Summer is here, and it’s the season of travel. Of course, we live in a natural paradise here in the Clearwater and Tampa Bay area, but that doesn’t mean we don’t’ enjoy a little time away. If you are getting ready for a vacation, you’re probably doing more than just packing bags. Properties always need a little extra attention before you leave them for days, weeks, or even months. Your plants will need watering. The mail will need to be picked up regularly. This will keep your mailbox from exploding all over the road, but it’s also an important security preparation. So what else will you do to keep your property secure? The best way to deter thieves is to make them believe you are home even when you’re not, and this is possible (and easy!) with Lighting Control Automation.
Lighting Control Automation (LCA) is a lot like a timer for your outdoor lighting, but it is so much more. LCA actually allows you to control and program all of the electrical circuits in your home, including those indoors. So when you are away on vacation, your outdoor lighting system will continue to turn on and off normally, and we can even program interior lights to turn on and off, mimicking your normal patterns. It will appear as if you are still home, making your home less likely to be targeted by thieves or vandals.
LCA also takes the complexity out of outdoor lighting timers. Remember coming home to a dark house after Daylight Savings Time ended last year? Lighting Control Automation uses the GPS coordinates of your home to determine precisely when the sun sets. Your lights can be programmed to turn on at dusk, despite DST shifts and the week-to-week variation of daylight hours. This means your system will illuminate your property precisely when you want it to each night and not a moment too soon or too late.
Lighting Control Automation is all about control. Through an app that can be downloaded to your smartphone or tablet, you can manually turn any circuit on or off. This allows you to override programming if you desire. Perhaps you decide to turn the air conditioner off while you are away to save energy. You can program the system to turn back on in ample time to cool your home before your arrive. But what if your return is delayed? With the app, you can override your setting, keep the system off to accommodate your delay, and continue conserving energy.
With LCA technology, controlling your outdoor and indoor lights is easier than ever and is an investment in your home’s security. Add it to your outdoor lighting system today. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay. We are ready to answer your questions and give you control over your beautiful, secure home.
Robert van der Putten, Owner & Father
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay
727-785-6000 or 813-237-0340