One of the advantages of installing an ADT home security system in Worcester is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your home the perfect temperature and eco-conscious. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your entrances. And you won’t leave the garage door wide open again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these tools are on their own, they can have an even larger effect when used together with your security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Worcester that will make your home much more responsive to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your bedtime schedule has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the front door, adjust the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to discover that you failed to lock the front door or left the kitchen light glaring? And once you fail to do one section of your bedtime checklist, it's simple to forget it the next night, too. Then without realizing it, your forgotten regimen becomes routine on its own.
But you can make sure that your home is set for bed every evening when you automate your nighttime program. Through your Worcester home security system, you can create a scenario that fine-tunes all your gadgets without you leaving bed. With a press of a screen, you can lock the doors, power off the lights, lower the thermostat, and set your alarm. Or don't worry about forgetting to press a button. Program your automation to turn on at a specific time -- such as 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Travel For Work
Along with a evening procedure, you can set your automation parameters to activate when your house is vacant. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can set your house on defense with a single button press. Now you can be sure that every door is secure, every light is off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on duty. You can even batten down the garage door through the app if you accidentally left it up.
You don't have to keep your living space on guard the entire day. Unlatch the doors for returning family or service folk with the mobile app. Or set your house on lockdown without even lifting a finger. By placing a geofence around your home, your devices powers on every time you leave the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you come up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And The Rest Of Your Life
Leaving the house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also customize atmospheres for all kinds of events. Tweak the lights just a touch while dropping your motorized shades for the penultimate movie viewing atmosphere. Light a dimly lit path from your bed to the fridge for a nighttime snack.
You can devise a "party" setting that effortlessly changes the lights and thermostat to accommodate the additional body heat. Then when anyone knocks at your door, you can tell them to come on in through your doorbell camera. You can even select music and smart lights to power on through your ADT Control app. And if you find you need another sleek piece of smart technology, you can simply integrate it to your current ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Smartphone
Always stay in the know of what's going on in your home through automated notifications delivered to your mobile device. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera detect unusual movements, you'll learn about it via a text or push notification. Fire and CO detectors will show an alert so that you'll never return home to an unexpected emergency. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids arrive home from the bus. Once you get a notification, you can determine how to act.
Speak with delivery workers with the doorbell cameras to tell them where to leave a package. Watch your smart cameras to judge if the strange motion facilitates a call to the authorities. Or remotely trigger lights and music to frighten any unwanted interloper.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system can make you feel protected and comfortable, they can also aid in a fire or other hazardous situations. If your smoke detectors discover a fire, your home automation devices can dive into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have your home power on all your smart lights to light the way away from the fire, and unlock all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can program automated reactions to several emergency situations. Switch on all the lights if a glass break sensor chimes. Sound your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is pressed. Or get video segments sent to your phone when your smart locks trip. Almost all of your tech can be interconnected to function in tandem in any way you think will help safeguard your home and loved ones.