One of the benefits of installing an ADT home security system in Oceanside is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your home more comfortable and eco-conscious. Smart locks allow you to remote control your doors. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door up again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these devices are by themselves, they can have an even more significant effect when used in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Oceanside that will make your house much more responsive to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your nighttime schedule has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the front door, set the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how often have you woken up to see that you neglected to lock the side door or left the bathroom light burning? And after you fail to do one thing on your evening checklist, it's easy to overlook it the next night, as well. Then after a while, your missed checklist becomes a habit.
But you can ensure that your home is set for bedtime every evening when you automate your bedtime program. Through your Oceanside home security system, you can create a scenario that fine-tunes all your devices without you traveling room to room. With a tap of a button, you can secure the doors, turn off the lights, lower the thermostat, and set your security system. Or don't agonize about not remembering to press a button. Set your automation to activate at a set time -- such as 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Travel For Work
Along with a evening routine, you can program your automation systems to activate when your house is not currently occupied. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can place your living space on defense with a single button press. Now you can guarantee that every entryway is secure, every light is off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on watch. You can even shut the garage door with the app if you accidentally left it up.
You don't need to keep your living space on guard the whole day. Unlatch the doors for out-of-town visitors or service workers with the smartphone app. Or place your home on guard without even lifting a finger. By installing a geofence around your house, your devices powers on each time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Match Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Leaving the house and going to sleep may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also customize backdrops for all types of moods. Tweak the lights just a dash while closing your motorized blinds for the ultimate movie viewing atmosphere. Illuminate a dimly lit path from your bed to the kitchen for an evening snack.
You can program a "party" scene that effortlessly changes the lights and thermostat to accommodate the additional body heat. Then when a new visitor comes to your door, you can ask them to enter via your doorbell camera. You can even customize music and decorative lights to power on through your ADT Control app. And if you decide you just have to get another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly sync it to your current system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Phone
Always be aware of what's going on in your home with automated notifications sent to your phone. Whenever a motion sensor on a security camera sense abnormal movements, you'll know with a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and carbon monoxide sensors will trigger an alert so that you'll never come home to an unexpected situation. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids come home from school. Once you receive a notification, you can determine how to act.
Talk with delivery workers through the doorbell cameras to direct them where to hide a parcel. Watch your smart cameras to determine if the unusual movement warrants a phone call to the police. Or remotely power lights and sound to frighten any unwanted intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system will make you feel protected and comfortable, they will help in a fire or other hazardous situations. When your smoke detectors discover a fire, your home can jump into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have it switch on all your smart lights to light the way out, and unlock all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can calibrate automated responses to several emergency events. Turn on all the lights if a glass break detector trips. Sound your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video snippets sent to your mobile device when your smart locks activate. Virtually all of your devices can be networked to operate in tandem in any way you think will help shield your home and family.