One of the advantages of installing an ADT home security system in Eugene is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your living space the ideal temperature and energy-efficient. Smart locks allow you to remote control your doors. And you won’t accidentally leave the garage door open again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these tools are by themselves, they can have an even larger impact when utilized in tandem with your security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Eugene that will make your living space much more responsive to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For Bed
Your before bed habits has become routine: turn off the lights, lock the doors, adjust the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to see that you failed to lock the back door or left the kitchen light burning? And once you forget to do one thing on your nightly checklist, it's simple to neglect it another night, too. Then after a while, your neglected ritual becomes commonplace in its own right.
But you can ensure that your living space is set for bedtime every evening when you automate your nighttime routine. Through your Eugene home security system, you can generate a scene that adjusts all your gadgets without you leaving bed. With a touch of a button, you can secure the doors, shut off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and arm your alarm. Or don't agonize about failing to remember to touch a button. Set your automation to activate at a set time -- like 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Travel For Work
Along with a evening schedule, you can set your automation systems to arm when your house is not currently occupied. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can set your house on guard through one button press. Now you can be sure that every door is locked, every light is no longer on, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on watch. You can even batten down the garage door with the app if you accidentally left it open.
You don't have to keep your house on guard the whole day. Unlatch the doors for incoming visitors or service folk via the mobile app. Or put your home on alert without even looking at your phone. By installing a geofence around your property, your devices powers on every time you pull out of 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 The Rest Of Your Life
Leaving the house and going to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also customize scenes for all kinds of activities. Adjust the lights just a smidge while closing your motorized shutters for the penultimate movie watching experience. Create a dimly lit aisle from your bed to the kitchen for a nighttime snack.
You can program a "party" scenario that seamlessly changes the lights and thermostat to accommodate the increased body heat. Then when anyone comes to your door, you can ask them to enter via your doorbell camera. You can also set music and decorative lights to turn on with your ADT Control app. And if you determine you want another cutting-edge piece of smart technology, you can simply sync it to your existing network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Mobile Device
Always keep abreast of what's going on in your home through automated notifications delivered to your phone. Whenever a motion sensor on a security camera sense abnormal activity, you'll hear about it through a text or push notification. Fire and carbon monoxide alarms will send an alert so that you'll never return home to an unknown emergency. Or have your smart locks ping you when your kids arrive home from the bus. Once you get a notification, you can judge how to respond.
Communicate with anyone at your front door with the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to leave a package. See through your smart cameras to determine if the strange movement warrants a phone call to the police. Or remotely turn on lights and music to deter 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 can also assist in a fire or other emergencies. If your smoke detectors sense excess smoke, your home can spring into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have it turn on all your smart lights to illuminate the way out, and unlock all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can set automated responses to numerous emergency events. Turn on all the lights if a glass break sensor trips. Sound your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video clips sent to your phone when your smart locks trip. Virtually all of your devices can be synced to function together in any manner you think will help safeguard your home and loved ones.