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January 05, 2021

5 Creative Home Automation Ideas For Riverside

One of the perks of buying an ADT home security system in Riverside is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your home the ideal temperature and energy-efficient. Smart locks empower 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 tools are by themselves, they can have an even greater impact when utilized in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Riverside that will make your home much more responsive to your wishes:

Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night

Your before bed habits has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the door, adjust the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to discover that you forgot to lock the side door or left the living room light burning? And after you forget to do one section of your nightly checklist, it's easy to overlook it another evening, too. Then before you know it, your forgotten regimen becomes routine on its own.

But you can make sure that your house is ready for bedtime every evening when you automate your nighttime program. Through your Riverside home security system, you can craft a template that fine-tunes all your tech without you going around the house. With a press of a screen, you can lock the doors, power off the lights, lower the thermostat, and arm your security devices. Or don't worry about not remembering to touch a button. Designate your automation to turn on at a predetermined time -- such as 10pm.

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

Along with a bedtime procedure, you can designate your automation parameters to set when your house is vacant. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can place your home on guard via a single button tap. Now you can be sure that every entryway is locked, every light is 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 home locked up the whole day. Open the doors for out-of-town family or service professionals through the smartphone app. Or put your home on lockdown without even pushing a button. By placing a geofence around your house, your devices turns on every time you roll down the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you come up to the garage.

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

Departing the house and going to sleep may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also customize scenes for all types of events. Change the lights just a dash while closing your motorized blinds for the penultimate movie theatre atmosphere. Light a dimly lit trail from your bed to the kitchen for a nighttime snack.

You can program a "party" setting that effortlessly dims the lights and temperature to adapt for the increased body heat. Then when anyone comes to your door, you can tell them to come on in with your doorbell camera. You can even set music and smart lights to power on via your ADT Control app. And if you find you need another sleek piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly integrate it to your existing ecosystem.

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Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Smartphone

Always keep abreast of what's happening in your house with automated updates sent to your phone. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera detect unwanted motion, you'll hear about it via a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and safety sensors will show an alert so that you won’t come home to an unexpected situation. Or have your smart locks notify 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 with the doorbell cameras to tell them where to hide a package. Check your security cameras to judge if the abnormal activity facilitates a phone call to the authorities. Or remotely trigger lights and sound to scare away any unwanted interloper.

Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire

While your home automation system will make you feel safe and secure, they will assist in a fire or other emergencies. If your smoke detectors sense a fire, your home can dive into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent harmful smoke. Then have it turn on all your smart bulbs to light the way away from the fire, and unlock all the doors for emergency responders.

In fact, you can calibrate automated protocols to several emergency events. Power on all the lights if a glass break sensor chimes. Sound your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is pressed. Or get video clips sent to your phone when your smart locks trip. Virtually all of your devices can be interconnected to work in tandem in any way you think will help protect your home and loved ones.