Automation is a key element of a smart home security system because it allows you to customize and anticipate your routine without continually instructing it. It is the ultimate convenience feature. Home automation should work for your alarm, thermostat, door locks, lights, and so much more. Here are a few ways your home automation works with your smart home security system.
If you forget to arm your alarm in the evenings, a smart home security system with automation can help. You can set an alarm schedule. So at 11:00 pm every night, your system will be armed. During the week, you might forget to turn off your home security system before opening your front door at around 8:00 am. You can configure your home security to disarm automatically at that time. No more rushing to disarm false alarms.
The Perfect Temperature
Are there temperatures you prefer for different hours of the day? Let’s say, for example, You like to have a cool bed at night but a warm one when you have to get out of bed in the morning. No more getting up to check your thermostat or opening your security app multiple times a day! Your smart thermostat can be set to automatically adjust to an exact temperature so that your home will never be too hot or cold.
Automatically Activate and Deactivate Access Codes
Suppose you have a repair person that will be coming to your home at Noon every day for one week, but you don’t want to give him a key. With a smart door lock, you can establish a temporary access code that can only be used between noon and 1 pm every weekday. It saves you the trouble of remembering to activate and deactivate the temporary access code each day. So access to your home can only be granted when you permit it.
Automate Your Door Locks
Many people fail to lock their doors in the evening before going off to bed and are unaware that they did it until the following day. However, you won’t have to worry about that if you set a schedule for your home automation system. Your doors can automatically lock and unlock at various times of the day that you determine. Your home is automatically secured at night as well as when you leave for the day.
Lighting When You Need It
If you are exhausted at the end of the day and you want to simply crawl into bed, but you remember you need to turn off the lights inside and turn on the lights outside. Smart lights can be set to turn on or off based on a schedule without you having to switch them manually. If you want your security lights to go on at sunset, you can make sure that happens automatically every night. Or, when you are out of town, you can set your home interior lights to turn on at scheduled times and give the appearance that you are at home. No problem with your smart home security system and home automation!
These home automation ideas offer just a peek into the possibilities. There are several ways to take advantage of this feature if you have the right smart home security system. Contact one of our Johns Brothers Security team members today for more ideas and info on home automation!