One of the perks of installing an ADT home security system in Columbus is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your home the ideal temperature and eco-conscious. Smart locks allow you to remote control your doors. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door up again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these tools are alone, they can have an even more significant impact when utilized together with your home security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Columbus that will make your home much more attuned to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your nighttime ritual has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the doors, set 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 bathroom light glaring? And after you forget to do one section of your nightly checklist, it's easy to neglect it another time, too. Then after a while, your neglected regimen becomes routine on its own.
But you can make sure that your home is prepared for bed every evening when you automate your bedtime routine. Through your Columbus home security system, you can create a scenario that sets all your devices without you going around the house. With a press of a button, you can lock the doors, power off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and set your alarm. Or don't worry about forgetting to press a button. Designate your automation to turn on at a specific time -- like midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Travel For Work
Along with a before bed procedure, you can program your automation parameters to set when your home is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can put your home on alert via an easy button touch. Now you can be sure that every entryway is secure, every light is off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on watch. You can even close the garage door through the app if you accidentally left it open.
You don't have to keep your living space locked up the entire day. Unlatch the doors for out-of-town visitors or service professionals with the smartphone app. Or set your home on lockdown without even pushing a button. By installing a geofence around your property, your system powers on every time you roll down the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities
Departing the house and going to sleep may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also create scenes for all kinds of events. Tweak the lights just a touch while dropping your motorized shutters for the penultimate movie theatre experience. Illuminate a dimly lit trail from your bed to the pantry for a midnight snack.
You can program a "party" scenario that effortlessly dims the lights and thermostat to adapt for the increased body heat. Then when a new visitor knocks at your door, you can tell them to let themselves in via your doorbell camera. You can also customize music and decorative lights to come on with your ADT Control app. And if you determine you need another sleek piece of smart technology, you can easily sync it to your existing ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Smartphone
Always stay in the know of what's happening in your house with automated notifications sent to your mobile device. Whenever a motion sensor on a surveillance camera detect unusual motion, you'll learn about it through a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and CO alarms will show an alert so that you won’t come home to an unexpected situation. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids come home from the bus. Once you get a notification, you can determine how to respond.
Speak with porch visitors via the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to leave a parcel. Check your security cameras to judge if the abnormal activity warrants a phone call to the authorities. Or remotely trigger lights and music to deter any suspicious trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system will make you feel protected and comfortable, they will help in a fire or other hazardous situations. Should your smoke detectors discover excess smoke, your home automation system can spring into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have your home switch on all your smart bulbs to light the way away from the fire, and unlock all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can set automated protocols to several emergency events. Turn on all the lights if a glass break detector triggers. Sound 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 activate. Virtually all of your tech can be synced to operate in tandem in any manner you think will help safeguard your home and loved ones.