Something that makes us truly unique is our homes and the way we organize, decorate, and use them. We all have our specific routines and preferences – even within the same household. You probably have that “just right” temperature that you like to keep your house at night, and you’ve got your morning routine down to a science. Maybe you’ve even perfected the art of getting cozy for movie night.
Of course, nothing interrupts your routines like the constant need to scramble around for remotes and controllers, trying to remember to flip the switches on and off, searching for keys, adjusting settings, and repeatedly going through a mental checklist. So, what If your home could do the “remembering” for you?
Smart homes feature a variety of useful and fun devices and functions, but it’s when they start working together just as you need them to that you begin to truly appreciate the technology. With smart home “scenes” you can create customized sequences of settings and functions that will automatically run with a simple tap or voice command. We know, with a multitude of options at your fingertips, it may be challenging to narrow down the right devices and scenes for you. Here are a few ideas that you and your family might need!
Good Morning & Good Night
Consider your morning and night-time routines and how smart home devices can streamline them. Wouldn’t it be great if your home could get you ready for the day or start making things comfy for sleep? Imagine this:
“Hey Siri, I’m going to sleep.” Your Alarm.com security system arms itself, all smart door locks automatically lock up for the night, the smart lights inside turn off and the porch light comes on, and the smart thermostat drops to a cool temperature. All you have to do is settle in.
“Hey Siri, it’s time to wake up.” Your motorized shades come up to let in the sunlight, the porch light turns off and your kitchen lights come on, the security system disarms so you can let the dog out, and just like that, you’re ready for coffee.
Heading to work or to run some errands? This is likely when you might spend the most time checking off a list of ways to secure your home – and worrying that you forgot something! Instead, run a quick scene so no step is forgotten.
“Run the Away Scene.” Your security system arms, all doors are locked, smart garage door closes, the TV turns off, lights are turned off, and the smart thermostat goes in an eco-mode to save energy while you’re away. Ahhh…instant peace of mind.
Streamline Your Specifics
Work from Home
If you’re spending a lot of time in your home office, sometimes it’s tough to remember to switch settings between leisure time and work mode.
“Run my Office Hours Scene” to keep the focus on your work while you’re safe and secure in the office.
Cooking in the Kitchen
With help from a smart switch, you can program your fan to turn on while you cook (so that the frying pan won’t set off the smoke detector!)
“Run the Cooking Scene” so you can stay in the zone, keep the doors locked, lights on, and maybe even adjust the thermostat to account for the extra heat in the kitchen.
Game Day or Movie Night
It’s easy to cover the basics, but for those special days and nights in front of the TV, add some custom flair with color-changing smart lights to set a fun mood.
“Run the Game Day Scene” to safely tune out the outside world and zone into every dunk, touchdown, and homerun.
There’s nothing quite as precious as being fully present with your family at home.
“Run the Story Time Scene” and with the magic of a single tap, you’ll be cozy and ready for a bedtime story! So easy, even the kids can do it.