Home automation systems are becoming sleeker, more intuitive to use and more affordable. What most homeowners don’t realize is that a variety of today’s smart devices that offer added convenience and comfort to the home can also meet some security needs
With increased consumer confidence and demand for both security integrations and smart home features, smart lighting provides customers with an affordable way to add both to their home.
Home technology is becoming a standard for builders and adding lighting controls is a marginal cost compared to a more complex, hardwired automation system.
Homes can be marketed as both a smart home and one with added security benefits. If a customer balks at high-end security systems or homebuilders are looking to save on costs but still provide security elements, smart lighting products like WiFi dimmers, switches and plug-in modules provide low cost of entry and scalability as devices are added.
Not only does smart lighting provide increased security measures while your customers are home, it also gives them the opportunity to remotely access their lighting anytime, anywhere through an app on their smartphone, as long as WiFi is available.
This provides another level of security, as homeowners can schedule lighting “scenes,” or preset commands for group(s) of lights, while they are away for an “at home” look.
Smart lighting apps, like Leviton’s My Leviton app (pictured above), can help ease homeowners’ minds by giving them the option to adjust the lighting or scheduling for their devices on the go.
3. Added Convenience and ‘Cool’
While the technology and benefits of smart lighting controls can speak for themselves, there is something to be said about that “cool” factor that has increased the demand of these devices in recent years.
When you recommend smart lighting controls to your customers, you’re not only providing them with an element of security, but also a new, convenient, trending solution for their residences that can increase their interaction with and value of the homes.
It shows you are on top of tech trends and working as their trusted partner. Bottom line, security industry professionals should have the bigger picture on their mind when educating homeowners on the latest enhancements and connected devices that are available.