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How to use smart light bulbs in your Sandy Springs home

February 19, 2024
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Did you realize you can upgrade your home’s security and convenience in seconds by simply switching out a light bulb? It really is that simple. See how to use smart light bulbs in your Sandy Springs home and why you need to integrate them into your security system.

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

Smart light bulbs look no different than regular versions and are placed your present light sockets. You won’t require any tools or an electrician. The “smart” designation alludes to how they link to wireless networks. This capability lets them be accessed and adjusted your phone, tablet, and even your home security system.

The wireless networking is often achieved through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or another communication protocol such as Z-Wave or Zigbee. Some smart light bulbs employ a bridge or hub linking them to other smart elements and your router. This bridge is nice as it keeps your smart light bulbs off of your main Wi-Fi signal. Some lights also are packaged with switches that simply install over traditional ones.

Why Connect Smart Light Bulbs In Sandy Springs To Your Home’s Security?

You will enjoy the ability to control your smart bulbs from anywhere. You can adjust and flip lights on or off from a helpful smartphone app. You don’t have to use your hands at all, as you may control lighting with simple spoken commands. But smart light bulbs in Sandy Springs provide even more if you incorporate them to your home security system. Here are some examples of what you can do:

  • Design rules that work with other security tools. To illustrate, if your outdoor surveillance camera perceives dubious behavior, it can trigger your interior lights to activate. Smart light bulbs can be an effective theft deterrent.
  • Set your entryway light to illuminate whenever your primary entrance is unlocked.
  • Have hallway and bedroom lights illuminate whenever a safety component like a smoke alarm or CO detector is set off.
  • Customize lighting schedules and give the impression that your home is inhabited when you’re taking a vacation. There are even some smart home systems that have a specific “Away Lighting” setting that mimics the random lighting of an occupied home at night. Schedules can also help lower your electrical consumption, saving you money in the long run.

Even if you neglect to program a schedule when you’re on vacation, you can still easily access and control smart light bulbs through your convenient smartphone app.

Request Smart Light Bulbs In Sandy Springs With Your New Vivint Smart Home

Create automations, program schedules, and get instant access to your smart devices with a security system from Vivint. Our installers can give you ideas on how to use smart light bulbs in your Sandy Springs home and get you familiar with the cell phone app. If you would like to add security and convenience to your home, contact Vivint today at (470) 466-8688 or fill out the easy form on this page.