One of the advantages of choosing an ADT home security system in Killeen is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your home more comfortable and eco-friendly. Smart locks allow you to remote control your doors. And you won’t leave the garage door up again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these gadgets are on their own, they can have an even larger effect when utilized in tandem with your security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Killeen that will make your living space much more responsive to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For Bed
Your before bed habits has become routine: turn off the lights, lock the doors, set the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how often have you woken up to discover that you neglected to lock the front door or left the living room light on? And once you forget to do one section of your evening checklist, it's easy to forget it the next night, as well. Then before you know it, your neglected ritual becomes routine in its own right.
But you can make sure that your home is ready for bedtime every evening when you automate your bedtime program. Through your Killeen home security system, you can craft a scenario that fine-tunes all your devices without you going around the house. With a tap of a button, you can secure the doors, power off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and arm your alarm. Or don't agonize about failing to remember to hit a button. Set your automation to turn on at a set time -- like 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Travel For Work
Along with a bedtime routine, you can set your automation routines to activate when your house is not currently occupied. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can place your living space on defense with an easy button tap. Now you can be sure that every entryway is secure, every light is off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on watch. You can even shut the garage door with the app if it’s accidentally left up.
You don't have to keep your home locked up the entire day. Unlatch the doors for incoming visitors or service folk with the smartphone app. Or set your house 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 return home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you come up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Match Moods For Watching TV And The Rest Of Your Life
Exiting the house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also form atmospheres for all types of events. Adjust the lights just a dash while closing your motorized blinds for the penultimate movie watching atmosphere. Light a dimly lit path from your bedroom to the pantry for a nighttime snack.
You can devise a "party" setting that effortlessly changes the lights and thermostat to accommodate the additional body heat. Then when a new visitor knocks at your door, you can tell them to come on in via your doorbell camera. You can even customize music and decorative lights to turn on through your ADT Control app. And if you find you need another cutting-edge piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly sync it to your current network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Mobile Device
Always be aware of what's going on in your house through automated notifications delivered to your phone. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera picks up abnormal motion, you'll hear about it via a text or push notification. Fire and safety alarms will show an alert so that you won’t return home to an unexpected situation. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids arrive home from the bus. Once you receive a notification, you can judge how to respond.
Communicate with porch visitors via the doorbell cameras to direct them where to leave a package. Watch your outdoor cameras to see if the strange motion warrants a call to the authorities. Or remotely power lights and sound to scare away any unwanted trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech can make you feel protected and secure, they can also aid in a fire or other emergencies. Should your smoke detectors discover a fire, your home can spring into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent harmful smoke. Then have it power on all your smart bulbs to light the way to safety, and open all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can program automated responses to any emergency situations. Turn on all the lights when a glass break detector trips. Blare your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is pressed. Or get video segments sent to your phone when your smart locks trigger. Almost all of your devices can be interconnected to operate in tandem in any manner you think will help safeguard your home and loved ones.