Deter Intruders with Insteon Automated Lighting
Did you know that in 34% of all home invasions, the burglar enters your home through the front door?
The solutions below address this problem by offering a way to automatically turn on a light when motion is detected. A cleverly placed Insteon Motion Sensor linked to an Insteon Plug-In Dimmer can help scare away would-be burglars. The motion sensor triggers a lamp to turn on making the intruder think someone is home. The sensor should be set up to detect the someone approaching a location where security is a concern – typically outside a door or window.
Add an Insteon Hub to send you alert notifications when motion is detected.
The motion sensor will activate the Insteon-controlled table lamp via the Insteon Hub. You can link the motion sensor and the plug-in module to the hub to create
a scene, this is a grouping of devices that work in unison. If you want to schedule
your lights to turn on at a certain time, you can do that with the Insteon Hub.
Activate a table lamp using as Insteon Plug-In Lamp Module
with an Insteon Motion Sensor. Place the motion sensor in a location that covers the area that you want protected, but at the same time hides the motion sensor from being seen.
Step 1 - Link the Motion Sensor to the Lamp Module
Press and hold the motion sensor set button for 5 seconds.
This will put the motion sensor into linking mode.
Activate a table lamp using an Insteon Plug-In Lamp Module with an Insteon Motion Sensor,
while sending an alert to your smartphone from the Insteon Hub. Place the motion sensor in a location that covers the area that you want protected, but at the same time hides the motion sensor from being seen.
You can also use this to catch your kids when they try an sneak back in after curfew.
Step 1 - Add the Plug-In Module to the Hub
Log into the Insteon App and then navigate to Add a Device.
Scroll down until you see the Plug-In Module icon,
and click to add the plug-in module to the Insteon Hub.
Step 2 - Add the Motion Sensor to the Hub
Navigate back to the Add a Device screen.
Scroll down until you see the Motion Sensor icon,
and click to add the motion sensor to the Insteon Hub.
Step 3 - Set Motion Sensor Alerts
Under menu click Edit Devices and click on Motion Sensor.
Click Alerts, and then click on Message & Recipients
and set the notifications and then click Done.
Step 4 - Creating a Scene
Under the menu click on Create a Scene.
Select the motion sensor and the lamp module
and click Next, and click Done.
By using a scene this refers to usig multiple Insteon products together, this allows the motion sensor to activate the lamp module and at the same time when the motion sensor is triggered you will receive a push notification alerting you of the situation.
For addition help with creating a schedule, click Here.
Step 5 - Creating a Schedule
Under menu click Edit Devices and click on Plug-In Module.
Click > next to schedule, set the schedule that you want
the light to come on at, and then click Save.
Scheduling your lights to turn on at a given time each day can be a powerful tool when you are on vacation. This can be accomplished with the Insteon Insteon Hub.
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