One of the benefits of installing an ADT home security system in New Brunswick is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your house the ideal temperature and energy-efficient. Smart locks allow you to remote control your doorways. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door up again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these devices are alone, they can have an even more significant impact when used in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for New Brunswick that will make your house much more responsive to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For Bed
Your before bed ritual has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the door, set the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to discover that you failed to lock the front door or left the living room light glaring? And after you fail to do one part of your bedtime checklist, it's easy to forget it the next evening, too. Then before you know it, your missed checklist becomes commonplace in its own right.
But you can ensure that your living space is ready for bedtime every evening when you automate your nighttime program. Through your New Brunswick home security system, you can generate a scene that sets all your devices without you leaving bed. With a touch of a button, you can lock the doors, shut off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and set your alarm. Or don't worry about failing to remember to hit a button. Set your automation to activate at a specific time -- such as midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Travel For Work
Along with a bedtime schedule, you can set your automation systems to set when your home is empty. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can set your living space on guard with a single button press. Now you can ensure that every entryway is locked, every light is turned off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are activated. You can even close the garage door with the app if you accidentally left it wide open.
You don't need to keep your house locked up the whole day. Open the doors for returning family or service folk via the mobile app. Or place your house on lockdown without even pushing a button. By installing a geofence around your home, your system powers on each time you leave the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Match Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Leaving your house and putting your house to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also create atmospheres for all sorts of moods. Adjust the lights just a touch while lowering your motorized shades for the penultimate movie watching atmosphere. Illuminate a dimly lit aisle from your living room to the pantry for a midnight snack.
You can devise a "party" setting that effortlessly lowers the lights and temperature to adapt for the increased body heat. Then when anyone arrives at your door, you can ask them to enter via your doorbell camera. You can also set music and decorative lights to turn on via your ADT Control app. And if you find you want another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can easily sync it to your current ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Smartphone
Always keep abreast of what's going down in your home through automated notifications delivered to your smartphone. Whenever a motion sensor on a security camera picks up unusual activity, you'll hear about it through a text or push notification. Fire and CO alarms will show an alert so that you won’t return home to an undiscovered emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids arrive home from school. Once you get a notification, you can judge how to move forward.
Speak with porch visitors with the doorbell cameras to tell them where to leave a delivery. Check your security cameras to judge if the unusual movement facilitates a call to the authorities. Or remotely trigger lights and sound to scare away any unwanted interloper.
Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system helps make you feel safe and comfortable, they can also aid in a fire or other hazardous situations. If your smoke detectors sense excess smoke, your home can jump into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have your home switch on all your smart bulbs to light the way to safety, and unlock all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can set automated protocols to numerous emergency events. Switch on all the lights when a glass break sensor chimes. Echo your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is pressed. Or get video snippets sent to your phone when your smart locks trigger. Nearly all of your systems can be synced to operate in tandem in any manner you think will help safeguard your home and loved ones.