One of the advantages of buying an ADT home security system in Ocala is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your home the ideal temperature and eco-conscious. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doors. And you won’t leave the garage door up again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these devices are on their own, they can have an even greater effect when utilized in tandem with your security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Ocala 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 the lights, lock the door, change the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how often have you woken up to find that you forgot to lock the back door or left the kitchen light on? And after you fail to do one part of your evening checklist, it's easy to overlook it the next time, as well. Then without realizing it, your forgotten regimen becomes a habit on its own.
But you can guarantee that your house is set for bedtime every evening when you automate your nighttime ritual. Through your Ocala home security system, you can create a scenario that sets all your gadgets without you leaving bed. With a tap of a button, you can secure the doors, power off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and set your security devices. Or don't worry about not remembering to press a button. Designate your automation to activate at a set time -- such as midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Leave For Work
Along with a evening routine, you can designate your automation routines to set when your house is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can place your house on alert through a single button press. Now you can be sure that every entryway is locked, every light is off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are activated. You can even batten down the garage door through the app if it’s accidentally left wide open.
You don't have to keep your house locked up the whole day. Unlock the doors for out-of-town friends or service workers with the mobile app. Or set your home on lockdown without even looking at your phone. By placing a geofence around your home, your devices turns on each time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Match Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities
Departing your house and going to sleep may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also create scenes for all types of moods. Adjust the lights just a smidge while lowering your motorized shutters for the premiere movie theatre experience. Illuminate a dimly lit trail from your bedroom to the pantry for a nighttime snack.
You can craft a "party" scene that seamlessly changes the lights and thermostat to account for the increased body heat. Then when a new visitor knocks at your door, you can ask them to let themselves in through your doorbell camera. You can also customize music and smart lights to come on with your ADT Control app. And if you decide you need another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly sync it to your current network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Smartphone
Always be aware of what's happening in your home through automated updates sent to your smartphone. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera picks up abnormal movements, you'll hear about it with a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and CO sensors will show an alert so that you won’t come home to an unknown emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids return home from the bus. Once you receive a notification, you can decide how to act.
Speak with porch visitors with the doorbell cameras to tell them where to stash a delivery. Check your security cameras to see if the unusual motion warrants a phone call to the police. Or remotely power lights and sound to scare away any unwanted intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system helps make you feel protected and secure, they can also help in a fire or other emergencies. Should your smoke detectors sense intense heat, your home can jump into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent harmful smoke. Then have your home turn on all your smart bulbs to show the way to safety, and unlock all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can set automated reactions to any emergency situations. Turn on all the lights if a glass break sensor triggers. Blare your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video snippets sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trigger. Virtually all of your tech can be networked to work in tandem in any manner you think will help protect your home and loved ones.