One of the benefits of buying an ADT home security system in Fort Lauderdale is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your living space the perfect temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doorways. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door wide open again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these devices are alone, they can have an even greater effect when used together with your home security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Fort Lauderdale that will make your living space much more attuned to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your before bed ritual has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the door, set the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how often have you woken up to find that you failed to lock the back door or left the kitchen light glaring? And after you forget to do one thing on your bedtime checklist, it's easy to forget it the next evening, as well. Then after a while, your neglected checklist becomes commonplace.
But you can guarantee that your home is set for bedtime every evening when you automate your nighttime program. Through your Fort Lauderdale home security system, you can craft a scene that adjusts all your gadgets without you traveling room to room. With a tap of a button, you can lock the doors, turn off the lights, change the thermostat, and activate your security system. Or don't worry about not remembering to hit a button. Designate your automation to trigger at a specific time -- like midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Go For Work
Along with a evening schedule, you can designate your automation systems to set when your home is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can place your home on alert with one button tap. Now you can ensure that every entryway is locked, every light is off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on watch. You can even close the garage door via the app if it’s accidentally left wide open.
You don't have to keep your house locked up the entire day. Unlatch the doors for out-of-town friends or service folk via the smartphone app. Or set your home on alert without even lifting a finger. By placing a geofence around your home, your system powers on each time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Match Moods For Watching TV And The Rest Of Your Life
Exiting the house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also customize scenes for all types of activities. Tweak the lights just a dash while closing your motorized shutters for the ultimate movie viewing experience. Illuminate a dimly lit trail from your bed to the pantry for a nighttime snack.
You can craft a "party" scene that automatically changes the lights and thermostat to adapt for the extra body heat. Then when anyone arrives at your door, you can inform them to let themselves in with your doorbell camera. You can even customize music and decorative lights to turn on via your ADT Control app. And if you find you need another cutting-edge piece of smart technology, you can simply integrate it to your existing network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Phone
Always be aware of what's going on in your house through automated updates sent to your phone. Whenever a motion sensor on a security camera picks up unwanted movements, you'll learn about it through a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and CO alarms will show an alert so that you won’t return home to an undiscovered situation. Or have your smart locks ping you when your kids come home from the bus. Once you read a notification, you can determine how to respond.
Talk with porch visitors through the doorbell cameras to tell them where to stash a delivery. See through your outdoor cameras to judge if the abnormal activity is worth a call to the authorities. Or remotely trigger lights and sound to frighten any unwanted trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system helps make you feel protected and secure, they will assist in a fire or other emergencies. When your smoke detectors discover a fire, your home automation system can jump into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have your home turn on all your smart lights to light the way to safety, and unlock all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can set automated responses to numerous emergency circumstances. Power on all the lights when a glass break detector triggers. Echo 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. Nearly all of your tech can be networked to work together in any way you think will help shield your home and family.