One of the perks of installing an ADT home security system in Chattanooga is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your living space the ideal temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks allow you to remote control your entrances. And you won’t leave the garage door up again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these tools are alone, they can have an even more significant impact when used in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Chattanooga that will make your house much more attuned to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your bedtime schedule has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the front door, set the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to discover that you failed to lock the side door or left the bathroom light glaring? And after you fail to do one part of your nightly checklist, it's simple to overlook it another evening, as well. Then before you know it, your forgotten regimen becomes routine.
But you can make sure that your house is prepared for bedtime every night when you automate your nighttime ritual. Through your Chattanooga home security system, you can create a scene that sets all your gadgets without you going around the house. With a touch of a button, you can lock the doors, power off the lights, change the thermostat, and activate your alarm. Or don't fret about failing to remember to press a button. Designate your automation to activate at a predetermined time -- such as midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Go For Work
Along with a bedtime routine, you can designate your automation routines to arm when your home is not currently occupied. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can set your living space on defense through a single button touch. Now you can be sure that every entryway is locked, every light is turned off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on watch. You can even batten down the garage door via the app if you accidentally left it open.
You don't have to keep your home on alert the entire day. Unlock the doors for out-of-town family or service workers via the smartphone app. Or set your home on alert without even pushing a button. By placing 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 pull up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities
Leaving your house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also create scenes for all kinds of activities. Change the lights just a smidge while closing your motorized shutters for the penultimate movie theatre experience. Create a dimly lit aisle from your living room to the kitchen for a nighttime snack.
You can craft a "party" setting that automatically lowers the lights and thermostat to adapt for the additional body heat. Then when someone new knocks at your door, you can tell them to come on in via your doorbell camera. You can also customize music and smart lights to power on through your ADT Control app. And if you find you need another sleek piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly sync it to your existing network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Phone
Always be aware of what's going on in your house with automated updates sent to your phone. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera detect unusual motion, you'll know through a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and carbon monoxide sensors will show an alert so that you'll never return home to an unexpected emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids come home from the bus. Once you get a notification, you can judge how to respond.
Communicate with porch visitors via the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to stash a parcel. Watch your security cameras to judge if the abnormal activity facilitates a call to the authorities. Or remotely turn on lights and sound to deter any suspicious trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system will make you feel protected and secure, they will help in a fire or other emergencies. If your smoke detectors find a fire, your home can spring into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have your home turn on all your smart lights to light the way away from the fire, and open all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can calibrate automated protocols to any emergency situations. Switch on all the lights when a glass break detector trips. Echo your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video clips sent to your phone when your smart locks trip. Virtually all of your tech can be synced to operate together in any manner you think will help protect your home and loved ones.