The hustle and bustle of the holiday season has most of us moving in different directions.That is good in the sense that holiday celebrations give us the opportunity to spend time with family and friends we may not get to see as often as we would like. Still, the holidays bring an increased risk of accidents and security issues that are a normal part of so much activity. You can make the holidays safer in your own home with the implementation of a few home automation strategies.
There are so many ways to make your holidays safer that it would be impossible for us to list them all here. The suggestions we have chosen to present in this blog post can all be implemented using a home automation system from Uxari. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about how one of our systems can make you safer this holiday season.
Automate Your Lighting
Some of the trips and falls relating to injuries in the home are the direct result of inadequate lighting. During the holiday season, these kinds of accidents tend to be more frequent because of the number of guests who visit. Let’s face it; guests aren’t as familiar with your home as you are. Where you might be able to walk up the porch steps with your eyes closed, doing so would be dangerous for your guests.
Automating your lighting ensures that there is adequate lighting for all your guests whenever it’s needed. You simply program specific scenes to account for the arrival and departure of your guests and forget about it. You can choose to automate both interior and exterior lighting as well.
Automate Your Door Locks
If you are planning on out-of-town guests staying in your home, one of the easiest ways to give them access without having to create keys that can be lost or stolen is to automate your door locks. Automated door locks can be locked and unlocked using a smartphone app. This can be helpful in a lot of different ways, including giving your guests access to your home should they arrive in town while you’re still at work.
Secure Your Front Door
The holiday season typically sees an increase in both property crimes and door-to-door scams. That makes complete sense, given the amount of money people spend during the holidays on gift-giving. You can protect yourself on both fronts by installing a smart video doorbell to secure your front door. With a video doorbell, you can see who is standing at the front door without ever opening it. Better yet, you can see who’s at the front door even if you are visiting Aunt Polly 2,000 miles away.
A smart video doorbell utilizes onboard video and audio systems to give you real-time access to guests who visit your home. And because you interact with the doorbell via your mobile device, you do not even have to be home to answer the door. Your visitors will not know whether you are home or not.
Smart, and Getting Smarter
Today’s home automation technology is smarter than it has ever been before. It’s getting smarter all the time, too. We invite you to take a look at the home automation and security devices we offer here at Uxari. For a very reasonable investment, you can create your own customized home automation and security package based on your needs and preferences.
Make your home a safer and more secure place this holiday season with home automation. You and all your guests will enjoy a better holiday season as a result.