One of the perks of buying an ADT home security system in Lake Havasu is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your house the ideal temperature and energy-efficient. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your doorways. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door wide open again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these tools are alone, they can have an even greater effect when utilized in tandem with your security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Lake Havasu that will make your house much more attuned to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For Bed
Your bedtime schedule has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the doors, set the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to discover that you forgot to lock the back door or left the bathroom light glaring? And after you neglect to do one section of your bedtime checklist, it's simple to forget it the next night, as well. Then before you know it, your forgotten checklist becomes routine in its own right.
But you can guarantee that your living space is set for bed every night when you automate your bedtime ritual. Through your Lake Havasu home security system, you can craft a template that adjusts all your tech without you traveling room to room. With a touch of a screen, you can lock the doors, power off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and arm your alarm. Or don't worry about failing to remember to touch a button. Set your automation to trigger at a set time -- such as 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Travel For Work
Along with a evening routine, you can program your automation routines to activate when your home is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can place your house on defense via an easy button touch. 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 duty. You can even batten down the garage door through the app if it’s accidentally left wide open.
You don't have to keep your house locked up the whole day. Unlock the doors for returning friends or service professionals with the smartphone app. Or place your house on guard without even pushing a button. By installing a geofence around your property, your system powers on every time you roll down the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you come up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Match Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Departing the house and putting your house to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also customize atmospheres for all types of activities. Change the lights just a dash while dropping your motorized blinds for the ultimate movie viewing experience. Illuminate a dimly lit trail from your bedroom to the fridge for an evening snack.
You can craft a "party" scene that automatically lowers the lights and temperature to accommodate the additional body heat. Then when anyone comes to your door, you can inform them to come on in via your doorbell camera. You can also customize music and smart lights to turn on via your ADT Control app. And if you find you need another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can easily add it to your existing system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Phone
Always be aware of what's going down in your house with automated updates sent to your smartphone. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera detect abnormal activity, you'll know via a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and carbon monoxide detectors will send an alert so that you'll never return home to an unexpected emergency. Or have your smart locks ping you when your kids return home from the bus. Once you read a notification, you can judge how to move forward.
Speak with porch visitors with the doorbell cameras to direct them where to stash a parcel. Watch your security cameras to determine if the strange activity warrants a call to the police. Or remotely power lights and music to scare away any suspicious trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system can make you feel protected and comfortable, they will aid in a fire or other situations. If your smoke detectors sense intense heat, your home automation devices can dive into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have the system turn on all your smart bulbs to light the way to safety, and unlock all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can set automated responses to several emergency circumstances. Power on all the lights when a glass break detector triggers. Sound your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video segments sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trigger. Virtually all of your tech can be interconnected to work together in any manner you think will help protect your home and loved ones.