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January 05, 2021

5 Essential Home Automation Ideas For Lansing

One of the benefits of choosing an ADT home security system in Lansing is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your house more comfortable and eco-conscious. Smart locks allow you to remote control your doorways. And you won’t leave the garage door wide open again with an automated garage door sensor.

However, as convenient as these devices are by themselves, they can have an even greater impact when used together with your security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Lansing that will make your living space much more attuned to your needs:

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

Your bedtime habits has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the door, set the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to find that you failed to lock the front door or left the bathroom light burning? And once you neglect to do one section of your evening checklist, it's easy to neglect it another time, too. Then after a while, your missed regimen becomes routine in its own right.

But you can make sure that your house is set for bedtime every evening when you automate your bedtime program. Through your Lansing home security system, you can generate a scene that sets all your tech without you traveling room to room. With a touch of a button, you can lock the doors, shut off the lights, change the thermostat, and set your alarm. Or don't agonize about failing to remember to press a button. Program your automation to trigger at a specific time -- like 11pm.

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

Along with a bedtime schedule, you can program your automation systems to activate when your house is empty. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can put your living space on alert via one button press. Now you can guarantee that every entryway is secured, every light is no longer on, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on watch. You can even close the garage door through the app if it’s accidentally left wide open.

You don't have to keep your home locked up the entire day. Unlatch the doors for incoming visitors or service folk through the mobile app. Or place your house on guard without even lifting a finger. By installing a geofence around your house, your system arms every time you roll down the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the garage.

Home Automation Idea #3: Match Moods For Watching TV And The Rest Of Your Life

Exiting your house and putting your house to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also customize backdrops for all sorts of events. Tweak the lights just a touch while dropping your motorized blinds for the penultimate movie theatre atmosphere. Create a dimly lit path from your bedroom to the pantry for a midnight snack.

You can devise a "party" scene that effortlessly lowers the lights and temperature to accommodate the increased body heat. Then when anyone comes to your door, you can ask them to come on in via your doorbell camera. You can even set music and decorative lights to turn on with your ADT Control app. And if you determine you need another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can easily add it to your current network.

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Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Phone

Always stay in the know of what's going on in your home with automated alerts delivered to your smartphone. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera sense abnormal motion, you'll hear about it with a text or push notification. Fire and carbon monoxide alarms will send an alert so that you won’t return home to an undiscovered emergency. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids return home from the bus. Once you receive a notification, you can decide how to move forward.

Communicate with porch visitors through the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to leave a package. Watch your outdoor cameras to judge if the abnormal activity warrants a call to the authorities. Or remotely power lights and music to scare away any suspicious trespasser.

Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire

While your home automation tech will make you feel safe and comfortable, they can also assist in a fire or other emergencies. If your smoke detectors find a fire, your home automation system can spring into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have the system switch on all your smart bulbs to light the way to safety, and open all the doors for emergency responders.

In fact, you can set automated reactions to any emergency events. Turn on all the lights when a glass break sensor chimes. Sound your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video segments sent to your phone when your smart locks trip. Almost all of your devices can be synced to function in tandem in any way you think will help shield your home and family.