Smart lighting can be a very effective way to enhance your home security. There are many smart lighting options available for both indoor and outdoor use and for any skill level.
Here’s how to use smart lighting to protect your home from burglars.
Put lights on a schedule. Schedule when your lights will go on or off by using an app on your smartphone.
Go for motion-activated lighting. When your lights stay on 24/7 and are left on during daytime, criminals will know that you’re not home. Motion-activated lightning turns on when it detects motion and turns off after a set period of time..
Simulate daily activities. Many smart lighting devices provide an “away” mode, which turns lights on and off randomly during a set period and this makes potential intruders think that you’re home.
Make lighting even smarter. When you use smart lighting with a smart home platform like Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, you can automate the lighting based on triggers from other smart devices.