Home Automation and Security: A Guide for Securing Your ADT-Monitored Smart Home
Posted: October 29, 2019
What is Home Automation Security?
Home automation is the use of applications to control connected devices in your home from anywhere in the world with the use of a mobile device connected to the Internet. From a home security perspective, home automation allows you the ability to manage your security equipment, including your alarm system, doors, windows, locks, surveillance cameras, smoke detectors, flood sensors, and other connected devices.
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What are the advantages of home automation?
Home automation provides many benefits for the modern homeowner. Going green: Automating your home is more efficient. With the ability to monitor and manage the usage of devices, you can lower your energy consumption. Seeing more green…in your wallet: With the improved efficiency, you can use your devices only when you need them and reset them from afar. This offers you additional cost savings. There’s an app for that: Automation allows for increased control.
We know what you’re thinking, “I have better control AND I can save money?” The answer is yes! Are you ready to sign up for home automation yet? Take parenting to the next level: Home automation lets you manage your security system, including doors, locks, and security cameras.
The ADT Pulse app also comes with notifications so you can see when your kids make it home safely. Did your kids forget their code? No problem, use your app to unarm your security system and unlock the doors. Once you’ve verified your kids are safely inside with your indoor camera, simply lock the doors and re-arm your system, all from your mobile device.
What Can I Automate at Home?
With so many different products on the market, it can be difficult to know your options for home automation. Here are some of the ways you can integrate home automation to help secure your home.
Your ADT-Monitored Home Security System
Your ADT-monitored home security system gives you the ability to comprehensively manage and protect your home. When you aren’t home to attend to any alarms, ADT will dispatch emergency services on your behalf.
Smart plugs fit into traditional outlets in your home. Simply plug in any electrical appliance or device and you will have remote access to that device. The possibilities for home security are endless. Do you think someone is lurking outside your home? Use your smart plug to turn on a light to deter any lurkers.
Smart locks can easily tie into your home’s security system and offers several options for managing visitors. With programmable codes, you can easily identify who is coming and going. Smart locks also allow you to provide different codes for various people. Want to give the plumber away in while you’re at work? Simply give him a personalized code and you’ll grant him access and monitor when he arrives and leaves.
Video doorbells are a great addition to your smart home security. With video and voice control, you can monitor anyone who comes to your door and even communicate with unknown visitors, whether you’re there or not.
Security cameras give you that much-needed visual oversight that is so important when you need to know what’s going on in your home.
Indoor Security Cameras
Indoor security cameras give you a view of the internal happenings in your home. Place appropriately and you will always know what is taking place inside your house. This is extremely helpful for parents who want to verify the safety of their kids when they can’t be at home.
Outdoor Security Cameras
Outdoor security cameras are extremely useful for identifying potential dangers to your home. It’s also a good way to monitor your home from a safe distance. Think you heard a noise in the night? Open your app and stream your outdoor camera. You’ll be able to see what’s happening without leaving the comfort of your bedroom. Additionally, camera footage can help act as evidence in the event of a burglary or theft.
Control your Smart Home Security System with ADT Pulse, the Home Automation App
The wonderful thing about all of these devices is the connectivity capabilities. With ADT Pulse, you can connect all of your home’s security devices in one location and manage your home from anywhere with an Internet connection. The ADT Pulse app is extremely user-friendly and comes packed with tools to help you manage your home like a security pro.
ADT Pulse Features
ADT Pulse has numerous features that allow you to have fine-tuned control of your home whether you’re home or away. ADT Pulse lets you Remotely unlock and lock your doors Arm and disarm your system Stream video from connected devices Integrate other smart home devices Set custom notifications and alerts See historical activity
Alexa and Google Home Integration
But wait, there’s more! ADT Pulse can also integrate with Alexa and Google Home. This gives you increased control, allowing you to perform security functions using voice commands. Don’t wait. Home automation makes life so much easier and more secure. Call us to find out how we can help you build a secure smart home system.