3 Spine-Chilling Ways to Decorate Your Smart Home This Halloween
All around the month of October, many individuals are excited about Halloween and giving their buildings a spooky makeover. Since October 31st lands on a Thursday this year, many individuals may begin the festivities a week earlier to celebrate without any sort of conflicts with work or school.
If you are planning on throwing a Halloween party this year inside your smart-home, or if you just want to one-up your neighbors to get the most trick-or-treaters on your doorstep, there are a multitude of methods you can use to go above and beyond, turning your smart home into a graveyard smash.
The Harlingen smart home construction specialists of Smart Home Construction have a few recommendations regarding our favorite smart products and tools to make your smart home Halloween party or gathering really stand out.
1. Smart Lighting Systems
When it comes to giving your smart home a different, all-around personality during this spooky season, the most important aspect in doing so will be your lighting.
Smart LED bulbs such as the Philips Hue give you the ability to change colors at any moment with just the touch of your fingertips. These smart lights are controlled via your smartphone or smart hub and give you a number of different color patterns to choose from. Whether you want to set the environment to a blood-red hue or give it a very minimal hint of orange, the possibilities are basically endless.
Additionally, their designated app can give you a variety of different presets, even Halloween-themed ones that are up and ready to go. As far as exterior lighting for your potential trick-or-treaters, you can use these lights to give your front porch a terrifying feel should you integrate select motion sensors to create a very spooky scene.
And, you can program these lights to shut down at the end of the night and return to a regularly scheduled basis the next day automatically; great for keeping the peace with the neighbors.
2. Smart Speakers
After you’ve established your very own smart dungeon with your lighting, what would be a Halloween party without an eerie playlist? With smart speakers like Amazon Echo or the Google Home, you are in control!
By configuring them into your smart panel with compatible speakers, you can issue commands by using your voice to tell your smart speaker to do pretty much anything from playing your favorite Halloween playlist to even changing the temperature and lighting.
If you stream your music via Spotify, these products can log into your account so you can just say the name of a playlist you already curated yourself. If you rather create a more serious environment, however, you can also play very eerie and ghostly sounds when your Halloween guest arriving at your doorstep.
3. Visual Doorbells
Halloween isn’t Halloween without the tricks, and sometimes, they can go overboard. If you want to catch that little prankster that set up a flaming bag of unmentionables on your doorstep, nothing can do it better than a visual doorbell.
With a smart doorbell such as a Google Nest Hello, you can always tell who or what is at your door with a built-in camera that offers a direct stream to your smartphone or smart panel in real-time.
Not only will it keep an eye out for any human activity, but it will also watch out for any packages or decorations you may have on your front porch year-round. Visual doorbells come in all shapes and sizes that vary on what exactly you want for your home security system.
Be Prepared This Halloween With Smart Home Construction
At Smart Home Construction, we take pride in our work, crafting smart homes that help people embrace their inner creativity during Halloween or any other holiday. If you can’t wait to own a smart home of your own, our Cameron County smart home builders also offer ready-to-go homes that you can view here.