Every December 24th, without fail, he squeezes down your chimney to fill your stockings with gifts from the North Pole. He eats your cookies. He drinks your milk. He probably even takes a quick nap on your couch. (24 time zones in one night? Imagine the jet lag.) But what else does he do on his annual visit to your living room? Wouldn’t you like to know.
Well … wouldn’t you?
Thought so. With a mydlink Cloud Camera it couldn’t be easier to see what Santa gets up to while he’s at your house. Here’s how it’s done:
1. Treat. Yo. Self. to a Wi-Fi Camera
Any spy worth his salt needs a camera, so if you’d like to catch Mr. Claus as he visits your home this year, the first step is to get one. A good one. (You could always ask the big man himself to leave one under your tree, but then you’d have to wait an entire year to film him and ain’t nobody got time for that!) So step one: get a camera.
Need help choosing one? Allow me to assist. D-Link offers a wide range of Wi-Fi Cameras to suit any need, so whether you want an outdoor model, pan & tilt functionality, a crystal clear HD picture or night vision, there’s a camera that’s right for you. For the purposes of catching a glimpse of Santa as he goes about his annual duties, the HD Wi-Fi Camera (DCS-936L) should do the trick.
2. Set up your Wi-Fi Camera
Now that you have a camera, it’s time to set it up. D-Link’s cameras are notoriously simple to set up. The important part is to find a good place for it; somewhere with a good view of your fireplace, but hidden enough so Santa won’t see it. Behind a book on your bookshelf, under a couch cushion … get creative.
3. Set up motion detection alerts
Now, here’s where most people get the Santa cam thing wrong. Santa doesn’t come until everyone is fast asleep, which makes waiting up for him a bad plan. And forget trying to pretend like you’re sleeping. You know the song. He knows when you’ve been sleeping. He knows when you’re awake. So what’s a spy to do?! Luckily, mydlink Wi-Fi Cameras allow you to set up motion detection alerts so you can get a text message as soon as the camera detects movement near the fireplace. Setting up the alerts is easy. Watch this video for a step-by-step tutorial.
4. Get some sleep
Now it’s time for bed. Make sure your phone is nearby so you hear the alert once Santa makes his appearance. Have a warm glass of milk, put on your favorite Christmas onesie and start counting sheep until big guy arrives. Remember, though. Unless you want to end up on Santa’s Naughty List next year, resist the urge to race over to the fireplace when he arrives. You’re supposed to be sleeping. Just fire up your mydlink app and watch him from the comfort of your bed.
5. OPTIONAL: Record that footage
Want to record your Santa footage as proof for your unbelieving friends? Insert a microSD card into the local recording slot on your Wi-Fi Camera and configure the recording settings through the app. With local recording you can check back and see what you missed.