When designing your Home Automation lighting, be sure to consider security in addition to convenience. With Smart Home Lighting, you can control your lights in your home from wall keypad, smart screen, or remote. Additionally, you can control your lights anywhere you can connect to the Internet. This feature is especially important when you are away from home for an extended time and can turn the individual lights on and off at various times to give the appearance of someone being home. In imagining your Smart Home lighting system, remember 2 important things. First, think in terms of a group of lights, not just a single circuit and second, your lighting can be triggered by or trigger other events in your home. For example, when your garage door opens, a predetermined group of lights inside your home come on so you don’t enter a dark home; or when you select a cooking scene in the Kitchen that turns on a group of lights, your favorite playlist begins to play. From a security standpoint, every light in your home can be set to flash on and off when your alarm system is tripped. Next week in our final chapter in our series on Smart Homes, we will explore other smart devices that can be incorporated into your Smart Home.
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