Philips Hue lights bring a new dimension to Yale’s smart home alarm

Leading home security specialist Yale has announced at IFA that it has integrated Philips Hue lights into its smart home alarm system. The move adds a new element to the firm’s home security offering, combining light and sound to create an additional level of deterrence to potential burglars.

The new integration also gives Yale smart home alarm customers important new ways of personalising their smart home security around their family’s needs.

The seamless integration between Philips’ Hue smart lights and Yale’s smart home alarms means that customers can add a visual element to their security setup, with ashing lights able to draw attention to their home in the event of a break-in. Further visibility in an emergency can be added when the system is teamed with Philips Hue colour ambient bulbs so that the lights ash red.

The integration will also make it easier for homeowners to know that their Yale alarm systems have been set successfully. Lights will ash when the alarm is armed, providing users with an extra level of reassurance before they leave their property. Kate Clark, managing director for Yale EMEA said: “Our integration with Philips Hue is the latest example of co-operation between two leading brands to make smart living a reality for homeowners. By launching at IFA, we can demonstrate the new integration to professionals within the industry, and demonstrate how Yale Smart Living is leading the way in creating a complete smart security ecosystem.”

Duncan McCue, head of partnerships for Philips Hue at Signify, Philips’ re-branded lighting division, hailed the importance of the new collaboration. “People are really beginning to appreciate the value smart home technology brings to their lives,” he said. “This latest integration illustrates the versatility and compatibility of Philips’ Hue lights, and underlines the importance of lighting to home security.”

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