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How To Use An Outdoor Smart Switch For Efficient Holiday Lighting

The winter holiday season is one of the busiest times of year, which is why it’s important to find ways to enhance your ability to be as time efficient as possible.

Turning your house into a smart and connected home with accessories like the outdoor smart switch allows you to be able to avoid common holiday irritants like waking up in the middle of the night and running downstairs hoping your front lawn isn’t up in flames because you forgot to turn off the lights.

What is an outdoor smart switch?

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An outdoor smart switch is a smart home accessory that allows you to turn your outdoor applications on and off remotely so you never have to worry about whether or not you accidentally left the lights on, or have to get off your comfy couch to turn on the sprinklers.

How can I get the most out of my outdoor smart switch this holiday season?

With the exciting holiday season coming up, we know that many of you are looking forward to decorating the outside of your home with all sorts of beautiful lights.
We also know that with great decorating comes great responsibillity. Namely, making sure your outdoor lights are turned off at the end of the night to minimize your chances of waking up to a house fire.

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You also don’t have to worry about getting up to turn them on, when you can easily do it from the comfort of your couch.

Most smart home accessories, this one included, require that you have a central core that allows you to communicate with it to activate and deactivate, or even create schedules for maximum efficiency.

We highly recommend that you choose a smart home security system to act as your outdoor smart switch’s core communicator. When you pair the accessory with a security system,  you get the added bonus of affordable home security (with no required monthly fees!) so that you never worry about your decor or gifts being stolen.

We also advocate pairing your outdoor smart switch with our inexpensive range extender to boost its signal strength when decorating at longer distances from your home/Piper.

Got any awesome holiday decorating stories? Share them with us in the comments below!