One of the benefits of installing an ADT home security system in Santa Fe is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your house more comfortable and energy-efficient. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your doorways. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door up again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these devices are alone, they can have an even greater impact when employed together with your security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Santa Fe that will make your living space much more responsive to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For Bed
Your bedtime ritual has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the front door, adjust the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to discover that you forgot to lock the front door or left the kitchen light glaring? And once you neglect to do one part of your evening checklist, it's simple to neglect it the next evening, as well. Then without realizing it, your neglected checklist becomes a habit in its own right.
But you can guarantee that your home is prepared for bedtime every night when you automate your nighttime program. Through your Santa Fe home security system, you can generate a scenario that adjusts all your tech without you going around the house. With a touch of a screen, you can lock the doors, shut off the lights, change the thermostat, and set your security system. Or don't fret about forgetting to press a button. Set your automation to activate at a set time -- like midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Travel For Work
Along with a evening routine, you can set your automation systems to arm when your house is not currently occupied. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can put your home on defense via an easy button press. Now you can guarantee that every door is secured, every light is off, the alarms are set, 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 living space on alert the whole day. Unlock the doors for out-of-town visitors or service folk through the smartphone app. Or place your house on guard without even lifting a finger. By placing 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: Set Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Leaving your house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also create scenes for all kinds of activities. Adjust the lights just a dash while closing your motorized shades for the premiere movie watching experience. Create a dimly lit aisle from your bedroom to the pantry for a midnight snack.
You can program a "party" setting that seamlessly changes the lights and temperature to account for the increased body heat. Then when anyone comes to your door, you can ask them to enter with your doorbell camera. You can also set music and decorative lights to power on with your ADT Control app. And if you decide you want another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly sync it to your current network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Mobile Device
Always be aware of what's happening in your home with automated updates sent to your smartphone. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera sense unwanted activity, you'll know via a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and CO detectors will show an alert so that you won’t come home to an undiscovered emergency. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids arrive home from school. Once you receive a notification, you can judge how to respond.
Speak with porch visitors through the doorbell cameras to direct them where to hide a delivery. See through your outdoor cameras to see if the abnormal movement is worth a call to the police. Or remotely trigger lights and sound to deter any unwanted interloper.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech helps make you feel safe and comfortable, they can also aid in a fire or other emergencies. Should your smoke detectors find a fire, your home automation system can jump into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent harmful smoke. Then have your home power on all your smart lights to show the way out, and unlock all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can calibrate automated reactions to numerous emergency circumstances. Turn on all the lights if a glass break detector triggers. Echo your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video snippets sent to your phone when your smart locks trigger. Virtually all of your tech can be interconnected to function in tandem in any manner you think will help safeguard your home and loved ones.