One of the benefits of installing an ADT home security system in Mesa is that you can sync 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 accidentally leave the garage door up again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these devices are alone, they can have an even more significant impact when employed together with your security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Mesa that will make your home much more attuned to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your before bed habits has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the door, set the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to see that you neglected to lock the side door or left the kitchen light glaring? And after you forget to do one part of your nightly checklist, it's easy to neglect it the next night, too. Then after a while, your missed ritual becomes a habit on its own.
But you can ensure that your home is prepared for bedtime every evening when you automate your bedtime program. Through your Mesa home security system, you can create a scene that sets all your tech without you leaving bed. With a tap of a screen, you can lock the doors, shut off the lights, change the thermostat, and set your alarm. Or don't fret about failing to remember to hit a button. Program your automation to activate at a set time -- like 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Go For Work
Along with a evening schedule, you can program your automation systems to arm when your home is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can place your house on guard with an easy button press. Now you can guarantee that every entryway is secure, every light is turned off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on duty. You can even batten down the garage door via the app if it’s accidentally left wide open.
You don't have to keep your house on guard the whole day. Unlatch the doors for out-of-town family or service professionals via the smartphone app. Or place your home on lockdown without even pushing a button. By placing a geofence around your property, your devices arms 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: Set Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Departing the house and going to sleep may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also customize scenes for all sorts of moods. Tweak the lights just a smidge while dropping your motorized shutters for the penultimate movie watching experience. Light a dimly lit trail from your bed to the kitchen for a midnight snack.
You can craft a "party" scene that seamlessly lowers the lights and thermostat to accommodate the increased body heat. Then when anyone knocks at your door, you can tell them to enter through your doorbell camera. You can even customize music and smart lights to come on through your ADT Control app. And if you decide you just have to get another cutting-edge piece of smart technology, you can simply sync it to your existing network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Mobile Device
Always keep abreast of what's happening in your house through automated alerts delivered to your smartphone. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera picks up abnormal movements, you'll know via a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and safety alarms will show an alert so that you won’t come home to an undiscovered situation. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids arrive home from school. Once you read a notification, you can determine how to respond.
Communicate with delivery workers via the doorbell cameras to direct them where to stash a parcel. Check your outdoor cameras to determine if the strange activity facilitates a phone call to the authorities. Or remotely trigger lights and music to deter any suspicious intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech helps make you feel protected and comfortable, they can also assist in a fire or other emergencies. If your smoke detectors sense intense heat, your home can spring into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent harmful smoke. Then have your home turn on all your smart bulbs to light the way to safety, and unlock all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can calibrate automated responses to any emergency circumstances. Switch on all the lights when a glass break sensor triggers. Echo your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video snippets sent to your phone when your smart locks activate. Nearly all of your tech can be networked to function together in any manner you think will help safeguard your home and family.