Lighting control is one of the least expensive and most impactful smart home products.
There are three basic types of smart lighting that can be controlled via an app on your phone:
- Smart light bulbs – these are z-wave light bulbs that can be screwed into any socket. These are the least expensive, but do present a few challenges.
- Smart lamp modules – the module plugs into an existing electrical outlet and your lamp plugs into the module.
- Smart light switches – these require installation by an electrician, but are only $50 more than the other options. They are perfect for locations like your front porch.
When purchased through QEI Security & Technology, all of the products above control your lights through the same app on your phone. This app also provides control of your security system and all other compatible smart devices in one place.
Use Lighting Control to Protect Your Home
As part of a smart home, smart lights can deter burglars by making your home look occupied when you’re not there. As well as controlling them remotely, you can set realistic schedules that mimic real life, such as having your lights come on at sunset, or at slightly randomized times. You can also take advantage of motion sensors to lights into motion-triggered security lighting.
Combine Lighting Control with Other Smart Devices
With a QEI Security & Technology system, devices will share their intelligence with your smart lights. For example, you can have your porch lights turn on automatically when you remotely unlock your front door’s smart lock – a great feature on dark evenings when you’re loaded down with groceries.