Making the Most of Your ADT by TELUS Home Security System
If you’re like most of our customers, you love the peace of mind a smart home provides. But, are you using it to the max? Take a little time to learn more about your smart system to discover unique ways to enjoy additional security, convenience and cost-savings.
Customize your passcodes for every member of your family
When you make personalized passcodes for each member of your family, you can check your smartphone to ensure that everyone has arrived home safe and all doors are locked. For parents with teens, it’s a great way to check if your child is meeting your curfew, as it records each family member’s entry on your control panel. And that’s not all, with a simple automation you could also ensure that the front door is locked and the system is on, once they arrive home.
Use video surveillance for safety and convenience
Canadians are spending more time at home, but whether we’re at home or out, your video surveillance is always working for you. With video surveillance, a quick check on your smartphone ensures you always stay in control of your home security. Be sure to place your video cameras to have visual access to the areas that matter most. View your entries, the exterior and interior of your home, as well as your garage, garden shed and pool area. Answer and make arrangements for a home delivery on the spot from your video doorbell, from wherever you are, with your smartphone.
Create home automations to fit your life
With automations, components of your smart security system, like smart lighting and smart thermostats, can be programmed for different uses. For example, an “evening” automation could switch on porch lights. A “coming home” automation can have your lights switched on and your air conditioning turned up, so you enter a well-lit house that’s at the temperature you prefer.
Keep intruders of all kinds away
Motion sensor lights that come on immediately when movement is detected are a great deterrent for intruders. From burglars looking for entry to raccoons, skunks and deer that can eat up your garden, motion sensor lights will scare them all away. At the same time, programming your smart system so that when a motion light is triggered, video surveillance begins, allows you to see exactly what is going on in real time. Hear a noise at night? Your ADT by TELUS system and your smartphone let you check on it, without ever leaving the comfort and security of your bed.
Keep your insurance costs down and your claims carefree
Did you know that smart security can often reduce the cost of your insurance premiums? Be sure to tell your insurance company what your smart home security entails, especially if it includes a monitored smoke detector, monitored carbon monoxide detector, or a flood sensor. At the same time, if you have video evidence of the damage, it can help your insurance process your claim faster so you can recover more quickly, too.
Cut your energy costs with smart security
In this day and age, energy waste can have a big impact on the environment and your finances. Don’t waste energy, but rather prepare energy schedules and use smart thermostat automations to reduce your energy costs. Automations based on time or conditions can help you use air conditioning more efficiently this summer.
Ensure kids and pets stay safe with sensors
Place sensors on cabinets and doors where you wish to restrict access. You don’t want your toddler having access to your garage space, for example, or your pets being able to roam in an area where they would have unlimited access to food or dangerous substance. Sensors can assure you are always in control and pets and children stay safe.
Looking for even more ideas on how to use your smart home to the max or to add more components to your ADT by TELUS security system? Call 888.ADT.ASAP to speak to a smart home security expert today.
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