One of the benefits of choosing an ADT home security system in Medford is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your house more comfortable and energy-efficient. Smart locks allow you to remote control your doors. And you won’t leave the garage door wide open again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these devices are on their own, they can have an even more significant effect when employed together with your security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Medford 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: turn off all the lights, lock the front door, change the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to see that you neglected to lock the side door or left the living room light glaring? And once you neglect to do one thing on your nightly checklist, it's easy to neglect it another night, as well. Then after a while, your forgotten ritual becomes a habit.
But you can ensure that your home is set for bed every night when you automate your bedtime routine. Through your Medford home security system, you can create a scenario that fine-tunes all your devices without you leaving bed. With a touch of a screen, you can secure the doors, turn off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and set your security system. Or don't fret about forgetting to hit a button. Program your automation to activate at a set time -- like midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Go For Work
Along with a bedtime schedule, you can set your automation routines to arm when your home is not currently occupied. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can set your house on alert through a single button touch. Now you can guarantee that every entryway is secure, every light is no longer on, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on duty. You can even shut the garage door through the app if it’s accidentally left wide open.
You don't need to keep your house on alert the whole day. Unlock the doors for returning friends or service professionals with the smartphone app. Or place your home on alert without even lifting a finger. By installing a geofence around your property, your devices turns on each time you roll down the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities
Departing the house and going to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also customize backdrops for all kinds of moods. Change the lights just a touch while closing your motorized shutters for the premiere movie viewing atmosphere. Create a dimly lit path from your living room to the pantry for a midnight snack.
You can program a "party" setting that automatically changes the lights and thermostat to adapt for the increased body heat. Then when someone new arrives at your door, you can tell them to come on in via your doorbell camera. You can also set music and smart lights to turn on through your ADT Control app. And if you decide you want another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly sync it to your current system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Phone
Always stay in the know of what's going down in your home through automated notifications sent to your phone. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera picks up abnormal movements, you'll know 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 situation. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids come home from the bus. Once you read a notification, you can determine how to act.
Speak with porch visitors through the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to hide a parcel. Check your security cameras to see if the unusual movement is worth a phone call to the authorities. Or remotely trigger lights and sound to scare away any suspicious interloper.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system helps make you feel safe and secure, they can also aid in a fire or other situations. Should your smoke detectors find excess smoke, your home automation system can jump into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent harmful smoke. Then have the system power 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 protocols to numerous emergency circumstances. Power on all the lights when a glass break detector triggers. Echo your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video segments sent to your phone when your smart locks trip. Almost all of your tech can be synced to work in tandem in any way you think will help shield your home and loved ones.