One of the benefits of buying an ADT home security system in Gulfport is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your house the ideal temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your doorways. And you won’t leave the garage door open again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these devices are by themselves, they can have an even greater effect when utilized together with your security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Gulfport that will make your living space much more attuned to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your nighttime habits has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the doors, set the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to see that you failed to lock the side door or left the bathroom light glaring? And once you forget to do one part of your nightly checklist, it's simple to forget it the next night, too. Then without realizing it, your missed checklist becomes routine.
But you can make sure that your house is prepared for bed every evening when you automate your bedtime ritual. Through your Gulfport home security system, you can craft a scenario that fine-tunes all your devices without you traveling room to room. With a touch of a button, you can lock the doors, power off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and arm your security system. Or don't agonize about not remembering to press a button. Program your automation to trigger at a predetermined time -- such as 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Go For Work
Along with a before bed routine, you can program your automation parameters to arm when your home is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can place your house on alert through a single button press. Now you can guarantee that every door is locked, every light is turned off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are activated. You can even batten down the garage door through the app if you accidentally left it wide open.
You don't have to keep your home on guard the entire day. Open the doors for returning family or service folk through the mobile app. Or set your home on lockdown without even pushing a button. By setting a geofence around your house, your devices arms every time you roll down 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 Everything Else
Exiting the house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also create scenes for all kinds of activities. Change the lights just a touch while dropping your motorized blinds for the ultimate movie theatre experience. Create a dimly lit trail from your bed to the pantry for a midnight snack.
You can program a "party" scene that effortlessly lowers the lights and thermostat to account for the additional body heat. Then when someone new comes to your door, you can ask them to enter with your doorbell camera. You can also set music and smart lights to power on through your ADT Control app. And if you determine you want another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can easily sync it to your existing ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Mobile Device
Always keep abreast of what's going on in your home through automated notifications sent to your smartphone. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera picks up abnormal movements, you'll know with a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and CO alarms will show an alert so that you'll never return home to an unexpected emergency. Or have your smart locks ping you when your kids come home from school. Once you receive a notification, you can decide how to act.
Talk with anyone at your front door with the doorbell cameras to tell them where to leave a package. Watch your smart cameras to determine if the unusual activity is worth a call to the police. Or remotely trigger lights and music to deter any suspicious trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech helps make you feel safe and secure, they will assist in a fire or other emergencies. Should your smoke detectors sense a fire, your home can spring into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have the system power on all your smart bulbs to light the way out, and open all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can program automated protocols to several emergency situations. Switch on all the lights if a glass break sensor trips. Echo your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video snippets sent to your phone when your smart locks trip. Almost all of your tech can be networked to function together in any way you think will help safeguard your home and loved ones.