5 Ways To Use Smart Home Tech @ Halloween
by Doorbell Ninja
Halloween is the perfect time to show off what Smart Home tech can really do! Put those bulbs, speakers and doorbells to work this Halloween and transform your house into the scariest one on the block. Here is a guide to the perfect ways to utilize your technology in the spookiest way possible.
Spooky Lighting- LED + Phillip Hue
Switch out your normal lightbulbs for Philips Hue bulbs and tune them to Halloween colors. This will enhance the eerie vibe of your yard or house and add to the excitement of this spooky holiday. You can even use an app, like Sync My Lights, to sync your lights with the music you are playing. At the touch of a button, your yard will have a new lighting scheme.
Utilize your Ring or Nest Doorbell to create haunting sounds. When trick-or-treaters arrive on your doorstep, they’ll be spooked when they hear a pre-recorded spooky message. A line from a horror movie or novel, that should do the trick.
Program your Amazon Alexa or Google Home to say custom phrases or play spooky tunes. Just tell it to play your Halloween Playlist from Spotify and it will stream your favorite Halloween songs. You can also hook up a few Sonos Speakers as well to continue the vibes or tell your Amazon Alexa to read a spooky ghost story aloud from Audible.com.
Create an ominous vibe in your yard with the use of a fog machine. To take it one step farther, link it with a motion sensor at your front door to trigger the fog. The machine will create a ghostly vibe as visitors arrive.
When the kids arrive at your doorstep, watch them jump as your smart technologies are activated by their movement. Program the sensors to work with your smart speakers, lighting, and even fog machine to tie everything together. Give the neighborhood something to talk about with your spooky and creative Halloween haunted house!
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