One of the benefits of buying an ADT home security system in Oklahoma City is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your home more comfortable and eco-friendly. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doors. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door wide open again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these devices are alone, they can have an even greater effect when used in tandem with your security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Oklahoma City that will make your home much more responsive to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your nighttime ritual has become routine: turn off the lights, lock the doors, set the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how often have you woken up to discover that you forgot to lock the back door or left the kitchen light burning? And after you fail to do one section of your bedtime checklist, it's easy to forget it another time, as well. Then without realizing it, your forgotten ritual becomes routine on its own.
But you can ensure that your home is ready for bedtime every night when you automate your bedtime routine. Through your Oklahoma City home security system, you can craft a template that sets all your gadgets without you leaving bed. With a tap of a screen, you can lock the doors, turn off the lights, change the thermostat, and set your security devices. Or don't fret about not remembering to hit a button. Designate your automation to turn on at a predetermined time -- such as 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Travel For Work
Along with a evening routine, you can set your automation parameters to arm when your house is vacant. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can put your home on defense through a single button tap. Now you can ensure that every entryway is secure, every light is no longer on, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on duty. You can even shut the garage door through the app if you accidentally left it open.
You don't have to keep your living space on guard the whole day. Open the doors for incoming family or service workers via the smartphone app. Or place your home on guard without even looking at your phone. By placing a geofence around your house, your devices powers on each time you roll down the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you come up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And The Rest Of Your Life
Leaving the house and going to sleep may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also form atmospheres for all sorts of events. Tweak the lights just a smidge while dropping your motorized shades for the ultimate movie theatre experience. Create a dimly lit aisle from your bed to the fridge for an evening snack.
You can devise a "party" setting that effortlessly changes the lights and thermostat to accommodate the extra body heat. Then when someone new knocks at your door, you can tell them to let themselves in with your doorbell camera. You can even set music and smart lights to turn on with your ADT Control app. And if you decide you need another cutting-edge piece of smart technology, you can easily sync it to your existing network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Mobile Device
Always be aware of what's going down in your home with automated notifications delivered to your smartphone. Whenever a motion sensor on a surveillance camera sense abnormal movements, you'll know via a text or push notification. Fire and CO detectors will send an alert so that you won’t return 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 decide how to respond.
Talk with delivery workers via the doorbell cameras to direct them where to hide a parcel. Check your smart cameras to determine if the unusual activity warrants a call to the police. Or remotely trigger lights and sound to scare away any unwanted interloper.
Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system will make you feel safe and secure, they can also help in a fire or other hazardous situations. If your smoke detectors find excess smoke, your home automation devices can dive into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have it turn on all your smart lights to show the way out, and unlock all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can program automated reactions to numerous emergency situations. Turn on all the lights if a glass break detector triggers. Echo your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video segments sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trip. Nearly all of your devices can be networked to function together in any manner you think will help shield your home and loved ones.