One of the perks of buying an ADT home security system in Hoover is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your living space more comfortable and eco-friendly. Smart locks allow you to remote control your doorways. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door wide open again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these devices are on their own, they can have an even larger impact when utilized in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Hoover that will make your living space much more attuned to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your before bed schedule has become routine: turn off the lights, lock the front door, adjust the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how often have you woken up to find that you neglected to lock the front door or left the bathroom light on? And after you neglect to do one part of your bedtime checklist, it's simple to neglect it another time, as well. Then without realizing it, your missed ritual becomes a habit in its own right.
But you can ensure that your house is set for bed every night when you automate your nighttime ritual. Through your Hoover home security system, you can craft a scenario that sets all your devices without you leaving bed. With a press of a button, you can secure the doors, shut off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and set your security devices. Or don't agonize about failing to remember to hit a button. Program your automation to activate at a predetermined time -- such as midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Travel For Work
Along with a evening routine, you can set your automation systems to set when your house is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can set your house on defense via one 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 watch. You can even close the garage door through the app if it’s accidentally left wide open.
You don't have to keep your living space on alert the entire day. Open the doors for incoming friends or service workers through the mobile app. Or put your home on guard without even looking at your phone. By installing a geofence around your property, your system arms every time you roll down the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Exiting the house and putting your house to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also create atmospheres for all types of activities. Adjust the lights just a dash while lowering your motorized shades for the penultimate movie watching experience. Illuminate a dimly lit trail from your bed to the pantry for a midnight snack.
You can program a "party" scenario that effortlessly lowers the lights and temperature to accommodate the extra body heat. Then when a new visitor arrives at your door, you can tell them to come on in via your doorbell camera. You can even set music and smart lights to power on through your ADT Control app. And if you determine you just have to get another cutting-edge piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly add it to your current network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Phone
Always keep abreast of what's going down in your home through automated alerts delivered to your mobile device. Whenever a motion sensor on a surveillance camera sense unusual movements, you'll hear about it through a text or push notification. Fire and CO detectors will show an alert so that you'll never come 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 decide how to act.
Speak with delivery workers with the doorbell cameras to direct them where to stash a package. See through your security cameras to see if the abnormal movement is worth a phone call to the police. Or remotely turn on lights and sound to scare away any unwanted intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system will make you feel safe and secure, they will assist in a fire or other hazardous situations. Should your smoke detectors find a fire, your home can dive into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have it turn on all your smart lights to show the way to safety, and unlock all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can set automated protocols to any emergency circumstances. Switch on all the lights if a glass break sensor trips. Echo your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video segments sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trip. Nearly all of your devices can be interconnected to operate in tandem in any way you think will help safeguard your home and loved ones.