One of the perks of buying an ADT home security system in Lafayette is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your house more comfortable and energy-efficient. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doors. And you won’t accidentally leave the garage door wide open again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these gadgets are alone, they can have an even greater effect when employed in tandem with your security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Lafayette that will make your house much more responsive to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your bedtime ritual has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the door, set the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to find that you forgot to lock the back door or left the bathroom light glaring? And once you forget to do one part of your evening checklist, it's easy to forget it another time, as well. Then before you know it, your forgotten ritual becomes routine on its own.
But you can guarantee that your house is set for bed every night when you automate your bedtime program. Through your Lafayette home security system, you can craft a template that sets all your gadgets without you leaving bed. With a press of a button, you can secure the doors, shut off the lights, change the thermostat, and activate your alarm. Or don't worry about failing to remember to hit a button. Designate your automation to turn on at a set time -- such as 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Leave For Work
Along with a bedtime procedure, you can program your automation routines to arm when your home is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can place your living space on alert through a single button press. Now you can ensure that every door is locked, every light is turned off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on watch. You can even close 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. Unlock the doors for out-of-town visitors or service folk through the smartphone app. Or put your house on guard without even lifting a finger. By placing a geofence around your home, your system turns on each time you leave the driveway. Then when you come 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 Everything Else
Exiting your house and putting your house to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also form backdrops for all sorts of events. Adjust the lights just a smidge while lowering your motorized blinds for the penultimate movie viewing atmosphere. Light a dimly lit aisle from your bed to the pantry for a midnight snack.
You can devise a "party" setting that seamlessly dims the lights and thermostat to account for the extra body heat. Then when someone new comes to your door, you can ask them to come on in through your doorbell camera. You can even set music and decorative lights to come on with your ADT Control app. And if you find you want another cutting-edge piece of smart technology, you can simply integrate it to your existing ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Mobile Device
Always stay in the know of what's going down in your home with automated alerts sent to your smartphone. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera detect unwanted motion, you'll learn about it via a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and safety alarms will trigger an alert so that you won’t return home to an unexpected emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids come home from the bus. Once you read a notification, you can judge how to move forward.
Speak with delivery workers with the doorbell cameras to tell them where to stash a delivery. See through your outdoor cameras to judge if the unusual activity is worth a call to the authorities. Or remotely trigger lights and music to deter any suspicious intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech will make you feel safe and comfortable, they will assist in a fire or other emergencies. Should your smoke detectors discover a fire, your home can jump into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have the system turn on all your smart lights to show the way out, and open all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can program automated protocols to several emergency events. Power on all the lights if a glass break detector trips. Echo your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video segments sent to your mobile device when your smart locks activate. Nearly all of your devices can be interconnected to work in tandem in any manner you think will help protect your home and family.