One of the advantages of choosing an ADT home security system in Muncie is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your living space more comfortable and eco-friendly. Smart locks allow you to remote control your entrances. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door wide open again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these gadgets are alone, they can have an even greater effect when employed together with your home security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Muncie that will make your home much more responsive to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your bedtime habits has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the front door, adjust the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how often have you woken up to see that you forgot to lock the back door or left the kitchen light glaring? And once you forget to do one part of your bedtime checklist, it's simple to overlook it the next time, too. Then without realizing it, your forgotten ritual becomes a habit.
But you can ensure that your house is set for bedtime every night when you automate your bedtime ritual. Through your Muncie home security system, you can create a template that sets all your gadgets without you traveling room to room. With a press of a screen, you can secure the doors, turn off the lights, lower the thermostat, and arm your security system. Or don't agonize about not remembering to touch a button. Set your automation to trigger at a specific time -- such as 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Travel For Work
Along with a bedtime procedure, you can set your automation parameters to arm when your home is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can set your home on guard through a single button press. Now you can be sure that every entryway is secured, every light is off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on duty. You can even shut the garage door through the app if it’s accidentally left wide open.
You don't have to keep your house locked up the entire day. Open the doors for incoming friends or service professionals through the smartphone app. Or place your home on lockdown without even looking at your phone. By placing a geofence around your house, your devices powers on every time you roll down the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you come up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Match Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Leaving your house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also create scenes for all kinds of moods. Tweak the lights just a smidge while closing your motorized blinds for the penultimate movie viewing experience. Create a dimly lit path from your bedroom to the fridge for a nighttime snack.
You can craft a "party" setting that effortlessly changes the lights and temperature to account for the additional body heat. Then when anyone comes to your door, you can ask them to enter through your doorbell camera. You can also set music and decorative lights to power on with your ADT Control app. And if you decide you just have to get another sleek piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly sync it to your existing system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Smartphone
Always stay in the know of what's going down in your home with automated updates sent to your phone. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera sense unwanted activity, you'll know via a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and carbon monoxide detectors will show an alert so that you won’t return home to an unexpected situation. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids return home from the bus. Once you get a notification, you can determine how to act.
Communicate with delivery workers through the doorbell cameras to tell them where to leave a package. Watch your outdoor cameras to determine if the unusual activity facilitates a call to the police. Or remotely trigger 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 safe and comfortable, they can also assist in a fire or other situations. Should your smoke detectors sense excess smoke, your home can spring into action! Program 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 to safety, and unlock all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can calibrate automated responses to any emergency situations. Power on all the lights if a glass break sensor triggers. Echo your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video segments sent to your phone when your smart locks trigger. Virtually all of your devices can be networked to work together in any manner you think will help shield your home and loved ones.