One of the benefits of buying an ADT home security system in Flint is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your house more comfortable and energy-efficient. 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 gadgets are by themselves, they can have an even greater effect when utilized together with your home security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Flint that will make your home much more responsive to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your bedtime ritual has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the front door, change the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to find that you failed to lock the back door or left the living room light on? And once you neglect to do one thing on your evening checklist, it's simple to overlook it another time, as well. Then after a while, your missed ritual becomes a habit in its own right.
But you can guarantee that your home is set for bed every night when you automate your bedtime program. Through your Flint home security system, you can create a scene that sets all your tech without you going around the house. With a touch of a button, you can lock the doors, turn off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and activate your security system. Or don't fret about failing to remember to touch a button. Designate your automation to activate at a set time -- such as 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Go For Work
Along with a evening procedure, you can set your automation systems to set when your house is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can put your home on alert via an easy button tap. Now you can guarantee that every door is secure, every light is no longer on, the alarms are set, 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 need to keep your living space locked up the entire day. Unlatch the doors for incoming visitors or service professionals through the mobile app. Or put your home on lockdown without even looking at your phone. By placing a geofence around your property, your system turns on every time you roll down the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Match Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Leaving your house and going to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also customize scenes for all sorts of events. Change the lights just a touch while lowering your motorized shutters for the ultimate movie viewing atmosphere. Illuminate a dimly lit trail from your living room to the kitchen for a nighttime snack.
You can craft a "party" scenario that automatically changes the lights and thermostat to adapt for the extra body heat. Then when someone new knocks at your door, you can ask them to let themselves in with your doorbell camera. You can also customize music and decorative lights to come on with your ADT Control app. And if you determine you want another sleek piece of smart technology, you can simply add it to your current system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Mobile Device
Always be aware of what's going down in your home with automated notifications sent to your mobile device. Whenever a motion sensor on a surveillance camera picks up abnormal activity, you'll learn about it with a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and carbon monoxide detectors will show an alert so that you'll never return home to an unknown emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids arrive home from the bus. Once you receive a notification, you can determine how to move forward.
Talk with porch visitors with the doorbell cameras to tell them where to stash a delivery. Watch your security cameras to determine if the abnormal motion warrants a phone call to the police. Or remotely trigger lights and music to scare away any unwanted interloper.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system can make you feel protected and secure, they will aid in a fire or other situations. If your smoke detectors sense intense heat, your home automation system can dive into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent harmful smoke. Then have your home turn on all your smart lights to show the way away from the fire, and open all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can calibrate automated responses to any emergency situations. Turn on all the lights if a glass break sensor triggers. Echo your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video snippets sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trigger. Virtually all of your devices can be networked to work in tandem in any way you think will help protect your home and loved ones.