One of the advantages of installing an ADT home security system in Palm Springs is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your living space the perfect temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks allow you to remote control your doors. And you won’t leave the garage door up again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these devices are on their own, they can have an even greater impact when utilized together with your security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Palm Springs that will make your living space much more attuned to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your before bed ritual has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the front door, change the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how often have you woken up to see that you neglected to lock the side door or left the kitchen light on? And once you forget to do one thing on your nightly checklist, it's easy to overlook it the next night, too. Then without realizing it, your neglected checklist becomes commonplace.
But you can guarantee that your home is ready for bedtime every night when you automate your nighttime ritual. Through your Palm Springs home security system, you can create a template that sets all your devices without you leaving bed. With a touch of a screen, you can secure the doors, turn off the lights, lower the thermostat, and set your alarm. Or don't agonize about failing to remember to touch a button. Program your automation to trigger at a predetermined time -- like midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Travel For Work
Along with a before bed procedure, you can program your automation parameters to activate when your home is not currently occupied. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can place your home on defense with one button tap. Now you can guarantee that every entryway is secure, every light is off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on watch. You can even close the garage door through the app if it’s accidentally left wide open.
You don't need to keep your living space on alert the entire day. Unlatch the doors for returning visitors or service workers through the mobile app. Or put your house on lockdown without even pushing a button. By setting a geofence around your home, your devices powers on each time you roll down the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set 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 create scenes for all sorts of moods. Tweak the lights just a touch while lowering your motorized blinds for the penultimate movie viewing atmosphere. Light a dimly lit path from your bedroom to the kitchen for an evening snack.
You can program a "party" scenario that effortlessly lowers the lights and temperature to adapt for the increased body heat. Then when someone new knocks at your door, you can tell them to come on in via your doorbell camera. You can even select music and smart lights to turn on via your ADT Control app. And if you decide you want another cutting-edge piece of smart technology, you can easily sync it to your existing network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Phone
Always keep abreast of what's going down in your house through automated alerts sent to your smartphone. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera sense abnormal movements, you'll know via a text or push notification. Fire and safety detectors will trigger an alert so that you won’t come home to an undiscovered emergency. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids return home from school. Once you get a notification, you can judge how to move forward.
Talk with porch visitors with the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to stash a delivery. See through your security cameras to determine if the strange movement warrants a phone call to the authorities. Or remotely turn on lights and music to deter any unwanted intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay 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 emergencies. If your smoke detectors sense intense heat, your home can jump into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have it power on all your smart lights to light the way out, and unlock all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can program automated protocols to several emergency situations. Turn on all the lights when a glass break detector chimes. Blare your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video snippets sent to your phone when your smart locks trip. Almost all of your devices can be interconnected to work together in any manner you think will help shield your home and loved ones.