One of the advantages of installing an ADT home security system in Las Cruces is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your living space the perfect temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks empower you to remote control your entrances. And you won’t accidentally leave the garage door open again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these devices are by themselves, they can have an even more significant effect when employed in tandem with your security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Las Cruces that will make your living space much more attuned to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your nighttime schedule has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the front door, adjust the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how often have you woken up to discover that you forgot to lock the back door or left the bathroom light glaring? And after you forget to do one part of your evening checklist, it's easy to forget it another time, too. Then without realizing it, your neglected checklist becomes a habit on its own.
But you can guarantee that your living space is prepared for bed every night when you automate your bedtime ritual. Through your Las Cruces home security system, you can create a scene that adjusts all your devices without you going around the house. With a press of a button, you can lock the doors, turn off the lights, change the thermostat, and activate your alarm. Or don't fret about failing to remember to press a button. Program your automation to trigger at a predetermined time -- like midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Travel For Work
Along with a bedtime routine, you can set your automation parameters to activate when your house is empty. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can put your living space on defense through a single button press. Now you can be sure that every entryway is locked, every light is turned off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on duty. You can even shut the garage door via the app if you accidentally left it up.
You don't have to keep your house on alert the whole day. Open the doors for returning friends or service professionals via the mobile app. Or place your house on guard without even pushing a button. By placing 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 come up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Create Moods For Watching TV And The Rest Of Your Life
Departing your house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also form backdrops for all kinds of events. Change the lights just a touch while dropping your motorized shutters for the ultimate movie viewing atmosphere. Illuminate a dimly lit path from your bedroom to the fridge for a nighttime snack.
You can devise a "party" setting that seamlessly lowers the lights and temperature to accommodate the increased body heat. Then when someone new comes to your door, you can ask them to let themselves in via your doorbell camera. You can even select music and smart lights to turn on with your ADT Control app. And if you decide you need another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can simply integrate it to your existing system.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Smartphone
Always keep abreast of what's going on in your home with automated alerts sent to your mobile device. Whenever a motion sensor on a surveillance camera detect unusual motion, you'll know via a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and safety sensors will send an alert so that you won’t come home to an unknown situation. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids return home from the bus. Once you receive a notification, you can judge how to move forward.
Talk with anyone at your front door with the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to stash a delivery. Check your smart cameras to determine if the strange movement is worth a call to the police. Or remotely turn on lights and music to frighten any unwanted trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech will make you feel protected and secure, they will aid in a fire or other situations. When your smoke detectors sense excess smoke, your home can jump into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent harmful smoke. Then have your home switch on all your smart bulbs to show the way away from the fire, and unlock all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can program automated protocols to any emergency situations. Turn on all the lights when 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 mobile device when your smart locks activate. Almost all of your devices can be synced to operate together in any way you think will help safeguard your home and loved ones.