One of the advantages of buying an ADT home security system in Naperville is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your home more comfortable and energy-efficient. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doorways. And you won’t accidentally 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 effect when utilized together with your security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Naperville that will make your home much more attuned to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your bedtime habits has become routine: turn off the lights, lock the door, adjust the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to find that you failed to lock the back door or left the living room light glaring? And once you fail to do one part of your bedtime checklist, it's simple to forget it the next night, as well. Then after a while, your neglected regimen becomes a habit.
But you can guarantee that your house is set for bed every evening when you automate your bedtime program. Through your Naperville home security system, you can craft a scenario that fine-tunes all your gadgets without you traveling room to room. With a press of a button, you can lock the doors, power off the lights, lower the thermostat, and arm your security system. Or don't agonize about not remembering to touch a button. Designate your automation to turn on at a predetermined time -- like 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Leave For Work
Along with a before bed schedule, you can program your automation systems to activate when your house is not currently occupied. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can place your home on defense through a single button tap. Now you can be sure that every door is locked, every light is no longer on, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on watch. You can even shut the garage door through the app if you accidentally left it up.
You don't have to keep your home on guard the whole day. Unlock the doors for incoming family or service workers with the smartphone app. Or place your home on lockdown without even lifting a finger. By setting a geofence around your house, your system turns on each time you roll down the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you come up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Leaving the house and going to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also form scenes for all sorts of events. Change the lights just a touch while closing your motorized blinds for the ultimate movie viewing atmosphere. Illuminate a dimly lit trail from your living room to the pantry for a nighttime snack.
You can craft a "party" setting that automatically lowers the lights and thermostat to account for the increased body heat. Then when anyone arrives at your door, you can tell them to let themselves in with your doorbell camera. You can even select music and smart lights to come on through your ADT Control app. And if you decide you need another sleek piece of smart technology, you can easily sync it to your existing ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Smartphone
Always be aware of what's happening in your house through automated alerts sent to your phone. Whenever a motion sensor on a security camera detect unwanted movements, you'll learn about it with a text or push notification. Fire and CO detectors will trigger an alert so that you won’t return home to an unknown emergency. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids come home from school. Once you get a notification, you can decide how to act.
Speak with anyone at your front door through the doorbell cameras to tell them where to leave a delivery. Watch your smart cameras to see if the strange activity warrants a call to the authorities. Or remotely trigger lights and music to scare away any unwanted interloper.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech can make you feel safe and comfortable, they will help in a fire or other hazardous situations. Should your smoke detectors discover excess smoke, your home can spring into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent harmful 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 any emergency situations. Turn on all the lights if a glass break detector triggers. Blare your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video segments sent to your mobile device when your smart locks activate. Virtually all of your tech can be interconnected to work together in any manner you think will help protect your home and family.