Halloween is almost here, and we are here to help you be the spookiest house on the street. Over the years, we have seen IFTTTers get very creative with their Halloween set ups (check them out here).🎃 If you are a Halloween lover, setting up an entire custom system and integrations, send it to us on Twitter! If that’s not your style, and you are looking to create a couple of simple automations for your decor, check out the list below to get inspired.
Everyone’s smart home set up is different, so if you don’t see an Applet that matches the devices you have at home, create your own Applet with the ones that you do have.
Automate your decorations
Turn on your decorations and lights without flipping a switch. Set them up to light up at sunset and to turn off in the late evening or in the morning.
Surprise people at your door
Using motion detection devices, your doorbell or the button widget, you can easily frighten anyone who walks up to your door on Halloween evening.
Be sure to only enable these Applets when trick or treaters begin arriving so you do not start playing the monster mash for someone delivering a package or coming to fix your plumbing during the day.
Create a creepy atmosphere with lighting, sound effects, and decor. Even simple or older decorations can be made automated when plugged into a smart plug and connected to an Applet.
Whether you go door to door with your favorite trick or treaters, hand out candy, or watch a spooky movie with friends, you deserve a treat too! From saving for a future splurge to indulging in your favorite pizza — Halloween treats are for ghouls and goblins of all ages.
Automate some scares
You can buy a fancy motion-activated Halloween decoration, or you can get creative with your existing IoT. Dress up your robot vacuum and use a widget to sic it on unsuspecting party guests. Trigger a temperature drop when people enter the seance room. Or design your own poltergeist by hooking up your smart television, speakers, or lights to a button or motion sensor.
Halloween movie night
Tell Alexa to get ready for a scary movie marathon and she will set the mood and change the room temperature to something more comfortable.