One of the advantages of choosing an ADT home security system in Las Vegas is that you can sync 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 entrances. And you won’t accidentally leave the garage door open again with your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these gadgets are by themselves, they can have an even more significant effect when used together with your security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Las Vegas that will make your home much more attuned to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For Bed
Your nighttime ritual has become routine: turn off the lights, lock the front door, set the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how often have you woken up to find that you forgot to lock the front door or left the living room light on? And after you neglect to do one part of your evening checklist, it's simple to forget it the next time, too. Then before you know it, your neglected ritual becomes commonplace in its own right.
But you can make sure that your home is set for bedtime every night when you automate your nighttime routine. Through your Las Vegas home security system, you can create a template that sets all your devices without you leaving bed. With a tap of a screen, you can lock the doors, shut off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and activate your alarm. Or don't agonize about forgetting to press a button. Designate your automation to trigger at a set time -- such as 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Travel For Work
Along with a evening routine, you can set your automation systems to arm when your house is empty. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can put your home on guard with one button tap. Now you can guarantee that every entryway is secure, every light is turned off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are activated. You can even close the garage door with the app if you accidentally left it up.
You don't need to keep your house on guard the whole day. Unlatch the doors for incoming family or service workers via the smartphone app. Or put your house on alert 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 pull up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Create Moods For Watching TV And The Rest Of Your Life
Departing your house and putting your house to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also form atmospheres for all sorts of activities. Adjust the lights just a touch while closing your motorized shutters for the penultimate movie watching atmosphere. Create a dimly lit path from your living room to the fridge for a midnight snack.
You can craft a "party" scenario that seamlessly changes the lights and temperature to account for the increased body heat. Then when a new visitor knocks at your door, you can ask them to come on in through your doorbell camera. You can even select music and decorative lights to power on through your ADT Control app. And if you determine you want another cutting-edge piece of smart technology, you can simply add it to your existing ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Smartphone
Always stay in the know of what's happening in your home through automated updates sent to your mobile device. Whenever a motion sensor on a surveillance camera sense abnormal motion, you'll know through a text or push notification. Fire and safety alarms will show an alert so that you won’t come home to an undiscovered situation. Or have your smart locks ping you when your kids come home from school. Once you get a notification, you can decide how to respond.
Talk with delivery workers via the doorbell cameras to direct them where to leave a parcel. See through your security cameras to determine if the unusual activity warrants a phone call to the police. Or remotely turn on lights and music to scare away any suspicious interloper.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech can make you feel safe and secure, they can also aid in a fire or other hazardous situations. When your smoke detectors sense excess smoke, your home automation devices can spring into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent harmful smoke. Then have the system turn on all your smart bulbs to illuminate the way out, and unlock all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can set automated reactions to several emergency events. Power on all the lights when a glass break sensor chimes. Echo your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video clips sent to your phone when your smart locks trip. Virtually all of your devices can be synced to operate in tandem in any way you think will help shield your home and family.