February 01, 2007
| by Rachel Cericola
Don’t worry about your home when away from home. Lutron has announced a new security package for its AuroRa wireless lighting control system. The package provides visual alerts to neighbors and rescue vehicles during in-home emergencies.
In the event of an alarm, all indoor lights controlled by the AuroRa lighting control system will turn on to full bright, while all of the entry lights controlled by the system will flash. In large neighborhoods and remote rural areas, this visual alert can shave minutes off a rescue team’s response time.
The AuroRa system was designed as a low-cost, simplified, radio frequency (RF)-based lighting control system that lets homeowners create a safe path of light into, and throughout the home from the car, patio and bedside. This pre-programmed system gives users the ability to enjoy the safety, simplicity and comfort of lighting control without any installation hassles, setup or programming.
Available now with a suggested list price of $950, the AuroRa security package includes five wall dimmers, five designer wallplate inserts, a tabletop master control, a wireless controller, and one security interface.
AuroRa packages are available in white, ivory, almond and light almond. For increased capability, you can link two systems together in the same home for a total of 10 dimmers.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.