One of the benefits of buying an ADT home security system in Little Rock is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your home the perfect 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 wide open again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these devices are on their own, they can have an even larger impact when utilized together with your home security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Little Rock that will make your home much more attuned to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your bedtime habits has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the front door, change the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to find that you neglected to lock the back door or left the living room light burning? And after you fail to do one part of your bedtime checklist, it's simple to overlook it another time, too. Then after a while, your neglected checklist becomes a habit.
But you can guarantee that your house is prepared for bed every night when you automate your nighttime routine. Through your Little Rock home security system, you can create a template that fine-tunes all your tech without you leaving bed. With a tap of a button, you can lock the doors, power off the lights, change the thermostat, and set your alarm. Or don't worry about forgetting to press a button. Set your automation to activate at a specific time -- such as midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Leave For Work
Along with a evening procedure, you can program your automation systems to set when your house is not currently occupied. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can set your living space on alert with one button press. Now you can ensure that every door is secure, every light is no longer on, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on watch. You can even shut the garage door via the app if it’s accidentally left open.
You don't have to keep your house on guard the entire day. Open the doors for out-of-town friends or service folk via the mobile app. Or put your home on alert without even looking at your phone. By placing a geofence around your home, your system arms each time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Match Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Departing your house and going to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also form backdrops for all sorts of moods. Change the lights just a dash while closing your motorized shades for the penultimate movie watching experience. Illuminate a dimly lit path from your bed to the pantry for a midnight snack.
You can program a "party" scene that effortlessly changes the lights and temperature to accommodate the additional body heat. Then when anyone arrives at your door, you can inform them to enter with your doorbell camera. You can also set music and decorative lights to turn on through your ADT Control app. And if you decide you want another cutting-edge piece of smart technology, you can simply integrate it to your current network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Phone
Always be aware of what's going down in your home through automated updates sent to your phone. Whenever a motion sensor on a surveillance camera sense unusual activity, you'll learn about it via a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and carbon monoxide detectors will trigger an alert so that you'll never come home to an undiscovered emergency. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids come home from the bus. Once you read a notification, you can decide how to act.
Speak with delivery workers through the doorbell cameras to tell them where to stash a package. See through your security cameras to judge if the unusual activity warrants a call to the police. Or remotely trigger lights and sound to frighten any suspicious intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system can make you feel protected and comfortable, they can also assist in a fire or other situations. When your smoke detectors sense excess smoke, your home can spring into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have the system turn on all your smart lights to illuminate the way out, and open all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can calibrate automated responses to any emergency circumstances. Turn on all the lights when a glass break detector triggers. Echo your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is pressed. Or get video clips sent to your phone when your smart locks trip. Almost all of your systems can be interconnected to work in tandem in any way you think will help protect your home and loved ones.