One of the advantages of buying an ADT home security system in Myrtle Beach is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your home the ideal temperature and eco-conscious. Smart locks empower you to remote control your doorways. And you won’t 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 greater effect when used in tandem with your security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Myrtle Beach that will make your living space much more attuned to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your before bed schedule has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the front door, change the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to discover that you forgot to lock the back door or left the living room light burning? And once you fail to do one section of your nightly checklist, it's easy to overlook it another night, too. Then before you know it, your missed checklist becomes commonplace.
But you can make sure that your house is prepared for bed every night when you automate your bedtime ritual. Through your Myrtle Beach home security system, you can craft a scene that adjusts all your devices without you leaving bed. With a press of a screen, you can lock the doors, shut off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and arm your security system. Or don't fret about failing to remember to press a button. Program your automation to activate at a set time -- like 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Leave For Work
Along with a before bed schedule, you can program your automation routines to arm when your home is vacant. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can put your home on alert with one button touch. Now you can ensure that every door is secure, every light is off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on duty. You can even close the garage door via the app if you accidentally left it up.
You don't have to keep your living space locked up the entire day. Unlatch the doors for incoming family or service folk through the smartphone app. Or set your home on lockdown without even pushing a button. By setting a geofence around your home, your system turns on every time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you come up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Match Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Exiting your house and putting your house to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also create backdrops for all sorts of moods. Adjust the lights just a dash while lowering your motorized shutters for the ultimate movie viewing experience. Illuminate a dimly lit path from your living room to the kitchen for a midnight snack.
You can program a "party" scene that seamlessly lowers the lights and thermostat to account for the increased body heat. Then when a new visitor arrives at your door, you can tell them to let themselves in via your doorbell camera. You can even select music and smart lights to power on with your ADT Control app. And if you decide you need another cutting-edge piece of smart technology, you can simply add it to your existing network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Mobile Device
Always stay in the know of what's going down in your house through automated updates delivered to your phone. Whenever a motion sensor on a surveillance camera sense unwanted movements, you'll know through a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and carbon monoxide detectors will trigger an alert so that you'll never come home to an undiscovered situation. Or have your smart locks ping you when your kids arrive home from school. Once you receive a notification, you can determine how to move forward.
Talk with porch visitors through the doorbell cameras to direct them where to hide a parcel. Check your outdoor cameras to determine if the abnormal motion is worth a phone call to the police. Or remotely power lights and sound to scare away any suspicious interloper.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech will make you feel safe and secure, they can also help in a fire or other situations. When your smoke detectors discover excess smoke, your home automation devices can jump into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent harmful smoke. Then have your home turn on all your smart bulbs to illuminate the way away from the fire, and open all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can program automated protocols to several emergency circumstances. Turn on all the lights when a glass break detector chimes. Echo your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video clips sent to your phone when your smart locks trigger. Virtually all of your devices can be interconnected to work in tandem in any way you think will help safeguard your home and loved ones.