One of the advantages of installing an ADT home security system in Charlotte is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your house the perfect temperature and eco-conscious. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your entrances. And you’ll never leave the garage door up again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these tools are by themselves, they can have an even larger effect when employed together with your home security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Charlotte that will make your house much more responsive to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your bedtime ritual has become routine: turn off the lights, lock the front door, set the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to find that you forgot to lock the side door or left the kitchen light on? And after you forget to do one part of your evening checklist, it's easy to forget it the next evening, as well. Then without realizing it, your forgotten regimen becomes routine on its own.
But you can make sure that your living space is prepared for bedtime every night when you automate your nighttime routine. Through your Charlotte home security system, you can craft a scenario that fine-tunes all your tech without you traveling room to room. With a tap of a button, you can secure the doors, power off the lights, lower the thermostat, and activate your security devices. Or don't fret about not remembering to touch a button. Designate your automation to turn on at a predetermined time -- such as 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Leave For Work
Along with a before bed schedule, you can set your automation systems to arm when your house is not currently occupied. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can put your house on alert through an easy button touch. Now you can be sure that every entryway is locked, every light is turned off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on duty. You can even shut the garage door with the app if you accidentally left it wide open.
You don't have to keep your home on alert the entire day. Unlock the doors for out-of-town family or service folk via the smartphone app. Or place your house on lockdown without even looking at your phone. By setting a geofence around your house, your devices arms each time you leave the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you come up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And The Rest Of Your Life
Exiting the house and going to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also create atmospheres for all kinds of events. Adjust the lights just a dash while lowering your motorized shutters for the ultimate movie viewing experience. Light a dimly lit aisle from your living room to the pantry for a midnight snack.
You can craft a "party" setting that automatically lowers the lights and temperature to account for the increased body heat. Then when anyone comes to your door, you can inform them to enter through your doorbell camera. You can even set music and decorative lights to power on via your ADT Control app. And if you find you need another cutting-edge piece of smart technology, you can simply add it to your current ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Smartphone
Always stay in the know of what's going on in your home through automated updates delivered to your mobile device. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera detect unwanted movements, you'll hear about it through a text or push notification. Fire and carbon monoxide alarms will show an alert so that you won’t return home to an undiscovered emergency. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids come home from school. Once you read a notification, you can judge how to respond.
Communicate with delivery workers with the doorbell cameras to direct them where to hide a parcel. See through your smart cameras to judge if the unusual motion facilitates a call to the authorities. Or remotely turn on lights and sound to scare away any suspicious trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system will make you feel safe and secure, they will help in a fire or other hazardous situations. When your smoke detectors sense a fire, your home automation devices can dive into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent harmful smoke. Then have your home turn on all your smart lights to light the way out, and open all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can calibrate automated responses to several emergency events. Turn on all the lights if a glass break sensor triggers. Blare your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video segments sent to your phone when your smart locks activate. Nearly all of your tech can be networked to operate together in any manner you think will help safeguard your home and family.