One of the perks of installing an ADT home security system in Asheville is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your home the perfect temperature and energy-efficient. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your doorways. And you’ll never leave the garage door up again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these gadgets are on their own, they can have an even greater impact when utilized together with your home security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Asheville that will make your living space much more responsive to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For Bed
Your nighttime ritual has become routine: turn off the lights, lock the doors, set the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how often have you woken up to find that you failed to lock the back door or left the kitchen light burning? And once you forget to do one section of your nightly checklist, it's easy to neglect it the next time, too. Then before you know it, your neglected regimen becomes a habit.
But you can ensure that your house is set for bedtime every evening when you automate your bedtime program. Through your Asheville home security system, you can generate a template that adjusts all your tech without you leaving bed. With a tap of a screen, you can secure the doors, power off the lights, lower the thermostat, and arm your security devices. Or don't worry about forgetting to touch a button. Set your automation to turn on at a predetermined time -- like 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Leave For Work
Along with a bedtime schedule, you can set your automation routines to arm when your house is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can put your home on guard via a single button tap. Now you can guarantee that every door is secure, every light is turned off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are activated. You can even shut the garage door via the app if you accidentally left it open.
You don't have to keep your living space on guard the entire day. Unlatch the doors for incoming friends or service workers with the smartphone app. Or place your house on alert without even lifting a finger. By installing a geofence around your home, your devices powers on 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: Match Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Exiting your house and going to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also create scenes for all sorts of events. Tweak the lights just a touch while lowering your motorized shutters for the penultimate movie watching experience. Illuminate a dimly lit trail from your bed to the pantry for an evening snack.
You can devise a "party" setting that effortlessly lowers the lights and temperature to adapt for the extra body heat. Then when someone new comes to your door, you can inform them to come on in via your doorbell camera. You can even set music and decorative lights to turn on through your ADT Control app. And if you decide you need another cutting-edge piece of smart technology, you can simply sync it to your current network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Phone
Always stay in the know of what's going on in your house through automated alerts sent to your smartphone. Whenever a motion sensor on a security camera detect unusual motion, you'll know through a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and carbon monoxide detectors will show an alert so that you won’t come home to an unknown situation. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids return home from the bus. Once you read a notification, you can decide how to act.
Speak with delivery workers with the doorbell cameras to direct them where to stash a package. Check your outdoor cameras to see if the unusual activity warrants a phone call to the police. Or remotely turn on lights and sound to frighten any unwanted intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech helps make you feel protected and secure, they will help in a fire or other emergencies. Should your smoke detectors discover intense heat, your home automation devices can dive into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have it switch on all your smart bulbs to show the way out, and unlock all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can calibrate automated reactions to numerous emergency circumstances. Turn on all the lights if a glass break detector chimes. Echo your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video clips sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trip. Virtually all of your tech can be interconnected to operate together in any manner you think will help safeguard your home and family.