Halloween-themed Smart Home Ideas

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With Halloween this week, your kids shouldn’t be the only ones who get to dress up. Luckily, we have a few quick and easy ways to enhance your home’s “scare factor” and make you the talk of the neighborhood.

1. Jack-o’-Lantern

Halloween isn’t complete without getting your hands (and usually arms) dirty carving pumpkins into the iconic Jack-o’-Lantern. With the help of a Philips Hue Go, you’ll be able to keep your Jack-o’-Lantern lit for 3 hours on battery power, and it won’t blow out with a gust of wind. 🎃

2. The Soundtrack

Whether you like crafting a new spooky playlist each year or just want to play Monster Mash on repeat, a connected home can make this easy. Try creating voice controlled scenes to easily activate the perfect song or playlist! 👻

3. Stay Safe

Keeping your home safe from annoying teenagers or intruders while out trick-or-treating with your kids can be a difficult task. Fortunately, Nest has the outdoor Nest Cam, which can notify you via a phone alert about any activity it picks up. Ring can alert you whenever the doorbell is triggered. These apps allow you to watch the camera feed in real time and speak into the app to let the trick-or-treaters know you’re watching. 👹

4. Eerie Fog

If you’ve been waiting for Halloween to break out the trusty fog machine, here’s your chance. Plug the fog machine into a smart switch in order to toggle power on and off using a voice cue or manually from an app. If you set up a security camera or motion sensor, you can automate the switch to toggle the fog on when you have a little princess or a group of Batmen wandering up to your door.

5. Spooky Lights

Use color changing lights, spider webs, and a fog machine to make some awesome spooky lighting effects. 💡

All of these ideas can quickly integrate into your Josh-powered smart home, but don’t take our word for it. Create your own spin on any of these ideas and transform your home into Frankenstein’s lair for the night.

Happy Halloween everyone!

Josh.ai is an artificial intelligence agent for your home. If you’re interested in learning more, visit us at https://josh.ai.

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