One of the benefits of buying an ADT home security system in Tulsa is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your house more comfortable and eco-conscious. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doors. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door up again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these devices are on their own, they can have an even more significant effect when used together with your security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Tulsa that will make your house much more responsive to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your before bed ritual has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the doors, adjust the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how often have you woken up to discover that you forgot to lock the back door or left the kitchen light on? And after you fail to do one section of your bedtime checklist, it's simple to forget it the next evening, too. Then after a while, your neglected checklist becomes a habit.
But you can ensure that your home is ready for bedtime every night when you automate your bedtime routine. Through your Tulsa home security system, you can create a scenario that fine-tunes all your devices without you going around the house. With a press of a screen, you can lock the doors, turn off the lights, change the thermostat, and activate your alarm. Or don't agonize about failing to remember to press a button. Program 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 evening procedure, you can set your automation systems to arm when your house is vacant. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can place your living space on guard through one button press. Now you can guarantee that every entryway is locked, every light is no longer on, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on duty. You can even close the garage door through the app if it’s accidentally left open.
You don't need to keep your house on alert the entire day. Unlock the doors for returning friends or service folk with the mobile app. Or place your house on alert without even lifting a finger. By installing 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 pull up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Create Moods For Watching TV And The Rest Of Your Life
Departing your house and going to sleep may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also customize scenes for all sorts of moods. Change the lights just a dash while dropping your motorized blinds for the penultimate movie watching experience. Create a dimly lit trail from your bedroom to the kitchen for a midnight snack.
You can program a "party" scenario that effortlessly changes the lights and thermostat to adapt for the increased body heat. Then when a new visitor knocks at your door, you can ask them to come on in through your doorbell camera. You can also set music and decorative lights to turn on with your ADT Control app. And if you find you just have to get another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly add it to your current ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Phone
Always keep abreast of what's going on in your home with automated updates sent to your smartphone. Whenever a motion sensor on a security camera sense unwanted activity, you'll learn about it through a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and CO sensors will show an alert so that you won’t come home to an unknown situation. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids come home from school. Once you receive a notification, you can judge how to move forward.
Communicate with porch visitors with the doorbell cameras to direct them where to leave a delivery. Check your security cameras to see if the unusual movement is worth a phone call to the authorities. Or remotely trigger lights and music to deter any unwanted trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system helps make you feel safe and secure, they will help in a fire or other hazardous situations. If your smoke detectors find intense heat, your home can dive into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have the system power on all your smart lights to show the way away from the fire, and open all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can program automated reactions to any emergency circumstances. Switch on all the lights when a glass break detector triggers. Blare your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video snippets sent to your phone when your smart locks activate. Nearly all of your tech can be synced to operate in tandem in any way you think will help safeguard your home and family.