We know the results: Sticky hands. Giddiness. The occasional tantrum. We know less, however, about the creature responsible. How does he manage, Santa-like, to visit so many homes at once? When, exactly, does he operate?
This year, we have a clue. With billions of data points aggregated by our smart security platform across millions of properties, we analyzed activity data to discover a curious spike in activity just before midnight last Easter Saturday*. The spike was generated primarily by contact sensors, which are typically placed on doors and windows.
“While we can’t be sure how the Easter Bunny is traveling from home to home, we have a good idea of when eggs and baskets are being delivered. Our data seems to indicate that the creature is nocturnal,” said Stephanie Hinderks, Director of Product Management at Alarm.com.
“Of course, it is possible that the activity spike is caused by parents opening doors—maybe to catch a glimpse of the Easter Bunny at work? Maybe a snapshot from an Alarm.com Image Sensor will clear up the mystery this weekend.”
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*Compared to activity averages for the four weekends either side of Easter.