One of the advantages of buying an ADT home security system in Reno is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your house the perfect temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your doors. And you’ll never 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 larger impact when used together with your security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Reno that will make your home much more attuned to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For Bed
Your nighttime habits has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the door, set the thermostat, and prep 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 neglect to do one section of your nightly checklist, it's easy to neglect it the next time, as well. Then after a while, your missed checklist becomes routine in its own right.
But you can make sure that your living space is prepared for bed every night when you automate your bedtime program. Through your Reno home security system, you can craft a scene that sets all your gadgets without you traveling room to room. With a tap of a screen, you can secure the doors, power off the lights, lower the thermostat, and arm your alarm. Or don't worry about failing to remember to touch a button. Program your automation to turn on at a set time -- like midnight.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Go For Work
Along with a before bed routine, you can program your automation routines to arm when your home is vacant. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can set your living space on guard via a single button tap. Now you can ensure that every door is secure, 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 need to keep your living space on guard the whole day. Open the doors for out-of-town friends or service workers via the mobile app. Or put your home on guard without even lifting a finger. By installing a geofence around your house, your system arms each time you leave the driveway. Then when you come 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 Everything Else
Leaving the house and going to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also customize scenes for all types of activities. Adjust the lights just a touch while dropping your motorized shutters for the premiere movie watching experience. Light a dimly lit path from your living room to the fridge for an evening snack.
You can craft a "party" scene that automatically lowers the lights and thermostat to adapt for the extra body heat. Then when anyone comes to your door, you can inform them to let themselves in through your doorbell camera. You can also set music and decorative lights to come on via your ADT Control app. And if you determine you just have to get another sleek piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly add it to your existing ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Smartphone
Always keep abreast of what's going down in your house through automated alerts delivered to your phone. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera detect unusual activity, you'll learn about it via a text or push notification. Fire and CO detectors will trigger an alert so that you won’t come home to an unknown emergency. Or have your smart locks ping you when your kids come home from the bus. Once you get a notification, you can decide how to respond.
Speak with anyone at your front door with the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to stash a parcel. See through your security cameras to see if the strange motion is worth a phone call to the police. Or remotely trigger lights and sound to scare away any suspicious interloper.
Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system can make you feel safe and secure, they can also aid in a fire or other emergencies. When your smoke detectors sense intense heat, your home automation system can dive into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have your home turn on all your smart lights to show the way to safety, and unlock all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can calibrate automated responses to numerous emergency events. Switch on all the lights if a glass break sensor chimes. Echo your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video snippets sent to your phone when your smart locks trigger. Virtually all of your devices can be networked to function together in any manner you think will help shield your home and family.