Tips for a Smart Thanksgiving and Christmas at Home

November 23, 2015 | by


Between turkeys, guests and kids, hosting Thanksgiving at home can get a little hectic.

Here are three that you should consider setting up before Thanksgiving Day and Christmas.

1: Open your door, save energy

From last-minute shopping runs to welcoming visitors, you'll be opening your front door a lot during the holiday. When your heating is running at the same time, you can end up paying to ‘heat the neighbourhood.'

If you have a Smart Thermostat, now is the time to activate the ‘auto set-back' feature. When your front door's contact sensor detects that your door is open for a long time, your thermostat will automatically set back to save energy and protect your heating bill. As soon as you close the door, it starts up again.

2: Give guests anytime access

Are you hosting family members for several nights? As part of their welcome, give them their very own code to your front door.

Unique user codes let your guests come and go as they please, with no need for a spare key. They can also trigger a smartphone alert every time it's used. This is great if you're away from home and want to know who's coming and going.

3: Get proactive protection from fire danger

Between log fires and deep fryers, Thanksgiving Day typically sees an increase in house fires across the country. As well as being extra-mindful on the day, make sure that your home is protected in advance.

Eagle security-powered smart smoke detectors don't just warn you about a fire: they actively alert your monitoring station, who dispatch your local fire department. If you don't have smart smoke and carbon monoxide detectors installed yet, now is a good time to talk to your service provider about adding them.

Want to know more about Smoke Detectors and Fire Alarms? Don't hesitate to contact us we're happy to help.

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Categories: Home Automation