START SMART For Better LANDSCAPE LIGHTING
It is not just the light for your pathway. It is an important security enhancement, as night lighting greatly reduces crime.
Outdoor lighting also greatly enhances the street appeal of your home.
Smart lighting allows you to schedule your lighting to come on every day, at dusk, or anytime, automatically. Many have their outdoor lights come on 30-45 minutes prior to dusk, and have their system turn off until 2 hours prior to dawn, just in case you need to leave for work predawn.
Integrating your landscape lighting into more encompassing, single app, is a smart way to allow other systems to share awareness with your outdoor lighting.
It is very common that when integrated to your alarm app, that not only can you turn on your exterior lights at scheduled times, e.g. 30 minutes prior to dusk, the alarm system, when armed can randomly turn on and off lights, to provide the appearance you are home, even while away.
BRING IT ALL
Using an Elan whole house control app – this single app will take your home to a whole new level.
When you integrate your outdoor lighting into your ELAN total home control app, you can do special magic. With this app, many will program their lights to slowly come up, just like the sun, so that outdoor lights begin at 10% 2 hours prior to dusk, and then grows to 100% at 1 hour after dusk. And then conversely go from 100% on at 11 pm and take a 1-2 hour dimming period to go off by 2am.