One of the perks of choosing an ADT home security system in Camden is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your living space more comfortable and eco-conscious. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doors. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door open again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these gadgets are alone, they can have an even greater effect when used together with your home security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Camden that will make your living space much more attuned to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For Bed
Your before bed ritual has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the doors, adjust the thermostat, and prepare 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 glaring? And after you fail to do one section of your bedtime checklist, it's simple to overlook it the next night, as well. Then after a while, your neglected checklist becomes a habit.
But you can make sure that your home is ready for bed every evening when you automate your bedtime ritual. Through your Camden home security system, you can craft a scene that adjusts all your devices without you traveling room to room. With a touch of a screen, you can lock the doors, power off the lights, change the thermostat, and arm your alarm. Or don't agonize about failing to remember to hit a button. Set your automation to activate at a set time -- like 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Go For Work
Along with a evening schedule, you can designate your automation routines to arm when your house is empty. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can place your house on alert through an easy button tap. Now you can be sure that every door is locked, every light is off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are activated. You can even close the garage door through the app if you accidentally left it wide open.
You don't have to keep your living space on alert the whole day. Unlatch the doors for incoming family or service folk via the smartphone app. Or set your home on lockdown without even pushing a button. By setting a geofence around your house, your devices arms every time you roll down the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Departing your house and going to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also create scenes for all sorts of events. Tweak the lights just a touch while dropping your motorized shades for the premiere movie watching experience. Create a dimly lit trail from your bed to the pantry for a nighttime snack.
You can devise a "party" setting that automatically lowers the lights and temperature to accommodate the extra body heat. Then when a new visitor arrives at your door, you can tell them to come on in via your doorbell camera. You can even select music and smart lights to turn on with your ADT Control app. And if you decide you need another cutting-edge piece of smart technology, you can easily add it to your existing network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Mobile Device
Always stay in the know of what's happening in your house with automated notifications sent to your phone. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera detect unusual movements, you'll hear about it via a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and safety alarms will send an alert so that you'll never return home to an unexpected emergency. Or have your smart locks ping you when your kids come home from the bus. Once you get a notification, you can judge how to act.
Communicate with porch visitors with the doorbell cameras to tell them where to leave a delivery. Check your smart cameras to see if the strange activity warrants a phone call to the authorities. Or remotely turn on lights and sound to scare away any unwanted trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech can make you feel protected and secure, they will aid in a fire or other situations. Should your smoke detectors find excess smoke, your home can jump into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have your home power on all your smart bulbs to light the way away from the fire, and open all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can program automated reactions to several emergency situations. Turn on all the lights if a glass break detector triggers. Sound your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is pressed. Or get video clips sent to your phone when your smart locks trip. Nearly all of your tech can be networked to operate in tandem in any way you think will help protect your home and family.