5 Awesome Benefits of Smart Home Technology for Parents
As smart home technology becomes increasingly more popular, the benefits of it are becoming less of a luxury and more of a necessity, especially for parents. As a parent, you want to do everything you can to keep your kids and your home safe. With a smart home, you can quiet all of your worries, whether you're in the home or not.
There are 5 of the awesome benefits of smart home technology for parents that you might not be aware of.
Know Who’s at the Door
Have you ever noticed that peepholes are taller than the average kid? With a smart home system, it’s possible to see who’s at the door without even going to it.
With a video intercom system, you can see who's at the door through any of the touchscreens spread throughout your home. When the door rings, quickly see who's there, unlock the door and hang up the call with ease.
Be There Even When You're Not
Currently, more than 40 percent of children are left home alone at least part of the time, according to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. A smart home system ensures you'll be able to keep tabs on your children even if you you're not home.
Whether you want to know if someone has entered your home or you have teens and want to know if they’re sneaking out, with smart home technology installed in your home, you'll be in the know. Various alerts can be sent to your smartphone to let you know if any door in your home has been opened. In addition, you can also see a real-time view of what your kids are up to at home.
In emergency situations you may need to call an ambulance, a fire department, or the police at any given moment. If your kids haven’t figured out how to work a phone or they don’t know where one is, you can have a control panel that will auto dial emergency services.
An intercom can then be used to communicate with the first responder who is on the other line. In addition, you can integrate a preset function that unlocks all doors and flashes the lights in your house to help first responders identify your home.
Provide Fire Safety
A fire can happen at any moment and your sole focus in that moment is to keep your family safe. While you might already have the fire department on the way, there are steps you can take to keep your children and possessions unharmed.
With a simple voice command, doors to certain rooms can be closed automatically as a way to cut off air circulation to try limit the fire from spreading and ensure everyone is evacuated safely.
A smart home will automate all sorts of tasks for you, too. This can simplify your life as a parent. If you have ever wished lights would come on when you arrive home so you don’t have to walk into a dark home with kids in tow? Perhaps you'd like to have all TVs shutoff at 9pm if you're getting home late. The automation possibilities are endless.