One of the perks of buying an ADT home security system in Athens is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your home the ideal temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doors. And you’ll never leave the garage door wide open again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these tools are by themselves, they can have an even greater effect when used in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Athens that will make your house much more responsive to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your bedtime ritual has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the door, set the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how often have you woken up to find that you neglected to lock the back door or left the kitchen light on? And after you forget to do one part of your evening checklist, it's easy to overlook it the next night, too. Then after a while, your missed checklist becomes a habit.
But you can guarantee that your house is prepared for bedtime every night when you automate your bedtime routine. Through your Athens home security system, you can generate a template that fine-tunes all your gadgets without you leaving bed. With a press of a button, you can secure the doors, turn off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and arm your security system. Or don't agonize about forgetting to hit a button. Program your automation to trigger at a predetermined time -- like 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Leave For Work
Along with a before bed procedure, you can designate your automation systems to activate when your house is not currently occupied. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can put your living space on defense through one button tap. Now you can ensure that every door is secured, every light is turned off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are activated. You can even close the garage door via the app if you accidentally left it up.
You don't have to keep your living space on guard the entire day. Unlock the doors for incoming visitors or service folk with the smartphone app. Or put your house on lockdown without even pushing a button. By setting a geofence around your house, your devices arms each time you roll down the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you come up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Create Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities
Leaving your house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also create atmospheres for all types of moods. Adjust the lights just a smidge while lowering your motorized shutters for the penultimate movie watching atmosphere. Illuminate a dimly lit trail from your bedroom to the kitchen for a nighttime snack.
You can craft a "party" setting that automatically changes the lights and temperature to accommodate the additional body heat. Then when someone new knocks at your door, you can ask them to come on in with your doorbell camera. You can also customize music and decorative lights to come on through your ADT Control app. And if you determine you need another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can simply integrate it to your current network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Phone
Always be aware of what's going on in your house with automated updates sent to your mobile device. Whenever a motion sensor on a surveillance camera sense abnormal movements, you'll learn about it via a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and CO alarms will send an alert so that you won’t come home to an undiscovered situation. Or have your smart locks ping you when your kids come home from the bus. Once you read a notification, you can decide how to move forward.
Speak with delivery workers through the doorbell cameras to direct them where to stash a delivery. Check your outdoor cameras to see if the unusual movement facilitates a call to the police. Or remotely turn on lights and music to deter any unwanted intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system helps make you feel safe and secure, they will help in a fire or other situations. Should your smoke detectors discover a fire, your home automation system can dive into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have your home switch on all your smart lights to light the way away from the fire, and unlock all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can set automated reactions to numerous emergency situations. Switch on all the lights when a glass break detector trips. Echo your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video clips sent to your phone when your smart locks trip. Almost all of your tech can be networked to operate together in any manner you think will help safeguard your home and loved ones.