One of the advantages of installing an ADT home security system in Bend is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your home the ideal temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks empower you to remote control your entrances. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door wide open again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these gadgets are by themselves, they can have an even more significant impact when employed together with your security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Bend 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 schedule has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the doors, adjust the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how often have you woken up to discover that you neglected to lock the back door or left the living room light glaring? And once you forget to do one part of your evening checklist, it's simple to neglect it another time, as well. Then without realizing it, your forgotten checklist becomes a habit in its own right.
But you can ensure that your house is ready for bed every evening when you automate your bedtime ritual. Through your Bend home security system, you can craft a template that fine-tunes all your gadgets without you leaving bed. With a touch of a screen, you can lock the doors, turn off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and arm your security system. Or don't agonize about forgetting to press a button. Program your automation to activate at a set time -- such as 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Go For Work
Along with a before bed routine, you can program your automation parameters to arm when your house is empty. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can put your home on defense through an easy button tap. Now you can be sure that every door is secure, every light is turned off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on duty. You can even close the garage door via the app if you accidentally left it up.
You don't have to keep your home on guard the entire day. Unlock the doors for returning friends or service workers with the mobile app. Or set your home on lockdown without even looking at your phone. By installing a geofence around your home, your system arms every time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Create Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities
Departing your house and going to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also customize scenes for all types of events. Change the lights just a smidge while dropping your motorized shutters for the ultimate movie theatre experience. Create a dimly lit path from your living room to the kitchen for an evening snack.
You can devise a "party" setting that effortlessly lowers the lights and temperature to accommodate the increased body heat. Then when a new visitor knocks at your door, you can tell them to come on in with your doorbell camera. You can even customize music and smart lights to power on with your ADT Control app. And if you decide you want another cutting-edge piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly sync it to your current ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Mobile Device
Always be aware of what's going on in your house through automated notifications sent to your smartphone. Whenever a motion sensor on a security camera sense unwanted movements, you'll hear about it through a text or push notification. Fire and CO sensors will show an alert so that you won’t return home to an undiscovered emergency. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids return home from the bus. Once you read a notification, you can decide how to move forward.
Talk with porch visitors through the doorbell cameras to tell them where to stash a delivery. Watch your smart cameras to judge if the abnormal activity is worth a call to the police. Or remotely trigger lights and music to scare away any suspicious intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech will make you feel protected and comfortable, they can also aid in a fire or other hazardous situations. If your smoke detectors discover a fire, your home automation system can jump into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent harmful smoke. Then have your home switch on all your smart lights to show the way away from the fire, and unlock all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can calibrate automated protocols to numerous emergency events. Turn on all the lights when a glass break detector triggers. Blare your high decibel alarms 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 tech can be synced to work in tandem in any way you think will help safeguard your home and family.