3 Ways To Use Smart Technology To Manage Holiday Stress

October 24th, 2019



Yes, the holiday season is full of magic. No, it isn’t always candy canes and sugar plums. The truth is, the holiday season is full of stressors that can make your Ho, Ho, Ho get up and Go, Go, Go. A few of the events that can curdle your eggnog include:

  • Winter colds and viruses
  • Cold, snowy, and icy weather
  • A schedule full of social events
  • Shopping for gifts
  • Busy travel conditions

 

Manage Your Stress

Many healthcare organizations provide tips for managing holiday stress, including Mayo Clinic. You may even want to consider trying to slow down your busy schedule. But by utilizing smart home technology and home security devices, you can ease some of the stress that makes you act like a Grinch. Consider these 3 ways to save on time, money, and tension as the winter rolls on.

 

3 Ways To Save

1 – Use smart devices to cut costs. Your family is on a tighter budget during the holiday season. Instead of skimping on gifts, cut energy costs by installing smart lights and a smart thermostat in your home. Both can help you keep track of energy use so you can cut back when possible.

Set your thermostat to a lower temperature during the day when no one is home. Pre-set lights to turn on and off to avoid over-using energy. This can be especially helpful if you decorate with holiday lighting. All of this can be controlled from your smartphone so you can update as needed.

2 – Follow through with safety. Crime happens more often during the holidays. When budgets and nerves are stretched tightly, unfortunate events can occur. Keep your home well protected with a smart alarm, smart locks, and a video monitoring system.

With the benefit of remote capabilities, you can arm or disarm your systems from the party you rushed to after work. A video monitoring system can bring you peace of mind with the ability to check in on what’s happening at home in real-time.

3 – Keep it all connected. You can control all of your smart home devices from one mobile application. Everything can be synced together to fit in with your family’s many schedules. This gives you more time for togetherness and less time for stress. Streamlined connectivity lets you control everything at all times:

  • Security system
  • Locks
  • Doors
  • Video monitoring
  • Thermostat
  • Lights

 

Enjoy The Season

As the song says, the holidays really are a wonderful time of the year. Keeping your home and family safe and secure can make them just as magical as they were when you were a kid. By including Protect 1 in your holiday plans, you’ll have the assurance that your home is protected from any Grinch who tries to spoil your fun. If you don’t have a security monitoring system already installed, we’ll set you up before your first-holiday party. Take the precautions you need in order to fully enjoy the season by contacting us today.