One of the perks of buying an ADT home security system in Boulder is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your house the perfect temperature and eco-conscious. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your doors. And you won’t leave the garage door up again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these gadgets are by themselves, they can have an even more significant effect when used in tandem with your security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Boulder that will make your living space much more responsive to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your before bed habits has become routine: turn off the lights, lock the doors, adjust the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to see 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 easy to forget it the next night, too. Then after a while, your missed checklist becomes a habit.
But you can guarantee that your living space is prepared for bed every night when you automate your bedtime program. Through your Boulder home security system, you can craft a template that fine-tunes all your devices without you traveling room to room. With a touch of a button, you can secure the doors, turn off the lights, lower the thermostat, and arm your alarm. Or don't agonize about forgetting to touch a button. Program your automation to trigger at a set time -- such as 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Go For Work
Along with a before bed schedule, you can set your automation systems to arm when your house is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can place your living space on guard with one button touch. Now you can guarantee that every door is secured, every light is off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are activated. You can even close the garage door with the app if it’s accidentally left up.
You don't have to keep your home on guard the entire day. Unlock the doors for incoming friends or service workers via the mobile app. Or set your house on lockdown without even pushing a button. By setting a geofence around your property, your system turns on every time you leave the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you come up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Create Moods For Watching TV And The Rest Of Your Life
Departing the house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also create atmospheres for all sorts of moods. Tweak the lights just a dash while closing your motorized blinds for the premiere movie watching experience. Create a dimly lit path from your bedroom to the fridge for a midnight snack.
You can program a "party" scene that effortlessly lowers the lights and temperature to accommodate the extra body heat. Then when a new visitor comes to your door, you can inform them to come on in via your doorbell camera. You can also customize music and decorative lights to power on via your ADT Control app. And if you decide you need another sleek piece of smart technology, you can simply sync it to your existing system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Phone
Always be aware of what's happening in your home with automated notifications sent to your mobile device. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera detect unwanted activity, you'll hear about it via a text or push notification. Fire and CO sensors will send an alert so that you'll never return home to an unknown emergency. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids return home from the bus. Once you receive a notification, you can decide how to act.
Speak with porch visitors with the doorbell cameras to tell them where to hide a parcel. Check your outdoor cameras to judge if the abnormal activity facilitates a phone call to the police. Or remotely power lights and sound to deter any unwanted intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech can make you feel protected and secure, they will assist in a fire or other situations. When your smoke detectors find excess smoke, your home automation system can spring into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent harmful smoke. Then have your home switch on all your smart bulbs to illuminate the way to safety, and unlock all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can set automated reactions to several emergency situations. Turn on all the lights if a glass break sensor trips. Blare your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video snippets sent to your phone when your smart locks activate. Virtually all of your devices can be networked to work together in any manner you think will help shield your home and family.