One of the advantages of buying an ADT home security system in Eau Claire 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 leave the garage door up again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these gadgets are by themselves, they can have an even larger impact when used together with your home security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Eau Claire that will make your house much more responsive to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your bedtime schedule has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the doors, change the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to see that you forgot to lock the back door or left the bathroom light burning? And once you neglect to do one thing on your nightly checklist, it's simple to forget it the next time, as well. Then after a while, your neglected regimen becomes a habit in its own right.
But you can guarantee that your home is ready for bed every evening when you automate your nighttime routine. Through your Eau Claire home security system, you can create a template that fine-tunes all your tech without you traveling room to room. With a press of a screen, you can lock the doors, power off the lights, lower the thermostat, and arm your security system. Or don't worry about forgetting to press a button. Designate your automation to turn on at a predetermined time -- such as 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Go For Work
Along with a bedtime schedule, you can designate your automation routines to activate when your home is not currently occupied. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can place your house on alert via a single button tap. Now you can be sure that every door is secure, every light is turned off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are activated. You can even shut the garage door through the app if it’s accidentally left open.
You don't have to keep your home locked up the entire day. Unlock the doors for incoming visitors or service professionals with the mobile app. Or put your home on lockdown without even lifting a finger. By setting a geofence around your house, your devices arms every time you pull out of 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: Create Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Leaving 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. Tweak the lights just a smidge while dropping your motorized blinds for the ultimate movie watching experience. Illuminate a dimly lit path from your living room to the kitchen for a midnight snack.
You can craft a "party" setting that automatically dims the lights and thermostat to adapt for the increased body heat. Then when someone new knocks at your door, you can ask them to enter via your doorbell camera. You can also customize music and decorative lights to come on via your ADT Control app. And if you determine you want another cutting-edge piece of smart technology, you can easily integrate it to your existing system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Phone
Always keep abreast of what's happening in your house with automated notifications delivered to your phone. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera sense unwanted activity, you'll learn about it with a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and safety detectors will send an alert so that you'll never return home to an unexpected emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids return home from the bus. Once you read a notification, you can decide how to respond.
Talk with porch visitors via the doorbell cameras to direct them where to hide a package. Watch your smart cameras to judge if the unusual motion is worth a call to the authorities. Or remotely power lights and music to deter any unwanted intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system can make you feel safe and secure, they will aid in a fire or other emergencies. If your smoke detectors sense excess smoke, your home can dive into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have your home power on all your smart lights to show the way to safety, and unlock all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can set automated reactions to any emergency situations. Turn on all the lights if a glass break detector chimes. Echo your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video segments sent to your phone when your smart locks trigger. Nearly all of your tech can be synced to work in tandem in any manner you think will help shield your home and loved ones.