One of the benefits of buying an ADT home security system in Fort Wayne is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your house the perfect temperature and energy-efficient. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doors. And you won’t accidentally leave the garage door open again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these tools are on their own, they can have an even larger impact when employed together with your security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Fort Wayne that will make your living space much more attuned to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your bedtime schedule has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the door, adjust the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how often have you woken up to find that you neglected to lock the front door or left the bathroom light glaring? And after you forget to do one part of your evening checklist, it's easy to forget it the next evening, too. Then before you know it, your forgotten checklist becomes a habit on its own.
But you can make sure that your living space is prepared for bedtime every night when you automate your nighttime ritual. Through your Fort Wayne home security system, you can create a scene that adjusts all your devices without you leaving bed. With a press of a button, you can lock the doors, power off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and activate your alarm. Or don't worry about forgetting to press a button. Designate your automation to turn on at a predetermined time -- like midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Leave For Work
Along with a evening routine, you can designate your automation parameters to activate when your house is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can put your living space on defense via an easy button touch. Now you can be sure that every entryway is locked, every light is no longer on, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on duty. You can even batten down the garage door through the app if it’s accidentally left wide open.
You don't need to keep your living space on guard the whole day. Unlock the doors for out-of-town visitors or service workers via the smartphone app. Or place your house on lockdown without even looking at your phone. By setting a geofence around your home, your system turns on every time you roll down the driveway. Then when you return 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 Everything Else
Leaving the house and going to sleep may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also create atmospheres for all sorts of activities. Adjust the lights just a dash while dropping your motorized blinds for the premiere movie theatre experience. Illuminate a dimly lit path from your bed to the kitchen for a nighttime snack.
You can devise a "party" scene that automatically lowers the lights and thermostat to accommodate the extra body heat. Then when someone new comes to your door, you can ask them to let themselves in through your doorbell camera. You can even set music and decorative lights to power on with your ADT Control app. And if you decide you need another sleek piece of smart technology, you can easily integrate 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 through automated notifications delivered to your mobile device. Whenever a motion sensor on a security camera picks up abnormal activity, you'll know through a text or push notification. Fire and carbon monoxide alarms will send an alert so that you'll never return home to an unknown emergency. Or have your smart locks ping you when your kids arrive home from school. Once you read a notification, you can judge how to move forward.
Talk with anyone at your front door via the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to hide a package. See through your security cameras to determine if the abnormal motion warrants a phone call to the authorities. Or remotely turn on lights and sound to frighten any suspicious intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system helps make you feel protected and secure, they will aid in a fire or other situations. When your smoke detectors discover intense heat, your home automation devices can dive into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have the system turn on all your smart lights to illuminate the way to safety, and unlock all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can calibrate automated protocols to numerous emergency circumstances. Turn on all the lights if a glass break sensor trips. Blare your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video clips sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trip. Nearly all of your devices can be networked to operate in tandem in any way you think will help safeguard your home and family.