One of the benefits of installing an ADT home security system in New York City is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your house 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 convenient as these tools are alone, they can have an even larger effect when utilized in tandem with your security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for New York City that will make your house much more responsive to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your nighttime schedule has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the doors, set the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to find that you failed to lock the side door or left the kitchen light glaring? And after you fail to do one section of your nightly checklist, it's easy to forget it another evening, too. Then without realizing it, your neglected checklist becomes commonplace in its own right.
But you can make sure that your house is prepared for bed every evening when you automate your bedtime program. Through your New York City home security system, you can generate a scene that adjusts all your tech without you traveling room to room. With a touch of a screen, you can lock the doors, shut off the lights, change the thermostat, and arm your alarm. Or don't fret about failing to remember to touch a button. Program your automation to trigger at a predetermined time -- such as 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Leave For Work
Along with a before bed procedure, you can program your automation routines to activate when your house is empty. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can place your living space on guard with a single button press. Now you can guarantee that every entryway is secured, every light is off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on duty. You can even batten down the garage door through the app if it’s accidentally left open.
You don't have to keep your house on alert the entire day. Open the doors for returning friends or service folk with the smartphone app. Or put your home on alert without even looking at your phone. By installing a geofence around your property, your devices turns on each time you leave the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Create Moods For Watching TV And The Rest Of Your Life
Exiting your house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also customize scenes for all sorts of moods. Tweak the lights just a smidge while dropping your motorized shutters for the penultimate movie watching experience. Illuminate a dimly lit trail from your living room to the fridge for a midnight snack.
You can devise a "party" scene that seamlessly changes the lights and temperature to adapt for the increased body heat. Then when a new visitor knocks at your door, you can tell them to come on in via your doorbell camera. You can also select music and smart lights to turn on through your ADT Control app. And if you find you need another sleek piece of smart technology, you can simply add it to your current network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Smartphone
Always be aware of what's going down in your house with automated updates delivered to your phone. Whenever a motion sensor on a security camera detect unusual motion, you'll know through a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and safety detectors will show an alert so that you won’t come home to an undiscovered emergency. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids arrive home from school. Once you read a notification, you can decide how to move forward.
Speak with delivery workers via the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to hide a delivery. See through your smart cameras to determine if the unusual movement facilitates a phone call to the police. Or remotely turn on lights and music to scare away any unwanted intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech helps make you feel safe and comfortable, they can also assist in a fire or other situations. If your smoke detectors discover intense heat, your home can spring into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have it turn on all your smart bulbs to show the way away from the fire, and open all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can program automated reactions to any emergency events. Switch on all the lights if a glass break sensor trips. 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. Nearly all of your systems can be interconnected to work in tandem in any manner you think will help safeguard your home and loved ones.