One of the benefits of choosing an ADT home security system in Lincoln is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your living space more comfortable and eco-conscious. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doors. And you’ll never leave the garage door wide open again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these tools are by themselves, they can have an even larger effect when used in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Lincoln that will make your home much more responsive to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your nighttime ritual has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the door, set the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how often have you woken up to find that you neglected to lock the front door or left the living room light burning? And once you forget to do one part of your bedtime checklist, it's simple to neglect it the next night, too. Then without realizing it, your neglected checklist becomes a habit in its own right.
But you can guarantee that your home is prepared for bedtime every evening when you automate your nighttime routine. Through your Lincoln home security system, you can create a scene that fine-tunes all your devices without you going around the house. With a touch of a button, you can lock the doors, shut off the lights, lower the thermostat, and arm your alarm. Or don't agonize about failing to remember to press a button. Designate your automation to turn on at a set time -- like 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Go For Work
Along with a evening routine, you can set your automation routines to activate when your house is empty. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can set your home on guard through one button press. Now you can be sure that every entryway is secure, every light is off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on watch. You can even close the garage door through the app if it’s accidentally left open.
You don't need to keep your home on alert the whole day. Open the doors for out-of-town friends or service professionals via the smartphone app. Or set your home on lockdown without even looking at your phone. By placing a geofence around your property, your devices turns on each time you leave the driveway. Then when you return 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
Exiting your house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also customize scenes for all sorts of moods. Adjust the lights just a dash while dropping your motorized shades for the ultimate movie theatre experience. Illuminate a dimly lit aisle from your bedroom to the kitchen for a midnight snack.
You can devise a "party" scene that automatically dims the lights and thermostat to account for the increased body heat. Then when anyone comes to your door, you can inform them to enter via your doorbell camera. You can even customize music and decorative lights to power on with your ADT Control app. And if you determine you just have to get another sleek piece of smart technology, you can simply sync it to your current ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Mobile Device
Always stay in the know of what's going on in your house with automated updates sent to your phone. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera picks up unusual movements, you'll know through a text or push notification. Fire and carbon monoxide alarms will show an alert so that you'll never come home to an unexpected emergency. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids arrive home from the bus. Once you get a notification, you can judge how to respond.
Communicate with anyone at your front door through the doorbell cameras to tell them where to hide a parcel. Check your outdoor cameras to see if the abnormal activity warrants a call to the police. Or remotely power lights and music to scare away any suspicious intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system can make you feel protected and comfortable, they can also help in a fire or other emergencies. Should your smoke detectors discover excess smoke, your home can spring into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have it switch on all your smart bulbs to light the way to safety, and open all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can set automated responses to any emergency situations. Power on all the lights if a glass break detector chimes. Blare your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video segments sent to your phone when your smart locks trip. Almost all of your tech can be networked to function together in any way you think will help safeguard your home and loved ones.