One of the perks of buying an ADT home security system in Brooklyn is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your house the perfect temperature and energy-efficient. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doors. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door open again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these gadgets are by themselves, they can have an even larger impact when employed together with your home security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Brooklyn that will make your home much more responsive to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your bedtime ritual has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the door, change the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to see that you failed to lock the front door or left the kitchen light on? And once you neglect to do one part of your bedtime checklist, it's simple to forget it another time, too. Then before you know it, your missed checklist becomes commonplace in its own right.
But you can ensure that your living space is set for bed every night when you automate your bedtime routine. Through your Brooklyn home security system, you can craft a scene that sets all your devices without you going around the house. With a tap of a button, you can secure the doors, power off the lights, change the thermostat, and activate your security devices. Or don't agonize about failing to remember to hit a button. Set your automation to activate at a predetermined time -- like midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Go For Work
Along with a evening procedure, you can set your automation parameters to set when your home is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can place your house on alert through an easy button press. Now you can guarantee that every entryway is locked, every light is no longer on, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on duty. You can even shut the garage door through the app if you accidentally left it wide open.
You don't have to keep your house locked up the entire day. Open the doors for out-of-town visitors or service professionals with the smartphone app. Or set your home on guard without even looking at your phone. By placing a geofence around your home, your devices turns on every time you leave the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you come up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Create Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Departing the house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also create atmospheres for all types of events. Tweak the lights just a touch while dropping your motorized blinds for the ultimate movie theatre atmosphere. Light a dimly lit path from your bed to the kitchen for a midnight snack.
You can craft a "party" scenario that automatically lowers the lights and temperature to accommodate the extra body heat. Then when anyone knocks at your door, you can inform them to enter through your doorbell camera. You can also select music and decorative lights to turn on via your ADT Control app. And if you find you need another cutting-edge piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly add it to your current system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Smartphone
Always be aware of what's going on in your home with automated notifications delivered to your phone. Whenever a motion sensor on a security camera picks up unusual movements, you'll learn about it via a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and CO detectors will trigger an alert so that you won’t come home to an unknown situation. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids arrive home from the bus. Once you read a notification, you can judge how to act.
Talk with porch visitors via the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to stash a parcel. Watch your outdoor cameras to judge if the abnormal activity is worth a call to the police. Or remotely turn on lights and music to deter any suspicious interloper.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech can make you feel safe and secure, they will assist in a fire or other emergencies. If your smoke detectors discover intense heat, your home can dive into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have the system power on all your smart bulbs to illuminate the way away from the fire, and open all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can set automated protocols to several emergency circumstances. Power on all the lights if a glass break detector trips. Sound your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video segments sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trip. Almost all of your systems can be synced to work together in any manner you think will help shield your home and family.