Typing the phrase “how to catch Santa” into Google gets about 147 million search results. It goes
without saying, children have been dreaming up ways to catch the man in red for a very long time.
Now’s your chance to help them succeed, or at least get photographic proof that he exists—and earn
major points with your kids.
Using Alarm.com’s seasonal Santa Security feature, you’ll have incontrovertible evidence that Santa was
in your home: a digital photo, taken by your security cameras the night before, of the jolly guy himself.
It can be tough to impress kids these days with tech, but this should get their attention. You can spread
the magic by sharing it with friends and family too! Here’s what to do.
Note: to catch Santa in your home, you’ll need the latest version of the Alarm.com app, and a
compatible Alarm.com home security camera*.
1: Open the Alarm.com app. Select a live video feed from any Alarm.com security camera in your house.
2: Tap the Santa icon in your video feed to get a still image from your surveillance camera.
3: Select a Santa from the menu to add to your image. You can choose from full-color images of the real
Santa for a daytime image, and black and white options for nighttime. You can move and resize Santa
just where you need to.
4: Show your family who visited overnight. When your kids wake up bright and early on Christmas morning, show them your snapshot!
5: Share the holiday magic! Share your Santa snapshots with friends and family via email, text, and
*To tell if a video camera is compatible with Santa Security, open your Alarm.com app and look for a
Santa icon in the top right corner of the camera’s live video feed. All compatible cameras will show this
Don’t have Santa Security?
Set up a Santa Alert instead.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to setting up a Santa alert for your home over on Alarm.com’s blog.
Don’t have an Alarm.com security camera from ASI?
This year, why not gift yourself a professionally installed, monitored security system that’ll bring you
peace of mind all year round? To get started, just send us an email with the subject ‘Alarm.com security
camera system’, and we’ll provide you with a complimentary estimate and plan for your new smart
home camera system.