How a Home Security System Promotes an All-Treat, No-Trick Halloween
Thanks to Control4 smart automation, you’ve got Halloween safely in the bag this year
An estimated 41.1 million trick-or-treaters hit the streets last Halloween, and this year is likely to be no different. With around 120 million stops to make (though slightly fewer here in Dallas, TX), kids will be everywhere come October 31. So, how do you help promote safety among the cavalcade of pint-sized Iron Men and Captains Marvel coming to your neighborhood? With a smart home security system, of course. To learn how you can utilize your automated security features to encourage a happy, healthy holiday, keep reading.
Who’s at the Door?
Halloween may have roots that go back more than 2000 years, but trick-or-treating is a more recent development. That means you should expect at least a few costumed candy-seekers to darken your doorway this year. But thanks to Control4, you don't have to leave the couch to see who's at the door.
With Intercom Anywhere from Control4, you can answer the door from your smartphone or mobile device. When someone rings the bell, you’ll receive an alert. Pull up an HD video stream and speak directly to the person at the door. Monitor activity and more outside of your home when you can’t get there directly.
Intercom Anywhere also integrates seamlessly with other smart home features from Control4, like electronic locks, so it’s beneficial at any time of year. Let guests in the front door with the touch of a button, or secure your space instantly.
A Little Light
The phrase “a little light” can mean a lot of things. When candy-bags are "a little light," it likely means TP in your cedar elm. But when your home has "a little light" illuminating your outdoor spaces, it means safety and fun. With Control4's integrated LED solutions, you can create a custom look and a safe environment.
Efficiently light pathways to your door and the perimeter of your home so trick-or-treaters know where to go. Thanks to programmable scenes, you can find the right balance between brightness and elegance to make your home look stunning. Plus, you can change the scene or return to your favorites with the touch of a button.
And LEDs are amazing. Not only do they operate more efficiently than incandescent bulbs, but they also offer cool hue-changing abilities as well. Highlight your home with spooky blue and ghoulish green tones and become the haunted house champion of your block this year.
One-touch solutions from Control4 make Halloween a safe and secure holiday to enjoy. But there's plenty more to learn.
If you want to find out more about smart home security features that will simplify your safety all year' round, click here or give us a call at (214) 377-9434 today!