One of the benefits of choosing an ADT home security system in Denver is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your home the ideal temperature and energy-efficient. 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 great as these devices are on their own, they can have an even greater effect when employed together with your security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Denver that will make your house much more attuned to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For Bed
Your bedtime habits has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the door, change the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how often have you woken up to discover that you failed to lock the back door or left the bathroom light burning? And once you neglect to do one part of your evening checklist, it's simple to neglect it another evening, too. Then without realizing it, your forgotten regimen becomes routine on its own.
But you can make sure that your house is prepared for bed every evening when you automate your bedtime ritual. Through your Denver home security system, you can generate a scene that sets 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 arm your alarm. Or don't worry about forgetting to touch a button. Program your automation to activate at a predetermined time -- like 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Leave For Work
Along with a bedtime schedule, you can set your automation systems to arm when your house is vacant. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can set your home on guard through one button touch. Now you can guarantee that every entryway is secure, every light is off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on duty. You can even shut the garage door via the app if you accidentally left it up.
You don't need to keep your home on alert the whole day. Unlatch the doors for returning friends or service folk via the smartphone app. Or place your home on lockdown without even pushing a button. By installing a geofence around your property, your devices arms each time you leave the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And The Rest Of Your Life
Exiting your house and putting your house to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also form scenes for all kinds of moods. Change the lights just a touch while closing your motorized shades for the penultimate movie viewing experience. Create a dimly lit path from your bedroom to the kitchen for an evening snack.
You can craft a "party" setting that seamlessly lowers the lights and temperature to accommodate the extra body heat. Then when a new visitor arrives at your door, you can ask them to let themselves in via your doorbell camera. You can even select music and smart lights to turn on via your ADT Control app. And if you decide you want another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly add it to your current system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Smartphone
Always keep abreast of what's going down in your house with automated alerts delivered to your phone. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera detect unwanted activity, you'll learn about it through a text or push notification. Fire and CO detectors will trigger an alert so that you won’t return home to an unknown situation. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids arrive home from the bus. Once you read a notification, you can judge how to act.
Talk with anyone at your front door with the doorbell cameras to tell them where to stash a parcel. See through your outdoor cameras to judge if the strange movement is worth a phone call to the authorities. Or remotely power lights and music to deter any unwanted trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system can make you feel protected and comfortable, they will assist in a fire or other hazardous situations. Should your smoke detectors sense excess smoke, your home automation system can spring into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent harmful smoke. Then have your home switch on all your smart lights to light the way to safety, and open all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can set automated protocols to several emergency events. Turn on all the lights when a glass break detector trips. Sound your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is pressed. Or get video clips sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trigger. Almost all of your tech can be synced to work in tandem in any manner you think will help shield your home and loved ones.