One of the advantages of choosing an ADT home security system in Long Beach 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 entrances. And you’ll never leave the garage door open again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these gadgets are alone, they can have an even larger impact when used together with your home security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Long Beach that will make your living space much more responsive to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For Bed
Your bedtime habits has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the front door, change the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to find that you failed to lock the side door or left the living room light on? And once you neglect 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 on its own.
But you can make sure that your home is ready for bed every evening when you automate your nighttime ritual. Through your Long Beach home security system, you can craft a scenario that adjusts all your gadgets without you leaving bed. With a touch of a button, you can lock the doors, shut off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and arm your security devices. Or don't agonize about failing to remember to hit a button. Program your automation to activate at a predetermined time -- such as midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Go For Work
Along with a evening procedure, you can set your automation routines to activate when your home is empty. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can put your home on guard with a single button press. Now you can be sure that every entryway is secure, every light is turned off, 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 open.
You don't have to keep your house on alert the entire day. Open the doors for incoming visitors or service folk with the mobile app. Or place your house on alert without even looking at your phone. By placing a geofence around your house, your system turns on each time you pull out of 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 Other Activities
Departing your house and going to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also form scenes for all kinds of events. Tweak the lights just a smidge while closing your motorized blinds for the premiere movie theatre atmosphere. Create a dimly lit trail from your bed to the kitchen for a nighttime snack.
You can devise a "party" scenario that automatically lowers the lights and temperature to accommodate the increased body heat. Then when someone new comes to your door, you can tell them to come on in through your doorbell camera. You can also set music and decorative lights to turn on through your ADT Control app. And if you determine you just have to get another sleek piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly integrate it to your existing system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Smartphone
Always stay in the know of what's happening in your home through automated alerts delivered to your mobile device. Whenever a motion sensor on a security camera detect unwanted motion, you'll hear about it via a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and safety detectors will send an alert so that you'll never come home to an undiscovered emergency. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids come home from the bus. Once you receive a notification, you can determine how to respond.
Speak with porch visitors with the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to hide a parcel. Watch your security cameras to see if the abnormal motion facilitates a phone call to the police. Or remotely trigger lights and music to scare away any unwanted intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech will make you feel safe and comfortable, they will help in a fire or other hazardous situations. If your smoke detectors discover a fire, your home can spring into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have your home turn on all your smart bulbs to illuminate the way away from the fire, and unlock all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can calibrate automated reactions to any emergency situations. Power on all the lights when a glass break sensor chimes. Echo your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video segments sent to your phone when your smart locks trigger. Nearly all of your systems can be synced to operate in tandem in any manner you think will help shield your home and loved ones.