4 Spooky Halloween Decorations Using Smart Devices

For most people, Halloween is all about distributing candies amongst the trick or treaters or unwinding in front of the TV screen while watching a scary flick. However, the most stressful part about Halloween revolves around decorating and making your place scary enough to give others the heebie-jeebies. In fact, the annual Halloween decoration has turned into something of a contest amongst people. It is no longer just about hanging fake cobwebs or plastic skeletons; it revolves around going all out to give a hair-raising experience to the visitors.

Here are some creepy decorations that you can add to your home for a high-tech twist to the popular holiday!

1- Halloween Soundtrack Featuring Alexa

Sure, Alexa can update you on the weather and play your favorite tracks. But did you also know that Alexa’s hidden skills also include being able to play spooky, scary sounds on loop that will leave you frightened right out of your wits! Just place your Echo device near the door or window and use the command “Hey Alexa, start spooky Halloween sounds,” and she will be all set. Bonus points if your Echo device is hooked to your door bell, you can then configure Alexa to play the sounds every time a trick or treater rings your door bell!

2- Haunted Portraits

Picture frames that display slideshows of your family vacations are old technology. Haunted portraits are the newest addition to your room’s décor. A little pricey on the wallet, it does true justice to the cost. The ‘painting’ is basically a HD display panel with a built-in video player, cast into a stunning frame. You can choose what video plays on your portrait. You can was witness a gorgeous woman turning into a chilling ghoul or a sweet child transform into a blood-thirsty killer!

3- Drone Clown

Even before Stephen King’s IT sent down ripples in the literary circles, clowns had been creepy right from the start. All you need is a drone and a clown’s head. If you are a DIY freak, you can even build your own drone! Securely mount the clown’s head onto the drone and cover up the body by draping cheesecloth over it. Let some shredded pieces hang over for effect. Additionally, you can also install lights and audio player to really amp up the scare factor on your drone clown.

4- Project Ghosts and Ghouls

Do you have an HD projector lying around your house? Dust it off, grab some window projection components and get working to set it up near any window for a scream fest. You can choose your favorite scenes from gore and horror films and load it on your projecting device. The random projections of terrifying clips on your window or a similar eerie location will have any visitor jumping in fright!

Use some of the tips given above to have a technological edge while decorating your home for Halloween. From trick or treaters to close family and friends, everyone deserves a good scare for Halloween.

We hope you have an enjoyable and an eventful Halloween!

Aida Martin is a self-professed security expert; she has been making the people aware of the security threats. Her passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. She writes for Norton security products at www.norton.com/setup .

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