One of the benefits of buying an ADT home security system in Madison is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your home the perfect temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your entrances. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door open again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these tools are alone, they can have an even more significant effect when utilized in tandem with your security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Madison that will make your home much more responsive to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your before bed ritual has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the door, set the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how often have you woken up to discover that you failed to lock the side door or left the bathroom light on? And after you fail to do one part of your nightly checklist, it's simple to overlook it the next evening, as well. Then without realizing it, your forgotten regimen becomes commonplace.
But you can ensure that your house is prepared for bed every night when you automate your bedtime routine. Through your Madison home security system, you can craft a scene that sets all your tech without you traveling room to room. With a tap of a screen, you can secure the doors, shut off the lights, lower the thermostat, and set your security devices. Or don't agonize about not remembering to press a button. Program your automation to turn on at a specific time -- like 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Go For Work
Along with a before bed routine, you can designate your automation routines to activate when your house is empty. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can put your home on alert via a single button press. Now you can be sure that every door is secured, every light is no longer on, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on duty. You can even close the garage door through the app if it’s accidentally left open.
You don't have to keep your home on guard the whole day. Unlatch the doors for incoming friends or service folk through the mobile app. Or place your house on lockdown without even pushing a button. By placing a geofence around your home, your devices powers on every time you leave the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities
Exiting your house and putting your house to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also form backdrops for all types of moods. Adjust the lights just a dash while lowering your motorized shades for the ultimate movie viewing atmosphere. Create a dimly lit path from your bed to the pantry for an evening snack.
You can program a "party" scenario that effortlessly changes the lights and thermostat to accommodate the increased body heat. Then when a new visitor arrives at your door, you can inform them to let themselves in with your doorbell camera. You can even set music and decorative lights to come on with your ADT Control app. And if you find you just have to get another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can simply add it to your existing ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Smartphone
Always stay in the know of what's happening in your home through automated notifications delivered to your smartphone. Whenever a motion sensor on a security camera picks up unusual activity, you'll hear about it via a text or push notification. Fire and safety detectors will show an alert so that you won’t come home to an unexpected situation. Or have your smart locks ping you when your kids arrive home from the bus. Once you get a notification, you can judge how to respond.
Talk with porch visitors via the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to stash a package. Watch your security cameras to determine if the abnormal movement warrants a call to the authorities. Or remotely turn on lights and music to deter any suspicious trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech helps make you feel protected and comfortable, they can also assist in a fire or other situations. When your smoke detectors find a fire, your home can spring into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have the system switch 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. Power on all the lights when a glass break detector chimes. Blare your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is pressed. Or get video snippets sent to your phone when your smart locks trip. Nearly all of your systems can be interconnected to operate in tandem in any way you think will help protect your home and family.