One of the benefits of buying an ADT home security system in Port St. Lucie is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your home the perfect temperature and eco-conscious. Smart locks empower you to remote control your entrances. And you won’t leave the garage door up again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these gadgets are on their own, they can have an even larger effect when used in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Port St. Lucie that will make your living space much more attuned to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your bedtime habits has become routine: turn off the lights, lock the front door, set the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to see that you neglected to lock the side door or left the kitchen light glaring? And after you forget to do one section of your bedtime checklist, it's simple to overlook it another time, as well. Then before you know it, your missed checklist becomes commonplace in its own right.
But you can guarantee that your house is ready for bedtime every evening when you automate your bedtime routine. Through your Port St. Lucie home security system, you can craft a template that sets all your devices without you traveling room to room. With a tap of a screen, you can secure the doors, shut off the lights, lower the thermostat, and activate your alarm. Or don't fret about failing to remember to press a button. Set your automation to turn on at a set time -- like 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Travel For Work
Along with a evening procedure, you can designate your automation systems to arm when your home is not currently occupied. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can set your home on alert via one button press. Now you can guarantee that every door is secured, every light is 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 wide open.
You don't need to keep your living space locked up the whole day. Unlock the doors for incoming family or service workers via the mobile app. Or place your house on guard without even looking at your phone. By placing a geofence around your property, your system turns on every time you roll down the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you come up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities
Departing 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 types of moods. Change the lights just a dash while dropping your motorized shades for the premiere movie viewing experience. Illuminate a dimly lit path from your living room to the fridge for an evening snack.
You can devise a "party" scenario that seamlessly changes the lights and thermostat to adapt for the extra body heat. Then when someone new knocks at your door, you can tell them to come on in via your doorbell camera. You can also select music and decorative lights to power on via your ADT Control app. And if you find you need another sleek piece of smart technology, you can simply add it to your current ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Phone
Always stay in the know of what's going down in your home with automated notifications sent to your mobile device. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera detect unusual movements, you'll learn about it with a text or push notification. Fire and CO detectors will trigger an alert so that you'll never come home to an undiscovered situation. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids arrive home from school. Once you receive a notification, you can judge how to move forward.
Talk with anyone at your front door through the doorbell cameras to direct them where to stash a package. See through your security cameras to judge if the strange activity is worth a call to the authorities. Or remotely trigger lights and sound to scare away any suspicious intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system helps make you feel safe and secure, they will aid in a fire or other hazardous situations. Should your smoke detectors sense excess smoke, your home automation devices can jump into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have your home switch on all your smart bulbs to show the way out, and unlock all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can program automated protocols to several emergency events. Turn on all the lights if a glass break sensor chimes. Echo your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video segments sent to your mobile device when your smart locks activate. Nearly all of your tech can be networked to operate in tandem in any manner you think will help safeguard your home and loved ones.