One of the benefits of installing an ADT home security system in Newburgh is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your house more comfortable and energy-efficient. Smart locks grant you the power 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 convenient as these gadgets are alone, they can have an even greater effect when used in tandem with your security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Newburgh that will make your house much more attuned to your wishes:
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, set the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to discover that you neglected to lock the front door or left the kitchen light burning? And after you neglect to do one thing on your evening checklist, it's easy to overlook it another time, as well. Then after a while, your neglected ritual becomes commonplace in its own right.
But you can make sure that your living space is ready for bed every night when you automate your bedtime routine. Through your Newburgh home security system, you can generate a template that sets all your tech without you traveling room to room. With a press of a button, you can secure the doors, shut off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and arm your security devices. Or don't fret about forgetting to press a button. Designate your automation to trigger at a predetermined time -- such as midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Go For Work
Along with a before bed schedule, you can designate your automation systems to set when your home is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can put your living space on alert through a single button press. Now you can guarantee that every entryway is secure, every light is turned off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on duty. You can even close the garage door with the app if you accidentally left it wide open.
You don't have to keep your home on guard the whole day. Unlatch the doors for out-of-town friends or service folk via the smartphone app. Or set your house on lockdown without even pushing a button. By installing a geofence around your house, your devices powers on each time you leave the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities
Departing the house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also create scenes for all sorts of events. Tweak the lights just a smidge while dropping your motorized blinds for the premiere movie theatre atmosphere. Light a dimly lit aisle from your living room to the kitchen for an evening snack.
You can devise a "party" setting that seamlessly changes the lights and thermostat to adapt for the additional body heat. Then when a new visitor comes to your door, you can ask them to let themselves in through your doorbell camera. You can also set music and decorative lights to power on via your ADT Control app. And if you find you want another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly sync it to your current ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Phone
Always keep abreast of what's happening in your house with automated updates sent to your smartphone. Whenever a motion sensor on a security camera picks up abnormal activity, you'll learn about it with a text or push notification. Fire and carbon monoxide sensors will send an alert so that you'll never come home to an unknown emergency. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids return home from the bus. Once you get a notification, you can judge how to move forward.
Speak with delivery workers through the doorbell cameras to direct them where to leave a delivery. Check your smart cameras to determine if the abnormal activity warrants a call to the authorities. Or remotely trigger lights and sound to scare away any suspicious intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech helps make you feel safe and comfortable, they can also aid in a fire or other hazardous situations. When your smoke detectors sense a fire, your home automation system can jump into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have it power on all your smart lights to show the way to safety, and unlock all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can program automated responses to any emergency events. Switch on all the lights if a glass break sensor chimes. Echo your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is pressed. Or get video snippets sent to your phone when your smart locks activate. Virtually all of your tech can be networked to operate together in any manner you think will help protect your home and family.