One of the perks of installing an ADT home security system in Jackson is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your home the perfect temperature and eco-conscious. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your doors. And you’ll never leave the garage door up again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these gadgets are on their own, they can have an even larger impact when employed in tandem with your security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Jackson that will make your living space much more attuned to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your nighttime schedule has become routine: turn off the lights, lock the door, set the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to discover that you failed to lock the side door or left the bathroom light burning? And after you fail to do one part of your bedtime checklist, it's simple to overlook it another evening, too. Then before you know it, your forgotten regimen becomes routine in its own right.
But you can make sure that your house is prepared for bed every evening when you automate your nighttime routine. Through your Jackson home security system, you can generate a template that fine-tunes all your devices without you going around the house. With a touch of a screen, you can secure the doors, shut off the lights, change the thermostat, and set your security devices. Or don't fret about not remembering to press a button. Set your automation to turn on at a specific time -- such as midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Go For Work
Along with a before bed routine, you can set your automation parameters to activate when your home is vacant. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can put your home on guard with one button touch. Now you can be sure that every entryway is secure, every light is off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on duty. You can even shut the garage door through the app if you accidentally left it up.
You don't need to keep your home on guard the entire day. Open the doors for returning friends or service folk with the smartphone app. Or set your home on guard without even looking at your phone. By placing a geofence around your property, your system powers on each time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you come up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Match Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities
Leaving the house and going to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also create atmospheres for all sorts of events. Change the lights just a smidge while lowering your motorized blinds for the penultimate movie theatre experience. Illuminate a dimly lit trail from your bedroom to the pantry for an evening snack.
You can devise a "party" scenario that automatically changes the lights and temperature to accommodate the additional body heat. Then when anyone knocks at your door, you can ask them to come on in with your doorbell camera. You can even customize music and decorative lights to power on through your ADT Control app. And if you find you just have to get another cutting-edge piece of smart technology, you can easily add it to your existing system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Smartphone
Always keep abreast of what's happening in your house with automated alerts delivered to your smartphone. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera picks up unwanted movements, you'll know via a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and carbon monoxide alarms will show an alert so that you won’t come home to an unknown situation. Or have your smart locks ping you when your kids come home from school. Once you receive a notification, you can judge how to respond.
Communicate with delivery workers with the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to hide a parcel. See through your security cameras to determine if the unusual movement warrants a call to the police. Or remotely power lights and sound to deter any suspicious interloper.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech helps make you feel safe and comfortable, they will aid in a fire or other emergencies. If your smoke detectors sense a fire, your home can spring into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have it power on all your smart bulbs to illuminate the way to safety, and unlock all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can program automated protocols to any emergency events. Switch on all the lights if a glass break detector triggers. Blare your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video clips sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trip. Almost all of your systems can be networked to function together in any way you think will help protect your home and family.