3 Cool Things You Can Do with a Smart Lighting System
A Guide to Using Smart Lighting and Shading
Did you know that a smart lighting system can be easily connected to motorized shades? If you make this simple update, you can do a lot more in your smart home.
We aren’t just talking about saving energy, but allowing the control system to take care of things for you so you don’t even have to think about it. Read this article to discover how you can expand the list of cool things you can do with automation in your Park Cities, TX home.
1. You can set it and forget it.
Do you remember that commercial for rotisserie ovens? You could put a whole chicken in it and “set it and forget it.” Crockpots work in the same way. Press one button and walk away to get other things done while your evening meal cooks itself all day. A smart lighting and shading system can be programmed to save energy and match your daily schedule during installation so that you don’t have to fiddle with it ever again.
Imagine waking up every day and watching the roller shades in your bedroom open right at 7 a.m. –and you didn’t have to lift a finger! At the same time, the lights in the hallway and kitchen will turn on leading you to the coffee pot (the most important part of starting the day).
Then when you are all dressed and ready to go to work an hour later, the solar shades will come down throughout the house to protect the furnishings from the sun, all the lights will turn off, and the security system will activate. Like clockwork, your smart home follows your lifestyle every day so you don't even have to think about it.
2. You can use sensors to help save energy.
We know you love the convenience of running your smart home on a schedule, but you can use sensors to determine when shades and lights turn on, too.
Solar sensors detect when there is a certain level of sunlight. If the sun is high and bright, the solar shades will automatically come down to protect your home from those harmful rays.
Alternatively, the lights will turn off to save energy since there is enough light in the room to see.
3. Use geo-fencing technology to control lighting and shading.
Geo-fencing is a relatively new technology that bases your smart home routine on where you are geographically.
So let's say you have just reached a mile from the house. Your house will sense your location using your smartphone GPS system and turn on the alarm, bring down the roller shades and turn off the lights.
As soon as you return from your trip, the house doors unlock, the shades open to let the light in and any other setting you want to activate.
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