Every Christmas Eve, children around the world anxiously wait for Santa Claus to visit their homes and leave presents under the tree. But have you ever wondered what Santa really looks like? With the help of your smart home security camera and Alarm.com, you can catch Santa in the act and finally put an end to the debate of what the jolly old man really looks like. Lets show you how to set up your smart home security camera to catch Santa in the act.
Step 1: Install a Security Camera
The first step to catch Santa is to install a security camera in your living room or near the Christmas tree. You can choose from several types of cameras, such as a wireless camera or a camera that connects to your home’s Wi-Fi. If you’re not sure which camera to choose, our security experts at All Secure can help you decide which one fits your needs the best.
Step 2: Connect Your Security Camera to Alarm.com
Once you have installed your camera, the next step is to connect it to Alarm.com and set up your account. Need an account? Contact us at All Secure. With Alarm.com, you can access your camera from anywhere, at any time, using your smartphone or tablet. This means that even if you’re away from home, you can still check in on Santa and see what he’s up to.
Step 3: Set Up Your Camera for Santa Detection
Now that your camera is connected to Alarm.com, it’s time to set it up for Santa detection. Many cameras come with built-in motion detectors, which will alert you when there is movement in the room. However, to make sure you catch Santa, you’ll want to download the Santa Security feature from Alarm.com.
To add Santa to an Alarm.com security camera snapshot:
- Open the Alarm.com app and select a live video feed from a compatible camera.
- Tap the Santa icon in the video feed to take a snapshot.
- Choose a Santa from the menu to add to your snapshot. You can resize and move Santa if needed.
- Save your snapshot on your smart phone or tablet.
Step 4: Delight The Kids With Santa Pics
This last step is the magic! Share the snapshot on Christmas morning with the kids as they awake, proving Santa visited overnight and delivered presents.
With the help of your smart home security camera and Alarm.com, you can finally solve the mystery of what Santa Claus really looks like. By following these simple steps, you can set up your camera for Santa detection and catch him in the act this Christmas Eve. Happy holidays and good luck catching Santa! Need help with camera installation or app set up? You know who to call! All Secure is ready!