One of the advantages of installing an ADT home security system in Brownsville is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your living space 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 open again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these tools are by themselves, they can have an even larger effect when utilized in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Brownsville that will make your house much more responsive to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your bedtime 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 failed to lock the side door or left the bathroom light on? And once you forget to do one thing on your nightly checklist, it's simple to neglect it another time, as well. Then without realizing it, your neglected ritual becomes routine.
But you can ensure that your home is prepared for bed every evening when you automate your nighttime ritual. Through your Brownsville home security system, you can create a template that fine-tunes all your tech without you going around the house. With a tap of a button, you can secure the doors, turn off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and arm your alarm. Or don't worry about forgetting to hit a button. Set your automation to turn on at a predetermined time -- like midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Leave For Work
Along with a before bed routine, you can program your automation parameters to arm when your home is vacant. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can set your home on guard via an easy button press. Now you can ensure that every entryway is locked, every light is off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on duty. You can even batten down the garage door through the app if you accidentally left it up.
You don't need to keep your house on guard the whole day. Unlock the doors for out-of-town visitors or service professionals with the mobile app. Or set your house on alert without even lifting a finger. By placing a geofence around your property, your system powers on every time you leave the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Create Moods For Watching TV And The Rest Of Your Life
Leaving the house and going to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also create scenes for all types of moods. Tweak the lights just a smidge while lowering your motorized shades for the ultimate movie theatre atmosphere. Light a dimly lit trail from your living room to the kitchen for a midnight snack.
You can craft a "party" scenario that automatically lowers the lights and temperature to adapt for the additional body heat. Then when a new visitor arrives at your door, you can inform them to enter via your doorbell camera. You can even customize music and decorative lights to turn on with your ADT Control app. And if you determine you want another sleek piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly add it to your existing system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Smartphone
Always keep abreast of what's going on in your home through automated alerts sent to your smartphone. Whenever a motion sensor on a surveillance camera detect unwanted motion, you'll learn about it through a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and CO alarms will send an alert so that you won’t return home to an undiscovered emergency. Or have your smart locks ping you when your kids return home from the bus. Once you read a notification, you can determine how to move forward.
Talk with porch visitors through the doorbell cameras to direct them where to hide a parcel. See through your security cameras to judge if the strange movement facilitates a phone call to the police. Or remotely turn on lights and sound to scare away any suspicious interloper.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech will make you feel protected and secure, they can also assist in a fire or other situations. If your smoke detectors find excess smoke, your home automation devices can jump into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have the system power on all your smart bulbs to light the way to safety, and open all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can set automated reactions to several emergency situations. Power on all the lights when a glass break sensor trips. Sound your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video segments sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trip. Almost all of your devices can be synced to operate in tandem in any way you think will help protect your home and loved ones.