If you live in Richmond, Hampton Roads, or the OBX, lowering those spiraling energy costs is probably a top concern. It may surprise you to find out that the same security system that protects your property can provide home efficiency by helping you save electricity.
In the past few decades, technological advancements have paved the way for home automation, which makes it easier to control your heating and cooling system, lighting, and other energy-related activities. Here are a few ways that a security system reduces energy expenses:
Automated Temperature Control
Are you constantly adjusting the thermostat to keep your home at a comfortable temperature? Security systems with home automation can be equipped with programmable thermostats that automatically raise or lower the temperature to keep it at predetermined temperatures throughout the day and night. As well as providing convenience, a programmable thermostat can prevent energy waste caused by running your HVAC at an inappropriate temperature when no one is home.
Turn Lights On and Off Automatically
Many homes waste energy by using unnecessary lighting. Home security systems with automated lighting can save money by turning off lights when not in use. Lighting sensors can detect when someone leaves a room and dim or turn off the lights automatically. There are also timers that can automatically operate lights at predetermined intervals. As well as helping you save on energy bills, this feature can add an extra level of security by making the house appear occupied when no one is home.
Geofencing for Lighting Control
Are you prone to forgetting to turn off the lights when you leave your house? By using geofencing technology, your home’s lighting is automatically controlled based on your location. By sensing when you get into your car and drive away, this smart technology can shut off the lights in your house.
Smart Apps for Complete Control Remotely
A “smart” security system allows you to control energy-related functions from your smartphone or tablet via a downloadable app. The thermostat can be raised or lowered, and lights can be turned on and off from anywhere, even while you’re away at work.
With the smart app, you can also switch between energy-saving modes and be proactively alerted to impending dangers, such as low-temperature alerts during winter.
We Help You Get the Most Out of Your Security System
Johns Brothers Security can help you lower your energy bill by designing and installing an advanced security system equipped with home automation technology. We have been providing the best security solutions to homeowners in the Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Outer Banks areas for over forty years. You can count on us to recommend the right security product for your needs and budget. Get in touch with us today to set up a free security consultation.