Let Home Automation Help You During the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us which means our schedules are becoming hectic but also full of Holiday fun! While you may have decorating, party planning, and shopping for presents on your brain, we want to remind you that smart home automation can make your life simpler. Check out how our home automation devices can save you time and money this holiday season.

Stay Cozy with a Smart Thermostat

Whether you are visiting with family, entertaining guests, or staying in and watching Christmas movie marathons, a smart thermostat will keep up with your busy holiday schedule. If you are headed out of town, you can override your usual schedule by turning on “away mode” for savings.  If you have houseguests who like to adjust the temperature, you can set up an alert so you know when the target temperature is changed.  You can discreetly adjust it back to your liking using your mobile app.

Protect Your Present Deliveries

This holiday season people are doing more online shopping than ever to avoid the crowds at malls and shopping centers. With more package deliveries comes more package theft. A doorbell camera and smart lock can help keep your packages safe. When a delivery driver rings your doorbell, you will get an alert on your smartphone. If you are away from home you can use the 2-way voice feature of your video doorbell to tell the delivery driver that you would like them to place the package inside. Then you can unlock your door with the smart lock and unarm your alarm system for a moment so that the driver can put your packages safely inside.

Automate Your Christmas Lights

Setting up your Christmas decorations is work just in itself, then comes remembering to turn them on and off every night. With a smart plug, you can control and schedule your Christmas lights all from your smartphone. Automate your lights to come on at sunset, or when you arrive home and disarm your security system, then turn off automatically at midnight so you never forget.  Just add a smart plug to your Alarm.com system and connect your Christmas lights, and you are ready to go.

 

If you are interested in a smart home automation system that can make your life easier, contact us to schedule a visit with one of our security consultants for a free quote.