How to Turn Your Smart Home into a Scary Halloween Home
If you have a smart home you can indulge in some Halloween “techy” fun. Check out how to turn your smart home into a Halloween home.
Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year. You and your family can enjoy traditional activities like carving pumpkins and baking novelty cookies. Or maybe you’ll be holding Halloween parties and wearing costumes.
But if you have a smart home, you can also indulge in some “techy fun”, too. Use color-changing light bulbs, wireless speakers, and a little creativity to whip up a scary experience in no time.
Let’s find out how to turn your smart home into a Halloween home.
If you’re holding a Halloween party, hide wireless speakers throughout the house. Stream a playlist of spooky music to set the mood—think Michael Jackson’s Thriller and the Monster Mash. Or play scary sound effects to turn your home into a haunted house.
Hide a Bluetooth speaker outside. It’ll play your scary soundtrack when trick-or-treaters stop by. The Geega Ultra Bass Mini Outdoor Speaker is also waterproof, so it’s perfect for your yard.
Use a video doorbell to keep an eye on the antics of trick-or-treaters outside your home.
Change the chime to that of a thunderclap or a maniacal laugh. Or speak to people outside through the doorbell. Use a voice changing app for the best spooky results.
The Ring video doorbell also has motion sensors. Sync your light bulbs with your doorbell. Set off colorful flashes when people approach the door.
If you like the creepy graveyard look, add a smart home controller and a motion sensor to a fog machine. Set it to pump fog along your path when it detects movement.
Use Philips Hue White and Color Ambience bulbs to enjoy red or green spooky lighting throughout your home. Use the SURE Universal Remote app to dim the lights for a dose of seasonal atmosphere. You can even sync the lights to change color in time with your Halloween playlist!
Make sure also to check out the Hue Halloween app to make the entire event a spooky one!
Extend the Halloween lighting to your yard using SYLVANIA Lightify Smart Outdoor Lighting. Control these bulbs from your smartphone to change the colors to suit the Halloween mood. You can even set the lights to be triggered by movement, giving you more opportunities to scare trick-or-treaters.
Alongside spooky lighting, you might have Halloween decorations outside your house and in your yard. Plug them in using an outdoor smart electrical outlet, and you won’t need to go out into the chilly October weather to turn them off before bed. Use your SURE Universal remote app to switch them on and off using your smartphone.
Why not add spotlights to your yard and set up motion sensors? The spots will only light up your decorations when people pass by, saving you electricity.
You can use a smart projector to stream a spooky film onto your garage door. Or just project Halloween scenes to suit your outside décor. Your garage door can become an instant graveyard, mad science laboratory, or haunted house.
Or why not add a ghost or a grim reaper costume to a drone? Fly it around your yard (or even your street) to play a trick on pranksters. Just be sure to avoid drivers.
Keep Your Kids Safe
Do your children want to go trick or treating? Give them a smart tracker, and you’ll always know where they are. It’ll give them a taste of independence while you enjoy peace of mind.
But with these fun, smart toys around, they might want to stay home for your Halloween party instead!
Motion sensors and smart controllers are the keys to the perfect Halloween home. You won’t waste energy when people aren’t around. Enjoy the ability to “set it and forget it” with timers and smart sockets.
Over to you – which spooky smart home toys will you try this Halloween?