One of the advantages of installing an ADT home security system in Bowling Green is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your home the ideal temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doorways. And you won’t accidentally leave the garage door open again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these gadgets are on their own, they can have an even larger effect when employed in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Bowling Green that will make your house much more responsive to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your nighttime schedule has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the door, adjust the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how often have you woken up to find that you failed to lock the side door or left the living room light burning? And once you forget to do one section of your nightly checklist, it's simple to overlook it the next evening, too. Then before you know it, your missed regimen becomes commonplace.
But you can make sure that your house is prepared for bed every evening when you automate your bedtime program. Through your Bowling Green home security system, you can craft a scene that sets all your devices without you leaving bed. With a tap of a button, you can secure the doors, turn off the lights, change the thermostat, and activate your alarm. Or don't fret about not remembering to touch a button. Program your automation to turn on at a predetermined time -- like 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Leave For Work
Along with a evening schedule, you can set your automation parameters to activate when your home is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can set your house on defense with an easy button touch. Now you can guarantee that every door is locked, every light is off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on watch. You can even batten down the garage door via the app if you accidentally left it wide open.
You don't have to keep your living space on alert the entire day. Open the doors for returning visitors or service professionals with the mobile app. Or put your house on lockdown without even looking at your phone. By placing a geofence around your house, your devices turns on every time you roll down the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities
Exiting your house and going to sleep may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also form scenes for all sorts of events. Adjust the lights just a dash while dropping your motorized blinds for the penultimate movie watching experience. Create a dimly lit path from your bed to the kitchen for a midnight snack.
You can craft a "party" setting that effortlessly changes the lights and temperature to accommodate the additional body heat. Then when anyone arrives at your door, you can tell them to let themselves in through your doorbell camera. You can also set music and decorative lights to come on through your ADT Control app. And if you decide you want another sleek piece of smart technology, you can easily add it to your existing system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Smartphone
Always stay in the know of what's going on in your house through automated notifications sent to your mobile device. Whenever a motion sensor on a surveillance camera detect unwanted activity, you'll know through a text or push notification. Fire and safety alarms will send an alert so that you won’t return home to an unknown emergency. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids come home from the bus. Once you receive a notification, you can judge how to move forward.
Speak with delivery workers via the doorbell cameras to tell them where to hide a parcel. See through your smart cameras to see if the unusual activity facilitates a phone call to the authorities. Or remotely turn on lights and sound to frighten any suspicious intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech will make you feel safe and secure, they will help in a fire or other situations. Should your smoke detectors discover excess smoke, your home can spring into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have it power on all your smart lights to illuminate the way out, and unlock all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can calibrate automated responses to several emergency events. Power on all the lights if a glass break sensor trips. Echo your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video segments sent to your phone when your smart locks activate. Almost all of your tech can be interconnected to work in tandem in any manner you think will help shield your home and loved ones.