Home automation technology allows homeowners to exercise greater control over their homes than ever before. Although automation systems have become widely available only in recent years, they have the potential to completely change the way people interact with their homes.
The combination of home automation and monitored alarm systems is ushering in a new era in home security and management solutions: an era where homes work for their owners, and not the other way around.
What is home automation?
Home automation allows homeowners to control devices and systems digitally rather than manually. Many current providers offer interactive wireless applications that deliver access from the convenience of a laptop, smartphone or other web-enabled device.
Automated home technologies range from products that allow consumers to remotely adjust their thermostats to products that allow them to remotely water their plants. Ideally, an automated home should simplify the way you perform daily activities, saving time and possibly even money.
Although every engineering breakthrough increases the potential to revolutionize our daily lives, this industry is still relatively young. Many companies are eager to jump on the bandwagon but may lack the necessary technology and expertise to actually simplify the lives of consumers. Many of the best home automation systems currently available on the market come from companies that already understand how consumers interact with their homes: home security companies.
Security companies have already proven to be major players in the world of automation. In particular, the ADT Pulse® Interactive Solutions feature introduced in 2010 allows customers the ability to monitor and manage their homes more effectively than ever before.
ADT monitored security and home automation systems
ADT has been a leader in the monitored security industry since electric call boxes represented the cutting edge of security technology. Today, customers can use their smartphones to interact with their monitored security systems thanks to ADT Pulse.
Automation features can be easily incorporated into already existing home security systems. They are a natural upgrade for homeowners who enjoy the protection offered by their ADT monitored alarm systems but also want to experience the greater control and flexibility offered by home automation features.
Here are some of the many advantages having of an automated home with ADT monitored security:
- Dependable technology:ADT Pulse utilizes Z-wave™ wireless technology, which allows customers to interact with their ADT monitored home security systems using web-enabled devices. Mobile applications are available for iPhone™, iPad™, BlackBerry™ and Droid™.
- On-the-go flexibility:One of the primary benefits of having an automated home is that you can stay connected no matter where you are. ADT monitored home security with automation features allow you to remotely arm and disarm your security system, whether you are upstairs watching television, or traveling across the country.
Home security and automation: Protection you can count on
Besides advanced home automation features, there are quite a few other ways ADT monitored security can transform the way you interact with your home. Here are a couple of the other features homeowners can count on from theirADT monitored home security systems:
- 24/7 monitoring: Unlike DIY home automation systems, ADT Pulse combines home automation with professional alarm monitoring. Thanks to dependable, around-the-clock monitoring service, you can rest easy. Thanks to remote access with ADT Pulse, you’ll be notified of alarm signals by email or text.
- Professional installation: Whether you are purchasing a home security system for the first time or upgrading your ADT monitored system to include new home security automation features, professional installation means that you’ll get started quickly and seamlessly. Professional installation also gives homeowners the chance to ask questions about their new ADT monitored security systems and home automation features.
Learn more about ADT monitoring and home automation
If you are interested in learning more about how ADT monitoring can help you automate your home as well as helping you protect it, speak with a home security representative. You can also find out about the other kinds of ADT monitored security equipment that have helped the company earn its status as the industry’s #1 provider.