How Does Smart Lighting Improve Security?
Smart lighting is offered by a number of security companies throughout Bermuda, and further afield. But it’s only natural that some customers will question why smart lighting is considered a security feature?
Admittedly, the merits of smart lighting for security aren’t as obvious as more conventional security equipment like CCTV and intruder alarms. However, that doesn’t make them any less valuable to your home or commercial property.
Read on as we shine a light on the benefits of smart lighting for security.
What exactly is smart lighting?
First things first, it’s worth clarifying what exactly is meant by the term ‘smart lighting’. Smart technology refers to devices which can connect to the internet, enabling them to effectively make decisions, respond to commands and follow schedules.
With smart lighting, that means it can be controlled via schedules or commands on remote devices like phones, computers or tablets. However, it also allows it to connect to other security equipment like CCTV cameras, which brings us onto the first advantage for security…
1. Assisting CCTV
Smart lighting can significantly assist CCTV when installed in the right areas. When the camera detects motion, for example, the smart lighting can be activated to illuminate the area which the camera is monitoring.
In doing so, it will make sure your cameras can capture better footage of what’s happening and, most importantly, who’s there. This can also be used to complement built-in infrared technology which is used on some cameras for low-light environments.
2. Deterring criminals
By illuminating areas outside of your home, smart lighting can add to the deterrent that’s already in place with security features like CCTV and intruder alarms. Let’s face it – criminals want an easy target. Somewhere they can break into without detection.
Knowing they’re not just being watched, but completely visible, will deter even the most brazen of burglars. Smart lighting can even act as a standalone deterrent, with criminals worried that the bright lights will alert people nearby to their activities.
3. The 'lived in' look
When burglars are looking for an easy target, they don’t come easier than vacant houses. Whether you’re away on holiday or just out at work for the day, wrongdoers can easily spot that you’re out of the house and even become familiar with your schedule.
That’s significantly harder when you have smart lighting installed. As well as being deployed externally, smart lighting can be used on the inside of your home to control lighting from your smartphone, tablet or computer.
With lights being switched on and off remotely, you can create the impression that you’re inside your home, making criminals less likely to attempt a break-in.
Finding the right security solution for your property
Ready to bolster your property’s security with smart lighting? At Selectron, we have a selection of state-of-the-art smart lighting products as well as the latest CCTV cameras that can work independently in low-light conditions. The new 4MP IP ChromaView cameras provide colour shots at night without the need for external lighting, for example.
Whatever your requirements, preferences and budget, we’ll work to find the right solution for your property. Contact us today to talk more about security for your home or commercial site.