One of the perks of choosing an ADT home security system in Ogden is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your home the perfect temperature and eco-conscious. Smart locks allow you to remote control your doors. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door open again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these devices are on their own, they can have an even greater impact when used together with your home security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Ogden that will make your home much more responsive to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For Bed
Your before bed ritual has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the door, adjust the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how often have you woken up to find that you forgot to lock the side door or left the bathroom light on? And once you forget to do one part of your bedtime checklist, it's easy to overlook it the next evening, too. Then without realizing it, your forgotten regimen becomes routine.
But you can guarantee that your home is prepared for bedtime every evening when you automate your bedtime ritual. Through your Ogden home security system, you can create a scene that adjusts all your tech without you leaving bed. With a touch of a button, you can lock the doors, power off the lights, lower the thermostat, and arm your security devices. Or don't agonize about not remembering to hit a button. Designate your automation to activate at a set time -- like 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Leave For Work
Along with a before bed routine, you can program your automation parameters to activate when your house is not currently occupied. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can place your house on defense via a single button touch. Now you can ensure that every entryway is secure, every light is no longer on, the alarms are set, and your cameras are activated. You can even shut the garage door with the app if it’s accidentally left open.
You don't have to keep your living space locked up the whole day. Unlock the doors for incoming friends or service folk with the mobile app. Or put your house on alert without even lifting a finger. By placing a geofence around your home, your devices arms every time you roll down the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Create Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Departing your house and putting your house to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also create scenes for all types of events. Tweak the lights just a touch while closing your motorized shades for the premiere movie viewing atmosphere. Light a dimly lit trail from your bed to the kitchen for a midnight snack.
You can program a "party" setting that effortlessly dims the lights and thermostat to adapt for the additional body heat. Then when someone new arrives at your door, you can tell them to let themselves in through your doorbell camera. You can also select music and decorative lights to turn on via your ADT Control app. And if you decide you need another cutting-edge piece of smart technology, you can easily sync it to your current network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Mobile Device
Always stay in the know of what's going on in your house with automated alerts delivered to your smartphone. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera picks up unusual motion, you'll hear about it through a text or push notification. Fire and carbon monoxide sensors will show an alert so that you'll never come home to an unexpected emergency. Or have your smart locks ping you when your kids return home from school. Once you read a notification, you can judge how to respond.
Communicate with delivery workers through the doorbell cameras to direct them where to stash a package. Watch your outdoor cameras to see if the unusual motion warrants a call to the authorities. Or remotely power lights and music to scare away any unwanted trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech helps make you feel safe and comfortable, they will help in a fire or other situations. When your smoke detectors find a fire, your home automation devices can dive into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have the system turn on all your smart lights to illuminate the way to safety, and unlock all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can set automated protocols to numerous emergency events. Switch on all the lights when a glass break sensor trips. Blare your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is pressed. Or get video clips sent to your mobile device when your smart locks activate. Almost all of your tech can be networked to work in tandem in any way you think will help shield your home and family.