Smart Home technology is an entirely new world of home security, and for those who have never experienced this technology, smart lighting is one of the easiest ways to get involved. An off-the-shelf smart LED lightbulb can be controlled through an app, it’s easy to install, and is available for less than $100.
Smart lighting is a great investment – but that’s only the beginning of the Smart Home trend. Your lighting can be connected seamlessly to other devices through a central platform, and installed either at the switch or with a simple plug-in module, this approach gets you more from your smart lighting.
Here are four considerations that make it a smarter choice:
Smart lighting is very important because it can deter burglars by making your home look occupied when you aren’t there. You can schedule these lights to come on at sunset to mimic your family’s schedule, set them to come on at randomized times, or even control them remotely! You may also take advantage of motion sensors to turn front porch lights into motion-triggered security lighting.
Save phone storage space…
… by only downloading one app! Most off the shelf connected devices need their own app to control them. If you’re interested in investing in a smart home, Sentry Security is your company! By consolidating your smart lights and other Smart Home devices around a single platform and vendor, the use of a single app makes your entire home accessible. This means when you’re getting ready for bed, you can turn off your smart lights, check your door locks, and arm your security system, all from one single screen.
Our devices can communicate
Another great advantage of the Smart Home is that our devices will share their intelligence with each other – this enables them to do helpful things based on an understanding of what you’re doing. For example, you can program your porch lights to automatically turn on when you unlock your front door with a remote – a great, safe feature on dark evenings when you’re loaded down with groceries.
The customer is always right
With Sentry Security’s Smart Home lighting, you can choose which lightbulbs you want to use. Off-the-shelf smart lightbulbs are expensive because the “smart” technology lives in the bulb. While these are great to install as special features, they’re expensive to continue equipping your whole home with. With Sentry, the special hardware typically lives in the wall switch. Once that’s installed, you’re able to pick which bulbs you want, from specialist LED bulbs to cheap fluorescent. That’s great value, especially when you have multiple lights controlled by the same switch.
See how Sentry can help you light up your home.