One of the advantages of choosing an ADT home security system in Napa is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your living space the ideal temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doors. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door open again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful 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 life-changing home automation ideas for Napa that will make your living space much more responsive to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your nighttime habits has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the door, set the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to discover that you failed to lock the front door or left the bathroom light glaring? And once you forget to do one part of your bedtime checklist, it's easy to neglect it another time, as well. Then without realizing it, your forgotten ritual becomes commonplace in its own right.
But you can make sure that your home is set for bedtime every evening when you automate your nighttime ritual. Through your Napa home security system, you can craft a scene that sets all your devices without you going around the house. With a tap of a screen, you can secure the doors, power off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and set your security system. Or don't agonize about failing to remember to hit a button. Set your automation to trigger at a predetermined time -- such as midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Go For Work
Along with a evening schedule, you can program your automation systems to activate when your home is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can put your living space on defense through one button press. Now you can guarantee 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 with the app if it’s accidentally left up.
You don't need to keep your house on alert the entire day. Unlatch the doors for out-of-town family or service workers with the smartphone app. Or put your home on guard without even pushing a button. By setting a geofence around your home, your system arms every time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Create Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities
Exiting your house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also form backdrops for all sorts of moods. Change the lights just a touch while dropping your motorized shutters for the penultimate movie theatre experience. Create a dimly lit aisle from your bed to the pantry for an evening snack.
You can devise a "party" scenario that seamlessly changes the lights and temperature to account for the extra body heat. Then when someone new knocks at your door, you can inform them to let themselves in with your doorbell camera. You can also set music and decorative lights to come on with your ADT Control app. And if you find you want another sleek piece of smart technology, you can easily sync it to your existing ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Mobile Device
Always keep abreast of what's happening in your house with automated notifications delivered to your mobile device. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera picks up abnormal activity, you'll learn about it through a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and CO sensors will trigger an alert so that you'll never return home to an unexpected emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids arrive home from the bus. Once you receive a notification, you can determine how to respond.
Communicate with delivery workers with the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to stash a parcel. Watch your outdoor cameras to determine if the unusual motion is worth a call to the authorities. Or remotely power lights and sound to frighten any suspicious trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system will make you feel protected and comfortable, they can also help in a fire or other situations. When your smoke detectors find a fire, your home automation devices can spring into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have it turn on all your smart lights to illuminate the way away from the fire, and unlock all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can set automated responses to any emergency situations. Turn on all the lights if a glass break sensor triggers. Blare your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video snippets sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trigger. Virtually all of your systems can be synced to function in tandem in any manner you think will help protect your home and loved ones.