Four Ways Smart Technology Can Help You Keep An Eye On Your Kids

August 28th, 2019

Every parent wishes they could keep an eye on their kids 24/7/365. Unfortunately, between work and other obligations, we can’t always be there to keep them safe. Luckily, smart home technology can help even the busiest O'Neill parent monitor their kids and make sure they are safe. Here are four ways that smart technology can help you keep tabs on your kids even when you aren’t home.

1. Know When They Are Home Safe

Teaching our kids independence can be a tough one to navigate. You want to start loosening up the reins so they can learn how to navigate life when they are adults. However, no matter how responsible your kids are or how safe your O'Neill neighborhood, it can be really nerve-wracking to let them get home from school themselves. However, smart home technologies like access control and doorbell cameras can make sure that they got home safely and on time. They use sensors that can send you an alert right to your phone when they arrived.

2. Keep Them Out Of Dangerous Areas

Whether you have a shop with lots of dangerous tools, an adults-only den with a bar, or a gun cabinet, you can help keep your kids out of these areas. First, you can install smart locks that can keep them more secure than a standard lock and key. Then you can place sensors on entry points that will notify you the moment someone enters the areas. Finally, you can install cameras with sensors that will capture video footage if they enter these areas so you can monitor them and make sure they aren’t getting into any trouble.

3. Keep Intruders Out

When kids are home alone, even older children, they are vulnerable to intruders. One of the common things criminals will do is come to the door to see who is home and if your house is an easy target. A doorbell camera can help prevent this from happening. With a doorbell camera with a two-way speaker, your children will never have to answer the door. When someone enters your porch, you will get a notification. You can watch them on camera and directly communicate with them. They will never know that you aren’t home to protect your children.

4. Know When Your Kids Are Up To No Good

We all remember what it is like to be a kid, they’re going to push boundaries and break the rules. With smart home features you can check in and make sure they are doing what they are supposed to be doing. You can use security cameras with remote monitoring to make sure they are actually doing homework and not playing videogames. You can make sure that if they have friends over, they aren’t getting too wild. It’s an easy way to keep your kids on track without worry.

At Guardian Security, we know how difficult it can be to keep an eye on your kids when you are busy at work. We can help. We’ll design an affordable, high-tech smart home security system that can not only protect your home from criminals but can help you keep an eye on your kids when you are away. Give us a call to learn more!