One of the advantages of installing an ADT home security system in Salem is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your home more comfortable and energy-efficient. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your doors. And you’ll never leave the garage door wide open again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these devices are on their own, they can have an even more significant impact when utilized together with your home security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Salem that will make your home much more attuned to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your bedtime schedule has become routine: turn off the lights, lock the doors, adjust the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how often have you woken up to see that you failed to lock the side door or left the living room light on? And once you fail to do one thing on your nightly checklist, it's easy to overlook it the next night, too. Then without realizing it, your missed checklist becomes commonplace on its own.
But you can make sure that your living space is set for bedtime every night when you automate your nighttime program. Through your Salem home security system, you can create a scenario that sets all your devices without you going around the house. With a touch of a button, you can lock the doors, shut off the lights, change the thermostat, and arm your alarm. Or don't worry about failing to remember to press a button. Set your automation to trigger at a specific time -- such as 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Go For Work
Along with a before bed procedure, you can set your automation systems to arm when your house is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can place your house on alert through one button touch. Now you can guarantee that every door is secured, every light is no longer on, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on watch. You can even close the garage door through the app if you accidentally left it up.
You don't need to keep your home on guard the whole day. Open the doors for out-of-town friends or service professionals with the mobile app. Or set your house on alert without even pushing a button. By installing a geofence around your house, your system arms every time you leave the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Match Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities
Departing the house and putting your house to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also customize scenes for all sorts of activities. Change 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 kitchen for a midnight snack.
You can program a "party" setting that automatically lowers the lights and thermostat to account for the increased body heat. Then when someone new arrives at your door, you can tell them to let themselves in via your doorbell camera. You can even customize music and smart lights to power on via your ADT Control app. And if you determine you just have to get another sleek piece of smart technology, you can easily sync it to your current system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Phone
Always keep abreast of what's going on in your house with automated updates sent to your smartphone. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera sense abnormal activity, you'll hear about it via a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and CO sensors will trigger an alert so that you won’t come home to an unexpected situation. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids come home from school. Once you get a notification, you can judge how to respond.
Speak with anyone at your front door via the doorbell cameras to tell them where to hide a parcel. Check your security cameras to see if the unusual motion facilitates a call to the police. Or remotely turn on lights and sound to frighten any unwanted intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system will make you feel safe and secure, they will aid in a fire or other emergencies. Should your smoke detectors discover excess smoke, your home automation devices can dive into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have your home power on all your smart bulbs to illuminate the way away from the fire, and open all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can program automated responses to several emergency situations. Switch on all the lights when a glass break detector triggers. Echo your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video snippets sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trigger. Almost all of your tech can be synced to function in tandem in any manner you think will help protect your home and family.