One of the benefits of buying an ADT home security system in Fort Worth is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your living space the ideal temperature and eco-conscious. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your doors. 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 gadgets are alone, they can have an even larger impact when used in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Fort Worth that will make your house much more responsive to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your nighttime habits has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the doors, set the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how often have you woken up to discover that you failed to lock the front door or left the kitchen light on? And after you fail to do one thing on your nightly checklist, it's easy to overlook it another time, as well. Then before you know it, your neglected ritual becomes routine on its own.
But you can ensure that your living space is ready for bed every evening when you automate your nighttime ritual. Through your Fort Worth home security system, you can craft a template that sets all your gadgets without you going around the house. With a tap of a button, you can lock the doors, turn off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and arm your alarm. Or don't worry about failing to remember to hit a button. Designate your automation to trigger at a specific time -- such as midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Go For Work
Along with a before bed schedule, you can designate your automation parameters to activate when your house is empty. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can place your living space on alert through a single button touch. Now you can ensure that every door is secure, every light is turned off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on duty. You can even close the garage door via the app if you accidentally left it open.
You don't have to keep your home on guard the whole day. Unlatch the doors for incoming family or service professionals through the smartphone app. Or put your house on alert without even pushing a button. By placing a geofence around your home, your system powers on each time you leave the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you come up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Match Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Departing the house and going to sleep may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also create backdrops for all types of moods. Tweak the lights just a touch while closing your motorized blinds for the ultimate movie viewing atmosphere. Illuminate a dimly lit path from your living room to the kitchen for an evening snack.
You can devise a "party" scenario that automatically lowers the lights and temperature to accommodate the increased body heat. Then when anyone knocks at your door, you can ask them to let themselves in through your doorbell camera. You can also select music and smart lights to power on via your ADT Control app. And if you decide you need another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly integrate it to your existing ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Phone
Always stay in the know of what's going down in your home with automated updates delivered to your mobile device. Whenever a motion sensor on a security camera sense unusual movements, you'll hear about it via a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and safety alarms will send an alert so that you won’t return home to an undiscovered situation. Or have your smart locks ping you when your kids arrive home from the bus. Once you receive a notification, you can decide how to move forward.
Talk with delivery workers with the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to hide a parcel. Watch your smart cameras to judge if the strange motion is worth a phone call to the police. Or remotely trigger lights and sound to deter any unwanted intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech can make you feel safe and comfortable, they can also assist in a fire or other hazardous situations. When your smoke detectors discover excess smoke, your home automation system can spring into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent harmful smoke. Then have your home power on all your smart bulbs to light the way away from the fire, and unlock all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can set automated responses to numerous emergency situations. Switch on all the lights if a glass break sensor chimes. Sound your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is pressed. Or get video clips sent to your phone when your smart locks trip. Virtually all of your systems can be synced to work together in any manner you think will help protect your home and family.