One of the advantages of buying an ADT home security system in Peoria is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats will 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 wide open again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these gadgets are alone, they can have an even greater effect when used in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Peoria that will make your house much more responsive to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For Bed
Your nighttime ritual has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the door, set the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how often have you woken up to see that you neglected to lock the front door or left the living room light burning? And after you fail to do one part of your evening checklist, it's simple to neglect it another evening, as well. Then before you know it, your neglected regimen becomes commonplace on its own.
But you can guarantee that your home is prepared for bed every night when you automate your bedtime ritual. Through your Peoria home security system, you can craft a scene that sets all your gadgets without you leaving bed. With a press of a button, you can lock the doors, shut off the lights, change the thermostat, and activate your security devices. Or don't worry about not remembering to hit a button. Designate your automation to activate at a specific time -- such as midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Travel For Work
Along with a bedtime routine, you can designate your automation routines to arm when your home is empty. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can put your house on guard with one button press. Now you can ensure that every entryway is secured, every light is off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are activated. You can even batten down the garage door with the app if it’s accidentally left wide open.
You don't have to keep your home on guard the entire day. Open the doors for incoming friends or service folk with the smartphone app. Or put your home on alert without even pushing a button. By placing a geofence around your home, your system powers on every time you leave the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Create Moods For Watching TV And The Rest Of Your Life
Leaving your house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also customize backdrops for all kinds of moods. Change the lights just a touch while closing your motorized blinds for the ultimate movie watching atmosphere. Create a dimly lit aisle from your bedroom to the kitchen for a nighttime snack.
You can craft a "party" scenario that automatically lowers the lights and thermostat to accommodate the extra body heat. Then when anyone knocks at your door, you can inform them to let themselves in through your doorbell camera. You can even customize music and decorative lights to turn on with your ADT Control app. And if you find you just have to get another sleek piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly add it to your existing ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Mobile Device
Always keep abreast of what's happening in your house through automated notifications delivered to your mobile device. Whenever a motion sensor on a security camera sense unwanted movements, you'll hear about it through a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and safety detectors will trigger an alert so that you'll never come home to an unexpected emergency. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids arrive home from school. Once you read a notification, you can decide how to respond.
Talk with delivery workers via the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to hide a package. Check your security cameras to see if the abnormal activity facilitates a phone call to the police. Or remotely trigger lights and sound to deter any suspicious trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech will make you feel safe and secure, they can also assist in a fire or other emergencies. If your smoke detectors find excess smoke, your home automation devices can dive into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have your home switch on all your smart lights to illuminate the way away from the fire, and open all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can set automated reactions to several emergency events. Turn on all the lights when a glass break sensor chimes. Blare your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video segments sent to your phone when your smart locks trip. Nearly all of your systems can be interconnected to function together in any way you think will help safeguard your home and family.