One of the benefits of buying an ADT home security system in Lynchburg is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your house the ideal temperature and eco-conscious. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doors. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door up again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these tools are by themselves, they can have an even more significant impact when employed together with your security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Lynchburg that will make your house much more responsive to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your bedtime ritual has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the door, set the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how often have you woken up to see that you neglected to lock the back door or left the kitchen light on? And after you forget to do one part of your nightly checklist, it's simple to neglect it the next night, as well. Then after a while, your forgotten regimen becomes commonplace.
But you can ensure that your home is prepared for bed every night when you automate your bedtime routine. Through your Lynchburg home security system, you can craft a scene that fine-tunes all your tech without you traveling room to room. With a touch of a button, you can secure the doors, power off the lights, lower the thermostat, and arm your security system. Or don't agonize about not remembering to press a button. Designate your automation to trigger at a set time -- such as midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Travel For Work
Along with a bedtime procedure, you can designate your automation routines to arm when your house is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can set your house on alert via one button tap. Now you can ensure that every door is secure, every light is off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on duty. You can even shut the garage door via the app if you accidentally left it up.
You don't have to keep your living space locked up the entire day. Unlock the doors for incoming visitors or service folk with the smartphone app. Or place your home on alert without even looking at your phone. By setting a geofence around your house, your system arms each time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Match Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Leaving the house and putting your house to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also customize atmospheres for all sorts of events. Tweak the lights just a dash while dropping your motorized blinds for the penultimate movie theatre atmosphere. Illuminate a dimly lit aisle from your living room to the kitchen for an evening snack.
You can program a "party" scenario that automatically lowers the lights and temperature to account for the extra body heat. Then when a new visitor arrives at your door, you can tell them to enter with your doorbell camera. You can also select music and decorative lights to power on with your ADT Control app. And if you find you need another sleek piece of smart technology, you can simply add it to your current ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Mobile Device
Always keep abreast of what's happening in your home through automated alerts sent to your phone. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera detect abnormal movements, you'll learn about it via a text or push notification. Fire and CO detectors will send an alert so that you won’t come home to an unexpected emergency. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids come home from the bus. Once you get a notification, you can decide how to act.
Speak with delivery workers through the doorbell cameras to direct them where to leave a parcel. See through your outdoor cameras to determine if the unusual activity facilitates a call to the authorities. Or remotely turn on lights and sound to deter any suspicious interloper.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system can make you feel safe and comfortable, they can also assist in a fire or other situations. Should your smoke detectors discover a fire, your home automation devices can dive into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have it power on all your smart lights to light the way out, and open all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can set automated reactions to several emergency events. Power on all the lights when a glass break detector 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. Almost all of your tech can be networked to function together in any manner you think will help protect your home and loved ones.