We all know how stressful the holidays can be, and how that stress detracts from quality time with our loved ones. But reducing those stresses means managing a multitude of small details, those unruly time robbers that add up far too quickly. Is it even possible? With home automation, the answer is a resounding, yes.
Here are some ways you can use home automation to manage holiday stress and leave more time to sit back and enjoy the spirit of the season.
Let Guests In
You never want to leave your key out where anyone can find it, but you can’t always be home to let in guests when they arrive. Now, there’s no need to rush home. Just unlock the door from your smart phone. You can even make them feel welcome and comfortable by turning on lights and music or turning up the temperature.
Set the Mood
Want to create some energy at a party or help things unwind? No problem! Just use home automation to set custom scenes that can create mood with lighting, temperature, and custom play lists.
Of course, with all that online shopping you will be getting a few deliveries. Even if you aren’t home you can use your video doorbell and alerts to know that something wonderful has arrived.
Don’t Forget the Light Display
After spending hours (and hours) putting up all those incredible lights, you would think it is easy to remember to actually turn them on. With everything else there is to remember, sometimes we forget to light up our world. With home automation, you can be sure your hard work is not in vain and schedule the times you want them on or off.
Make Your Home Unattractive to Burglars
One big holiday stress is thinking about the increased vulnerability to burglary. Thieves know that residents are home less frequently and have more new, still in box items easily accessible in the home which makes every home a more attractive target. Keep thieves guessing by using home automation to make the home always look busy and occupied.
Did You Really Turn Off the Iron?
Busy schedules mean details fall through the cracks, causing even more stress and time lost. With home automation, you never need to go back or second guess whether or not you turned off the iron, locked the door, shut the garage, or enabled the alarm. Just check your phone and manage the details from there.
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