How to Create a Santa Alert for your Kids.


We all know that Santa visits every year, and on Christmas morning the empty plate of cookies and a note from the big guy himself makes it all the more special. 

Now, your security system can add an extra touch of magic with a custom smartphone alert confirming that Santa's  visited. It's easy to set up.  Here's what to do. 

1: Designate a Chimney Sensor 

On Christmas Eve, log into and go to the Security tab. Click the Sensors tab underneath, then pick a contact sensor to use. This example uses the back door. 


Rename the sensor "Chimney Sensor". Don't have a chimney? "Santa Sensor" will do. 


2: Set up a notification 

Go to the Notifications tab and click New Notification. 

Under the Standard tab, you'll find a Sensor Activity option. Click on it. 


Check the Chimney box, then add yourself as a recipient and save the notification. 


3: Santa's here… 

Before you go to bed on Christmas Eve, open the back door. The contact sensor will trigger a timestamped smartphone alert, reporting that the chimney sensor was activated. Now go to bed quickly, before the real Santa comes. 

4: Amaze the kids! 

When your children wake you at 5.30 on Christmas morning, show them the alert and watch their faces light up. Merry Christmas!

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