One of the perks of installing an ADT home security system in Mansfield is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your living space the perfect temperature and eco-conscious. Smart locks empower you to remote control your entrances. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door wide open again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these devices are alone, they can have an even greater impact when used together with your security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Mansfield that will make your living space much more attuned to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your before bed ritual has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the doors, adjust the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to discover that you failed to lock the back door or left the bathroom light on? And once you forget to do one section of your evening checklist, it's simple to neglect it the next time, as well. Then after a while, your forgotten regimen becomes a habit on its own.
But you can ensure that your living space is set for bedtime every evening when you automate your bedtime routine. Through your Mansfield home security system, you can create a scenario that fine-tunes all your gadgets without you going around the house. With a tap of a screen, you can lock the doors, turn off the lights, change the thermostat, and arm your security system. Or don't worry about forgetting to hit a button. Set your automation to activate at a predetermined time -- such as 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Go For Work
Along with a evening routine, you can designate your automation systems to arm when your home is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can set your living space on alert via an easy 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 on watch. You can even batten down the garage door via the app if you accidentally left it up.
You don't need to keep your home on alert the entire day. Open the doors for incoming visitors or service workers through the smartphone app. Or set your house on lockdown without even pushing a button. By setting a geofence around your home, your devices turns on every time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Match Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Leaving the house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also customize atmospheres for all types of events. Adjust the lights just a touch while lowering your motorized blinds for the premiere movie theatre atmosphere. Light a dimly lit trail from your living room to the pantry for an evening snack.
You can devise a "party" scene that seamlessly lowers the lights and thermostat to account for the additional body heat. Then when someone new comes to your door, you can tell them to let themselves in via your doorbell camera. You can even set music and smart 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 add it to your existing system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Mobile Device
Always be aware of what's going on in your home through automated updates sent to your mobile device. Whenever a motion sensor on a security camera sense unwanted activity, you'll hear about it with a text or push notification. Fire and CO detectors will show an alert so that you'll never come home to an unknown emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids return home from the bus. Once you read a notification, you can decide how to respond.
Communicate with anyone at your front door with the doorbell cameras to direct them where to leave a delivery. Watch your security cameras to judge if the strange activity warrants a phone call to the police. Or remotely turn on lights and music to deter any unwanted trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system can make you feel protected and comfortable, they will aid in a fire or other situations. Should your smoke detectors discover excess smoke, your home can dive into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent harmful smoke. Then have it turn on all your smart bulbs to light the way out, and open all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can calibrate automated reactions to numerous emergency situations. Power on all the lights if a glass break sensor chimes. Sound your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video segments sent to your phone when your smart locks trip. Almost all of your systems can be synced to function in tandem in any way you think will help protect your home and family.