One of the advantages of installing an ADT home security system in New Orleans is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your living space more comfortable and eco-friendly. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doors. And you won’t leave the garage door wide open again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these tools are alone, they can have an even larger impact when used together with your home security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for New Orleans that will make your living space much more attuned to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For Bed
Your before bed habits has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the front door, adjust the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how often have you woken up to see that you forgot to lock the back door or left the bathroom light burning? And after you neglect to do one thing on your bedtime checklist, it's simple to forget it another time, too. Then after a while, your missed checklist becomes routine in its own right.
But you can ensure that your house is ready for bedtime every night when you automate your nighttime ritual. Through your New Orleans home security system, you can generate a template that adjusts all your gadgets without you traveling room to room. With a touch of a button, you can secure the doors, shut off the lights, change the thermostat, and arm your security devices. Or don't fret about failing to remember to hit a button. Program your automation to activate at a set time -- like 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Go For Work
Along with a before bed procedure, you can designate your automation routines to arm when your home is vacant. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can put your home on alert through a single button tap. Now you can be sure that every entryway is secure, every light is turned off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are activated. You can even close the garage door via the app if it’s accidentally left open.
You don't need to keep your home on alert the entire day. Unlatch the doors for incoming visitors or service professionals through the smartphone app. Or set your home on lockdown without even lifting a finger. By setting a geofence around your property, your system arms each time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities
Departing your house and putting your house to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also create scenes for all types of moods. Tweak the lights just a dash while dropping your motorized shutters for the premiere movie watching experience. Light a dimly lit path from your bed to the fridge for a nighttime snack.
You can devise a "party" setting that seamlessly changes the lights and thermostat to accommodate the additional body heat. Then when someone new comes to your door, you can tell them to come on in 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 just have to get another cutting-edge piece of smart technology, you can easily add it to your current ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Mobile Device
Always keep abreast of what's happening in your home through automated notifications sent to your phone. Whenever a motion sensor on a security camera detect unwanted motion, you'll learn about it via a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and carbon monoxide sensors will trigger an alert so that you won’t come home to an unexpected emergency. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids return home from school. Once you get a notification, you can determine how to respond.
Communicate with anyone at your front door via the doorbell cameras to direct them where to stash a parcel. Watch your outdoor cameras to determine if the strange motion facilitates a call to the authorities. Or remotely power lights and music to frighten any suspicious intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system helps make you feel protected and secure, they can also assist in a fire or other hazardous situations. When your smoke detectors sense excess smoke, your home automation devices can jump into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have it switch on all your smart bulbs to illuminate the way to safety, and unlock all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can calibrate automated protocols to any emergency situations. Power on all the lights if a glass break detector triggers. Sound your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video clips sent to your phone when your smart locks trip. Almost all of your devices can be synced to operate in tandem in any way you think will help protect your home and family.