Happy Earth Day! Each year, communities from all over the globe come together to bring awareness to safer energy use and sustainability. While energy conservation and climate change initiatives take place year-round, Earth Day encourages everyday citizens to make greener choices that will positively impact their homes, communities, and even the world. Amidst the current climate crisis, rallies have sparked conversations around the need for immediate energy changes. With a rise in protests against burning fossil fuels, scientists are also pressing the importance of cleaner energy and more sustainable energy use.
Smart home automation companies, along with the home alarm industry, understand that going green is a necessity. Frontpoint Security has joined the effort by offering new systems that do a lot more than protect your home and family from break-ins, floods, and fires. It provides energy-saving options that you can easily control through lights, plugs, thermostats, and much more from your smartphone and web app. Now, more than ever is a critical time to invest in more sustainable energy for the sake of our planet and our future.
How smart home automation works
As the name suggests, smart home automation is the automatic control over various electronic devices in your home. This type of technology is still relatively new, saving users not only time and energy but also money on utility bills. It works through a network of devices that are connected to the internet. Some systems can be managed through voice assistants like Alexa, Google Assistant, a central hub, or a mobile app.
Here are a few ways to bring sustainability to your home through Frontpoint’s smart energy controls.
Whether you live in the coldest or hottest climates, you'll no longer have to worry about coming home to an uncomfortable temperature. With a smart thermostat, you can easily get temp alerts and raise or lower the temperature in your home. This gives you the freedom to remotely control your houses systems for energy efficiency. It's not just one-way communication – the best devices alert you when the temperature is above or below a designated point so that you can adjust accordingly. So, be sure to design your preferred temperature schedule based on your lifestyle.
Wireless Light Controls and Smart Plugs
Say you're in a rush in the morning, and left a few lights or other appliances on by accident, it's as simple as turning them off through the app, thanks to wireless light controls and smart plugs. And if you have a security system, even better! Set up custom rules and schedules based on your activities at home like alarms, arming events, or sensor activity. For instance, when a family member comes home and disarms the security system, the light in the front hallway can be set to turn on automatically, adding an extra layer of comfort and security. If activity is detected by motion sensors upstairs, the upstairs lights can be set to turn on automatically. For additional protection, users can automate the lights to turn on and stay on for thirty minutes if a security alarm is triggered.
While homeowners and renters continue to look for ways to make their homes more sustainable, incorporating Frontpoint’s smart home automation is a great place to start. Give you and your family peace of mind with safety, security, and energy conservation year-round.