One of the benefits of choosing an ADT home security system in Gaithersburg is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your home the perfect temperature and energy-efficient. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doors. And you’ll never leave the garage door up again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great 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 life-changing home automation ideas for Gaithersburg that will make your living space much more responsive to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your before bed habits has become routine: turn off the lights, lock the door, set the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how often have you woken up to discover that you failed to lock the front door or left the bathroom light glaring? And after you neglect to do one part of your bedtime checklist, it's easy to neglect it another night, as well. Then after a while, your neglected ritual becomes a habit.
But you can make sure that your living space is ready for bed every night when you automate your bedtime routine. Through your Gaithersburg home security system, you can generate a template that adjusts all your gadgets without you leaving bed. With a tap of a button, you can secure the doors, power off the lights, lower the thermostat, and arm your alarm. Or don't fret about not remembering to touch a button. Program your automation to trigger at a predetermined time -- such as midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Travel For Work
Along with a evening schedule, you can designate your automation parameters to arm when your home is not currently occupied. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can put your living space on guard via an easy button touch. Now you can guarantee that every entryway is secure, every light is no longer on, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on duty. You can even shut the garage door via the app if it’s accidentally left wide open.
You don't need to keep your house locked up the whole day. Unlock the doors for out-of-town family or service folk through the mobile app. Or set your house on lockdown without even pushing a button. By setting 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 house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Match Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Exiting your house and going to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also customize scenes for all kinds of moods. Adjust the lights just a dash while closing your motorized blinds for the ultimate movie theatre atmosphere. Illuminate a dimly lit aisle from your bed to the kitchen for a midnight snack.
You can craft a "party" scene that seamlessly dims the lights and thermostat to account for the increased body heat. Then when someone new comes to your door, you can ask them to come on in through your doorbell camera. You can also select music and decorative lights to turn on via your ADT Control app. And if you decide you just have to get another sleek piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly integrate it to your current ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Mobile Device
Always keep abreast of what's happening in your house through automated notifications sent to your mobile device. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera detect abnormal motion, you'll learn about it with a text or push notification. Fire and safety detectors will send an alert so that you'll never return home to an unknown 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 move forward.
Speak with anyone at your front door via the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to hide a delivery. Watch your security cameras to judge if the abnormal motion facilitates a call to the authorities. Or remotely turn on lights and sound to frighten any suspicious intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system helps make you feel protected and comfortable, they can also aid in a fire or other emergencies. Should your smoke detectors sense intense heat, your home can jump into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have it power on all your smart bulbs to show the way away from the fire, and unlock all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can program automated reactions to any emergency situations. Turn on all the lights when a glass break detector trips. Echo your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video segments sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trigger. Virtually all of your systems can be synced to operate in tandem in any manner you think will help protect your home and loved ones.