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January 05, 2021

5 Essential Home Automation Ideas For San Francisco

One of the benefits of buying an ADT home security system in San Francisco is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your living space more comfortable and energy-efficient. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your doors. And you’ll never leave the garage door wide open again with an automated garage door sensor.

However, as great as these tools are on their own, they can have an even more significant impact when used together with your home security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for San Francisco that will make your home much more attuned to your wishes:

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

Your nighttime habits has become routine: turn off all the lights, lock the front door, adjust the thermostat, and prepare your security system. However, how often have you woken up to discover that you neglected to lock the side door or left the bathroom light glaring? And once you neglect to do one section of your evening checklist, it's easy to overlook it the next time, too. Then before you know it, your missed checklist becomes commonplace in its own right.

But you can ensure that your home is prepared for bedtime every night when you automate your bedtime ritual. Through your San Francisco home security system, you can create a template that sets all your devices without you going around the house. With a press of a screen, you can lock the doors, power off the lights, change the thermostat, and activate your security system. Or don't fret about not remembering to press a button. Designate your automation to trigger at a specific time -- such as midnight.

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

Along with a before bed schedule, you can set your automation parameters to set when your house is empty. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can place your house on guard through a single button touch. Now you can be sure that every entryway is locked, every light is turned off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on watch. You can even shut the garage door via the app if it’s accidentally left up.

You don't need to keep your house on alert the entire day. Unlatch the doors for out-of-town friends or service folk via the smartphone app. Or place your home on guard without even lifting a finger. By placing a geofence around your property, your system turns on each time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you drive up to the house.

Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities

Leaving the house and putting your house to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also form scenes for all types of events. Change the lights just a touch while lowering your motorized shades for the premiere movie theatre atmosphere. Light a dimly lit path from your living room to the kitchen for an evening snack.

You can program a "party" scene that automatically lowers the lights and temperature to accommodate the extra body heat. Then when a new visitor arrives at your door, you can ask them to come on in through your doorbell camera. You can also select music and decorative lights to come on through your ADT Control app. And if you decide you just have to get another sleek piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly integrate it to your existing system.

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Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Smartphone

Always keep abreast 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 sense abnormal motion, you'll learn about it through a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and CO alarms will trigger an alert so that you won’t return home to an undiscovered situation. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids come home from the bus. Once you read a notification, you can determine how to move forward.

Speak with anyone at your front door via the doorbell cameras to instruct them where to leave a delivery. See through your outdoor cameras to see if the abnormal movement facilitates a call to the police. Or remotely trigger lights and music to frighten any unwanted interloper.

Home Automation Idea #5: Keep Safe During A Fire

While your home automation system can make you feel safe and secure, they can also assist in a fire or other situations. Should your smoke detectors find a fire, your home automation devices can dive into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have your home power on all your smart bulbs to illuminate the way out, and unlock all the doors for emergency specialists.

In fact, you can calibrate automated reactions to numerous emergency events. Turn on all the lights if a glass break sensor chimes. 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 tech can be synced to work in tandem in any manner you think will help safeguard your home and family.