One of the perks of installing an ADT home security system in Yakima is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your home more comfortable and eco-friendly. Smart locks empower you to remote control your entrances. And you’ll never leave the garage door up again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these devices are on their own, they can have an even greater effect when utilized in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Yakima that will make your home much more responsive to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your before bed ritual has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the front door, adjust the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to find that you neglected to lock the back door or left the bathroom light on? And after you forget to do one part of your bedtime checklist, it's simple to neglect it another time, as well. Then before you know it, your forgotten ritual becomes a habit on its own.
But you can ensure that your living space is set for bed every night when you automate your nighttime ritual. Through your Yakima home security system, you can generate a template that fine-tunes all your tech without you leaving bed. With a tap of a screen, you can secure the doors, power off the lights, lower the thermostat, and set your security system. Or don't worry 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 Leave For Work
Along with a before bed routine, you can designate your automation parameters to arm when your home is vacant. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can place your living space on defense with an easy button tap. Now you can be sure that every entryway is secure, every light is turned off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on duty. You can even shut the garage door with the app if it’s accidentally left open.
You don't need to keep your house on alert the entire day. Unlatch the doors for out-of-town friends or service professionals through the smartphone app. Or set your home on alert without even pushing a button. By setting a geofence around your property, your devices powers on every time you leave the driveway. Then when you return 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 Everything Else
Departing your house and putting your house to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also customize backdrops for all types of events. Change the lights just a dash while dropping your motorized shutters for the premiere movie theatre experience. Light a dimly lit trail from your living room to the kitchen for an evening snack.
You can program a "party" scenario that effortlessly dims the lights and thermostat to account for the increased body heat. Then when a new visitor knocks at your door, you can ask them to enter through your doorbell camera. You can even select music and smart lights to turn on via 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 current ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Mobile Device
Always be aware of what's going down in your home with automated alerts delivered to your smartphone. Whenever a motion sensor on a surveillance camera sense abnormal movements, you'll know via a text or push notification. Fire and CO sensors will send an alert so that you'll never come home to an undiscovered emergency. Or have your smart locks ping you when your kids come home from school. Once you get a notification, you can judge how to respond.
Communicate with porch visitors through the doorbell cameras to tell them where to stash a parcel. Check your security cameras to judge if the unusual activity facilitates a call to the authorities. Or remotely turn on lights and music to frighten any suspicious trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech can make you feel safe and comfortable, they will assist in a fire or other hazardous situations. When your smoke detectors find excess smoke, your home can jump into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have your home power on all your smart bulbs to show the way out, and open all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can set automated protocols to any emergency circumstances. Power on all the lights if a glass break sensor trips. Blare your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is pressed. Or get video segments sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trip. Almost all of your systems can be synced to work in tandem in any way you think will help shield your home and family.