Automated Lighting And Home Security

We all want our houses to be attractive and welcoming. Except to burglars. And the thing burglars like the least are lights.

With todays home automation systems you are able to remotely turn lights on and off as well as access security cameras to bring huge peace of mind when you need to see what’s going on while you are away.

There a several lighting options that make sense where home security is concerned.

Devices that flip lights on and off via automatic timers have been available for years. These devices also turn on TVs, creating the flickering effect in a living room, making a burglar think the home is occupied. When used with home automation, lighting can be set up via browsers or apps to turn on or off whether timed or when sensing motion.

Lighting with motion sensing is a great deterrent for unwanted visitors. As an example, the light above the garage will go on if someone walks up your driveway. These lights work best placed near the front door and between houses.

The back porch and yard should also have a motion detector. There are advanced options that can be set at a high threshold so that small moving objects like a cat won’t set them off. These devices should be high enough so that nobody could tamper with them.

It is also important for the patio area in the back and walkways that lead up to the front door to be lined with lights at night. Automatic timers can be programmed for while you’re away traveling.

Another way to use automated lighting in security is to install a device that flips on a bright light at a doorway entrance when the door is opened. This will ensure that if anyone happens to be near by when you open your garage door, they will likely flee.

The beauty of today’s technology is that you can connect your smartphone, PC, Mac, and tablet directly to your home lighting. Apps on your devices can remotely access and control almost every aspect of your home lighting.

There is no reason not to have complete peace of mind when you are away from home that everything and everyone is safe and sound. Contact us today to find out more about our intelligent lighting and security systems and installation!

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