One of the benefits of installing an ADT home security system in Bakersfield is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your living space the perfect temperature and eco-conscious. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your doorways. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door up again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these gadgets are alone, they can have an even larger impact when utilized together with your home security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Bakersfield that will make your home much more responsive to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your nighttime ritual has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the doors, set the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to see that you failed to lock the front door or left the living room light glaring? And after you forget to do one thing on your evening checklist, it's simple to forget it the next evening, too. Then before you know it, your missed checklist becomes commonplace on its own.
But you can make sure that your house is ready for bed every evening when you automate your nighttime ritual. Through your Bakersfield home security system, you can create a template that sets all your tech without you going around the house. With a tap of a button, you can secure the doors, power off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and activate your alarm. Or don't agonize about forgetting to touch a button. Designate your automation to activate at a specific time -- such as midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Travel For Work
Along with a evening schedule, you can program your automation systems to activate when your house is vacant. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can set your home on defense through one button press. Now you can guarantee that every door is secured, every light is turned off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on duty. You can even batten down the garage door via the app if it’s accidentally left wide open.
You don't need to keep your living space on alert the whole day. Unlock the doors for returning visitors or service workers through the smartphone app. Or set your house on lockdown without even looking at your phone. By installing a geofence around your house, your devices arms each time you roll down the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you come up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Match Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities
Exiting your house and going to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also form backdrops for all kinds of events. Adjust the lights just a smidge while dropping your motorized blinds for the premiere movie watching atmosphere. Create a dimly lit trail from your living room to the kitchen for a nighttime snack.
You can craft a "party" scenario that effortlessly lowers the lights and thermostat to account for the increased body heat. Then when a new visitor knocks at your door, you can ask them to enter via your doorbell camera. You can also customize music and smart lights to come on via your ADT Control app. And if you find you just have to get another cutting-edge piece of smart technology, you can simply add it to your existing ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Mobile Device
Always be aware of what's happening in your house through automated updates sent to your mobile device. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera sense unusual motion, you'll learn about it via a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and CO alarms will trigger an alert so that you'll never return 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 determine how to respond.
Communicate with delivery workers through the doorbell cameras to tell them where to leave a delivery. Check your security cameras to judge if the abnormal activity is worth a call to the authorities. Or remotely power lights and music to deter any unwanted trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system will make you feel protected and comfortable, they can also help in a fire or other situations. Should your smoke detectors discover excess smoke, your home can spring into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent harmful smoke. Then have the system turn on all your smart lights to light the way out, and unlock all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can set automated reactions to numerous emergency situations. Turn on all the lights when a glass break sensor chimes. Blare your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video segments sent to your phone when your smart locks trip. Almost all of your tech can be interconnected to function in tandem in any manner you think will help shield your home and loved ones.