Fall has arrived, along with cooler weather and shorter days. As the days grow shorter, especially in Richmond, Virginia, the nights are getting longer. At the end of November, the sun will set a little after 5:00 PM, giving criminals a hint that a dark house is unoccupied. This security risk can be minimized, however, through smart home lighting.
The FBI reports that 65% of burglaries occur during the daytime – but daylight isn’t the reason. A burglar typically strikes when he is confident that the homeowner is working. It’s easy for thieves to identify a target if you regularly work past sunset and your house remains dark.
Security and Comfort Are Enhanced by Smart Home Lighting
With smart home lighting, you can turn a lonely, dark space into an inviting, secure area with remote control.
If you know you will be home late, it’s a good idea to leave a light on. Besides preventing you from tripping over things, it is a practical security measure. After a long day at work, arriving home to a well-lit home is nice. Smart lighting can be controlled via home automation in two main ways, with a wide variety of customizations:
- With a simple command from a smartphone or other mobile device, you can turn on various lights in various parts of your home.
- It is possible to schedule individual lights and lighting scenes to turn on and off at specific times.
The customization options with home automation are as numerous as the number of lights and your desire to personalize them. For example, the front porch, entrance, and living room lights could be automatically turned on when the sun sets by using one manual command or a timed scene.
Ensure Your Home Is Safe
To commit a burglary, criminals look for houses where they can quickly enter, grab valuables, and leave before the resident notices. They avoid a home that makes these things difficult. It has been proven that home security protection signs (with visible security systems) tend to discourage thieves. In general, criminals do not like to deal with sensors, smart cameras, alarms, or the authorities that those elements can bring.
Ultimately, though, burglars don’t want to break into occupied houses. When surveying burglars about their methods, it was found that they often knock first to see if anyone is home (which is why doorbell cameras are so helpful)-and that they don’t bother if the lights are on. If you’re away from home, make your home look as if you are home to deter burglars.
It’s simple to make your home look lived-in with lights. It is easy to accomplish this with smart home lighting. In addition, motion-activated lights are great because they will not only alert you to move on your property but also deter intruders.
Benefits of Smart Home Lighting When Integrated With Smart Home Technologies
Smart lighting integrates with other home components when part of a complete smart home. The following are some examples of the benefits of smart home lighting and what this combined technology can do for you:
- Your entryway lights will automatically turn on when you unlock your front door or turn off your security system.
- Create a rule that triggers the external lights to turn on when your outdoor camera detects motion.
- When arming your security system remotely, turn off all interior lights.
- When you lock your front door smart lock, your lights will go out, and your security system will be activated simultaneously.
Johns Brothers Security is one of the leading companies and most trusted home security system providers. Along with smart lighting systems and alarms, we offer a range of home security devices. In addition to motion sensors, security cameras, smart lights, locks, and other features, our security experts can design a custom home automation system for your home. Call us today for a personal consultation at 1-800-242-9760!