One of the perks of installing an ADT home security system in Chico is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your living space the ideal temperature and energy-efficient. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your doors. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door open again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these devices are on their own, they can have an even more significant effect when used in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Chico that will make your home much more responsive to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your nighttime habits has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the doors, change 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 burning? And after you neglect to do one section of your evening checklist, it's simple to forget it the next evening, too. Then without realizing it, your forgotten checklist becomes commonplace on its own.
But you can make sure that your house is set for bedtime every evening when you automate your nighttime ritual. Through your Chico home security system, you can generate a scene that sets all your gadgets without you traveling room to room. With a press of a screen, you can lock the doors, shut off the lights, lower the thermostat, and set your security system. Or don't fret about not remembering to press a button. Program your automation to trigger at a set time -- such as 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Leave For Work
Along with a evening routine, you can program your automation systems to set when your house is not currently occupied. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can place your house on alert via a single button press. Now you can ensure that every door is secure, every light is off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on watch. You can even batten down the garage door through the app if you accidentally left it open.
You don't have to keep your home on guard the whole day. Open the doors for incoming friends or service professionals via the smartphone app. Or place your home on guard without even looking at your phone. By placing a geofence around your house, your system turns on every time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And The Rest Of Your Life
Leaving your house and putting your house to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also customize scenes for all kinds of moods. Adjust the lights just a smidge while lowering your motorized blinds for the penultimate movie theatre experience. Create a dimly lit aisle from your bedroom to the kitchen for a midnight snack.
You can craft a "party" setting that effortlessly dims the lights and temperature to accommodate the extra body heat. Then when someone new knocks at your door, you can tell them to let themselves in via your doorbell camera. You can even customize music and smart lights to turn on via your ADT Control app. And if you determine you just have to get another cutting-edge piece of smart technology, you can easily sync it to your existing ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Mobile Device
Always keep abreast of what's going down in your home through automated notifications sent to your smartphone. Whenever a motion sensor on a security camera detect abnormal activity, you'll learn about it through a text or push notification. Fire and safety alarms will show an alert so that you won’t return home to an undiscovered emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids arrive home from school. Once you receive a notification, you can judge how to respond.
Communicate with porch visitors via the doorbell cameras to direct them where to hide a delivery. Check your security cameras to judge if the abnormal activity is worth a phone call to the authorities. Or remotely turn on lights and sound to frighten any unwanted trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech can make you feel safe and comfortable, they will assist in a fire or other hazardous situations. When your smoke detectors find intense heat, your home can spring into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have it switch on all your smart lights to show the way away from the fire, and open all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can program automated reactions to several emergency events. Power on all the lights if a glass break sensor trips. Echo your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is pressed. Or get video snippets sent to your mobile device when your smart locks activate. Nearly all of your systems can be interconnected to operate in tandem in any way you think will help protect your home and family.