Autumn’s crisp winds bring shorter days and cooler temperatures, so homeowners should be mindful of the growing darkness that will accompany the season change. Towards the end of November, when the sun sets shortly after 5:00 PM, unoccupied houses may inadvertently signal an invitation to criminals. Fortunately, the advent of smart home lighting provides an effective means to counter this security risk.
Statistics from the FBI reveal that a surprising 65% of burglaries occur during the daytime. However, timing isn’t the critical factor here; it’s the burglar’s perception that the homeowner is away at work. Homes shrouded in darkness during the evening hours are prime targets for opportunistic thieves.
Elevating Security and Comfort through Smart Home Lighting
Smart home lighting empowers homeowners to transform dim, vacant spaces into welcoming, secure environments with the ease of remote control.
Imagine knowing you’ll be returning home late. Leaving a light on is not only a practical safety measure, preventing potential accidents in the dark, but it’s also a comforting sight after a long day. Smart lighting can be seamlessly managed through home automation in two primary ways, offering a plethora of customization options:
Mobile Device Control: With a simple command from your smartphone or other mobile devices, you can illuminate various rooms and areas in your home. Smart home security owners love the ease of use and control they have at their fingertips.
Scheduled Lighting: Customize individual lights and lighting scenes to activate and deactivate at specific times. For instance, you can have your front porch, entrance, and living room lights automatically switch on as the sun sets, either through a manual command or a timed scene.
The flexibility in home automation is only limited by your imagination and the number of lights you wish to personalize.
Securing Your Home
Burglars seek homes where they can swiftly enter, grab valuables, and make a hasty exit before anyone notices. Homes displaying visible security systems and signage have been shown to deter these criminals. Thieves generally steer clear of properties equipped with sensors, smart cameras, alarms, and the potential involvement of law enforcement.
However, what burglars truly dislike are occupied homes. Surveys of burglars have revealed that they often knock first to check for occupants (which underscores the value of doorbell cameras), and they tend to pass up on homes with lights on. When you’re away, creating the illusion of occupancy through lights can be remarkably effective in discouraging burglars. Motion-activated lights, in particular, serve a dual purpose by alerting you to activity on your property and deterring potential intruders.
Benefits of Integrating Smart Home Lighting with Other Technologies
The true potential of smart home lighting shines when it’s integrated with other components of a complete smart home system. Consider the following examples of the benefits and possibilities this synergy can bring:
– Your entryway lights can automatically illuminate when you unlock your front door or disarm your security system.
– Set up rules that trigger exterior lights to activate when your outdoor camera detects motion.
– When you remotely arm your security system, all interior lights can turn off simultaneously.
– As soon as you lock your front door, a smart lock can trigger your lights to turn off and your security system to activate simultaneously.
Embrace Smart Solutions
Johns Brothers Security is a leading and trusted provider of home security systems with over forty years in the business. Beyond smart lighting systems and alarms, we offer an array of home security devices, including motion sensors, security cameras, video doorbells, smart locks, and more. Our team of security experts can even design a personalized home automation system to cater to your specific needs. We are known for keeping customers happy, and you can check out our outstanding customer reviews here.
For a personal consultation, contact us today at 1-800-242-9760 and take the first step towards a safer and more convenient home environment.