A Utilitech digital timer can be programmed and used to turn on lights and other home appliances at specific times. Some timer models provided added functionality by turning one wall outlet into two outlets.
Apart from functioning as automatic triggers for appliances, Utilitech digital timers also work as aids to home security. Lights and appliances can be set to switch on at regular intervals, making a home appear to be occupied. Plug the timer into the wall outlet, and connect the desired device to it directly or wirelessly. To activate the system, set the time at which the timer should activate the device using the programmable display.