One of the benefits of choosing an ADT home security system in Nashville 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 doorways. And you won’t accidentally leave the garage door open again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these devices are by themselves, they can have an even greater effect when used in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Nashville that will make your house much more attuned to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For Bed
Your before bed ritual has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the door, change the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how often have you woken up to find that you forgot to lock the front door or left the living room light glaring? And once you fail to do one thing on your bedtime checklist, it's easy to forget it the next night, as well. Then after a while, your forgotten regimen becomes routine in its own right.
But you can make sure that your house is set for bed every evening when you automate your bedtime program. Through your Nashville home security system, you can craft a scenario that adjusts all your devices without you going around the house. With a touch of a screen, you can secure the doors, shut off the lights, change the thermostat, and set your alarm. Or don't worry about forgetting to press a button. Designate your automation to turn on at a specific time -- such as 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Travel For Work
Along with a before bed routine, you can set your automation systems to arm when your home is empty. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can place your home on guard through one button touch. Now you can be sure that every door is locked, every light is off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on duty. You can even close the garage door with the app if you accidentally left it wide open.
You don't have to keep your home locked up the entire day. Unlatch the doors for incoming family or service professionals with the smartphone app. Or place your home on guard without even looking at your phone. By setting a geofence around your house, your system turns on each time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Match Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities
Leaving the house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also create scenes for all sorts of activities. Change the lights just a smidge while lowering your motorized shades for the ultimate movie theatre atmosphere. Light a dimly lit trail from your living room to the fridge for an evening snack.
You can program a "party" scenario that effortlessly dims the lights and temperature to account for the increased body heat. Then when anyone comes to your door, you can ask them to enter with your doorbell camera. You can even select music and smart lights to power on through your ADT Control app. And if you find you want another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly integrate it to your current system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Mobile Device
Always stay in the know of what's going on in your home through automated updates delivered to your smartphone. Whenever a motion sensor on a security camera sense unusual motion, you'll know through a text or push notification. Fire and safety alarms will send an alert so that you won’t return home to an unknown situation. Or have your smart locks ping you when your kids arrive home from the bus. Once you read a notification, you can decide how to move forward.
Communicate with anyone at your front door via the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to stash a package. Check your smart cameras to see if the unusual activity facilitates a call to the police. Or remotely turn on lights and sound to scare away any unwanted intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech can make you feel safe and secure, they will help in a fire or other hazardous situations. If your smoke detectors find intense heat, your home automation system can spring into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have your home switch on all your smart bulbs to light the way away from the fire, and unlock all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can calibrate automated protocols to several emergency circumstances. Turn on all the lights when a glass break detector chimes. Blare your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video segments sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trip. Nearly all of your devices can be networked to function together in any way you think will help protect your home and loved ones.