Whether you are a new homeowner building your dream house or a homeowner who is renovating their house, installing the latest gadgets in your home to make it a ‘smart home’ can make your life easier and stress-free in so many ways.
One way to upgrade a smart home is to add smart sensors to the house’s ecosystem.
What are Motion Sensors?
Motion sensors capture data from environments around them by transforming their physical properties like temperature, mass, speed, pressure, or humans’ presence (by detecting a change in body temperature) into electrical signals that can correspond to a set of actions. The most common smart sensors are motion sensors that can also be used for smart lighting.
Here’s how the use of motion sensors at home can make your life easier:
- Activate smart motion sensors for lights in every room
Dreary tasks like fumbling for light switches in the pitch dark at night are a thing of the past. Whether you want to take a midnight snack break to the kitchen or cross a dark hallway to get to your living room in the darkness, smart lighting with motion sensors will help you literally light the way.
- Turn on lights in a room when a door opens
One of the best uses of smart lighting with motion sensors is to turn the lighting on and off in a room when a door opens and closes. You can have an open or close sensor triggered in your smart lighting to do this, or you can use the sensor to toggle a smart plug to do it for you.
This is particularly helpful when you have an attic, basement or a walk-in closet where there’s a light switch.
- Enhance your security system
A smart motion sensor system can help you enhance your home security hub too. If you place smart sensors on the windows and doors of your house, you can have an alert sent to your phone if they detect motion when you’re not home. Motion sensors like these can also be turned on to scare off an intruder.
- Turn off lights in a room when there’s no motion detected
You can use smart lighting with motion sensors to turn off lights in a room when you exit. Your smart lighting system will generally have a setting to turn off lights when you’re not in the room for an extended period of time, helping you save electricity.
- You can use motion sensors to open your garage door
You can trigger your smart home motion sensors to open your garage door when you come home from work. If you have a smart lighting system with motion sensors, you can even set the system to light your garage when you come home.
- Close your windows and doors automatically
If you’re someone who is constantly worried about a burglar breaking in when you’re not at home because you might have left a door or a window open, worry not. You can set up your motion sensor to send you an alert on your smartphone every time someone is moving around your home when they are not supposed to.
This technology is helping make homes proactive when it comes to the safety of you and your family. Having a smart home with several smart sensors can help you create a safe environment for your family, where you don’t have to stress about your home’s security constantly.