One of the perks of choosing an ADT home security system in Hagerstown is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your home more comfortable and eco-friendly. Smart locks allow you to remote control your doors. And you won’t accidentally leave the garage door wide open again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these devices are alone, they can have an even larger effect when employed together with your home security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Hagerstown that will make your living space much more responsive to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For Bed
Your before bed habits has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the front door, set the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to find that you failed to lock the back door or left the kitchen light glaring? And once you forget to do one section of your nightly checklist, it's easy to overlook it the next night, too. Then without realizing it, your missed ritual becomes a habit on its own.
But you can ensure that your living space is ready for bedtime every night when you automate your nighttime program. Through your Hagerstown home security system, you can craft a scene that fine-tunes all your devices without you leaving bed. With a press of a button, you can secure the doors, shut off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and activate your alarm. Or don't fret about failing to remember to touch a button. Set your automation to turn on at a specific time -- like 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Go For Work
Along with a evening procedure, you can designate your automation parameters to arm when your home is not currently occupied. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can put your home on alert with a single button press. Now you can be sure that every entryway is secured, every light is no longer on, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on watch. You can even batten down the garage door with the app if it’s accidentally left wide open.
You don't have to keep your living space on alert the whole day. Unlock the doors for incoming friends or service professionals via the smartphone app. Or place your house on lockdown without even pushing a button. By setting a geofence around your house, your devices turns on every time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you come up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities
Exiting your house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also create backdrops for all sorts of moods. Adjust the lights just a smidge while dropping your motorized shades for the penultimate movie theatre atmosphere. Light a dimly lit trail from your living room to the fridge for a midnight snack.
You can devise a "party" scene that seamlessly dims the lights and temperature to adapt for the increased body heat. Then when anyone comes to your door, you can tell them to come on in with your doorbell camera. You can also customize music and smart lights to come on via your ADT Control app. And if you determine you just have to get another sleek piece of smart technology, you can simply integrate it to your existing network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Phone
Always be aware of what's going down in your house through automated updates sent to your mobile device. Whenever a motion sensor on a security camera sense unusual motion, you'll hear about it via a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and CO alarms will show an alert so that you'll never return home to an unexpected situation. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids arrive home from the bus. Once you read a notification, you can judge how to respond.
Communicate with anyone at your front door via the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to stash a parcel. Watch your security cameras to see if the strange motion warrants a phone call to the authorities. Or remotely power lights and music to scare away any suspicious intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech can make you feel protected and comfortable, they will help in a fire or other situations. Should your smoke detectors find intense heat, your home automation devices can jump into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have your home turn on all your smart lights to illuminate the way out, and unlock all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can set automated reactions to numerous emergency situations. Power on all the lights if a glass break sensor trips. Echo your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video clips sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trip. Almost all of your devices can be synced to operate together in any way you think will help protect your home and loved ones.