One of the perks of buying an ADT home security system in Dayton is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your living space more comfortable and eco-friendly. Smart locks allow you to remote control your doors. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door wide open again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these tools are by themselves, they can have an even greater effect when utilized together with your home security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Dayton that will make your house much more attuned to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your bedtime ritual has become routine: turn off the lights, lock the front door, set the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to see that you neglected to lock the back door or left the living room light burning? And once you neglect to do one part of your bedtime checklist, it's simple to neglect it another evening, too. Then before you know it, your missed checklist becomes a habit on its own.
But you can ensure that your home is set for bedtime every night when you automate your nighttime routine. Through your Dayton home security system, you can generate a scenario that fine-tunes all your tech without you leaving bed. With a press of a button, you can secure the doors, turn off the lights, change the thermostat, and activate your security system. Or don't worry about forgetting to press a button. Designate your automation to activate at a specific time -- like 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Leave For Work
Along with a bedtime routine, you can program your automation parameters to activate when your house is empty. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can put your living space on guard via a single button touch. Now you can guarantee that every entryway is locked, every light is turned off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on duty. You can even batten down the garage door via the app if you accidentally left it open.
You don't have to keep your house on guard the whole day. Open the doors for returning family or service folk via the smartphone app. Or place your home on guard without even looking at your phone. By setting a geofence around your house, your devices powers on every time you leave the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Create Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Leaving your house and going to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also customize scenes for all types of activities. Tweak the lights just a touch while closing your motorized shutters for the premiere movie viewing experience. Illuminate a dimly lit trail from your living room to the pantry for a midnight snack.
You can devise a "party" scenario that automatically changes the lights and thermostat to accommodate the additional body heat. Then when a new visitor 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 through your ADT Control app. And if you find you just have to get another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly integrate it to your existing ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Smartphone
Always stay in the know of what's going down in your house with automated notifications delivered to your smartphone. Whenever a motion sensor on a surveillance camera detect unwanted motion, you'll know through a text or push notification. Fire and carbon monoxide alarms will show an alert so that you won’t return home to an unknown situation. Or have your smart locks ping you when your kids come home from school. Once you get a notification, you can judge how to act.
Talk with porch visitors through the doorbell cameras to direct them where to stash a parcel. Check your smart cameras to see if the unusual motion is worth a 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 protected and secure, they will aid in a fire or other situations. When your smoke detectors discover excess smoke, your home can jump into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have it switch on all your smart bulbs to light the way to safety, and unlock all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can calibrate automated reactions to numerous emergency situations. Turn on all the lights when a glass break detector triggers. Sound your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video clips sent to your phone when your smart locks trigger. Almost all of your devices can be interconnected to function in tandem in any way you think will help shield your home and loved ones.