Are you looking for effective ways to keep home intruders at bay? Here is your guide on how you can use smart lighting to protect your home.
How to Use Smart Lighting to Protect Your Home
We all know the feeling: when you're packing for your big trip to Japan or Italy, you're thinking about how to protect your home.
What if there's a burglar? Or worse, what if you left the oven on, and your house burns down? What if there's a gas leak and you don't know about it when you come home?
Whether you want to protect yourself, your family, or your house, you shouldn't have to constantly worry about it while you're out and about.
This is where smart lighting comes in.
Though there are tons of smart lighting systems on the market, studies say that a mere 10% of people have invested in making their homes safer using this technology.
Do you want to know how to protect your home with smart bulbs?
Let's get into it.
Smart Lighting: The Ultimate Guide
You may have heard of these so-called "smart bulbs" recently.
It wouldn't be surprising if you had -- nearly 50% of Americans are looking to invest in this technology, and the numbers are rising.
If you haven't heard of smart lighting, here's the scoop.
Smart bulbs are light bulbs that have tons of features, work together with your other home protection systems, and they can even learn your light usage behavior.
Sounds pretty futuristic, right?
This technology isn't just limited to the Jetsons' living room, though. Smart technology is becoming more and more popular with the rise of smart TVs and entertainment systems.
It's only natural to use the tech for security -- in fact, it's a known strategy to keep your home safe.
In this guide, we're going to let you in on the ways that smart lighting is making it easy to protect your home and family from harm.
Making your whole home smarter
You don't have to send your home to college to make it smarter!
Smart bulbs have the incredible ability to work with your home's existing systems. They can link together with your smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, and burglar alarms to protect you.
For example, some smart lights have speakers that will detect your smoke alarm. When the sound is heard, the light will turn on or flash, illuminating the way for you and your family.
The worst place to be in a house fire is to be stuck in the dark. Smart lights aim to solve that problem.
Protect yourself inside and out
So smart lights have you covered for fires and gas leaks, but what about burglary?
There are two big ways that smart lighting can protect your home from being broken into.
The first way is through motion security lighting.
Any time you come home at night from an outing, it can be a little scary to approach your house or walk in for the first time.
We've all done that terrified jog to get inside faster, right?
With smart lighting, you can set motion thresholds so that walking up to your front door in the dark doesn't seem so bad. The lights detect motion and turn on, and they can light your way inside as well.
This also works when you're already inside -- the lights will alert you to any motion happening outside of your home, while also probably spooking any would-be cat burglars in the process.
Smart lights also protect your home by automatically coming on when you aren't home.
While light timers have worked in the past, they are easy to see past. After all, who turns on their living room light at the same time every single day?
Criminals can see these and learn their habits, which makes the timers useless.
Smart bulbs to the rescue!
Smart lighting systems like BeON can learn your lighting habits. They will store data on what time of day you use your lights, or what rooms you use the most.
When you leave, you can set a schedule for your lights, and they will automatically mimic your light usage patterns. This looks much more natural than timers and is a more effective criminal deterrent.
Light up the path
It's 3:30 am, and you heard something in the living room.
Or maybe you just wanted to use that leftover turkey to make a huge sandwich.
Either way, smart lighting can protect you from harm within your house.
Some smart lights can illuminate certain paths at certain times, or even just when movement is detected along those paths.
This means you no longer have to bang your pinky toe against the coffee table when you want a midnight snack.
Safety inside the house isn't a common thought in homeowners, but you can sustain some serious injuries if you trip and fall in the night. Too many times, people forget that there's an extra step in the kitchen.
Always have a backup
It's 2017 -- you shouldn't have to break out the candles every time a power line goes down.
Smart lights often have backups that run on batteries, meaning that you don't have to be without crucial lighting during storms or emergencies.
There are even smartphone apps to control the lights, giving you the ability to turn them on and off, or to adjust the brightness for prolonged use.
So we've told you about smart lighting, you know what the bulbs do, and now you're thinking about how else you can protect your home.
Look no further.
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