One of the perks of choosing an ADT home security system in Joplin is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your living space the perfect temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doorways. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door open again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these tools are alone, they can have an even greater impact when utilized together with your security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Joplin that will make your home much more responsive to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your nighttime schedule has become routine: turn off the lights, lock the front door, change 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 living room light on? And after you forget to do one thing on your bedtime checklist, it's simple to overlook it the next night, as well. Then without realizing it, your forgotten checklist becomes a habit.
But you can guarantee that your house is set for bedtime every night when you automate your nighttime routine. Through your Joplin home security system, you can generate a template that adjusts all your tech without you going around the house. With a touch of a button, you can secure the doors, power off the lights, change the thermostat, and arm your alarm. Or don't fret about not remembering to press a button. Program your automation to activate at a specific time -- like 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Travel For Work
Along with a before bed schedule, you can program your automation routines to arm when your home is not currently occupied. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can place your home on alert through an easy button tap. Now you can ensure that every entryway is secured, every light is turned off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are activated. You can even close the garage door with the app if it’s accidentally left open.
You don't have to keep your living space on alert the entire day. Unlatch the doors for returning friends or service folk via the mobile app. Or put your house on alert without even looking at your phone. By placing a geofence around your house, your system arms each time you leave the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you come up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Create Moods For Watching TV And The Rest Of Your Life
Leaving your house and going to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also form scenes for all kinds of moods. Tweak the lights just a dash while lowering your motorized blinds for the premiere movie watching experience. Create a dimly lit trail from your living room to the kitchen for a midnight snack.
You can devise a "party" scene that effortlessly changes the lights and temperature to account for the additional body heat. Then when a new visitor knocks at your door, you can inform them to let themselves in via your doorbell camera. You can even set music and decorative lights to come on through your ADT Control app. And if you find you want another sleek piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly add it to your existing network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Mobile Device
Always be aware of what's going on in your home with automated alerts delivered to your smartphone. Whenever a motion sensor on a surveillance camera sense unwanted activity, you'll hear about it with a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and safety detectors will trigger an alert so that you won’t come home to an unexpected situation. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids return home from the bus. Once you read a notification, you can decide how to move forward.
Talk with porch visitors via the doorbell cameras to tell them where to hide a package. See through your outdoor cameras to determine if the strange motion is worth a phone call to the authorities. Or remotely turn on lights and music to deter any suspicious interloper.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech helps make you feel safe and comfortable, they will aid in a fire or other hazardous situations. If your smoke detectors sense a fire, your home automation system can spring into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent harmful smoke. Then have your home turn on all your smart lights to illuminate the way out, and unlock all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can calibrate automated responses to numerous emergency circumstances. Turn on all the lights when a glass break detector trips. Blare your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video segments sent to your mobile device when your smart locks activate. Virtually all of your tech can be networked to operate in tandem in any way you think will help safeguard your home and family.