One of the perks of buying an ADT home security system in McAllen is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your house the perfect temperature and energy-efficient. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your doorways. And you won’t leave the garage door wide open again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these devices are on their own, they can have an even greater impact when employed together with your security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for McAllen that will make your home much more responsive to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your nighttime habits has become routine: turn off the lights, lock the front door, adjust the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to discover that you neglected to lock the front door or left the bathroom light burning? And after you fail to do one section of your evening checklist, it's simple to neglect it another time, too. Then without realizing it, your neglected regimen becomes commonplace.
But you can guarantee that your home is set for bedtime every evening when you automate your nighttime ritual. Through your McAllen home security system, you can craft a scene that adjusts all your devices without you traveling room to room. With a press of a screen, you can secure the doors, shut off the lights, lower the thermostat, and activate your security system. Or don't worry about not remembering to touch a button. Program your automation to trigger at a set time -- like 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Go For Work
Along with a before bed routine, you can program your automation parameters to activate when your house is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can put your house on defense via one button press. Now you can ensure that every entryway is secured, every light is off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are activated. You can even batten down the garage door with the app if it’s accidentally left up.
You don't have to keep your house locked up the entire day. Open the doors for incoming family or service workers with the smartphone app. Or put your home on alert without even lifting a finger. By placing a geofence around your house, your devices powers on every time you leave the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities
Leaving the house and putting your house to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also customize scenes for all kinds of moods. Change the lights just a touch while dropping your motorized shades for the penultimate movie theatre atmosphere. Create a dimly lit trail from your bed to the kitchen for a midnight snack.
You can craft a "party" scenario that seamlessly changes the lights and thermostat to account for the increased body heat. Then when someone new knocks at your door, you can ask them to let themselves in via your doorbell camera. You can also set music and decorative lights to turn on via your ADT Control app. And if you decide you need another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly sync it to your current ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Smartphone
Always stay in the know of what's going on in your home with automated alerts delivered to your phone. Whenever a motion sensor on a security camera detect abnormal movements, you'll learn about it through a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and carbon monoxide detectors will show an alert so that you won’t come home to an undiscovered emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids come home from school. Once you get a notification, you can determine how to move forward.
Speak with delivery workers with the doorbell cameras to direct them where to stash a delivery. Watch your security cameras to judge if the abnormal motion warrants a phone call to the authorities. Or remotely trigger lights and music to deter any unwanted intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech can make you feel safe and comfortable, they can also assist in a fire or other emergencies. Should your smoke detectors find intense heat, your home automation system can jump into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have your home turn on all your smart lights to show the way out, and unlock all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can calibrate automated reactions to several emergency circumstances. Turn on all the lights when a glass break detector trips. Blare your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video segments sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trip. Virtually all of your devices can be interconnected to operate in tandem in any way you think will help shield your home and loved ones.