February 9, 2021
Home automation is improving the lives of homeowners by making it easier and smarter to do things around the house. One of the most popular smart home products is smart lighting. This is beyond simply a smart plug and a lamp controlled by a clicker or timer – smart lighting can be controlled from your panel, your voice-activated devices, and even from the phone in your hand.
Smart lights are highly diverse tools that can connect across your system, and you don’t need to make every light in your house smart for them to be effective. There are some strategic locations to consider if you want to make the best use of your smart lights.
When placing your smart lights, you want to put them in areas that are easy to either access or see from the outside. Putting a smart lightbulb in your porch light or garage may be a good place to start, especially since they can also be set on a timer. Another helpful spot could be in a hallway for when you come home late and need to keep a light on. As always, a lit lamp in the front or back of the house can be a good deterrent to unwanted guests and give you a little extra lighting.
The best part about smart lights? They can be completely controlled through your phone, panel, or voice assistant. Whether you’re in bed and forgot to switch on the porch light or on vacation and can’t remember if the hall light is still on, all you need to do is pull out your phone and turn it off.
You can completely customize your smart lighting system, setting it to different modes to best fit your lifestyle. Modes can be for vacation, when you wake up or go to sleep, or when you head to work. It can all be interconnected with the rest of your system. For example, it’s possible for you to set your home to sleep mode, and your lights will click off, doors will lock, and alarm system will turn on.
Another beneficial way you can connect your lights and security system is through motion sensors. Your lights can turn on if your motion sensors pick up on something or can turn on in a room when the sensor notices the door opening. Smart lighting completes your home security and automation, streamlining your home even more.
For smart lighting solutions, it’s helpful to have an expert on hand for installation. Brinks Home™ offers professional installation for all home automation and smart security products. While smart light bulbs can be installed with your system, for smart light switches, you may need a licensed electrician. Start your journey by calling us today.
Linley Stringer is a copywriter for Brinks Home. She is passionate about telling stories that keep consumers informed and protected.
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