The holiday season is filled with fun festivities and traditions as we prepare to visit with family and friends, but for some the impending holiday season means a stressful season lurks ahead. Leave holiday worries behind,
and experience the magic of the holidays with these four smart home solutions.
1. Porch Pirates
Holiday Worry: The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can make holiday shopping tough. As more shoppers turn to online shopping to help aid in completing their holiday shopping, many worry about package theft. As many as 31% of people have personally experienced package theft. So how can you prevent “porch pirates” from casing your doorstep?
Smart Holiday Hack: Put your mind at ease with strategically-placed outdoor cameras. Continuous recording allows you to watch what’s happening at your home anytime, from anywhere. Be alerted if a person is walking towards your front door, but not when a car drives by. If you’re expecting a package delivery, confirm the authenticity of visitors ringing your motion-triggered video doorbell using two-way voice and audio directly from your mobile app.
2. Vacation Vulnerability
Holiday Worry: The holiday season is one of the peak travel seasons of the year. Homeowners traveling often worry about their home’s safety while they’re away.
Smart Holiday Hack: Our security-based smart home automation solutions offer a turn-key solution for both your home’s security, and your peace of mind. Receive an unexpected activity alert when your outdoor camera captures a video clip of a car pulling into your driveway or when someone opens your back gate triggering your contact sensor. Schedule your home’s exterior lighting to turn on when a person approaches your front creating an irreplaceable layer of home visibility.
3. Lighting of the Tree
Holiday Worry: Part of the fun of the holiday season is enjoying the aromas of holiday cooking and the ambiance set by holiday lights, candles, and the warmth of a roaring fire. However, these holiday enjoyments can also turn deadly, quickly.
Smart Holiday Hack: According to the NFPA, the top day for home fires caused by candles is Christmas, followed by New Years Day. A few simple tips to protect the ones you love during the holidays, and every day of the year, includes regularly replacing the batteries in your home’s smoke detectors, using a fireplace screen to prevent fires from “jumping out” of the hearth, and never leaving a lit candle unattended.
4. Water Woes
Holiday Worry: Ole’ man Winter carries with him frigid outdoor temperatures leading to pipe bursts, and unexpected, costly water damage.
Smart Holiday Hack: Take proactive action against pipe bursts with well-placed water sensors. Perfect for positioning nearby vulnerable water sources such as water heaters, toilets, and sinks – receive a notification in the event water leaks are detected or if water pooling is detected. Extreme temperature sensors can also lend a hand preemptively notifying you when temperatures drop below freezing, and before pipes burst.