One of the advantages of choosing an ADT home security system in Buffalo is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your house more comfortable and energy-efficient. Smart locks allow you to remote control your doorways. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door open again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these devices are alone, they can have an even larger impact when utilized in tandem with your security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Buffalo that will make your living space much more responsive to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your before bed ritual has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the front 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 bathroom light glaring? And after you neglect to do one part of your nightly checklist, it's simple to forget it the next night, too. Then without realizing it, your neglected checklist becomes commonplace on its own.
But you can ensure that your house is set for bed every evening when you automate your nighttime routine. Through your Buffalo home security system, you can craft a scene that sets all your gadgets without you traveling room to room. With a press of a screen, you can secure the doors, power off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and arm your alarm. Or don't fret about failing to remember to touch a button. Program your automation to turn on at a set time -- like midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Go For Work
Along with a evening routine, you can set your automation routines to arm when your house is empty. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can set your living space on defense with an easy button press. Now you can guarantee that every door is locked, every light is no longer on, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on watch. You can even shut the garage door through the app if you accidentally left it up.
You don't need to keep your house locked up the entire day. Unlock the doors for returning visitors or service workers through the mobile app. Or set your home on lockdown without even lifting a finger. By placing a geofence around your property, your system arms each time you roll down the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Match Moods For Watching TV And The Rest Of Your Life
Exiting the house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also create backdrops for all kinds of activities. Adjust the lights just a touch while closing your motorized shutters for the penultimate movie theatre atmosphere. Create a dimly lit path from your bedroom to the kitchen for a midnight snack.
You can craft a "party" scene that seamlessly dims the lights and thermostat to adapt for the increased body heat. Then when someone new comes to your door, you can ask them to enter through your doorbell camera. You can even select music and decorative lights to power on through your ADT Control app. And if you determine you want another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can easily sync it to your existing ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Smartphone
Always keep abreast of what's going on in your home with automated updates sent to your phone. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera detect unwanted motion, you'll hear about it with a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and CO detectors will send an alert so that you'll never come home to an unexpected situation. Or have your smart locks ping you when your kids return home from the bus. Once you receive a notification, you can decide how to act.
Talk with anyone at your front door via the doorbell cameras to direct them where to stash a package. See through your smart cameras to see if the unusual activity warrants a phone call to the authorities. Or remotely trigger lights and sound to frighten any unwanted trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech helps make you feel safe and comfortable, they will aid in a fire or other emergencies. If your smoke detectors discover excess smoke, your home can spring into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have the system turn on all your smart bulbs to illuminate the way away from the fire, and open all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can program automated reactions to any emergency situations. Switch on all the lights if a glass break detector chimes. Blare your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is pressed. Or get video segments sent to your phone when your smart locks activate. Nearly all of your systems can be interconnected to function together in any manner you think will help shield your home and family.