One of the advantages of choosing an ADT home security system in St. Petersburg is that you can sync 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 doors. And you won’t leave the garage door open again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these devices are alone, they can have an even more significant effect when used in tandem with your security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for St. Petersburg that will make your home much more responsive to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For Bed
Your before bed ritual has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the front door, change the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to find that you forgot to lock the front door or left the kitchen light on? And after you fail to do one part of your bedtime checklist, it's simple to overlook it the next night, too. Then after a while, your forgotten ritual becomes routine.
But you can ensure that your home is ready for bedtime every night when you automate your bedtime program. Through your St. Petersburg home security system, you can craft a scenario that sets all your tech without you traveling room to room. With a touch of a button, you can secure the doors, power off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and arm your security devices. Or don't agonize about failing to remember to hit a button. Set your automation to activate at a specific time -- like 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Go For Work
Along with a bedtime procedure, you can program your automation parameters to set when your house is vacant. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can set your house on defense through an easy button touch. Now you can be sure that every entryway is locked, every light is turned off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on duty. You can even shut the garage door with the app if you accidentally left it wide open.
You don't have to keep your living space locked up the whole day. Unlock the doors for out-of-town friends or service folk through the mobile app. Or set your house on guard without even lifting a finger. By placing a geofence around your home, your system turns on each time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Create Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities
Exiting your house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also customize scenes for all types of activities. Adjust the lights just a smidge while lowering your motorized blinds for the penultimate movie watching atmosphere. Create a dimly lit aisle from your living room to the fridge for a nighttime snack.
You can devise a "party" scene that effortlessly changes the lights and thermostat to accommodate the extra body heat. Then when anyone knocks at your door, you can ask them to come on in with your doorbell camera. You can even set music and smart lights to power on with your ADT Control app. And if you find you want another sleek piece of smart technology, you can easily sync it to your current network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Mobile Device
Always keep abreast of what's happening in your house with automated notifications sent to your mobile device. Whenever a motion sensor on a surveillance camera picks up unwanted motion, you'll learn about it via a text or push notification. Fire and CO alarms will trigger an alert so that you'll never return home to an unknown situation. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids return home from school. Once you read a notification, you can decide how to act.
Speak with porch visitors via the doorbell cameras to direct them where to stash a package. Check your outdoor cameras to determine if the unusual movement warrants a call to the police. Or remotely trigger lights and sound to frighten any unwanted intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech will make you feel protected and secure, they can also help in a fire or other hazardous situations. If your smoke detectors sense excess smoke, your home automation devices can spring into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have your home switch on all your smart bulbs to light the way to safety, and open all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can program automated responses to numerous emergency events. Switch on all the lights if a glass break detector trips. Blare your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video segments sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trigger. Almost all of your devices can be synced to operate together in any manner you think will help safeguard your home and loved ones.