One of the perks of buying an ADT home security system in Fort Myers is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your living space the ideal temperature and eco-conscious. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doors. And you’ll never leave the garage door open again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these devices are by themselves, they can have an even more significant effect when utilized in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Fort Myers that will make your house much more responsive to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your nighttime schedule has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the front door, set the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to see that you failed to lock the side door or left the kitchen light burning? And once you forget to do one part of your nightly checklist, it's simple to overlook it another night, as well. Then without realizing it, your forgotten ritual becomes a habit in its own right.
But you can guarantee that your living space is set for bed every evening when you automate your nighttime ritual. Through your Fort Myers home security system, you can create a scenario that fine-tunes all your tech without you going around the house. With a press of a button, you can lock the doors, turn off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and activate your security system. Or don't fret about not remembering to hit a button. Set your automation to turn on at a specific time -- such as 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Leave For Work
Along with a evening schedule, you can set your automation routines to set when your home is vacant. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can place your living space on alert through one button touch. Now you can guarantee that every entryway is locked, every light is turned off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on watch. You can even close the garage door with the app if it’s accidentally left wide open.
You don't need to keep your home on alert the entire day. Open the doors for incoming friends or service professionals with the mobile app. Or place your house on alert without even lifting a finger. By setting a geofence around your home, your system turns on every time you roll down the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Match Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Exiting your house and going to sleep may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also create atmospheres for all sorts of moods. Tweak the lights just a dash while dropping your motorized shades for the ultimate movie theatre atmosphere. Light a dimly lit path from your bed to the fridge for an evening snack.
You can devise a "party" scene that automatically lowers the lights and temperature to adapt for the additional body heat. Then when a new visitor comes to your door, you can ask them to come on in through your doorbell camera. You can also set music and smart lights to power on with your ADT Control app. And if you find you need another sleek piece of smart technology, you can simply add it to your current ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Mobile Device
Always be aware of what's going down in your house through automated notifications delivered to your phone. Whenever a motion sensor on a surveillance camera detect unwanted activity, you'll hear about it via a text or push notification. Fire and safety alarms will send an alert so that you won’t come home to an undiscovered emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids arrive home from the bus. Once you get a notification, you can judge how to move forward.
Communicate with anyone at your front door via the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to stash a parcel. See through your smart cameras to see if the unusual motion is worth a call to the police. Or remotely trigger lights and sound to scare away any suspicious interloper.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech can make you feel protected and secure, they will help in a fire or other emergencies. When your smoke detectors sense a fire, your home can jump into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have the system turn on all your smart lights to illuminate the way to safety, and unlock all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can program automated protocols to any emergency circumstances. Turn on all the lights when a glass break detector triggers. Blare your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is pressed. Or get video clips sent to your phone when your smart locks trigger. Almost all of your devices can be networked to work in tandem in any manner you think will help shield your home and family.