Globe At Home gives guests a digitally-powered horror experience with the use of intelligent devices
People around the world celebrate Halloween, a holiday that falls on October 31 every year. And like most holidays, the way we observe the All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve has evolved from dressing up as ghosts or monsters (for the purpose of warding off evil spirits) to our favorite superheroes or celebrities.
But Halloween is not all about donning the scariest or silliest costumes, it has also become associated with fun and creative activities that people of all ages can utterly enjoy. There’s trick-or-treating, carving jack-o’-lanterns, making gross-looking food and of course, visiting a haunted house or mansion. To celebrate the spookiest time of the year, Globe at Home transformed an ordinary house into an incredible haunted mansion for a hair-raising event called Halloween Mansion, which happened last Wednesday, October 30 at the Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa City. It was attended by residents of the village and selected members of the press.
Hosted by TV personality Issa Litton, the event started with an experiential tour of the haunted mansion. But instead of using animatronics, actors, and live animals such as rats and spiders, they used intelligent devices to give guests a digitally-powered horror experience.
Debbie Obias, VP and Head of Business Development, Device Innovations, and GTM at Globe at Home proudly introduced to the audience how they set-up the devices inside the Halloween Mansion with the use of Globe Connected Home, a home automation system that is powered by Globe at Home Fiber connection.
“Globe Connected Home provides whole-home WiFi and home automation. It controls your home from anywhere–it’s connected to your phone and you can connect your home from just an app. So you can enjoy wifi in every room if you get more and more wifi hubs. It provides you whole-home coverage where you can even monitor your internet usage per user or device, who’s connected to your internet. You can turn your appliances on and off with just a tap and it also gets alerts on your phone if somebody closes the door or opens the window,” explained Obias.
Looking at the technology inside the spooky home, they made use of smart home gadgets or IoT (Internet of Things) such as motion sensors, smart speakers, dynamic lighting, and door sensors that are all connected to the Globe Connected Home WiFi Hub powered by Samsung SmartThings to ensure high-speed WiFi all over the house.
Globe at Home Postpaid customers in Metro Manila may inquire and apply for an intelligent device bundle via shop.globe.com.ph/connectedhome. For more info on Globe At Home plans and services, visit https://www.facebook.com/globeathome/.
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