From people to pets: how everyone can benefit from sensor lights indoors

Black and white dog lying on a grey sofa chewing a royal blue cushion with a wooden table in front with a spilt mug of tea and a Hive Indoor Camera on the table

Sensor lights indoors have lots of great uses inside the home. And the good news is that nowadays it’s incredibly easy to set up them up. One option is to buy specific indoor motion sensor lights. Alternatively, you can use smart light bulbs and connect them to smart motion sensors.

Connecting Hive lights and motion sensors – the four steps you need to know

  1. Open the Hive app and select ‘Actions’

  2. If using iOS, tap on the 'Discover' tab or if using Android, tap on the '+' button. From here, you can browse by device, choose an Action template or build your own

  3. Choose the devices (sensor and lights) for the Action and define what they should do. To alter a device or behaviour tap on the ‘When’, 'While' and ‘Then’ boxes and pick from the available options. When finished tap 'Done' then 'Next'

  4. Name the Action and tap 'Save' to finish. You should now see the new Action in the 'My actions' tab list and on your Hive Home dashboard.

Either way, there’s lots of ways everyone can benefit from using them. Let’s take a closer look.

Sensor lights indoors: a simple solution for protecting your property

Whether you rent or own, a sensor light indoors can be a great way of adding an extra layer of protection to your property. If someone breaks in, they are likely to stop in their tracks if the lights turn on, as they will think someone is at home. And, if you are at home but are asleep upstairs, you are more likely to be alerted to the fact that there is someone snooping around.

Sensor lights indoors: an extra pair of hands

Indoor movement sensor lights can benefit the entire family. For parents, a sensor light positioned just inside the front door can be really helpful. If you’ve got your hands full with buggies, shopping or children the lights will come on automatically rather than you having to put everything down and fumble for the light switch.

For young children, an automatic light on the landing is great for reassuring them that there’s nothing scary lurking on the way to the bathroom. And if it means the kids can go to the toilet without waking anyone up, it’s likely to be a hit with parents too.

Sensor lights indoors: extra care for the elderly

For older people, placing a sensor light under the bed is a great way of making sure they can see where they’re going the moment they get up. It’s quick and inexpensive to set up; acting as a reassuring guide.

Another helpful location is an indoor sensor light on the stairs. This can be a great way of making sure tricky steps, which can be difficult to negotiate, are always well-lit.

Sensor lights indoors: good for savvy savers

The chances are, someone in your household is guilty of leaving the lights on when they leave home. It’s a really easy way to waste money, and sensor lights indoors are a really easy solution. By setting up your lights to work in this way, you no longer need to follow round forgetful family members. And you’ll quickly start to see the savings on your electricity bill too.

Sensor lights indoors: perfect for pampered pets

Indoor sensor lights are great if you like to make sure your pet still gets his creature comforts when you’re not there. So, rather than leaving your faithful friend at home in the dark, the sensor will pick up on his movements and turn the lights on. After all, nobody likes coming home to a morose mutt.

Check out Hive’s range of smart lights and smart motion sensors over on the products section of our website.

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