One of the advantages of installing an ADT home security system in Baton Rouge is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your living space the ideal temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks grant you the power 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 tools are by themselves, they can have an even more significant effect when utilized in tandem with your security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Baton Rouge that will make your house much more responsive to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your before bed schedule has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the front door, change the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how often have you woken up to discover that you forgot to lock the side door or left the bathroom light on? And after you fail to do one section of your evening checklist, it's simple to forget it another night, as well. Then after a while, your missed checklist becomes a habit in its own right.
But you can make sure that your house is ready for bedtime every night when you automate your nighttime routine. Through your Baton Rouge home security system, you can craft a scenario that adjusts all your devices without you leaving bed. With a touch of a button, you can secure the doors, shut off the lights, lower the thermostat, and activate your security devices. Or don't worry about forgetting to touch a button. Designate your automation to turn on at a predetermined time -- such as 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Travel For Work
Along with a evening schedule, you can set your automation routines to activate when your house is vacant. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can put your home on guard through an easy button press. Now you can ensure that every door is secured, every light is turned off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are activated. You can even batten down the garage door through the app if you accidentally left it open.
You don't need to keep your house on alert the entire day. Unlatch the doors for incoming family or service workers with the mobile app. Or set your house on guard without even looking at your phone. By placing a geofence around your home, your system powers on every time you leave the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And The Rest Of Your Life
Departing your house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also create atmospheres for all kinds of moods. Adjust the lights just a smidge while lowering your motorized shades for the premiere movie theatre atmosphere. Light a dimly lit aisle from your living room to the fridge for a midnight snack.
You can program a "party" setting that automatically dims the lights and thermostat to accommodate the increased body heat. Then when someone new knocks at your door, you can ask them to let themselves in through your doorbell camera. You can also customize music and decorative lights to turn on through your ADT Control app. And if you find you want another cutting-edge piece of smart technology, you can simply add it to your existing network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Phone
Always be aware of what's going down in your house with automated updates sent to your mobile device. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera detect unusual activity, you'll know through a text or push notification. Fire and CO alarms will trigger an alert so that you won’t return home to an undiscovered situation. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids come home from school. Once you read a notification, you can decide how to act.
Communicate with anyone at your front door with the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to stash a delivery. See through your outdoor cameras to see if the abnormal movement is worth a call to the police. Or remotely turn on lights and sound to scare away any unwanted intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech helps make you feel safe and comfortable, they can also aid in a fire or other hazardous situations. If your smoke detectors find a fire, your home automation system can spring into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent harmful smoke. Then have your home turn on all your smart lights to illuminate the way to safety, and open all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can set automated responses to several emergency situations. Turn on all the lights if a glass break sensor chimes. Sound your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video segments sent to your phone when your smart locks trigger. Virtually all of your tech can be interconnected to operate in tandem in any manner you think will help safeguard your home and loved ones.