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Protect Your Customers' Homes and Holiday Packages
As the holidays approach, families are heading out on vacation or expecting online purchases to arrive. During this time, the right home security system is essential to keep homes safe. Packages left on doorsteps during the holidays can be easy targets for thieves. One study from 2017 found that nearly 26 million Americans reported having holiday packages stolen from their front porch or doorstep. You can prevent packages from going missing by installing a doorbell camera that will deter and capture suspicious activity by the front door. A comprehensive home security system with alarms and cameras is also a major deterrent to burglaries, according to a 2017 survey by KGW. So installing smart locks, and alarms will add a layer of protection that can prevent homes from being broken into while families are on vacation.
Traveling during the holidays won't be an option for many families this season. Instead, OnePoll reported earlier this year that Americans are taking more health and safety measures into account when planning holiday parties, choosing to focus on small, family gatherings at home. To help families create a welcoming ambiance for their small parties, you can install wireless and audio speakers that provide high-quality sound in every room. In the living room, ensure entertainment for the whole family with a customized home theater, including an immersive surround sound system and a large-screen TV with superb resolution for exceptional views.
While customers plan for the holiday season, there are several environment detectors that can sometimes be overlooked or not prioritized during this time. Check with your homeowners that smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms are properly working, and replace them as needed. According to the National Fire Protection Association, U.S. fire departments respond to about 160 home fires each year that started with Christmas trees, resulting in deaths, injuries and property damage, and ensuring smoke detectors in the home are working properly can save lives. Additionally, water leak and freeze detectors can alert homeowners of vital problems before they cause extensive property damage.
Smart home automation products can give your customers a complete, customized home-for-the-holidays experience. When you install a home hub and connect their smart home devices, you give residents full access to control settings and set schedules and routines from a single app, dashboard or through voice control. This can help families spend more time planning holiday festivities and less time manually controlling their homes. On average, 57% of Americans say that having smart products in their house saves them about 30 minutes per day. A home automation system can grant customers control over indoor and outdoor lighting, thermostats, smart TVs and home security systems, so that they can adjust settings to match the mood of any holiday activity.