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January 05, 2021

5 Essential Home Automation Ideas For Green Bay

One of the perks of buying an ADT home security system in Green Bay is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your living space more comfortable and energy-efficient. Smart locks allow you to remote control your doors. And you’ll never leave the garage door up again with an automated garage door sensor.

However, as convenient as these gadgets are on their own, they can have an even greater impact when used together with your security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Green Bay that will make your living space much more attuned to your wishes:

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

Your before bed schedule has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the front door, set the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to see that you neglected to lock the back door or left the living room light on? And after you fail to do one part of your bedtime checklist, it's easy to neglect it the next evening, as well. Then after a while, your forgotten regimen becomes a habit.

But you can ensure that your home is set for bedtime every evening when you automate your nighttime routine. Through your Green Bay home security system, you can create a scene that adjusts all your devices without you going around the house. With a tap of a screen, you can secure the doors, shut off the lights, change the thermostat, and set your security devices. Or don't worry about not remembering to hit a button. Set your automation to turn on at a specific time -- such as 10pm.

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

Along with a bedtime schedule, you can designate your automation routines to arm when your home is not currently occupied. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can put your home on alert with a single button tap. Now you can be sure that every entryway is secured, every light is no longer on, the alarms are set, and your cameras are activated. You can even batten down the garage door via the app if it’s accidentally left wide open.

You don't need to keep your living space on alert the entire day. Unlock the doors for incoming friends or service folk with the smartphone app. Or place your house on alert without even looking at your phone. By placing a geofence around your property, your system arms every time you leave the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the garage.

Home Automation Idea #3: Match Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else

Exiting the house and putting your house to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also customize atmospheres for all kinds of moods. Change the lights just a touch while dropping your motorized blinds for the ultimate movie theatre experience. Illuminate a dimly lit trail from your living room to the kitchen for a midnight snack.

You can craft a "party" scenario that effortlessly lowers the lights and temperature to adapt for the extra body heat. Then when a new visitor comes to your door, you can ask them to come on in via your doorbell camera. You can even select music and decorative lights to power on with your ADT Control app. And if you find you just have to get another sleek piece of smart technology, you can easily add it to your existing system.

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

Always stay in the know of what's going down in your house with automated notifications delivered to your mobile device. Whenever a motion sensor on a security camera detect abnormal activity, you'll learn about it through a text or push notification. Fire and carbon monoxide alarms will send an alert so that you'll never come home to an unknown emergency. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids come home from school. Once you read a notification, you can judge how to respond.

Talk with delivery workers through the doorbell cameras to tell them where to leave a package. Watch your smart cameras to determine if the unusual motion facilitates a phone call to the police. Or remotely turn on lights and music to scare away any suspicious interloper.

Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire

While your home automation tech will make you feel safe and secure, they will help in a fire or other hazardous situations. When your smoke detectors find excess smoke, your home automation system can jump into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have the system power on all your smart bulbs to light the way to safety, and unlock all the doors for emergency specialists.

In fact, you can program automated protocols to any emergency events. Switch on all the lights if a glass break detector trips. Echo your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video segments sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trip. Virtually all of your systems can be networked to function in tandem in any way you think will help protect your home and loved ones.