on all your smart lights to illuminate the way out, and unlock all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can calibrate automated reactions to several emergency situations. Power on all the lights if a glass break sensor triggers. Blare your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is pressed. Or get video snippets sent to your mobile device when your smart locks activate. Almost all of your tech can be synced to work together in any manner you think will help safeguard your home and family.