One of the benefits of choosing an ADT home security system in Evanston is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your home the perfect temperature and eco-conscious. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your entrances. And you’ll never leave the garage door wide open again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these tools are alone, they can have an even larger effect when used in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Evanston that will make your house much more attuned to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your nighttime schedule has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the door, set the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how often have you woken up to see that you neglected to lock the side door or left the kitchen light on? And after you forget to do one thing on your bedtime checklist, it's simple to neglect it the next evening, as well. Then after a while, your neglected regimen becomes a habit on its own.
But you can guarantee that your living space is ready for bed every night when you automate your bedtime program. Through your Evanston home security system, you can generate a scenario that fine-tunes all your gadgets without you leaving bed. With a touch of a button, you can lock the doors, turn off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and arm your security system. Or don't fret about forgetting to hit a button. Set your automation to trigger at a set time -- like midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Leave For Work
Along with a evening routine, you can designate your automation parameters to arm when your house is empty. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can put your living space on alert with one button touch. Now you can guarantee that every entryway is locked, every light is no longer on, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are activated. You can even shut the garage door through the app if it’s accidentally left wide open.
You don't need to keep your house on alert the entire day. Open the doors for out-of-town friends or service workers via the mobile app. Or set your house on guard without even lifting a finger. By setting a geofence around your home, your devices powers on each time you leave the driveway. Then when you return 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 your house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also customize scenes for all kinds of activities. Adjust the lights just a smidge while closing your motorized shades for the ultimate movie watching experience. Create a dimly lit aisle from your living room to the kitchen for a midnight snack.
You can devise a "party" scene that effortlessly dims the lights and temperature to accommodate the additional body heat. Then when a new visitor arrives at your door, you can tell them to let themselves in with your doorbell camera. You can also select music and decorative lights to power on through your ADT Control app. And if you determine you just have to get another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can simply sync it to your existing ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Mobile Device
Always be aware of what's going on in your home through automated alerts sent to your smartphone. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera detect unusual movements, you'll learn about it through a text or push notification. Fire and CO alarms will show an alert so that you'll never return home to an unexpected emergency. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids come home from school. Once you read a notification, you can decide how to act.
Communicate with porch visitors through the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to stash a parcel. Check your outdoor cameras to judge if the unusual motion is worth a phone call to the police. Or remotely trigger lights and sound to scare away any unwanted trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech will make you feel protected and secure, they can also assist in a fire or other situations. If your smoke detectors find excess smoke, your home automation system can spring into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have your home power on all your smart lights to light the way away from the fire, and unlock all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can program automated responses to any emergency circumstances. Power on all the lights when a glass break sensor trips. Echo your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video clips sent to your phone when your smart locks trip. Nearly all of your systems can be networked to function in tandem in any way you think will help shield your home and family.