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January 05, 2021

5 Essential Home Automation Ideas For Trenton

One of the benefits of installing an ADT home security system in Trenton is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your house the ideal temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks allow you to remote control your doors. And you won’t leave the garage door wide open again once you get your automated garage door sensor.

However, as powerful as these gadgets are by themselves, they can have an even greater effect when used together with your home security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Trenton that will make your living space much more responsive to your wishes:

Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For Bed

Your nighttime habits has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the door, adjust the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how often have you woken up to discover that you failed to lock the side door or left the living room light glaring? And after you forget to do one section of your bedtime checklist, it's easy to overlook it the next evening, as well. Then before you know it, your forgotten checklist becomes commonplace on its own.

But you can ensure that your living space is set for bedtime every night when you automate your bedtime routine. Through your Trenton home security system, you can create a scene that fine-tunes all your gadgets without you going around the house. With a tap of a screen, you can secure the doors, turn off the lights, change the thermostat, and activate your alarm. Or don't worry about failing to remember to press a button. Program your automation to activate at a predetermined time -- such as 10pm.

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

Along with a before bed routine, you can designate your automation routines to arm when your home is empty. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can set your home on guard with one button tap. Now you can ensure that every door is locked, every light is off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on duty. You can even batten down the garage door through the app if it’s accidentally left up.

You don't have to keep your house locked up the whole day. Unlatch the doors for returning family or service folk with the smartphone app. Or put your house on lockdown without even lifting a finger. By placing a geofence around your house, your devices powers on each time you roll down the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you come up to the house.

Home Automation Idea #3: Match Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities

Exiting the house and going to sleep may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also customize atmospheres for all types of activities. Change the lights just a dash while lowering your motorized shades for the premiere movie watching experience. Illuminate a dimly lit path from your bed to the pantry for a nighttime snack.

You can program a "party" scenario that seamlessly changes the lights and thermostat to adapt for the additional body heat. Then when a new visitor comes to your door, you can tell them to enter via your doorbell camera. You can also set music and smart lights to come on via your ADT Control app. And if you find you want another sleek piece of smart technology, you can simply sync it to your existing system.

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Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Phone

Always be aware of what's going down in your house through automated alerts delivered to your smartphone. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera detect unusual movements, you'll know through a text or push notification. Fire and carbon monoxide alarms will show an alert so that you won’t return home to an unknown emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids return home from the bus. Once you read a notification, you can judge how to move forward.

Talk with porch visitors with the doorbell cameras to tell them where to stash a parcel. Check your outdoor cameras to see if the unusual motion is worth a call to the police. Or remotely power lights and music to deter any unwanted intruders.

Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire

While your home automation system helps make you feel protected and secure, they will assist in a fire or other emergencies. When your smoke detectors sense a fire, your home automation system can jump into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have your home power on all your smart lights to show the way away from the fire, and open all the doors for emergency specialists.

In fact, you can set automated reactions to numerous emergency events. Power 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 snippets sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trigger. Nearly all of your tech can be synced to function together in any manner you think will help safeguard your home and loved ones.