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Happy Holidays from Twilight Solutions

Enjoy These Automation Tips and Tricks for your Bay Area Holiday

Happy Holidays from Twilight Solutions

As we close out 2019 and the decade, Twilight Solutions would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy holiday season. For clients and prospects, partners and suppliers, and everyone with whom we work across the San Francisco Bay Area, we thank you for your business and support.

As we are a home technology and automation company, we couldn't let this opportunity pass without a couple of tips for using technology to make the holidays just a little more comfortable and more fun. From voice control to lighting, read on for some practical ways to breeze through all the entertaining and hosting of the season.

SEE ALSO: Add Fun and Color to Your Holidays

Celebrate with Music

What’s better than music to set the tone? Whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, or simply celebrating the end of the decade, there’s a playlist to spice it up. Did you know there’s a Frank Sinatra Christmas playlist on Spotify? Or Hanukkah Radio on Pandora?  Simply search for them on your smartphone or tablet app. If you have a Sonos or other whole-home audio system, you can beam your playlist throughout the house. Or different ones, such as one for the kids and another for the adults.

Holidays of Light

No matter what holidays you celebrate, light is a common theme across them. Use your lighting control system to celebrate the season. Not only can you use the system to manage your lights efficiently, but you can also set colors as well with the latest color-changing LED lighting. Create a unique scene when entertaining friends and family, with colors and lights gently flashing. Unlike old holiday lights with limited controls, you can use your creativity for custom scenes with your software-driven lighting control system. Make it safer, too, by lighting walkways, driveways, and entryways to make it easier for visitors. 

Let Google, Alexa, or Siri Do It

Voice control is one of the great conveniences of smart home control, and it gets better with every software update. The holiday playlist we mentioned above? It’s an easy task for any of these voice assistants. The lighting scenes you create can also be triggered by one voice command, and when you’re done at the end of an evening of merriment, a command like “bedtime” can turn it all off.

If you’re rushed for time with preparations, let the voice assistant help. Need a good recipe for eggnog? Just ask Alexa. Here’s one she found. Alexa can read it for you step by step, or send it to your smartphone for reading. For even more fun, if you happen to have all the voice assistants, ask each one for the best recipe and then mash them up into your own!

 eggnog recipe

Twilight Solutions wishes you a happy holiday season and new year and is here to help you with all your smart home and automation needs. We proudly serve the Bay Area and beyond from Atherton, Woodside, and San Francisco to Napa and Walnut Creek. Click our chatbox below to be quickly connected to one of our specialists or contact us here; we look forward to working with you.