One of the perks of installing an ADT home security system in Santa Clarita is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your home the ideal temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your doors. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door wide open again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these devices are on their own, they can have an even larger effect when used together with your security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Santa Clarita that will make your living space much more responsive to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For Bed
Your nighttime ritual has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the front door, set the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how often have you woken up to find that you forgot to lock the back door or left the kitchen light burning? And after you neglect to do one part of your nightly checklist, it's simple to forget it the next time, too. Then without realizing it, your neglected regimen becomes commonplace.
But you can make sure that your living space is ready for bed every evening when you automate your bedtime routine. Through your Santa Clarita home security system, you can create a template that adjusts all your devices without you leaving bed. With a tap of a button, you can lock the doors, turn off the lights, change the thermostat, and arm your security devices. Or don't fret about failing to remember to hit a button. Set your automation to turn on at a predetermined time -- like midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Leave For Work
Along with a evening procedure, you can set your automation routines to arm when your home is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can put your home on guard through a single button touch. Now you can ensure that every entryway is secured, every light is off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are activated. You can even close the garage door through the app if it’s accidentally left wide open.
You don't have to keep your living space locked up the whole day. Open the doors for incoming visitors or service professionals through the mobile app. Or set your house on lockdown without even lifting a finger. By setting a geofence around your house, your devices powers on every time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Match Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Exiting your house and putting your house to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also create scenes for all types of moods. Tweak the lights just a dash while lowering your motorized blinds for the premiere movie viewing experience. Create a dimly lit path from your bedroom to the kitchen for a nighttime snack.
You can craft a "party" scene that effortlessly dims the lights and temperature to accommodate the increased body heat. Then when anyone comes to your door, you can tell them to come on in with your doorbell camera. You can also select music and smart lights to turn on via your ADT Control app. And if you decide you need another cutting-edge piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly integrate it to your current network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Phone
Always stay in the know of what's going down in your home with automated alerts delivered to your smartphone. Whenever a motion sensor on a surveillance camera picks up unusual movements, you'll hear about it via a text or push notification. Fire and carbon monoxide sensors will send an alert so that you won’t come home to an unexpected emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids arrive home from school. Once you get a notification, you can judge how to move forward.
Speak with porch visitors via the doorbell cameras to direct them where to leave a package. Check your security cameras to determine if the unusual movement warrants a phone call to the police. Or remotely power lights and sound to scare away any unwanted intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system helps make you feel safe and comfortable, they will aid in a fire or other situations. When your smoke detectors find intense heat, your home automation devices can dive into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent harmful smoke. Then have your home turn on all your smart lights to light the way to safety, and unlock all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can program automated protocols to several emergency circumstances. Power on all the lights when a glass break sensor triggers. Sound your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is pressed. Or get video snippets sent to your mobile device when your smart locks activate. Almost all of your devices can be interconnected to work in tandem in any manner you think will help safeguard your home and family.