One of the benefits of installing an ADT home security system in Omaha is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your home the ideal temperature and energy-efficient. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your entrances. And you’ll never leave the garage door open again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these devices are alone, they can have an even larger effect when utilized together with your home security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Omaha that will make your home much more attuned to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your before bed ritual has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the door, change the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to find that you neglected to lock the back door or left the kitchen light glaring? And after you neglect to do one thing on your bedtime checklist, it's easy to neglect it another night, too. Then before you know it, your forgotten ritual becomes routine in its own right.
But you can guarantee that your living space is ready for bed every night when you automate your nighttime program. Through your Omaha home security system, you can generate a scenario that adjusts all your gadgets without you traveling room to room. With a tap of a screen, you can secure the doors, shut off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and set your alarm. Or don't agonize about failing to remember to touch a button. Program your automation to activate at a predetermined time -- like midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Travel For Work
Along with a bedtime schedule, you can designate your automation parameters to set when your home is vacant. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can place your living space on guard through an easy button touch. Now you can ensure that every entryway is locked, every light is no longer on, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on watch. You can even close the garage door through the app if you accidentally left it wide open.
You don't need to keep your home locked up the whole day. Open the doors for out-of-town friends or service folk with the smartphone app. Or put your home on alert without even looking at your phone. By installing a geofence around your house, your system arms every 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: Match Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Departing the house and going to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also create scenes for all sorts of moods. Adjust the lights just a dash while lowering your motorized shades for the ultimate movie viewing atmosphere. Light a dimly lit path from your living room to the fridge for a midnight snack.
You can program a "party" scenario that seamlessly lowers the lights and thermostat to adapt for the extra body heat. Then when anyone comes to your door, you can inform them to enter via your doorbell camera. You can even set music and decorative lights to turn on through your ADT Control app. And if you decide you want another cutting-edge piece of smart technology, you can easily sync it to your existing ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Smartphone
Always be aware of what's happening in your house through automated alerts sent to your mobile device. Whenever a motion sensor on a security camera sense abnormal movements, you'll know via a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and CO alarms will send an alert so that you'll never come home to an undiscovered situation. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids return home from the bus. Once you read a notification, you can determine how to act.
Talk with porch visitors via the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to hide a parcel. Check your smart cameras to judge if the unusual activity warrants a phone call to the police. Or remotely turn on lights and sound to scare away any suspicious trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech can make you feel safe and comfortable, they can also help in a fire or other emergencies. Should your smoke detectors sense a fire, your home automation system can dive into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have the system switch on all your smart lights to show the way to safety, and unlock all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can set automated responses to any emergency events. Turn on all the lights when a glass break sensor trips. Sound your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is pressed. Or get video clips sent to your phone when your smart locks trigger. Almost all of your devices can be interconnected to function in tandem in any manner you think will help shield your home and loved ones.