One of the perks of buying an ADT home security system in Bellingham is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your home the ideal temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your doors. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door up again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these tools are on their own, they can have an even larger effect when employed in tandem with your security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Bellingham that will make your house much more responsive to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your nighttime ritual has become routine: turn off the lights, lock the doors, set the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to find that you forgot to lock the side door or left the bathroom light glaring? And once you neglect to do one thing on your evening checklist, it's simple to forget it another night, too. Then before you know it, your neglected ritual becomes routine.
But you can make sure that your house is prepared for bedtime every night when you automate your bedtime routine. Through your Bellingham home security system, you can create a template that adjusts all your tech without you traveling room to room. With a tap of a button, you can lock the doors, shut off the lights, change the thermostat, and activate your security devices. Or don't worry about not remembering to touch a button. Program your automation to activate at a set time -- such as 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Travel For Work
Along with a before bed schedule, you can set your automation parameters to set when your home is not currently occupied. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can set your house on guard via one button tap. Now you can guarantee that every entryway is secured, every light is off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on watch. 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. Open the doors for incoming visitors or service workers via the mobile app. Or set your house on alert without even looking at your phone. By setting a geofence around your property, your system arms each time you leave the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Match Moods For Watching TV And The Rest Of Your Life
Leaving the house and putting your house to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also create backdrops for all types of events. Change the lights just a smidge while lowering your motorized blinds for the premiere movie viewing atmosphere. Light a dimly lit path from your living room to the fridge for an evening snack.
You can craft a "party" scenario that automatically lowers the lights and thermostat to adapt for the increased body heat. Then when a new visitor comes to your door, you can ask them to come on in via your doorbell camera. You can also customize music and smart lights to come on via your ADT Control app. And if you find you need another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly sync it to your existing ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Smartphone
Always be aware of what's going on in your home with automated notifications delivered to your phone. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera detect unwanted motion, you'll know with a text or push notification. Fire and safety detectors will send an alert so that you'll never return home to an unexpected situation. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids arrive home from school. Once you read a notification, you can decide how to respond.
Talk with porch visitors through the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to stash a delivery. Watch your outdoor cameras to determine if the abnormal activity facilitates a call to the police. Or remotely power lights and music to deter any suspicious trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system helps make you feel safe and secure, they will help in a fire or other hazardous situations. Should your smoke detectors sense excess smoke, your home automation devices can spring into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent harmful smoke. Then have your home switch on all your smart bulbs to show the way away from the fire, and unlock all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can calibrate automated responses to numerous emergency situations. Switch on all the lights when a glass break detector trips. Blare your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video clips sent to your phone when your smart locks trigger. Virtually all of your devices can be networked to function in tandem in any manner you think will help protect your home and loved ones.