Homeowners often view lighting as common living necessity, but are not using it to improve home security and energy consumption. By controlling home lighting with remote automation, homeowners can protect and illuminate their home and yard from the convenience of a mobile device. See how Texas homeowners can benefit from automated lighting:
Improve Home Security
According to NPR, experts agree that homes with lighting activity that mimics natural, occupied home lighting activity helps to deter intruder activity. “For example, outdoor lights should go on at night and turn off in the day, while lights indoors should go on and off in different rooms as if there is someone moving around,” states a Citywide Neighborhood Watch trainer in the NPR article. By remotely controlling your automated lighting, it’s easy to set up automated schedules to turn on specific lights at specific times for specific lengths of time. You can even create and adjust rules so a designated light turns on if a certain sensor is activated.
Repeating the same day and night pattern with the use of timers is no longer the most effective use of lighting for home security.
Increase Cost Savings
With automated lighting, it’s easier to control costs and reduce energy consumption. Remotely see which lights in your home are left on and quickly reduce wasted energy by turning unused lights off from any location. Forgot to switch off a kitchen light but already crawled into bed? Simply turn it off from your smartphone to save potentially wasted energy. Homeowners can also use automated schedules to prevent leaving lights on during specified times of the day and night when they will go unused. According to My Alarm Center, the use of automated lighting can save an average homeowner 15% of their lighting utility cost per month.
Also, when you install automated controls for your lighting in your house, you can prolong the life of your lights by avoiding overtaxing bulbs through inefficient use, requiring less bulb purchases. As reported by My Alarm Center, a dimmed bulb can last 20x longer than a bulb under normal use.
A little convenience goes a long way in your daily routine. With automated lighting, you can remain seated with your guests, continue reading your book in bed, or have an extra peace of mind when traveling. Imagine enjoying a summer evening until dusk and coming into a lit house, ready to welcome your family safely home.
Maintain Lighting Options
When you install controlled lighting in your home, you can combine dimmers, interior occupancy sensors and outdoor motion sensors with a variety of light fixtures to create the automated lighting system that fits your specific needs and desires. Automated lighting is not confined to light fixture or switch types.
Your home should be a place of security as well as relaxation. Automated lighting enables you to achieve both in a convenient, cost-effective and safe manner. Contact Hawk Security to discuss automated lighting for your Texas home.