One of the perks of buying an ADT home security system in Sioux City is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your home more comfortable and energy-efficient. Smart locks allow you 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 convenient as these devices are alone, they can have an even larger effect when utilized in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Sioux City that will make your living space much more attuned to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For Bed
Your bedtime ritual has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the door, set 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 neglect to do one thing on your evening checklist, it's easy to overlook it the next time, as well. Then before you know it, your neglected checklist becomes routine in its own right.
But you can make sure that your home is ready for bed every night when you automate your bedtime program. Through your Sioux City home security system, you can generate a scenario that fine-tunes all your devices without you traveling room to room. With a tap of a button, you can secure the doors, power off the lights, change the thermostat, and arm your security devices. Or don't fret about not remembering to hit a button. Designate your automation to activate at a specific time -- like 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Leave For Work
Along with a before bed procedure, you can program your automation parameters to set when your home is empty. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can place your home on alert via a single button tap. Now you can ensure that every door is secured, every light is no longer on, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on watch. You can even batten down the garage door via the app if it’s accidentally left up.
You don't have to keep your house on guard the whole day. Unlock the doors for out-of-town family or service professionals with the smartphone app. Or place your house on alert without even looking at your phone. By installing a geofence around your property, your devices powers on each time you roll down the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you come up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Create Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities
Departing the house and going to sleep may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also form backdrops for all sorts of events. Change the lights just a smidge while closing your motorized shutters for the penultimate movie viewing atmosphere. Create a dimly lit trail from your living room to the kitchen for a nighttime snack.
You can program a "party" scenario that effortlessly dims the lights and thermostat to adapt for the increased body heat. Then when anyone knocks at your door, you can ask them to let themselves in through your doorbell camera. You can even select music and smart lights to power on via your ADT Control app. And if you find you just have to get another cutting-edge piece of smart technology, you can simply integrate it to your existing network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Smartphone
Always stay in the know of what's going on in your home with automated notifications sent to your phone. Whenever a motion sensor on a security camera sense unusual activity, you'll know through a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and CO sensors will send an alert so that you won’t come home to an undiscovered emergency. Or have your smart locks ping you when your kids return home from school. Once you read a notification, you can decide how to act.
Speak with porch visitors with the doorbell cameras to tell them where to leave a delivery. See through your security cameras to judge if the unusual motion warrants a call to the authorities. Or remotely trigger lights and music to deter any unwanted trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech will make you feel protected and comfortable, they can also assist in a fire or other situations. When your smoke detectors find a fire, your home automation devices can dive into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have the system turn on all your smart bulbs to show the way away from the fire, and open all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can calibrate automated reactions to several emergency circumstances. Power on all the lights when a glass break sensor triggers. Echo your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is pressed. Or get video clips sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trigger. Almost all of your systems can be networked to work in tandem in any manner you think will help protect your home and family.