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January 05, 2021

5 Essential Home Automation Ideas For Waco

One of the benefits of buying an ADT home security system in Waco is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your home the ideal temperature and energy-efficient. Smart locks allow you 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 great as these gadgets are on their own, they can have an even larger effect when employed together with your home security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Waco that will make your living space much more attuned to your needs:

Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed

Your bedtime habits 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 find that you neglected to lock the back door or left the bathroom light burning? And once you fail to do one thing on your nightly checklist, it's simple to neglect it the next time, too. Then without realizing it, your neglected regimen becomes a habit on its own.

But you can make sure that your house is set for bed every night when you automate your nighttime ritual. Through your Waco home security system, you can generate a scenario that adjusts all your tech 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 security system. Or don't worry about forgetting to touch a button. Designate your automation to activate at a set time -- like 10pm.

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Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Go For Work

Along with a bedtime procedure, you can set your automation parameters to arm when your house is empty. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can place your home on defense via one button touch. Now you can ensure that every door is secured, every light is turned off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on watch. You can even shut the garage door through the app if it’s accidentally left wide open.

You don't have to keep your house locked up the entire day. Unlatch the doors for incoming visitors or service workers with the mobile app. Or place your house on guard without even lifting a finger. By setting a geofence around your home, your system turns on every time you roll down the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms switch off, 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

Exiting your house and going to sleep may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also customize scenes for all types of moods. Adjust the lights just a smidge while dropping your motorized blinds for the premiere movie watching experience. Illuminate a dimly lit path from your bed to the kitchen for a nighttime snack.

You can craft a "party" scene that seamlessly changes the lights and thermostat to account for the extra body heat. Then when a new visitor knocks at your door, you can tell them to come on in via your doorbell camera. You can also customize music and smart lights to power on through your ADT Control app. And if you determine you want another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can easily integrate it to your existing network.

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Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Smartphone

Always be aware of what's happening in your home with automated alerts sent to your smartphone. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera detect unusual movements, you'll learn about it via a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and CO alarms will send an alert so that you won’t come home to an unknown emergency. Or have your smart locks ping you when your kids return home from the bus. Once you receive a notification, you can determine how to move forward.

Communicate with anyone at your front door via the doorbell cameras to tell them where to stash a package. Check your smart cameras to determine if the unusual movement warrants a call to the authorities. Or remotely trigger lights and music to deter any unwanted trespasser.

Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire

While your home automation tech helps make you feel protected and secure, they will aid in a fire or other hazardous situations. When your smoke detectors sense excess smoke, your home automation system can dive into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent harmful smoke. Then have your home power on all your smart lights to illuminate the way away from the fire, and unlock all the doors for emergency responders.

In fact, you can calibrate automated responses to any emergency situations. Switch on all the lights when a glass break sensor triggers. Echo your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video clips sent to your phone when your smart locks activate. Virtually all of your devices can be synced to function together in any manner you think will help shield your home and loved ones.