One of the advantages of installing an ADT home security system in Wausau is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your house more comfortable and energy-efficient. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your doorways. And you’ll never leave the garage door up again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these tools are alone, they can have an even larger impact when used in tandem with your security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Wausau that will make your house much more attuned to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your bedtime ritual has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the front door, adjust the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how often have you woken up to see that you failed to lock the back door or left the kitchen light burning? And once you forget to do one part of your evening checklist, it's simple to forget it another evening, as well. Then without realizing it, your neglected ritual becomes a habit in its own right.
But you can make sure that your living space is set for bed every evening when you automate your nighttime program. Through your Wausau home security system, you can generate a scenario that sets all your devices without you going around the house. With a tap of a button, you can secure the doors, shut off the lights, lower the thermostat, and activate your security system. Or don't agonize about not remembering to touch a button. Set your automation to trigger at a predetermined time -- like 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Travel For Work
Along with a before bed schedule, you can program your automation parameters to activate when your house is vacant. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can set your home on alert through an easy button tap. Now you can be sure that every door is secure, every light is turned off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are activated. You can even close the garage door via the app if you accidentally left it open.
You don't have to keep your home on guard the whole day. Unlock the doors for returning family or service professionals with the mobile app. Or put your home on guard without even looking at your phone. By setting a geofence around your home, your devices arms each time you leave the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you come up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Create Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Exiting your house and going to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also form atmospheres for all kinds of activities. Tweak the lights just a touch while lowering your motorized blinds for the penultimate movie viewing atmosphere. Illuminate a dimly lit path from your bed to the fridge for a nighttime snack.
You can craft a "party" scene that seamlessly lowers the lights and thermostat to account for the extra body heat. Then when someone new comes to your door, you can inform them to come on in via your doorbell camera. You can even set music and smart lights to come on through your ADT Control app. And if you decide you want another sleek piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly integrate it to your existing network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Phone
Always be aware of what's happening in your house through automated alerts delivered to your mobile device. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera sense unusual movements, you'll learn about it via a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and safety alarms will trigger an alert so that you'll never return home to an undiscovered emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids come home from school. Once you receive a notification, you can determine how to respond.
Communicate with porch visitors with the doorbell cameras to tell them where to hide a delivery. See through your outdoor cameras to see if the strange movement facilitates a phone call to the police. Or remotely power lights and sound to scare away any unwanted trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech helps make you feel protected and secure, they can also help in a fire or other situations. If your smoke detectors sense a fire, your home automation system can jump into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent harmful smoke. Then have it power on all your smart bulbs to illuminate the way away from the fire, and open all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can calibrate automated reactions to any emergency circumstances. Turn on all the lights when a glass break detector triggers. Blare your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is used. Or get video clips sent to your mobile device when your smart locks activate. Virtually all of your tech can be networked to work in tandem in any manner you think will help safeguard your home and family.