Christmas trees and cats – not a great combination!

Christmas trees are beautiful once you set it up and fill it with ornaments, aren’t they?

Only to have it wrecked by those darned cats climbing it up, and knocking ornaments off!

How can we prevent cats from going up the trees? Lots of people have different ideas on how to prevent that. Some use orange peels, use cat deterrent sprays, or fencing around trees. I decided I could use smart home devices to deter cats, and it works!

Use a motion sensor, and a smart plug, to operate something cats hate, such as a vacuum, and you got a winning combination!

Products used here: Wemo smart plug and Samsung motion sensor.

Published by Ross LaVallee

Deaf, smart home enthusiast. Plays around with smart home technology to see how much can be squeezed out of it to benefit the Deaf / Hard of Hearing community for accessibility uses.

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