One of the perks of choosing an ADT home security system in Boise is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your house the perfect temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doors. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door up again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these devices are by themselves, they can have an even larger impact when employed in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Boise that will make your living space much more responsive to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your nighttime ritual has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the door, adjust the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to find that you neglected to lock the front door or left the bathroom light on? And after you forget to do one thing on your bedtime checklist, it's simple to forget it another time, as well. Then before you know it, your forgotten checklist becomes commonplace on its own.
But you can make sure that your living space is set for bedtime every evening when you automate your nighttime program. Through your Boise home security system, you can craft a scene 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, adjust the thermostat, and set your alarm. Or don't worry about not remembering to touch a button. Designate your automation to activate at a specific time -- such as midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Leave For Work
Along with a bedtime schedule, you can set your automation routines to set when your home is empty. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can set your living space on alert through one button tap. Now you can guarantee that every entryway is locked, every light is off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on duty. You can even shut the garage door with the app if you accidentally left it up.
You don't have to keep your home on guard the entire day. Unlatch the doors for returning friends or service folk with the smartphone app. Or set your house on guard without even pushing a button. By setting a geofence around your property, your system turns on every time you roll down the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And The Rest Of Your Life
Exiting your house and going to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also form scenes for all sorts of moods. Tweak the lights just a dash while dropping your motorized shutters for the penultimate movie viewing experience. Illuminate a dimly lit trail from your bed to the kitchen for a nighttime snack.
You can devise a "party" scenario that effortlessly lowers the lights and thermostat to account for the increased body heat. Then when someone new comes to your door, you can ask them to enter via your doorbell camera. You can also customize music and decorative lights to come on via your ADT Control app. And if you find you want another sleek piece of smart technology, you can simply sync it to your existing system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Phone
Always stay in the know of what's going down in your house through automated notifications sent to your phone. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera picks up abnormal motion, you'll hear about it via a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and carbon monoxide detectors will show an alert so that you won’t return home to an unknown emergency. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids arrive home from school. Once you read a notification, you can determine how to respond.
Communicate with delivery workers with the doorbell cameras to tell them where to stash a package. Watch your outdoor cameras to see if the unusual movement warrants a phone call to the authorities. Or remotely turn on lights and sound to frighten any unwanted intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech can make you feel safe and secure, they will aid in a fire or other situations. If your smoke detectors sense intense heat, your home can jump into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have it power on all your smart bulbs to show the way out, and unlock all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can set automated protocols to several emergency circumstances. Switch on all the lights when a glass break detector chimes. Echo your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video clips sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trigger. Virtually all of your tech can be synced to work in tandem in any manner you think will help shield your home and loved ones.