One of the benefits of installing an ADT home security system in Wichita is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your house more comfortable and energy-efficient. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your doorways. And you’ll never leave the garage door open again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these devices are alone, they can have an even more significant impact when utilized in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Wichita that will make your living space much more responsive to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your bedtime ritual has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the door, set the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to discover that you neglected to lock the back door or left the kitchen light glaring? And after you fail to do one thing on your evening checklist, it's easy to neglect it another evening, as well. Then before you know it, your missed regimen becomes a habit on its own.
But you can guarantee that your home is set for bedtime every night when you automate your bedtime routine. Through your Wichita home security system, you can generate a scene that sets all your tech without you traveling room to room. With a tap of a button, you can lock the doors, power off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and activate your security devices. Or don't agonize about not remembering to press a button. Set your automation to trigger at a specific time -- such as 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Leave For Work
Along with a evening routine, you can program your automation systems to arm when your home is not currently occupied. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can put your living space on defense via an easy button touch. Now you can ensure that every entryway is secure, every light is off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are activated. You can even shut the garage door via the app if it’s accidentally left wide open.
You don't have to keep your house on alert the entire day. Unlatch the doors for returning friends or service folk through the mobile app. Or place your home on guard without even looking at your phone. By setting a geofence around your property, your system turns on every 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 Everything Else
Departing your 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 events. Adjust the lights just a smidge while dropping your motorized shades for the premiere movie watching experience. Illuminate a dimly lit path from your bedroom to the fridge for an evening snack.
You can program a "party" setting that seamlessly lowers the lights and temperature to accommodate the additional body heat. Then when anyone arrives at your door, you can inform them to let themselves in with your doorbell camera. You can even set music and smart lights to turn on through your ADT Control app. And if you determine you need another sleek piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly sync it to your existing system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Mobile Device
Always keep abreast of what's going down in your home with automated notifications delivered to your mobile device. Whenever a motion sensor on a security camera detect unusual movements, you'll learn about it via a text or push notification. Fire and CO detectors will show an alert so that you won’t return home to an unknown emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids come home from school. Once you get a notification, you can judge how to act.
Speak with anyone at your front door through the doorbell cameras to tell them where to hide a package. Check your security cameras to judge if the abnormal motion warrants a phone call to the authorities. Or remotely trigger lights and music to scare away any unwanted trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system can make you feel protected and secure, they can also aid in a fire or other emergencies. If your smoke detectors find intense heat, your home automation devices can jump into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have it power on all your smart lights to show the way out, and unlock all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can program automated reactions to numerous emergency situations. Turn on all the lights when a glass break sensor triggers. Sound your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video clips sent to your phone when your smart locks trigger. Virtually all of your devices can be synced to operate together in any manner you think will help protect your home and loved ones.