One of the perks of buying an ADT home security system in Los Angeles is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your house more comfortable and eco-conscious. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doors. And you won’t leave the garage door up again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these devices are on their own, they can have an even greater impact when utilized in tandem with your security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Los Angeles that will make your house much more responsive to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your before bed habits has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the door, change the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how often have you woken up to see that you failed to lock the front door or left the bathroom light on? And after you forget to do one part of your evening checklist, it's easy to forget it the next night, too. Then without realizing it, your missed regimen becomes a habit.
But you can guarantee that your home is set for bed every evening when you automate your nighttime routine. Through your Los Angeles home security system, you can create a template that fine-tunes all your devices without you leaving bed. With a touch of a button, you can secure the doors, turn off the lights, lower the thermostat, and activate your security devices. Or don't fret about not remembering to press a button. Program your automation to turn on at a set time -- such as 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Travel For Work
Along with a evening schedule, you can designate your automation parameters to arm when your home is not currently occupied. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can put your home on guard with an easy button touch. Now you can guarantee that every entryway is secured, every light is off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on duty. You can even close the garage door via the app if you accidentally left it up.
You don't have to keep your living space on guard the whole day. Unlock the doors for returning friends or service workers via the mobile app. Or put your home on guard without even pushing a button. By installing a geofence around your home, your system arms every time you roll down the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Create Moods For Watching TV And The Rest Of Your Life
Leaving your house and going to sleep may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also customize backdrops for all kinds of events. Tweak the lights just a touch while dropping your motorized shades for the penultimate movie watching atmosphere. Illuminate a dimly lit path from your bed to the pantry for a midnight snack.
You can devise a "party" scene that seamlessly dims the lights and thermostat to accommodate the additional body heat. Then when anyone knocks at your door, you can ask them to let themselves in through your doorbell camera. You can even set music and smart lights to come on through your ADT Control app. And if you find you need another cutting-edge piece of smart technology, you can easily integrate it to your current system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Smartphone
Always stay in the know of what's going down in your house with automated updates delivered to your smartphone. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera detect unwanted activity, you'll know with a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and safety alarms will trigger an alert so that you won’t return home to an undiscovered situation. Or have your smart locks ping you when your kids return home from the bus. Once you receive a notification, you can judge how to respond.
Communicate with porch visitors through the doorbell cameras to direct them where to leave a delivery. Check your security cameras to see if the strange activity is worth a phone call to the police. Or remotely power lights and sound to frighten any unwanted interloper.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech can make you feel safe and comfortable, they will assist in a fire or other hazardous situations. If your smoke detectors discover 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 show the way out, and open all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can calibrate automated reactions to several emergency situations. Power on all the lights if a glass break sensor triggers. Echo your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video segments sent to your phone when your smart locks trip. Nearly all of your systems can be synced to function together in any manner you think will help safeguard your home and loved ones.