One of the benefits of buying an ADT home security system in Bloomington is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your living space more comfortable and energy-efficient. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your entrances. And you’ll never leave the garage door up 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 home security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Bloomington that will make your home much more responsive to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your bedtime habits has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the door, change the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to see that you neglected to lock the front door or left the bathroom light glaring? And once you forget to do one part of your bedtime checklist, it's easy to neglect it the next evening, as well. Then before you know it, your missed regimen becomes commonplace in its own right.
But you can guarantee that your living space is set for bedtime every night when you automate your bedtime program. Through your Bloomington home security system, you can craft a template that adjusts all your tech without you leaving bed. With a press of a button, you can secure the doors, turn off the lights, change the thermostat, and arm your alarm. Or don't fret about forgetting to touch a button. Set your automation to turn on at a specific time -- like midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Go For Work
Along with a before bed procedure, you can program your automation systems to set when your house is empty. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can put your home on guard via an easy button press. Now you can guarantee that every door is locked, every light is off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are activated. You can even batten down the garage door via the app if you accidentally left it wide open.
You don't have to keep your living space on alert the entire day. Open the doors for out-of-town friends or service workers via the smartphone app. Or set your home on alert without even lifting a finger. By placing a geofence around your house, your system arms each time you pull out of 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: Create Moods For Watching TV And The Rest Of Your Life
Leaving the house and going to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also customize scenes for all kinds of events. Change the lights just a dash while dropping your motorized shades for the premiere movie watching atmosphere. Illuminate a dimly lit path from your bed to the pantry for an evening snack.
You can craft a "party" setting that automatically dims the lights and temperature to accommodate the extra body heat. Then when anyone arrives at your door, you can tell them to let themselves in with your doorbell camera. You can even select music and smart lights to turn on via your ADT Control app. And if you find you just have to get another cutting-edge piece of smart technology, you can simply integrate it to your current network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Smartphone
Always stay in the know of what's going on in your home through automated alerts delivered to your smartphone. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera picks up unwanted movements, you'll learn about it with a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and CO sensors will send an alert so that you'll never come home to an unknown emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids arrive home from the bus. Once you get a notification, you can determine how to move forward.
Speak with anyone at your front door with the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to hide a parcel. Check your outdoor cameras to judge if the unusual activity warrants a phone call to the authorities. Or remotely turn on lights and music to frighten any unwanted trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech will make you feel protected and comfortable, they will assist in a fire or other emergencies. Should your smoke detectors sense intense heat, your home automation system can spring into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent harmful smoke. Then have the system switch 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 responses to several emergency events. Turn on all the lights if a glass break detector chimes. Blare your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video clips sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trigger. Nearly all of your devices can be synced to operate in tandem in any way you think will help shield your home and family.