One of the advantages of choosing an ADT home security system in Lubbock is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your house the perfect temperature and eco-conscious. Smart locks empower you to remote control your entrances. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door up again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these gadgets are alone, they can have an even greater impact when employed in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Lubbock that will make your house much more attuned to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your before bed ritual has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the door, adjust the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how often have you woken up to discover that you failed to lock the back door or left the kitchen light burning? And once you neglect to do one part of your nightly checklist, it's simple to forget it the next evening, as well. Then before you know it, your neglected regimen becomes a habit in its own right.
But you can ensure that your home is ready for bed every night when you automate your bedtime routine. Through your Lubbock home security system, you can craft a template that adjusts all your devices without you traveling room to room. With a touch of a screen, you can secure the doors, shut off the lights, lower the thermostat, and activate your security system. Or don't fret about not remembering to press a button. Set your automation to trigger at a specific time -- such as midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Go For Work
Along with a bedtime procedure, you can designate your automation parameters to arm when your home is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can set your house on alert through an easy button touch. Now you can guarantee that every door is secure, every light is off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are activated. You can even batten down the garage door through the app if you accidentally left it up.
You don't need to keep your home locked up the entire day. Open the doors for out-of-town visitors or service folk via the smartphone app. Or place your house on lockdown without even pushing a button. By installing a geofence around your home, your devices powers on every time you roll down the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And The Rest Of Your Life
Leaving the house and going to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also create scenes for all sorts of activities. Change the lights just a dash while dropping your motorized blinds for the ultimate movie watching experience. Create a dimly lit aisle from your living room to the pantry for a nighttime snack.
You can devise a "party" scenario that automatically dims the lights and thermostat to accommodate the increased body heat. Then when someone new arrives at your door, you can ask them to come on in via your doorbell camera. You can even customize music and smart lights to power on through your ADT Control app. And if you determine you just have to get another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can simply sync it to your existing ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Phone
Always keep abreast of what's going down in your home with automated alerts delivered to your smartphone. Whenever a motion sensor on a security camera picks up unwanted motion, you'll hear about it with a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and safety alarms will trigger an alert so that you won’t return home to an unknown situation. 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 respond.
Talk with anyone at your front door with the doorbell cameras to tell them where to stash a delivery. Check your smart cameras to determine if the unusual movement facilitates a phone call to the authorities. Or remotely power lights and sound to frighten any unwanted interloper.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech will make you feel safe and comfortable, they can also aid in a fire or other situations. When your smoke detectors discover excess smoke, your home automation devices can spring into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent harmful smoke. Then have your home power on all your smart lights to show the way out, and open all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can set automated reactions to several emergency events. Switch on all the lights when a glass break detector chimes. Echo your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video segments sent to your phone when your smart locks trip. Virtually all of your devices can be networked to function in tandem in any manner you think will help safeguard your home and loved ones.