Hue Can Do… Part 3: How to Make Your Home Safer with Philips Hue

13 December 2017

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Welcome to the third part of our Philips Hue series. In Part 1 we looked at how you can sync Philips Hue to the movie you're watching to create a truly immersive movie experience. For Part 2 we showed you how to turn your living room into a dancefloor by syncing your bulbs to the beat of your music. In the final part of our series, we're exploring how Philips Hue can make your home more secure. The Smart Home revolution continues to build-up speed with the likes of Alexa and Nest becoming common household items. You can also sync these innovations together. Using voice command via Amazon Alexa, you can turn down your heating through Nest, turn up your music through Amazon Echo, and switch on your lighting through Philips Hue. smart home control For those who are new to Philips Hue, we'll give you a quick summary of what it is and what it can do to make your home smarter...

What is Philips Hue lighting?

Philips Hue is designed to take your domestic or commercial lighting to the next level. Via the Philips Hue bridgethat connects directly to your router and the Philips Hue app, you're able to control your entire lighting system from pretty much any mainstream smartphone or tablet. It's been created to complement your lifestyle; improving day-to-day efficiency, while also being a fantastic entertainment piece when you sync it with the movies you watch and the music you listen to. Philips Hue enables you to: • Dim your bulbs remotely – you don't even have to get out of your chair to set the mood • Sync with your favourite movies and music for a truly immersive experience • Save money on energy bills thanks to built-in LED technology • Control up to 50 bulbs from one device for a seamless lighting experience hue app screenshot

How can Philips Hue help your home be more secure?

philips hue appIt’s always the last thing on your to-do list before jetting-off on holiday: switch-on the porch, living room or bedroom light to make potential intruders think someone’s home. While this method can be effective, it's also inefficient. After all lighting is the second highest consumer of energy in your home. Through the Philips Hue app, you can schedule lights to turn-on, turn-off, brighten and dim even when you're thousands of miles away, to make it look like you're home. This is not only effective in deterring any wannabe thieves, but it's also far more cost effective than leaving them on constantly while you're sipping a margarita across the Atlantic. You can also sync Philips Hue bulbs with the Philips Hue motion sensor. When motion is detected your lights will automatically come on – which could be just enough to startle an intruder. Motion sensor lighting is handy for day-to-day living too. No longer will you have to fumble for a switch when you wake up in the middle of the night and need the loo as the lights will come on automatically as soon as you enter the room. The motion sensor will also help you pocket a few more pounds because waste is minimised if your lighting is only ever on when someone's in the room. Finally, Philips Hue can work in conjunction with your location. Using the Philips Hue app, you can set your lighting to automatically turn on when you're within a certain distance of home – making life even easier and your lighting seamlessly automated. Get set-up with Philips Hue today.