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How to Catch Santa on Your Smart Home Security Camera

For the past couple of years, some lucky children have woken up on Christmas morning to a holiday surprise. A real snapshot of Santa’s visit, captured by their smart home security camera. This year, make sure that your kids get in on the fun.

Imagine the scene. It's the big day and you clutch your first coffee, blearily. Your family gathers around the tree and you watch your kids grasp their first gifts eagerly.

Wait just a minute, kids,” you say, with a twinkle in your eye and a nod to one of cameras that guard your home. “A special guest dropped in while you all were sleeping.”

Excited? So are we.

How to Set Up's Santa Security

To catch Santa in your home, you'll need the latest version of the app, and a compatible home security camera.*

1: Open your app and select a live video feed.

Choose a compatible security camera. 

2: Tap the Santa icon in the video feed. 

This will get a still image from your security camera.

3: Choose a Santa from the menu to add to your snapshot.

You'll see full-color images of the real Santa for a daytime snapshot, and black and white options for the night. You can resize and move Santa if you need to.

4: Delight your family.

When your children wake you up on Christmas morning, show them your snapshot.

5: Share the magic!

Share your Santa snapshots with family and friends by email, text**, and social media (hashtag: #SantaSecurity).

Look out for this year's best Santa-snaps on our Twitter and Instagram feeds.

Don't have Santa Security? Set up a Santa Alert instead. Santa Alert.jpg

A genuine Santa Alert from your smart home security system is another way to show your kids that Santa visited. All you need is your app, your web dashboard, and a single contact sensor.

Click here for a step-by-step guide

Santa Security is available until December 31. For more information, contact your service provider.

*To tell if a video camera is compatible with Santa Security, open your app and look for a Santa icon in the top right corner of the camera's live video feed. All compatible cameras will show this icon.

**Sharing images through text message is only available in certain countries.

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