One of the advantages of buying an ADT home security system in Memphis is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your living space the perfect temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks empower you to remote control your entrances. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door up again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these gadgets are alone, they can have an even greater effect when employed in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Memphis that will make your living space much more responsive to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your bedtime schedule has become routine: shut 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 neglected to lock the back door or left the living room light glaring? And after you fail to do one part of your bedtime checklist, it's easy to neglect it the next evening, as well. Then without realizing it, your neglected ritual becomes routine in its own right.
But you can guarantee that your house is set for bed every night when you automate your bedtime program. Through your Memphis home security system, you can generate a template that adjusts all your devices without you traveling room to room. With a touch of a screen, you can secure the doors, shut off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and set your security devices. Or don't fret about forgetting to touch a button. Designate your automation to trigger at a predetermined time -- like 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Leave For Work
Along with a evening schedule, you can designate your automation parameters to activate when your home is not currently occupied. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can place your living space on guard through a single button touch. Now you can ensure that every door is secure, every light is turned off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on duty. You can even shut the garage door with the app if you accidentally left it open.
You don't have to keep your home locked up the entire day. Open the doors for out-of-town friends or service folk through the mobile app. Or place your home on guard without even lifting a finger. By installing a geofence around your house, your devices arms every time you leave 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 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 customize backdrops for all kinds of activities. Adjust the lights just a smidge while dropping your motorized shades for the ultimate movie viewing atmosphere. Create a dimly lit aisle from your bed to the pantry for a nighttime snack.
You can devise a "party" setting 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 tell them to come on in through your doorbell camera. You can also set music and smart lights to power on via your ADT Control app. And if you decide you just have to get another cutting-edge piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly integrate it to your current network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Phone
Always stay in the know of what's going down in your home through automated updates sent to your mobile device. 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 detectors will show an alert so that you won’t return home to an unexpected situation. Or have your smart locks ping you when your kids return home from the bus. Once you receive a notification, you can determine how to respond.
Speak with delivery workers via the doorbell cameras to tell them where to hide a package. See through your security cameras to see if the strange activity facilitates a call to the authorities. Or remotely power lights and sound to frighten any suspicious interloper.
Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech will make you feel safe and secure, they can also help in a fire or other situations. Should your smoke detectors discover a fire, your home can dive into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent harmful smoke. Then have the system power on all your smart bulbs to show the way out, and unlock all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can calibrate automated protocols to several emergency situations. Switch on all the lights if a glass break sensor triggers. Blare your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video snippets sent to your phone when your smart locks trigger. Nearly all of your devices can be networked to function together in any way you think will help protect your home and family.