From the bedroom and bathroom to the kitchen and living room, light bulbs throughout your interior are a must-have. That said, are you getting the most from your lighting? Why not revamp the way you use light by mixing smart lighting solutions around your Chico home.
What Are Smart Lights In Chico
Let's first establish - what is a smart light bulb? A smart bulb is a LED bulb with WiFi integration, which provides a user complete mastery over your home's illumination. All through the use of an mobile app -- like a home security app.
Reduce the brightness of individual smart bulbs to any point without using a dimmer knob, or glance at your mobile device to see if you accidentally left a light on. Have your lights to turn on at a predetermined time -- like when you wake up in the morning -- and turn off automatically right at bedtime. You can even adjust your lights to automatically set to the current mood, like at a quarter luminosity during your favorite TV show. You can even sync your lights to Alexa or Google Nest and command your bulbs by your voice.
Smart Lighting Syncs With A Home Security System For The Penultimate Combo
Accessibility is just one perk of smart lighting, though. Placing smart lighting are a powerful means to elevate your home security. Brightly lit houses are a [[hindrance|impediment|deterrent] to criminals. Thieves want to cloak their identity and hide their presence in the shadows.
A home equipped with smart lighting can be operated by a Chico smart home automation that’s a function of a a security system. You can create light sequences that mirror typical life inside the home, making it appear like the owners are moving from one spot to another. From an outside vantage point, unique smart light patterns create an illusion that a resident is literally in the home turning on and off those particular lights.
Where To Install Smart Bulbs
You don’t have to retrofit your whole home to use smart bulbs. In your Chico home, most smart light bulbs come suitable with your current lamps and fixtures. Start by assessing which areas you would like to make “smart” first. You do not need to swap out every individual light bulb, as It's not an all-or-nothing game. If you are overwhelmed by the idea of smart lighting, then start small and expand from there.
For the interior of your home, swap out light bulbs in rooms with windows. For starters, look at the lamps and fixtures in your living room, bedroom, or dining room. The idea is to illuminate a window enough for the brightness to be seen to people outside. Definitely work on lighting up the front of your doorway as many burglaries happen through the main door.
As for the exterior of your house, swap to smart lighting near high-traffic entrances to the home. Think about lights located by all doors, whether in the front, side, or back of your property. Don't neglect the lights on your garage as well. If anyone sneaks into your home from the garage, you can switch on that garage light with a tap of a button.
Install Your Chico Smart Lighting With Your Home Security System
Smart lights are a cinch to install and a breeze to use. With the guidance of a security professional, you can see ways to leverage smart light bulbs in conjunction with your new home security system. Give us a call at (530) 205-3977 or submit the form below.