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How to use smart light bulbs in your Elizabethtown home

February 19, 2024
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Did you realize you can modernize your home’s security and convenience in an instant by just switching out a light bulb? It really is that simple. Learn how to use smart light bulbs in your Elizabethtown home and why you ought to add them to your security system.

What Are Smart Light Bulbs, And How Do They Function?

Smart light bulbs look no different than regular versions and are inserted your current fixtures. You won’t need special tools or an electrician. The “smart” aspect is a reference to how they bridge to wireless networks. This operability permits them to be accessed and adjusted your phone, tablet, and even your home security system.

The wireless connection is often made possible through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or another communication protocol such as Z-Wave or Zigbee. Some smart light bulbs employ a hub or bridge connecting them to other smart devices and your router. This hub can be helpful in keeping your smart light bulbs away from your primary Wi-Fi channel. Various lights also are packaged with switches that easily install over your existing ones.

Why Connect Smart Light Bulbs In Elizabethtown To Your Home Security System?

You will enjoy the chance to control your smart bulbs from any location. You can dim and switch lights on or off from a convenient smartphone app. You don’t even need to use your hands, as you may manage lighting with straightforward spoken commands. But smart light bulbs in Elizabethtown offer even more if you connect them to your home’s security. Here’s an idea of what you can do:

  • Establish rules that work with other security components. To illustrate, if your outdoor surveillance camera detects questionable movements, it can trigger your foyer lights to illuminate. Smart light bulbs are a powerful theft deterrent.
  • Program your foyer light to illuminate whenever your main entry is unlocked.
  • Have hallway lights turn on whenever a safety component like a fire alarm or carbon monoxide detector is tripped.
  • Customize lighting schedules and make it seem like your home is in use when you’re traveling. There are even some smart homes that offer a specific “Away Lighting” setting that mimics the erratic light usage of an occupied home in the evening. Schedules will also help reduce your electrical use, saving you money over time.

Even if you don’t customize a schedule when you’re away, you can still effortlessly access and govern smart light bulbs via your handy smartphone app.

Get Smart Light Bulbs In Elizabethtown With Your Vivint Smart Home

Create automations, implement schedules, and enjoy easy access to your smart components with a security system from Vivint. Our installers can explain how to use smart light bulbs in your Elizabethtown home and get you familiar with the mobile device app. If you want to add security and convenience to your household, contact Vivint today at (270) 550-1814 or complete the simple form below.