One of the advantages of choosing an ADT home security system in Jamestown is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your living space the ideal temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks allow you to remote control your doors. And you won’t leave the garage door up again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these tools are on their own, they can have an even greater impact when employed in tandem with your security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Jamestown that will make your house much more attuned to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For Bed
Your before bed ritual has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the front door, change the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to find that you failed to lock the front door or left the kitchen light glaring? And once you neglect to do one thing on your nightly checklist, it's simple to forget it the next evening, too. Then without realizing it, your neglected ritual becomes routine on its own.
But you can ensure that your living space is set for bedtime every evening when you automate your nighttime ritual. Through your Jamestown home security system, you can craft a scene that adjusts all your gadgets without you going around the house. With a tap of a button, you can lock the doors, power off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and set your security devices. Or don't agonize about failing to remember to touch a button. Program your automation to activate at a predetermined time -- like midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Leave For Work
Along with a bedtime schedule, you can designate your automation routines to activate when your home is vacant. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can place your living space on alert with an easy button touch. Now you can ensure that every entryway is locked, every light is no longer on, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on duty. You can even shut the garage door via the app if it’s accidentally left wide open.
You don't need to keep your house on alert the entire day. Open the doors for incoming family or service folk with the smartphone app. Or put your home on lockdown without even lifting a finger. By placing a geofence around your property, your devices powers on every time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you come up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities
Exiting the house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also form scenes for all kinds of moods. Change the lights just a smidge while lowering your motorized blinds for the ultimate movie theatre atmosphere. Light a dimly lit path from your bedroom to the fridge for a nighttime snack.
You can program a "party" scene that seamlessly dims the lights and thermostat to account for the increased body heat. Then when anyone comes to your door, you can ask them to let themselves in with your doorbell camera. You can even set music and smart lights to power 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 integrate it to your current ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Phone
Always stay in the know of what's going on in your house through automated updates sent to your mobile device. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera sense unusual activity, you'll know via a text or push notification. Fire and carbon monoxide sensors will trigger an alert so that you'll never come home to an undiscovered emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids arrive home from school. Once you receive a notification, you can judge how to act.
Communicate with porch visitors via the doorbell cameras to tell them where to stash a delivery. See through your security cameras to determine if the strange motion facilitates a phone call to the authorities. Or remotely turn on lights and sound to deter any unwanted intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech can make you feel safe and secure, they can also help in a fire or other hazardous situations. When your smoke detectors find excess smoke, your home automation devices can spring into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have it power on all your smart bulbs to show the way out, and unlock all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can set automated reactions to any emergency situations. Power on all the lights if a glass break detector triggers. Sound your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video segments sent to your mobile device when your smart locks activate. Nearly all of your devices can be synced to work in tandem in any way you think will help shield your home and loved ones.