One of the perks of buying an ADT home security system in Ventura is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your living space more comfortable and eco-friendly. Smart locks empower you to remote control your entrances. And you’ll never leave the garage door wide 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 used in tandem with your security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Ventura that will make your home much more attuned to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For Bed
Your nighttime habits has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the front door, set the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how often have you woken up to find that you neglected to lock the back door or left the kitchen light on? And once you fail to do one section of your bedtime checklist, it's easy to neglect it another time, too. Then after a while, your forgotten regimen becomes a habit on its own.
But you can make sure that your house is set for bedtime every night when you automate your bedtime program. Through your Ventura home security system, you can craft a scene that adjusts all your gadgets without you going around the house. With a tap of a screen, you can secure the doors, power off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and arm your security system. Or don't agonize about failing to remember to hit a button. Set your automation to activate at a predetermined time -- such as 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Leave For Work
Along with a before bed procedure, you can designate your automation routines to activate when your house is not currently occupied. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can set your home on alert through one button tap. Now you can be sure that every entryway is secured, every light is turned off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are activated. You can even batten down the garage door via the app if it’s accidentally left up.
You don't need to keep your home locked up the whole day. Open the doors for incoming visitors or service professionals through the smartphone app. Or set your home on guard without even looking at your phone. By installing a geofence around your house, your devices powers on every time you roll down the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And The Rest Of Your Life
Exiting your house and putting your house to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also customize backdrops for all types of events. Adjust the lights just a dash while closing your motorized blinds for the ultimate movie viewing experience. Light a dimly lit path from your bedroom to the fridge for a midnight snack.
You can devise a "party" setting that seamlessly dims the lights and thermostat to account for the increased body heat. Then when a new visitor arrives at your door, you can tell them to enter through your doorbell camera. You can even customize music and smart lights to come on via your ADT Control app. And if you determine you want another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly add it to your existing system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Mobile Device
Always keep abreast of what's going on in your house with automated alerts delivered to your phone. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera detect unusual movements, you'll learn about it with a text or push notification. Fire and safety detectors will trigger an alert so that you'll never come home to an unknown situation. Or have your smart locks ping you when your kids come home from school. Once you read a notification, you can judge how to act.
Talk with delivery workers with the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to hide a package. See through your outdoor cameras to judge if the abnormal motion is worth a phone call to the police. Or remotely power lights and music to frighten any unwanted interloper.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system helps make you feel safe and secure, they will help in a fire or other situations. If your smoke detectors sense excess smoke, your home automation system can jump into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have the system power on all your smart lights to light the way to safety, and open all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can calibrate automated protocols to several emergency circumstances. Turn on all the lights when a glass break sensor chimes. Blare your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video snippets sent to your phone when your smart locks trip. Nearly all of your tech can be interconnected to operate in tandem in any manner you think will help safeguard your home and family.