4 Holiday Automation Tips for Your Smart Home

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Connecting your home to the Internet is an amazing and fun experience, but it isn’t always seamless. You need to consider how your connected home improves the way you live and how it can save you time and energy—and money. 

Below are some of the top smart-home holiday automation tips for you to consider as you build out your smart home this holiday season. By following these steps, you’ll maximize just how connected and automated your home can be, so that your holidays can be extra enjoyable.

Get a Video Doorbell

One of the best things about the holiday season is receiving goodie bags. With a video doorbell, you no longer need to receive your packages and presents in person. You can have those goodies and gifts delivered to your front door, and you can monitor them right through the video doorbell.

You can see who is at your door, and even have them speak to you through your smartphone, tablet, or home computer. And since theft is rampant this season, a video doorbell can help you see if the package left at your doorstep is safe from burglars.

Install a Full Home Security System

A quality security system can improve your holidays by protecting your home and loved ones from potential threats to their safety. The holiday season is a time of year famous for criminal activity, not just theft. If a crime occurs, smart security systems can alert authorities in a timely fashion and offer real-time video (if you have one with a camera) that could help identify a culprit.

As you prepare for the holidays, security is the best gift you could give yourself and your family. And since the holidays tend to be a busy time for family travel and last-minute shopping, a monitored security system can act as a deterrent for break-ins and other acts. With a full home security system, you can rest assured that your home is ringed with protection and your loved ones are safe. 

Set the Right Lighting Scenarios

No one likes to wake up on Christmas morning to a dark home. By automating the right lights, you can ensure that your family and guests can see the sparkle of the tree or the sparkly attire of everyone getting ready for the holiday celebration. The best way to make sure that you are ready for the holiday season is to set up light scenes that match your needs. These scenes can be triggered from your smartphone, or you can have them connected to motion detectors.

Get a Smart Thermostat

A smart thermostat can be an excellent addition to your holiday automation as well. Thermostats are critical to ensuring that you keep your family and home happy and healthy. A smart thermostat only makes sense when you can program it so that the temperature adjusts to your family’s needs. You can even make sure that your house warms up at a certain time, or cools down when your family leaves home.

Time to Automate!

Automating your home will not only make your holidays more comfortable, but it will also protect you and your valuables that are often targets of thieves. Hopefully, these tips will help you to settle into the holiday season with a more relaxing and enjoyable setup in your smart home. 

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