One of the advantages of buying an ADT home security system in Modesto is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your home the perfect temperature and eco-conscious. Smart locks allow you to remote control your doors. And you’ll never leave the garage door open again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these tools are alone, they can have an even greater impact when utilized together with your security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Modesto that will make your living space much more responsive to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For Bed
Your before bed habits has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the front door, adjust the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to find that you forgot to lock the back door or left the living room light burning? And after you neglect to do one section of your evening checklist, it's easy to forget it the next evening, too. Then after a while, your missed checklist becomes commonplace.
But you can guarantee that your house is ready for bed every night when you automate your nighttime program. Through your Modesto home security system, you can create a scene that adjusts all your devices without you leaving bed. With a press of a button, you can lock the doors, turn off the lights, change 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 specific time -- such as midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Go For Work
Along with a before bed schedule, you can designate your automation systems to set when your house is vacant. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can put your living space on defense with one button press. 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 via the app if it’s accidentally left up.
You don't have to keep your living space on alert the whole day. Unlatch the doors for out-of-town visitors or service workers through the mobile app. Or set your house on lockdown without even looking at your phone. By placing a geofence around your house, your system powers on each time you roll down 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 Everything Else
Leaving your house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also form scenes for all sorts of activities. Adjust the lights just a smidge while lowering your motorized shutters for the penultimate movie watching experience. Create a dimly lit path from your bedroom to the pantry for a nighttime snack.
You can program a "party" setting that automatically 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 let themselves in via your doorbell camera. You can even customize music and smart lights to turn on through your ADT Control app. And if you find you want another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can simply integrate it to your existing system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Phone
Always be aware of what's happening in your house through automated notifications sent to your smartphone. Whenever a motion sensor on a surveillance camera detect unwanted motion, you'll learn about it via a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and safety alarms will show an alert so that you won’t return home to an unexpected emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids arrive home from school. Once you read a notification, you can judge how to act.
Speak with porch visitors with the doorbell cameras to direct them where to leave a delivery. Watch your security cameras to judge if the unusual activity is worth a phone call to the authorities. Or remotely trigger lights and sound to deter any suspicious trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech will make you feel protected and comfortable, they can also help in a fire or other emergencies. Should your smoke detectors discover intense heat, your home can dive into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have it switch on all your smart lights to show the way out, and open all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can set automated reactions to numerous emergency situations. Switch on all the lights when a glass break detector trips. Blare your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video segments sent to your phone when your smart locks trigger. Almost all of your devices can be synced to work together in any way you think will help shield your home and loved ones.