As well as being a happy time for many of us to eat chocolate and relax, the Easter long weekend is also prime time for burglars to strike. A few easy precautions ahead of time could help secure your home against thieves, so you and the kids can focus on fun – namely the hunt for Easter eggs. Smartfrog has a few tips for making the most of a safe Easter weekend:
Break-ins on the rise over holiday long weekends
According to the Garda, there were close to 20,000 burglaries reported up to Q3 of 2016. With a rise in thieves targeting homes using new technologies and tactics, or by following holidaymakers’ social media photos to identify empty homes, new methods of securing homes are increasingly necessary. Savvy users of IP cameras, like the Smartfrog Cam, can see into their homes anytime from anywhere, via their smartphone, tablet or PC. As well as taking precautions such as locking windows and securing entrances, an IP cam can make your life more comfortable and more secure.
Keep an eye on your furry friends while on Easter holidays
When you’re away, the pets come out to play – completely uninhibited! Ensure your pets are behaving themselves this Easter weekend, and not devouring the sofa or your favourite shoes! The Smartfrog Cam’s two-way audio (with loudspeaker and microphone) allows you to communicate with your furry friends from anywhere at any time, and check that they are not getting up to mischief.
Staying at home, and have kids to entertain?
You can also use a home surveillance solution to capture special moments at home over Easter with family, friends and pets. Place the Smartfrog Cam in the living room and capture the games, laughter and life over the course of the long weekend. Special moments can be easily shared with relatives and friends via email or social media.
Make the Easter egg hunt a more special and ‘techy’ affair, by showing the kids a time lapse video of where the eggs were hidden the night before and letting them solve the clues. With Smartfrog time-lapse you can watch 24 hours of footage in 5 minutes – you can choose a section of the timeline to show to the kids. After the egg hunt, let the children watch their adventure captured on the Smartfrog Cam.
It’s on holiday – give yourself a night off! Keep an eye on your kids round the clock by using your Smartfrog Cam as a baby monitor. Settle in for a romantic evening or go downstairs to the Italian restaurant for a meal. Night vision, and motion and sound detection, helps alert you if your baby cries.