One of the advantages of buying an ADT home security system in Stockton is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your house the ideal temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks empower you to remote control your entrances. And you’ll never leave the garage door up again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these tools are by themselves, they can have an even greater impact when employed together with your home security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Stockton that will make your house much more attuned to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your bedtime schedule has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the door, set the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how often have you woken up to find that you neglected to lock the side door or left the living room light on? And once you neglect to do one thing on your evening checklist, it's simple to neglect it another night, too. Then without realizing it, your missed ritual becomes routine in its own right.
But you can ensure that your home is prepared for bed every night when you automate your bedtime program. Through your Stockton home security system, you can generate a scenario that sets all your devices without you leaving bed. With a press of a screen, you can secure the doors, turn off the lights, change the thermostat, and activate your security devices. Or don't fret about failing to remember to hit a button. Designate your automation to activate at a specific time -- like 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Travel For Work
Along with a bedtime schedule, you can designate your automation systems to activate when your house is empty. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can set your home on guard with a single button touch. Now you can guarantee that every door is secured, every light is turned off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on duty. You can even batten down the garage door via the app if you accidentally left it wide open.
You don't need to keep your home on guard the entire day. Unlock the doors for returning friends or service workers through the mobile app. Or place your home on guard without even pushing a button. By placing a geofence around your property, your system arms each time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you come up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Create Moods For Watching TV And The Rest Of Your Life
Leaving your house and putting your house to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also form atmospheres for all types of events. Adjust the lights just a smidge while lowering your motorized shades for the ultimate movie theatre experience. Light a dimly lit trail from your bedroom to the pantry for an evening snack.
You can devise a "party" setting that effortlessly dims the lights and thermostat to account for the extra body heat. Then when a new visitor knocks at your door, you can tell them to come on in via your doorbell camera. You can also customize music and decorative lights to turn on with your ADT Control app. And if you determine you need another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can simply add it to your current ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Mobile Device
Always be aware of what's happening in your home through automated alerts sent to your mobile device. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera sense unusual movements, you'll learn about it through a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and CO sensors will trigger an alert so that you won’t come home to an unknown emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids arrive home from the bus. Once you read a notification, you can determine how to respond.
Communicate with delivery workers via the doorbell cameras to tell them where to stash a package. See through your smart cameras to see if the strange activity facilitates a phone call to the police. Or remotely power lights and music to frighten any unwanted trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech helps make you feel safe and secure, they can also aid in a fire or other hazardous situations. If your smoke detectors find intense heat, your home automation devices can spring into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent harmful smoke. Then have the system switch on all your smart lights to show the way away from the fire, and open all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can calibrate automated reactions to several emergency circumstances. Power on all the lights when a glass break sensor triggers. Blare your high decibel sirens 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 networked to function together in any manner you think will help protect your home and loved ones.