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January 05, 2021

5 Essential Home Automation Ideas For St. Louis

One of the perks of buying an ADT home security system in St. Louis is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your home the ideal temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks allow you to remote control your entrances. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door up again once you get your automated garage door sensor.

However, as convenient as these devices are alone, they can have an even larger effect when utilized together with your security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for St. Louis that will make your home much more responsive to your wishes:

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

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

But you can ensure that your living space is set for bedtime every evening when you automate your bedtime program. Through your St. Louis home security system, you can create a template that fine-tunes all your gadgets without you going around the house. With a press of a screen, you can secure the doors, shut off the lights, change the thermostat, and arm your alarm. Or don't worry about forgetting to press a button. Set your automation to activate at a set time -- like 11pm.

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

Along with a evening routine, you can designate your automation routines to activate when your home is vacant. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can put your home on guard with one button press. Now you can ensure that every entryway is secure, every light is turned off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on duty. You can even close the garage door through the app if it’s accidentally left wide open.

You don't need to keep your home on alert the entire day. Open the doors for out-of-town visitors or service workers via the smartphone app. Or place your house on guard without even lifting a finger. By setting a geofence around your property, your system arms each time you roll down the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms turn off, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the house.

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

Exiting the house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also customize atmospheres for all types of events. Tweak the lights just a dash while lowering your motorized shades for the premiere movie theatre experience. Light a dimly lit path from your living room to the fridge for a nighttime snack.

You can craft a "party" scene that effortlessly changes the lights and temperature to accommodate the increased body heat. Then when someone new comes to your door, you can inform them to come on in via your doorbell camera. You can even customize music and smart lights to come on via your ADT Control app. And if you determine you need another cutting-edge piece of smart technology, you can simply sync it to your current system.

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Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Phone

Always be aware of what's happening in your home with automated notifications sent to your mobile device. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera picks up unwanted activity, you'll learn about it via a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and carbon monoxide detectors will send an alert so that you won’t return home to an unknown emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids come home from school. Once you get a notification, you can decide how to respond.

Communicate with porch visitors through the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to hide a package. Watch your outdoor cameras to judge if the unusual movement is worth a phone call to the police. Or remotely turn on lights and sound to scare away any suspicious interloper.

Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire

While your home automation tech will make you feel safe and secure, they will aid in a fire or other emergencies. When your smoke detectors find a fire, your home can spring into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have it switch on all your smart lights to illuminate the way away from the fire, and unlock all the doors for emergency specialists.

In fact, you can program automated responses to numerous emergency events. Turn on all the lights when a glass break detector trips. Echo your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video clips sent to your mobile device when your smart locks trip. Virtually all of your tech can be interconnected to function in tandem in any manner you think will help safeguard your home and family.