With autumn upon us and the weather feeling cool and crisp, you can almost smell the changing of the seasons in the air. And you can feel Halloween creeping up on you, too!
Getting the house and front yard ready for Halloween has become a tradition many families enjoy. But did you know that today’s smart home technology can give you a leg up on creating the spookiest, most creative, and fun Halloween house on the block?
From projecting scary specters and spooky sounds to displaying special effects and crafting creepy lighting, smart home tech can help transform your home from its typical, neat, and idyllic state to a ghoulishly delightful Halloween display yard!
And thanks to S&T’s reliable and fast broadband network, your Halloween house will be the envy of the neighborhood while still having all the speed and bandwidth necessary for your everyday internet needs like streaming entertainment.
Let’s cover some creative ways smart home tech can make this year’s Halloween the best yet!
While your neighbors may employ inflatable beasties and oversized pumpkins on their properties, you can up the fear factor by using smart home tech to spook up your front lawn.
For example, you can take a fog machine to the next level by using smart tech to extend the fog effects for longer. And you can attach a smart motion detector to unleash the fog as trick-or-treaters and other visitors arrive at your front door.
And don’t forget about some smart tech gadgets already available in your home for everyday use. For example, Ring’s smart doorbell lets you select alternative ring tones that are perfect for Halloween. From howling wolves to ear-splitting screams to The Addams Family theme song, ringing a doorbell has never been so fun!
Projecting Ghosts, Monsters, Creepy Crawlies, and Zombies on Your Home
After setting up decorations and gadgets around your house, take advantage of your home’s exteriors, including windows and other glass, and consider projecting horror-themed moving images right on your house.
Digital artists have developed a score of moving images perfect for Halloween, from crawling spiders to witches flying on broomsticks to skulking monsters. Then, use a smart home projector to flaunt these frightful sights on your home!
Smart home projectors already take your movie viewing to new heights, helping create a unique cinematic experience. But for Halloween, your projector can also display these scary digital designs and videos on your home’s windows or glass using a simple, white shower curtain as its background screen.
Smart Speakers for Scary Sounds
Setting up smart speakers linked to your Spotify or Apple Music account can create a spine-chilling and wickedly entertaining atmosphere. Then, search for soundscapes, spooky music, and sinister sound effects on your digital music service and stream away.
From ominous haunted house sounds to cackling witches hovering over a bubbling cauldron, or even the eerie soundtracks to some of your favorite horror movies (our picks include the themes from A Nightmare on Elm Street, Psycho, and Halloween), you can mix and match sounds to create a dreadful ambiance.
All these scary sound effects can be paired to your phone and tablet for easy control, whether you can automate and loop them or manually let them loose on an unsuspecting trick-or-treater approaching your door.
To complete your Halloween horror house, don’t forget about smart lights! Smart lighting can be used for much more than energy savings. For example, you can use smart bulbs that evoke flickering candlelight, eerie blood-red colors, or even simulate lightning and other creepy effects.
Or set up a high-tech Jack-o-Lantern complete with a smart bulb that lights up and alters its colors. These Smart Lighting effects can all be managed through your tablet or mobile device, letting you control the action and create a spooky and fun atmosphere this Halloween.
The list above is just the beginning. With Smart Home technology, your ability to create unique and unforgettable Halloween scenes is limited only by your imagination—and your family’s energy to pull it all together.
So take advantage of S&T’s network and all the latest Smart Home technology available today to make your home truly stand out this Halloween!
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