I’ve been a homeowner for a couple years now and for whatever reason, the term “smart home” seemed expensive and fancy to me. Slowly but surely, little ol’ me has been open to the idea and actually converting appliances. It’s seriously the best decision ever. Not only does it make life convenient but it makes me feel safer. Considering how cautious I am about my safety, I’m surprised it took me this long to do these easy and inexpensive upgrades.
I’ve added TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi Plug, Smart Wi-Fi Switch and Smart Wi-Fi LED Bulb to my home. I was so impressed that I actually bought another Smart Wi-Fi Plug to use for my Christmas tree. As wonderful as this time of year is, we all know that the holiday is open season for crime. Sad but true, we have to be on high alert around this time of year.
How to prevent theft this holiday season:
Always keep your home well lit.
But leaving your lights on 24/7 a day while you travel actually attracts burglars. It’s quite obvious that no one is home and these guys know what’s up. That’s why I was excited to get my hands on the TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi LED Bulb. All you have to do it go to your Kasa TP-Link App and you’re set.
Another cool thing? You can change the color of the bulb from your app. So convenient this holiday season!
There’s so many options to choose from.
Burglars like to drive around neighborhoods after Christmas on garbage day to see what boxes are out on your curb. Big screen tvs, laptops, iPads, you name it, they’re looking. Use a box cutter to cut the cardboard boxes up, throw in your recycle bin.
Keep living areas inside your home lit.
I installed the Smart Wi-Fi Light Switch
And yes, you can control the light via app!
Always close your curtains and blinds, never show your appliances for all the world to see. I see this in my own neighborhood and it blows my mind. I’ve articles where robbers said they would definitely break into houses where the home office with nice computers is being shown off to the world.
Like I mentioned above about robbers going around neighborhoods, looking at boxes the following garbage day after Christmas, they’re also watching for your patterns. When you leave the house for work, when your spouse leaves for work, your daily ETA. A lot of us show off our trees in the front window. Try not to be so predictable.
I liked the TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi Plug so much that I had to get another one.
Last but not least, they’re waiting around for packages to be delivered. This was actually a huge problem in my neighborhood last year. If you work in an office, make sure everything is sent to your job.
What I like about these products is that they’re so inexpensive ($24-$49). Not to mention how easy the install is with each. Three steps. DL the app, plug in or install and configure preferences on the Kasa app. TP-Link is offering 20% off your purchase if you use the code TPLinkSmart from now until December 31st, 2016. Click here to shop! 🙂