One of the advantages of buying an ADT home security system in Spokane is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your home the perfect temperature and energy-efficient. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doors. And you’ll never leave the garage door wide open again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these tools are on their own, they can have an even greater impact when used together with your home security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Spokane that will make your home much more responsive to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For Bed
Your nighttime habits has become routine: turn off the lights, lock the doors, adjust 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 bathroom light glaring? And once you neglect to do one part of your bedtime checklist, it's easy to overlook it another night, as well. Then before you know it, your missed ritual becomes routine on its own.
But you can make sure that your home is prepared for bedtime every night when you automate your nighttime routine. Through your Spokane home security system, you can generate a scene that sets all your devices without you traveling room to room. With a tap of a screen, you can lock the doors, power off the lights, change the thermostat, and activate your alarm. Or don't agonize about failing to remember to press a button. Set your automation to trigger at a specific time -- like 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Travel For Work
Along with a evening procedure, you can program your automation parameters to set when your home is empty. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can set your home on defense with one button press. Now you can guarantee that every entryway is locked, every light is off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on duty. You can even batten down the garage door with the app if you accidentally left it wide open.
You don't need to keep your home on alert the whole day. Unlatch the doors for returning family or service workers via the mobile app. Or set your home on guard without even looking at your phone. By setting a geofence around your property, your devices turns on every time you roll down the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you come up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Create Moods For Watching TV And The Rest Of Your Life
Exiting the house and going to sleep may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also customize atmospheres for all sorts of events. Adjust the lights just a smidge while lowering your motorized shades for the penultimate movie theatre atmosphere. Create a dimly lit trail from your bedroom to the fridge for an evening snack.
You can program a "party" scene that effortlessly dims the lights and temperature to adapt for the increased body heat. Then when a new visitor knocks at your door, you can tell them to enter through your doorbell camera. You can also customize music and smart lights to power on via your ADT Control app. And if you decide you just have to get another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly add it to your existing system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Mobile Device
Always keep abreast of what's happening in your house through automated updates sent to your mobile device. Whenever a motion sensor on a security camera picks up abnormal movements, you'll learn about it through a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and carbon monoxide alarms will send an alert so that you'll never return home to an unknown emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids return home from school. Once you receive a notification, you can determine how to respond.
Speak with porch visitors with the doorbell cameras to tell them where to hide a package. Check your smart cameras to see if the abnormal activity facilitates a phone call to the police. Or remotely power lights and music to scare away any unwanted trespasser.
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 situations. If your smoke detectors find excess smoke, your home automation system can spring into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have it switch on all your smart bulbs to show the way to safety, and open all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can set automated responses to numerous emergency circumstances. Power on all the lights when a glass break sensor trips. Blare your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video clips sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trip. Almost all of your devices can be synced to work together in any way you think will help protect your home and family.