Add Smart Lighting & Energy Management to Your Security System

Don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour on Sunday, March 10. Daylight Saving Time was originally implemented to conserve energy and take advantage of daylight hours during World War I.

A security system from Mountain Alarm can also save energy with smart devices such as thermostats and automated lighting.

More Efficient Use of Energy

Save money on monthly energy bills by heating and cooling your home more efficiently while you’re away. A smart thermostat from Mountain Alarm automatically adjusts when no one is home. The thermostat integrates into your security system and understands when you leave the house. It can also re-adjust when you’re close to returning based on the location of your smartphone.

When someone leaves a window or door open, letting in cold or warm air, the thermostat adjusts accordingly. You can also get an alert on your phone so that you’re able to immediately close the door or shut the window. The thermostat then returns to its normal setting. No more asking the family, “Are we trying to heat the whole neighborhood?!”

An often-ignored source of wasted energy are devices that use energy constantly, include TVs, game consoles, DVRs, routers, and cable boxes. These can account for as much as 10 percent of your monthly power bill. With our smart plugs, which can be simply plugged into an existing outlet, you can cut the power supply when these devices are not in use. Like with all smart components, you can control the plugs through the app, or just set them up to turn off automatically at a specific time.

Automated Lighting

We offer an array of smart lighting solutions that easily integrate into your security system. You can set interior and exterior lights to turn on and off automatically at a specified time, when it gets dark, or whether you’re entering or leaving your home. Automated lights, inside and out, can also effectively deter would-be burglars.

Call Mountain Alarm today at 1-888-349-3455 if you want to learn more about home automation and energy management as part of a smarter security system.

And if you find that you’re tired after the time change, just remember that National Napping Day is March 11.