Home and Pet Monitoring for the Holidays

Visiting family and friends is one of the many joys of the holiday season. But planning a trip over the holidays can also lead to stress: will my pets be OK while I’m gone? Is my home safe? If security concerns have you more wary than merry, read on to get our recommendations for pet friendly alarm systems, Smartphone security cameras, smart home monitoring devices and more.

Check in on Checkers

It can be tough to leave a beloved pet behind, even with a friend or pet walker checking in. But the following pet monitors and pet-friendly alarms will give you peace of mind about your furry family members. You’ll definitely want to check out these options if you’re planning multiple days away from your animals.

Samsung SmartThings Arrival Sensor

This monitor can sense comings and goings on your property, including animal activity. You can get alerts sent to your phone if your pet gets out while you’re gone. You can also set connected devices to turn off or on when people come and go.

Nest Cam Indoor and Outdoor

If you need to check on a cat or dog when you’re gone, see what they’re up to with this camera that sends a live video stream to your device. It includes alerts for motion and sound as well as night vision, so you can watch helplessly from your parents’ house as your cat prances all over the dining room table at 3 a.m.

Protect the Homestead with a Home Monitoring System

You don’t have to have a pet to feel worried about the state of your home while you’re on vacation. If you’re concerned about safety and privacy when you’re away, these motion-activated security cameras and sensors can all take your security to the next level. Check in anytime, no matter where you are.

Ring Video Doorbell

With this motion-activated doorbell camera, you can see who’s coming by to drop off packages from Santa when you’re on holiday. It alerts you whenever someone approaches the door or pushes the doorbell, and streams live video to your device. You can even connect to the doorbell’s speaker through your Smartphone to talk with visitors directly.

Samsung SmartThings Motion Sensor

Don’t need a camera? You should still receive alerts if there’s any unexpected movement on your property. This motion detector has a range of up to 130 feet and sends alerts directly to your device.

For the full range of home monitoring systems and smart home products that will keep your vacation days worry-free, check out U.S. Cellular® selection of smart home accessories.