One of the benefits of installing an ADT home security system in Joliet is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your house more comfortable and energy-efficient. 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 great as these gadgets are by themselves, they can have an even larger effect when employed in tandem with your security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Joliet that will make your house much more responsive to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For Bed
Your before bed ritual has become routine: turn off the lights, lock the door, change the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how often have you woken up to see that you forgot to lock the back door or left the living room light glaring? And once you fail to do one section of your nightly checklist, it's easy to neglect it the next evening, as well. Then before you know it, your neglected regimen becomes a habit in its own right.
But you can make sure that your house is prepared for bedtime every evening when you automate your bedtime ritual. Through your Joliet home security system, you can create a template that adjusts all your gadgets without you going around the house. With a touch of a button, you can secure the doors, shut off the lights, change the thermostat, and activate your alarm. Or don't worry about not remembering to hit a button. Designate your automation to activate at a set time -- such as 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Go For Work
Along with a before bed routine, you can program your automation systems to arm when your house is vacant. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can put your house on alert via an easy button touch. Now you can be sure that every entryway is secure, every light is no longer on, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on duty. You can even shut the garage door with the app if you accidentally left it open.
You don't have to keep your home on guard the entire day. Unlatch the doors for out-of-town family or service professionals via the mobile app. Or put your home on guard without even pushing a button. By placing a geofence around your house, your system powers on each time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you come up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Match Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Exiting your house and putting your house to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also create scenes for all types of moods. Adjust the lights just a smidge while lowering your motorized shutters for the ultimate movie watching atmosphere. Light a dimly lit trail from your living room to the fridge for an evening snack.
You can program a "party" scenario that seamlessly changes the lights and thermostat to accommodate the extra body heat. Then when a new visitor arrives at your door, you can inform them to enter through your doorbell camera. You can also select music and decorative lights to power on via your ADT Control app. And if you decide you need another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly integrate it to your existing network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Smartphone
Always be aware of what's going down in your house through automated updates sent to your smartphone. Whenever a motion sensor on a surveillance camera picks up unusual movements, you'll learn about it via a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and carbon monoxide detectors will send an alert so that you'll never return home to an unknown situation. Or have your smart locks ping you when your kids come home from the bus. Once you receive a notification, you can judge how to move forward.
Communicate with porch visitors via the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to hide a parcel. See through your outdoor cameras to determine if the strange motion warrants a phone call to the authorities. Or remotely turn on lights and music to scare away any unwanted trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech will 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 spring into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have your home turn on all your smart bulbs to illuminate the way out, and open all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can program automated protocols to any emergency circumstances. Power on all the lights when a glass break detector chimes. Blare your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video segments sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trip. Almost all of your systems can be interconnected to function in tandem in any way you think will help safeguard your home and loved ones.