One of the benefits of buying an ADT home security system in Corpus Christi is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your house the ideal temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your doors. And you’ll never leave the garage door open again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these devices are by themselves, they can have an even greater impact when employed in tandem with your security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Corpus Christi that will make your house much more attuned to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your nighttime ritual has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the door, adjust the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how often have you woken up to see that you neglected to lock the back door or left the bathroom light on? And after you neglect to do one part of your evening checklist, it's simple to overlook it another night, too. Then without realizing it, your missed checklist becomes routine in its own right.
But you can ensure that your house is prepared for bedtime every night when you automate your bedtime program. Through your Corpus Christi home security system, you can craft a scenario that sets all your tech without you traveling room to room. With a press of a screen, you can secure the doors, turn off the lights, change the thermostat, and arm your security devices. Or don't fret about not remembering to press a button. Set your automation to trigger at a specific time -- such as 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Go For Work
Along with a bedtime schedule, you can program your automation parameters to set when your house is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can place your house on alert with a single button press. Now you can be sure that every entryway is locked, every light is no longer on, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on watch. You can even close the garage door via the app if it’s accidentally left open.
You don't have to keep your home on guard the entire day. Unlock the doors for out-of-town visitors or service professionals via the smartphone app. Or place your house on lockdown without even lifting a finger. By installing a geofence around your property, your system turns on every time you leave the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Create Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities
Departing the house and putting your house to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also customize backdrops for all sorts of moods. Adjust the lights just a smidge while lowering your motorized shutters for the penultimate movie theatre experience. Light a dimly lit path from your bed to the kitchen for a nighttime snack.
You can devise a "party" scene that effortlessly dims the lights and thermostat to adapt for the additional body heat. Then when a new visitor comes to your door, you can ask them to enter via your doorbell camera. You can even customize music and decorative lights to come on via your ADT Control app. And if you find you want another sleek piece of smart technology, you can easily add it to your existing network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Phone
Always be aware of what's going on in your house with automated alerts sent to your mobile device. Whenever a motion sensor on a surveillance camera picks up unwanted activity, you'll hear about it through a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and safety sensors will send an alert so that you'll never come home to an unknown situation. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids come home from the bus. Once you read a notification, you can decide how to move forward.
Communicate with anyone at your front door through the doorbell cameras to direct them where to hide a parcel. See through your security cameras to judge if the unusual motion warrants a phone call to the police. Or remotely turn on lights and sound to scare away any suspicious interloper.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech helps make you feel protected and secure, they can also aid in a fire or other emergencies. Should your smoke detectors find intense heat, your home automation system can dive into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have your home switch on all your smart lights to illuminate the way out, and unlock all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can program automated responses to any emergency events. Power on all the lights if a glass break detector triggers. Echo your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video clips sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trigger. Nearly all of your devices can be interconnected to operate in tandem in any manner you think will help protect your home and family.