In 2017, nearly 50 million Americans traveled over 50 miles or more to visit family and friends during the Thanksgiving season, the highest it’s been since 2005. With the right home automation system, you can rest assured your home is safe for Thanksgiving while also being a boon for your guests if you’re hosting dinner! Here are some tips on how to utilize your home automation system for Thanksgiving:
Set the Temperature with a Smart Thermostat
Ensure that your home is always the perfect temperature throughout the holiday season. With so many visitors, doors will be opening frequently, which can let heat escape and bring the cold air inside. The smart thermostat alleviates this by automatically adjusting your home’s temperature to your liking.
Have Friends and Family come in with Automatic Entry
With so much to do during the holidays and a lot of visitors arriving throughout the season, it’s difficult to ensure you’ll be available to answer the door. With home automation, exterior cameras, and smart locks, you’ll be able to answer the door whether you’re cooking dinner or not quite home to greet them in person. You can also give your guests a code that will allow them to enter on their own, which not only removes some of the pressure for you, it also makes it very convenient for your guests!
Mood Lighting and Music
With home automation, you can set the holiday mood with the push of a button. With smart lights and a house-wide audio system, you can use home automation to set up an endless number of holiday scenes, from crackling fires and soft jazz to twinkling lights and sleigh bells.
Utilize the Home Theatre
Make the game come alive in your home with a 4K smart TV! You can have alerts set on the TV so that you will never get too caught up in the game to remember to take out the turkey.
Utilize the Kitchen Features for a perfect Thanksgiving!
There are many different home automation gadgets available for your kitchen that make it easy to control everything going on around you while you’re cooking. For example, a smart refrigerator can be programmed to send you alerts if the door was left open or when you need a certain ingredient for a recipe. Your automated stove can allow you to monitor your turkey while it is cooking. You can also get alerts when the oven is done preheating, when the food is done cooking, or if the oven was left on without you knowing it.
Be aware of Fire Danger
According to the National Fire Protection Association, the Thanksgiving holiday season is the most common time of the year for a house fire to occur. United States fire departments respond to over a thousand fires on this day alone. Between so much food being cooked and so many cooks in the kitchen, a lot can happen, and it can happen quickly. With the help of your home security system and home automation, you can rest a little easier knowing there will always be an eye on your home. 24/7 security monitoring makes sure that if any smoke or fire alarms go off, the proper authorities will be notified immediately.
Make sure to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with these tips, and remember if a bad situation occurs, you’ll have emergency services there as soon as you need them. Alarm Monitoring Service of Atlanta wants to keep you safe, help make life a little easier, and remind you to have a loving Thanksgiving weekend.