One of the perks of installing an ADT home security system in Kalamazoo is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your house more comfortable and energy-efficient. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doors. And you’ll never leave the garage door wide open again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these gadgets are alone, they can have an even more significant impact when employed together with your home security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Kalamazoo that will make your house much more attuned to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your before bed habits has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the doors, adjust the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to see that you failed to lock the back door or left the living room light on? And once you fail to do one thing on your evening checklist, it's easy to neglect it the next evening, as well. Then before you know it, your neglected checklist becomes routine in its own right.
But you can make sure that your house is prepared for bed every evening when you automate your nighttime ritual. Through your Kalamazoo home security system, you can create a scenario that sets all your tech without you leaving bed. With a touch of a button, you can secure the doors, power off the lights, change the thermostat, and arm your alarm. Or don't agonize about forgetting to touch a button. Program your automation to activate at a set time -- such as midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Go For Work
Along with a evening schedule, you can set your automation routines to arm when your home is not currently occupied. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can put your house on alert via a single button touch. Now you can be sure that every entryway is secure, every light is no longer on, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on duty. You can even batten down the garage door through the app if you accidentally left it open.
You don't need to keep your living space on guard the entire day. Open the doors for returning family or service professionals through the smartphone app. Or place your home on guard without even looking at your phone. By setting a geofence around your home, your devices turns on every time you roll down the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Create Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities
Departing your house and going to sleep may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also form backdrops for all types of events. Adjust the lights just a dash while closing your motorized shades for the penultimate movie watching experience. Light a dimly lit aisle from your living room to the kitchen for a midnight snack.
You can program a "party" setting that automatically lowers the lights and temperature to adapt for the additional body heat. Then when someone new comes to your door, you can tell them to let themselves in through your doorbell camera. You can even customize music and decorative lights to turn on with your ADT Control app. And if you determine you just have to get another cutting-edge piece of smart technology, you can simply sync it to your existing ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Smartphone
Always stay in the know of what's going down in your house through automated alerts delivered to your phone. Whenever a motion sensor on a security camera sense abnormal movements, you'll learn about it with a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and CO alarms will show an alert so that you'll never return home to an undiscovered emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids return home from the bus. Once you read a notification, you can judge how to act.
Communicate with anyone at your front door with the doorbell cameras to tell them where to stash a package. Check your security cameras to judge if the strange motion warrants a call to the police. Or remotely power lights and music to frighten any suspicious interloper.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech can make you feel protected and comfortable, they will aid in a fire or other emergencies. Should your smoke detectors find a fire, your home automation system can dive into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have your home power on all your smart bulbs to illuminate the way away from the fire, and open all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can calibrate automated protocols to any emergency circumstances. Power on all the lights when a glass break detector triggers. Echo your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video segments sent to your phone when your smart locks trip. Nearly all of your devices can be interconnected to function in tandem in any way you think will help safeguard your home and loved ones.