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January 05, 2021

5 Creative Home Automation Ideas For Ithaca

One of the perks of installing an ADT home security system in Ithaca is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your home the perfect temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks empower you to remote control your entrances. And you won’t leave the garage door wide open again with your automated garage door sensor.

However, as great as these gadgets are alone, they can have an even larger impact when utilized together with your home security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Ithaca that will make your house much more responsive to your wishes:

Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed

Your bedtime ritual has become routine: turn off the lights, lock the doors, adjust the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how often have you woken up to find that you failed to lock the side door or left the living room light glaring? And once you fail to do one section of your nightly checklist, it's simple to overlook it the next time, too. Then before you know it, your neglected ritual becomes commonplace.

But you can ensure that your living space is ready for bedtime every evening when you automate your bedtime ritual. Through your Ithaca home security system, you can craft a scene that sets all your tech without you going around the house. With a press of a button, you can secure the doors, turn off the lights, lower the thermostat, and activate your alarm. Or don't fret about failing to remember to hit a button. Designate your automation to trigger 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 bedtime procedure, you can set your automation systems to set when your home is empty. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can set your living space on guard with one button press. Now you can ensure that every door is secure, every light is turned off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on watch. You can even shut the garage door via the app if it’s accidentally left wide open.

You don't have to keep your home on alert the entire day. Open the doors for incoming friends or service workers via the mobile app. Or place your home on lockdown without even pushing a button. By setting a geofence around your house, your system powers on each time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the house.

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

Exiting your house and going to sleep may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also form atmospheres for all kinds of events. Tweak the lights just a touch while closing your motorized shades for the penultimate movie watching atmosphere. Create a dimly lit trail from your bed to the pantry for a nighttime snack.

You can program a "party" scene that seamlessly changes the lights and temperature to account for the additional body heat. Then when someone new arrives at your door, you can inform them to enter via your doorbell camera. You can also select music and smart lights to turn on via your ADT Control app. And if you decide you want another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can easily sync it to your current network.

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Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Phone

Always stay in the know of what's going down in your home with automated alerts delivered to your mobile device. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera detect unusual movements, you'll hear about it via a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and safety sensors will trigger an alert so that you'll never come home to an unknown situation. Or have your smart locks ping you when your kids arrive home from school. Once you receive a notification, you can judge how to act.

Speak with anyone at your front door via the doorbell cameras to tell them where to hide a package. See through your security cameras to see if the unusual activity warrants a phone call to the authorities. Or remotely trigger lights and sound to frighten any unwanted trespasser.

Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire

While your home automation tech can make you feel protected and comfortable, they will aid in a fire or other situations. If your smoke detectors sense intense heat, your home automation system can jump into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent harmful smoke. Then have your home turn on all your smart lights to illuminate the way out, and unlock all the doors for emergency crews.

In fact, you can calibrate automated reactions to several emergency situations. Power on all the lights when a glass break sensor trips. Echo your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is pressed. Or get video segments sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trigger. Almost all of your tech can be interconnected to function in tandem in any way you think will help protect your home and family.