Googling "how to catch Santa" gets about 167 million search results. Needless to say, children have been dreaming up ways to catch the man in red for a long time. Here's your chance to help them succeed—or at least get proof that he exists—and earn major points with your kids.
With Alarm.com's seasonal Santa Security feature, you'll have incontrovertible evidence that Santa was in your house: a digital photo, taken by your Alarm.com security cameras the night before, of the jolly guy himself, in your home, delivering their gifts.
It's tough to impress kids these days with technology, as they're often ahead of us in that area, but this should get their attention. You can spread the magic by sharing it with friends and family too. Here's what to do.
Note: To catch Santa in your home, you'll need the latest version of the Alarm.com app, and a compatible Alarm.com home security camera.*
1: Open your Alarm.com app. Select a live video feed from a compatible Alarm.com security camera in your home.
2: Tap the Santa icon in the video feed to 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 at 5:30 am 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.
*To tell if a video camera is compatible with Santa Security, open your Alarm.com 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.
Don't have Santa Security?
Set up a Santa Alert instead.
Here's a step-by-step guide to setting up a Santa alert for your home.
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