For many of us, our favorite Halloween traditions, from costume parties to trick-or-treating, will look different this year. With help from Ring and Alexa, you can turn your home from so-so to so spooktacular!
Feeling goosebumps already? Great! Let’s get started.
Give your home a frightfully festive look
For home security fit for a haunted house, first, make sure your front door is appropriately adorned by adding a ghoulish Halloween faceplate to your Video Doorbell 3 and 3 Plus. This way you can get home security fitting for a haunted house.
Bring out the bone-chilling sounds
Halloween isn’t just about scary sights, it’s also about eerie, ghostly, bone-chilling sounds. Ring can help you add extra frights with hauntingy Chime tones like creaking doors, howling winds and cackling witches.
Not only will you be able to see if there's someone at the door, you can also set the Halloween mood everywhere inside your home. Here's some examples:
Take your haunted house to the next level with Alexa Routines! With the new, hair-raising Routine, simply telling Alexa your trigger phrase (might we suggest something like “Alexa, make it scary”) will dim your smart lights and play Halloween music.
Now that will send shivers up everyone’s spine!
For more Halloween fun from Alexa, try asking, “Alexa, give me a Halloween rap”, “Alexa, tell me a scary story” or say “Alexa, trick or treat” for new Halloween content each day!
Make your family jump!
Halloween isn’t just about the treats – it’s also about the tricks! With the help of Ring and Alexa, you can play hilarious pranks on your entire household. Here a few ideas to get you started...
- When your family and friends aren’t looking, step outside to knock and run your Ring Video Doorbell, leaving a pumpkin or faux creepy crawler in your place. When your family checks their Ring app to see who’s at the door, it will be sure to give them a fun fright!
- Stage a scary scene, like Joey, who “pretended to be attacked by [a] giant Halloween four-foot spider” to give his wife Ariana a little show while she was taking a break at work. “I looked at it and I just started dying laughing,” Ariana said.
- Parents – this is a great prank for kiddos and ghost lovers alike: secretly set a festive wake-up call! Sneak into their room when they’re not looking and ask Alexa to play the Halloween Sounds Skill a minute before their alarm typically goes off. Nothing says “boo” like this prank. Not only is this creepy, but it’s a fun opportunity to try out the Ghost Detector Skill, which helps you detect and capture ghosts.
Share the fun
Even though things will be different this year, nothing can stop you from bringing your favorite haunted house frights and festive Halloween moments to life at home.
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