Are you a parent? If so, your top priority is likely to keep your child safe. Unfortunately, the world is a scary place and there are “bad people” out there. The good news is, you aren’t alone in wanting to protect your children. Today, you can actually use technology and some of the features of your smart home to help protect those you love the most. Keep reading to learn more.
1. Provide Personalize Access to Your House
A smart lock is going to let your child use a personalized code to get in the house when no one is home. You will also receive a notification when they get there. You can even program the lock to lock automatically after your child is inside and the door is closed. This ensures you don’t have to worry they forgot to do this.
2. Eliminate Cord Clutter and Falling TVs
Even though today’s TVs are much lighter than the ones of yesteryear, they can still cause an injury – or even death – especially for small children. One of the best ways to prevent this is by mounting your TV on the wall. If you place it on a surface, make sure you secure it with a bracket.
Eliminate cords for your other services by using a media cabinet, or wireless technology. This can further prevent accidents involving your children.
3. Video Doorbells
There are now video doorbells available that you can install so you can see who is at the door before you open it. What’s even better is that you can receive a real-time alert when you aren’t home if someone rings the doorbell. There are some products that even allow you to let the person know you won’t come to the door. This prevents them from believing that no one is at home and ensures your child doesn’t have to answer the door.
4. Have a “Virtual Eye” on Things
You can install security cameras throughout your house to let you keep an eye on what your children are doing. The best part is, you can access this video feed regardless of where you are. Think of this as an updated version of the nanny cam.
5. Make Late Night Bathroom Trips Safer
There are few kids who like to get up and wander around a dark house. However, when you gotta go- you gotta go. This is where motion sensitive lighting comes in handy. You can install motion sensors to trigger the lights to come on when someone heads their way. This will ensure your little one can get to the bathroom without fear.
6. Garage Door Security
It’s quite easy to forget about the garage door when you are in a hurry. You can ensure that no one has access to your house by having a smart device that automatically closes it after it is opened for 10 minutes.
As you can see, there are more than a few ways that a smart home can help protect your kids. If you are ready to take advantage of these innovative items, be sure to get in touch with the professionals today.