If a lighting control system is not interfaced with the home security system, then the most important benefits of lighting control are missed. Here’s why:
- opening doors such as the foyer and mudroom doors provide “entry/exit lighting for whatever time required. Also very convenient and energy saving.
- flash outside lights on alarm, easier to identify source of a siren
- motion sensors inside and outside your home can be used for pathway lighting, even if only for a minute, and only when dark. Convenient and saves energy.
- turn all inside lights on with any alarm
Another must for lighting control. Be sure all lights, whenever they are turned on or off, are ramped instead of instant. This will extend the life of light bulbs many times over.