Why Are Motion Sensors In A Home So Useful?

Jul 25, 2019

Your house is your sanctuary. A place where you can relax, forget your worries and feel comfortable. Not everyone realises the small details can make the biggest difference. This small but life changing detail we are talking about is motion sensor lighting.

If you are not too familiar with motion detectors, these are small electronic eyes that detect infrared waves or heat waves that radiate from moving objects. When the detector senses an object moving across its field of view, especially warmer objects such as people, animals and cars it electronically turns on the lights.

It is not just our telephones and computers getting smarter, it is now the light bulb too! Here are our top 4 reasons why your home needs motion sensor lighting.

1. Lower energy bills

If you are like most homeowners, you are always looking for a way to reduce expenses such as energy bills. However, there is one bad habit we are all guilty of that can make your saving goals harder. Leaving the lights on. Whilst this may seem harmless, a single bulb could cost up to $0.75 per hour. Many homeowners are opting to install such motion sensors into rooms to eliminate this problem. By installing motion sensor lights, you don’t have to worry about switching the light on or off anymore because the motion sensors can activate or deactivate the light for you. Some models can even identify the natural light, so they can be programmed to only function once the suns goes down.

In the end you will pay less in electricity bills because there are no lights in your home being left on accidentally. Therefore, being a more environmentally friendly solution.

2. Smarter Crime Deterrence

Unfortunately, it is a fact that intruders look for the most vulnerable homes. When they are seen they flee. Motion sensor lighting helps prevent burglaries and vandalism by making the intruder visible and startling them. With motion sensor lighting the minute a criminal might set foot on your property – they will run as soon as the lights are activated. Imagine how frightened trespassers would be if they were suddenly exposed by a powerful light beam while trying to jump a fence.

There is also the financial aspect to consider. The LED motion sensors are an effective way to increase your home security without spending a fortune on sophisticated alarms and lighting systems.

3. No need for a switch

How many times have you tried to enter a dark room and switch on the light but end up stubbing a toe or tripping over your child’s toy? With the help of motion sensor technology, you don’t have to continually switch on and off your light because the sensor will do it for you. This is extra convenient for all those who have light switches inside the room rather than outside.

You have arrived home with a handful of groceries, walking from the driveway to your kitchen the motion sensor picks up your movement & turns on your lights meaning you no longer have to find that switch with an elbow or drop your shopping en route. It makes life just that little easier.

4. Light anywhere

LED motion sensors can be installed anywhere, whether it be a driveway, a porch, or garage.  Wherever you might want easy lighting solutions without having to search or fumble your way around for a switch. Motion sensors can make it a breeze for you and your visitors.

Can you think of some great places you would like to add a motion sensor?

Talk to us about having motion – activated sensors installed in your home or outside. Some extra wiring may be necessary, especially for safe and reliable power to outdoor security lighting. Contact us today to schedule a professional installation.

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