In-wall light dimmers can easily be added to your home. These smart dimmer switches can replace an existing in-wall dimmer switch and offer smart control for your lights. This will allow you to control the lights locally and remotely as needed. You can even include your lights with smart scenes so that they turn on automatically with other system events or based on a set schedule. Many users like to set schedules for their lights so that they can save money on energy expenses. They can also make it appear like they are home by having the lights come ON and OFF automatically. This can be very useful while going on vacation.
Most new wireless security systems will support Z-Wave or Z-Wave Plus technology. Nearly all Z-Wave dimmers are compatible across any generation of Z-Wave, so backwards compatibility will be easy even if your panel doesn't support the latest Z-Wave technology. We are particularly fond of Z-Wave, as it is easily used with Total Connect 2.0 and Alarm.com. Most of our customers use either TC2 or ADC to establish smart scenes for their Z-Wave dimmers and to control them remotely. There are other protocols that you might also consider, including Apple HomeKit and Lutron depending upon your needs. Many iOS users build around the HomeKit platform, by using Lutron devices. Lutron is known for their integration with Alarm.com, which is very convenient.
You might also want to set up voice operation and control for your in-wall dimmer. This can be done using a smart hub like Amazon Alexa or Google Home. You can integrate a compatible platform, such as Total Connect 2.0, Alarm.com, or Apple HomeKit with your smart hub using a special skill, and integrate your dimmer switches for voice control. Then instead of having to reach for a dimmer switch, you can just ask your smart home to turn on the lights. Or you can set up smart scenes so that your lights turn on automatically upon disarming your system or opening your front door. The possibilities are endless with smart in-wall dimmers for your home.