One of the advantages of buying an ADT home security system in Logan is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your house more comfortable and energy-efficient. Smart locks allow you to remote control your doorways. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door open again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these devices are on their own, they can have an even larger effect when employed in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Logan that will make your home much more attuned to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your before bed ritual has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the doors, adjust the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how often have you woken up to see that you failed to lock the back door or left the bathroom light glaring? And once you forget to do one thing on your nightly checklist, it's simple to neglect it another time, too. Then before you know it, your neglected ritual becomes a habit.
But you can ensure that your home is prepared for bed every night when you automate your nighttime routine. Through your Logan home security system, you can create a scene that fine-tunes all your devices without you traveling room to room. With a touch of a button, you can lock the doors, shut off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and set your security system. Or don't worry about failing to remember to press a button. Designate your automation to activate at a predetermined time -- such as 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Leave For Work
Along with a evening procedure, you can program your automation systems to set when your home is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can put your home on guard through an easy button tap. Now you can be sure that every door is locked, every light is off, the alarms are set, 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 whole day. Open the doors for returning visitors or service workers through the mobile app. Or place your house on alert without even pushing a button. By placing a geofence around your property, your devices turns on every time you leave the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you come up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Match Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Exiting 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 types of activities. Adjust the lights just a dash while lowering your motorized blinds for the penultimate movie viewing experience. Create a dimly lit trail from your bed to the pantry for an evening snack.
You can craft a "party" scenario that effortlessly changes the lights and thermostat to adapt for the additional body heat. Then when someone new arrives at your door, you can inform them to enter with your doorbell camera. You can also customize music and smart lights to power on with your ADT Control app. And if you find you want another sleek piece of smart technology, you can simply sync it to your current system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Mobile Device
Always keep abreast of what's going down in your home through automated alerts sent to your smartphone. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera sense abnormal activity, you'll learn about it via a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and carbon monoxide detectors will show 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 receive a notification, you can determine how to respond.
Speak with delivery workers via the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to hide a parcel. See through your smart cameras to see if the abnormal movement facilitates a call to the authorities. Or remotely power lights and music to deter any unwanted trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech will make you feel safe and secure, they can also help in a fire or other emergencies. When your smoke detectors find intense heat, your home can jump into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent harmful smoke. Then have your home turn on all your smart bulbs to show the way away from the fire, and open all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can calibrate automated reactions to numerous emergency circumstances. Power on all the lights if a glass break sensor triggers. Sound your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video clips sent to your phone when your smart locks trip. Nearly all of your devices can be interconnected to operate together in any way you think will help protect your home and loved ones.