One of the benefits of installing an ADT home security system in Lawrence is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your home the perfect temperature and eco-conscious. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your entrances. And you’ll never leave the garage door wide open again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these gadgets are alone, they can have an even larger effect when employed together with your security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Lawrence that will make your home much more attuned to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your before bed schedule has become routine: turn off the lights, lock the door, change the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how often have you woken up to find that you failed to lock the back door or left the kitchen light burning? And after you forget to do one part of your evening checklist, it's simple to forget it another time, as well. Then after a while, your neglected ritual becomes commonplace.
But you can make sure that your home is set for bedtime every night when you automate your bedtime program. Through your Lawrence home security system, you can generate a scenario that adjusts all your devices without you going around the house. With a touch of a screen, you can lock the doors, power off the lights, change the thermostat, and set your security system. Or don't agonize about failing to remember to press a button. Program your automation to turn on at a set time -- like 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Leave For Work
Along with a before bed procedure, you can designate your automation systems to set when your home is empty. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can put your house on guard via an easy button touch. Now you can guarantee that every entryway is secured, every light is no longer on, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on watch. You can even shut the garage door via the app if you accidentally left it wide open.
You don't have to keep your living space on guard the whole day. Unlatch the doors for incoming visitors or service workers via the smartphone app. Or put your home on lockdown without even lifting a finger. By placing a geofence around your house, your system turns on each time you roll down the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Create Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Leaving the house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also customize scenes for all types of activities. Change the lights just a dash while dropping your motorized shutters for the penultimate movie watching atmosphere. Light a dimly lit trail from your living room to the kitchen for an evening snack.
You can devise a "party" scenario that effortlessly changes the lights and thermostat to accommodate the increased body heat. Then when anyone comes to your door, you can inform them to let themselves in with your doorbell camera. You can also set music and decorative lights to power on via your ADT Control app. And if you find you want another sleek piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly add it to your current system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Smartphone
Always be aware of what's happening in your home with automated updates sent to your phone. Whenever a motion sensor on a surveillance camera detect unusual motion, you'll learn about it via a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and CO sensors will show an alert so that you'll never come home to an undiscovered situation. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids return home from the bus. Once you receive a notification, you can decide how to move forward.
Speak with delivery workers with the doorbell cameras to direct them where to stash a package. Check your security cameras to judge if the strange activity is worth a phone call to the police. Or remotely power lights and sound to deter any unwanted interloper.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech can make you feel safe and secure, they can also aid in a fire or other situations. Should your smoke detectors find a fire, your home can dive into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent harmful smoke. Then have the system turn on all your smart bulbs to illuminate the way away from the fire, and open all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can calibrate automated responses to any emergency situations. Switch on all the lights if a glass break detector chimes. Sound your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is pressed. Or get video segments sent to your phone when your smart locks trigger. Virtually all of your systems can be networked to operate in tandem in any manner you think will help shield your home and loved ones.