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What is Smart Lighting?

Posted: May 24, 2019

Today’s homes are smarter than ever. Voice assistants, smart locks and video doorbell exist to help make your life easier and your home smarter. So, it is only natural that a smart lighting system also exists for your home.

What is smart lighting?

Smart lighting includes the different internet-connected solutions that allow you to manage, control, and check on your home’s lights. Smart light solutions include smart light bulbs, smart lamps, and smart plugs.

The Smart Plug from Protect Your Home

The versatile Smart Plug from Protect Your Home can work with your existing lamps. It is compatible with LED, CFL, halogen, and incandescent lightbulbs—so you can keep your lightbulbs. The Smart Plug also works with small appliances, such as coffee makers and fans.

The Smart Plug is very easy to use: just insert the smart plug into a wall outlet, and plug in your light or small appliance.

You’ll need to add your Smart Plug to your list of devices in the ADT® Pulse app. Press the “sync” button on the Smart Plug. That should get you started.

If you don’t see the Smart Plug in your app, go to the “System” tab and then “Manage Devices.” The on-screen directions will guide you through the rest of the installation steps.

Protect Your Home offers professional installation to help you get started with the Smart Plug. A professional Security Advisor will install and test the Smart Plug, and walk you through the different ways you can use the Smart Plug in the ADT Pulse® app.  

Management in the ADT® Pulse App

You can manage the Smart Plug (and your smart lighting system) from the ADT Pulse® app.

With the ADT Pulse® app, you can:

  • View and control your lights or small appliances.
  • Dim or brighten your lights, even if your lamp doesn’t have a dimmer.
  • Schedule timed lighting events (read more below).
  • Set lighting rules with your other home security devices (read more below).
  • Enjoy hands-free control of your lights with the The ADT Pulse® Skill and Amazon Alexa.


How do smart lights work with automated scheduling?

With the Smart Plug, you can automate your smart lighting system to turn on or off at set times. And, you can even program your lights to dim at specific times of day.

With Scheduling, you can:

  • Make it look like someone is home when you’re away.
  • Schedule your lights to fit your daily schedule. Ex: “lights on” when the sun sets, “lights on” when you get home from work, or “lights off” at children’s bedtimes.
  • Schedule your lights for smart solutions to life’s problems, such as “lights on” in the morning to help wake you up

Setting Lighting Rules:

How do smart lights work with automation rules? And, how can your Smart Plug work with your ADT®-monitored home security system and other smart devices?

With the Smart Plug and the ADT Pulse® app, you can set automated rules so your smart home security system and Smart Plug work together to make your home a smart home.

With the Smart Plug, you can set these Smart Lighting System Rules:

  • Automatic lighted entry when you disarm your system and unlock the front door.
  • Automatic lights off when you lock your door and arm your system in “Away” mode.
  • Automatic lights on when your indoor cameras detect motion in a room that has a Smart Plug and lamp, such as your living room.
  • Automatic lights on when your video doorbell camera or outdoor cameras sense someone approaching your home.
  • Automatic lights on when your home security system’s alarm is triggered.

ADT®: A Leader in Home Security Automation

ADT® has emerged as a leader in the home automation industry because there are many ways that smart home features can work to enhance your home security system.

Protect Your Home partners with ADT® to offer you smart home solutions that include the Smart Plug, ADT Video Doorbell, smart locks, video cameras, ADT Pulse®, and Amazon Alexa integration.

So, are you ready to upgrade your home security with the and a smart lighting system?

What is Smart Lighting (to You)?

What is smart lighting to you? Well, the potential benefits of smart lighting are many.

The Smart Plug from Protect Your Home allows you to manage your home’s lights and energy use. And, it can make life really easy—no more worrying about lights or appliances that you may have accidentally left on!

Best of all, a smart lighting system can integrate with your existing ADT-monitored security system as an additional security tool to help protect your home and family.

Are you ready to integrate the Smart Plug with a Protect Your Home security system? Contact us and learn more.