One of the benefits of choosing an ADT home security system in Indianapolis is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your living space the ideal temperature and eco-conscious. Smart locks allow you to remote control your entrances. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door up again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these tools are on their own, they can have an even more significant impact when used together with your security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Indianapolis that will make your home much more attuned to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your before bed ritual has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the front door, change the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to discover that you forgot to lock the back door or left the living room light on? And once you forget to do one part of your bedtime checklist, it's easy to neglect it the next evening, too. Then without realizing it, your missed regimen becomes routine on its own.
But you can guarantee that your house is set for bed every evening when you automate your nighttime program. Through your Indianapolis home security system, you can create a scenario that adjusts all your devices without you going around the house. With a press of a button, you can lock the doors, shut off the lights, change the thermostat, and arm your alarm. Or don't worry about failing to remember to hit a button. Program your automation to turn on at a predetermined time -- like 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Travel For Work
Along with a before bed schedule, you can set your automation systems to set when your house is not currently occupied. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can put your living space on defense through one button touch. Now you can be sure that every entryway is locked, every light is turned off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are activated. You can even close the garage door via the app if you accidentally left it up.
You don't need to keep your living space locked up the entire day. Open the doors for returning visitors or service folk through the mobile app. Or set your home on alert without even pushing a button. By placing a geofence around your home, your system arms every time you roll down 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: Set Moods For Watching TV And The Rest Of Your Life
Departing the house and going to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also form scenes for all sorts of events. Change the lights just a touch while lowering your motorized shades for the premiere movie watching experience. Light a dimly lit trail from your living room to the pantry for a nighttime snack.
You can craft a "party" setting that seamlessly dims the lights and temperature to adapt for the extra body heat. Then when anyone comes to your door, you can tell them to enter through your doorbell camera. You can even set music and decorative lights to come on through your ADT Control app. And if you decide you just have to get another sleek piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly integrate it to your current network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Mobile Device
Always stay in the know of what's going on in your house with automated notifications delivered to your mobile device. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera sense abnormal movements, you'll hear about it via a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and safety alarms will show an alert so that you won’t come home to an unexpected emergency. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids come home from the bus. Once you receive a notification, you can determine how to move forward.
Speak with delivery workers via the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to stash a delivery. Watch your smart cameras to judge if the unusual motion warrants a call to the police. 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 system can make you feel safe and secure, they can also aid in a fire or other situations. When your smoke detectors sense intense heat, your home automation system can jump into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent harmful smoke. Then have the system turn on all your smart lights to show the way out, and unlock all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can program automated protocols to several emergency events. Turn on all the lights when a glass break sensor trips. Blare your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video clips sent to your phone when your smart locks activate. Nearly all of your devices can be synced to operate together in any way you think will help protect your home and loved ones.