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January 05, 2021

5 Creative Home Automation Ideas For Lakeland

One of the perks of installing an ADT home security system in Lakeland is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your house more comfortable and eco-conscious. Smart locks allow you to remote control your doorways. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door wide open again with your automated garage door sensor.

However, as convenient as these devices are on their own, they can have an even more significant impact when employed together with your home security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Lakeland that will make your home much more responsive to your needs:

Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed

Your bedtime habits has become routine: turn off the lights, lock the door, adjust the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how often have you woken up to find that you forgot to lock the front door or left the kitchen light on? And once you fail to do one section of your bedtime checklist, it's simple to forget it another time, too. Then after a while, your missed regimen becomes routine in its own right.

But you can guarantee that your living space is ready for bedtime every night when you automate your bedtime program. Through your Lakeland home security system, you can create a scenario that sets all your devices without you going around the house. With a touch of a screen, you can lock the doors, shut off the lights, lower the thermostat, and activate your security system. Or don't agonize about not remembering to press a button. Set your automation to activate at a predetermined time -- such as midnight.

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

Along with a before bed schedule, you can designate your automation parameters to arm when your home is vacant. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can put your living space on guard via an easy button press. Now you can be sure that every door is locked, every light is off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on watch. You can even batten down the garage door with the app if it’s accidentally left up.

You don't have to keep your house on alert the whole day. Unlatch the doors for incoming family or service workers with the smartphone app. Or put your house on alert without even lifting a finger. By setting a geofence around your property, your system turns on each time you leave the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms disarm, 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

Leaving the house and going to sleep may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also customize scenes for all kinds of activities. Adjust the lights just a touch while dropping your motorized shades for the ultimate movie viewing experience. Illuminate a dimly lit path from your bed to the kitchen for a midnight snack.

You can craft a "party" scene that effortlessly changes the lights and temperature to account for the extra body heat. Then when someone new knocks at your door, you can ask them to enter through your doorbell camera. You can also select music and smart lights to come on with your ADT Control app. And if you decide you need another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly sync it to your existing ecosystem.

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Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Mobile Device

Always keep abreast of what's going down in your home through automated notifications delivered to your smartphone. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera detect abnormal movements, you'll know with a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and CO sensors will show an alert so that you won’t return home to an unexpected situation. Or have your smart locks ping you when your kids come home from the bus. Once you read a notification, you can decide how to respond.

Talk with delivery workers through the doorbell cameras to direct them where to leave a package. See through your smart cameras to see if the abnormal activity facilitates a phone call to the police. Or remotely power lights and sound to frighten any unwanted trespasser.

Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire

While your home automation system can make you feel safe and secure, they can also assist in a fire or other hazardous situations. When your smoke detectors sense excess smoke, your home can jump into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have your home switch on all your smart lights to show the way out, and unlock all the doors for emergency specialists.

In fact, you can calibrate automated responses to several emergency situations. Power on all the lights if a glass break sensor triggers. Echo your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is pressed. Or get video clips sent to your phone when your smart locks activate. Virtually all of your systems can be synced to work together in any way you think will help safeguard your home and family.