While it may not feel like Fall quite yet, the new school year is right around the corner! Combat the chaos of common back-to-school conundrums with these four smart home essentials.
Back-to-School Conundrum: Wondering if your kiddos are getting into “no-no” rooms after school while you’re at work.
Smart Solution: Contact sensors
Small and discreet, wireless contact sensors pack a punch towards keeping your home safe. Receive an alert in the event a break-in has occurred or your children are roaming into rooms you’d rather them not be in, such as Dad’s man cave. Beyond safeguarding your children from entering “no-no” rooms inside your home, protect your children from dangerous areas outside your home including the pool gate, tool shed, and backyard fence gate.
Back-to-School Conundrum: Seeing your child was dropped off at home after school from their school bus.
Smart Solution: Video object detection enabled in outdoor cameras
Relax knowing your child was safely dropped off at home after school. Video object detection technology enabled in your exterior cameras allows you to know if a person is approaching your home, an animal is roaming around your yard, or if a vehicle is lingering nearby, such as a school bus. Customize video alerts so you only receive a notification when your child approaches your home, but not when a squirrel is in your driveway. Have peace of mind, no matter where you are.
Back-to-School Conundrum: Your dog needs to be walked, but you’re stuck in traffic, and your kids are at soccer practice.
Smart Solution: A video doorbell paired with a smart lock
As a parent, it’s impossible to be in multiple places at the same time. Remotely let your dog-walker inside to fetch Fido with the help of a video doorbell and smart lock. After your dog-walker rings your doorbell, a live video feed allows you to visually verify it’s your dog-walker who rang your doorbell.
Using two-way voice capabilities, you can let them know you’re going to unlock the door straight from your connected, smart lock saving you from the hassle of needing to leave them a spare key.
Back-to-School Conundrum: Ensuring your family comes home from their after-school activities to a well-lit house.
Smart Solution: Smart lighting
The end of Summer guarantees shorter days are ahead. Smart lighting not only adds an extra layer of visibility to your home, but also welcomes your family home to a well-lit house no matter what time it is. Easily setup your home’s exterior lighting to turn on when your outdoor camera or video doorbell senses motion. Set schedules so your interior home lights turn on at a specified time each night giving the appearance you’re home.
Back-to-school season is the perfect time to make sure your smart home is in full-swing. Give us a call, and let our team help you get a head-start.