I wanted to take a second and share something that might benefit some of my fellow Vivint Smart Home users. Frankly, this would apply to any smart camera system but I’ve only experienced that with Vivint Home and that’s why I’m focused on that.
When it comes time to ensure that the kids get to sleep on Christmas Eve, so Santa can arrive, I inform my kids that we let Santa login to our Vivint Smart Home system to make sure they’re sleeping.
Santa does this by logging into the Vivint app and taking a peak at the kids room, through the Ping Camera, making sure they are sleeping before he arrives. We’ve found that this helps to kids remain focused on going to sleep and at the very least, staying in bed.
It also keeps Santa from experiencing any paranoia surrounding the kids walking in on him while he’s delivering their presents. It’s a win win for everyone. It also helps to remind the kids that Santa may check in on them throughout the year, to make sure their rooms are clean and they are behaving.
I should also stress that we only ever allow Santa to do this because we trust him. Never give out your smart home login credentials to anyone unless you trust them entirely. Please keep that in mind… ☺