April 21, 2023
One Step Towards Saving Energy Through Smart Home Automation
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 and the home alarm industry understand that going green is necessary. 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 saves users time and energy and 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.
Wireless Light Controls and Smart Plugs
Sometimes people are in a rush in the morning and leave a few lights or other appliances on by accident. With smart home automation, it's as simple as turning them off through the app, thanks to wireless light controls and smart plugs. You can even purposely turn them on and off while you're on vacation to make it look like someone is home, even though the house is empty.
If you have a security system with intrusion sensors, 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.
Smart Door Lock
Another great smart home automation tool is a smart door lock. This allows you to unlock your door with an entry code or your mobile device instead of your keys, so you never have to worry about getting locked out. With the Frontpoint smart door lock, you can feel secure while sharing access to your home with loved ones, service providers, and renters. Create and share unique entry codes, each with a customized name assigned to it, and receive instant notifications on your smartphone when someone enters or leaves your home. This is also great for letting service workers into your house when you're not home. Plus, if you leave the house and you're not sure that you locked up before you left, you can simply check the Frontpoint App to view the lock’s status and secure your home.
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.