One of the advantages of buying an ADT home security system in Orlando is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your home the perfect temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks empower you to remote control your entrances. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door up again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these tools 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 Orlando that will make your living space much more responsive to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For Bed
Your nighttime ritual has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the door, change the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to see that you forgot to lock the front door or left the living room light glaring? And after you fail to do one thing on your evening checklist, it's easy to overlook it another time, as well. Then after a while, your neglected ritual becomes commonplace in its own right.
But you can ensure that your living space is ready for bedtime every evening when you automate your bedtime program. Through your Orlando home security system, you can craft a scene that adjusts all your tech without you traveling room to room. With a tap of a button, you can secure the doors, shut off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and set your security devices. Or don't worry about forgetting to touch a button. Set your automation to turn on at a predetermined time -- such as 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Leave For Work
Along with a before bed schedule, you can set your automation parameters to set when your house is vacant. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can place your home on guard through a single button touch. Now you can guarantee that every entryway is secured, every light is no longer on, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on duty. You can even batten down the garage door through the app if you accidentally left it open.
You don't have to keep your house on alert the entire day. Open the doors for returning visitors or service professionals through the mobile app. Or set your house on lockdown without even looking at your phone. By installing a geofence around your home, your system turns on each time you leave the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Create Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities
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 sorts of activities. Adjust the lights just a dash while dropping your motorized shades for the penultimate movie watching atmosphere. Light a dimly lit trail from your bed to the kitchen for an evening snack.
You can craft a "party" setting that effortlessly dims the lights and thermostat to account for the extra body heat. Then when anyone knocks at your door, you can tell them to let themselves in with your doorbell camera. You can even customize music and decorative lights to come on through your ADT Control app. And if you determine you just have to get another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can easily add it to your current network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Smartphone
Always stay in the know of what's going down in your home through automated alerts delivered to your smartphone. Whenever a motion sensor on a surveillance camera picks up abnormal motion, you'll know via a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and safety alarms will send an alert so that you'll never come home to an unknown emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids come home from the bus. Once you receive a notification, you can judge how to move forward.
Talk with delivery workers through the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to hide a parcel. Watch your outdoor cameras to determine if the unusual motion is worth a call to the police. Or remotely power lights and sound to frighten any suspicious interloper.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system helps make you feel protected and secure, they can also assist in a fire or other situations. Should your smoke detectors sense a fire, your home can spring into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent harmful smoke. Then have your home switch on all your smart lights to light the way to safety, and unlock all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can calibrate automated reactions to any emergency events. Switch on all the lights when a glass break detector trips. Blare your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is pressed. Or get video clips sent to your phone when your smart locks activate. Almost all of your tech can be synced to function together in any manner you think will help protect your home and family.