Smart home automation can now provide you with comfort, ease and cutting-edge technology all with the touch of a button. There are several ways you can build a safe, child proof home environment while integrating everything into one savvy home tech system. The following are eight important ways today’s technology can help keep your family safe, while also enabling your home to run as efficiently as possible.
1. Door and Window Sensors
Making sure all doors and windows in your home are secure is the first step when creating a childproofed home with the help of smart home technology. An effective security plan will include sensors that will immediately send an alert if windows or doors are open or shut. Ideally, you’ll want a sensor on every door and window in the house. If there is any type of breach, a signal is immediately sent to the primary control panel.
2. Smart Lock Notifications
Knowing when your smart lock is locking or unlocking is critical to keeping your home as safe and secure as possible. Smart locks not only keep people out, but can also keep little ones safely inside. A notification system is set up that can instantly send you an alert on your smartphone. You can also set up a smart lock with temporary codes to let guests or other visitors gain entrance. If you have a friend or family house sitting while you’re away, this is safer and easier than giving them your keys.
3. Indoor Security Cameras
Monitoring children, even older children, is part of having a childproofed home with smart home technology. Whether it’s baby video monitors for the nursery or cameras to keep an eye on the babysitter, you can put together a system that meets your personal needs. When children are older, indoor security cameras can alert you when a child comes home from school when you’re away. Even if you’re in another room, you can monitor what your children are doing throughout the house.
4. Smart Video Doorbell
A smart video doorbell is a type of doorbell system that connects through the Internet. It is often set up to ring through your smartphone and even provide video of who is at your door. Older children left alone after school or for a few hours in the evening can easily see who is at the door. Lifetronic Systems can provide professional installation and precise customization when putting together a smart video doorbell system that meets the needs of your family.
5. Wireless Intercom
With an audio/video touchscreen in each room of your home, communicating with your family is as easy as the touch of a button. A wireless intercom allows you instant and easy access without having to call throughout the house when you want to communicate with someone. With an intercom system, you can access everyone at the same time or connect to just one other room. You can also see and talk with whoever is at the front door with a wireless intercom.
6. Lock Your Smart Thermostat
A smart thermostat is a great way to keep your home at the perfect temperature at all times. It’s important, however, to keep all smart devices secure from little hands. A smart thermostat, such as the Control4 Thermostat, can keep your home toasty warm in the New England winter months and cool in the summer while still keeping your smart thermostat secure. The Control4 app even allows you to adjust the temperature while you’re away from home.
7. Smart Air Purifier
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) most people spend 90 percent of their time indoors. And surprisingly, indoor air can contain more pollutants than outdoor air. These pollutants include residue from heating sources such as gas, oil, or kerosene. In addition, fumes from cleaning products, appliances, and even pet dander can contribute to poor air quality. Installing a quality air purification system can keep your entire family as safe and healthy as possible. We sell Intellipure in-room purifiers and whole house purifier systems.
8. Internet Security
Internet security is a top priority for most parents. It’s often overwhelming, however, to effectively always monitor a child’s online activity. Putting into place parental controls and website filtering makes it much easier to monitor children’s online habits. An internet security system shuts off access to certain areas of the web, while adults still have full access with their own login.
Remote learning, whether full, part-time or short term, is a new normal for school systems. When families are working or learning from home together, a Wi-Fi network may need updates to efficiently handle more devices. Internet speed, the ability to handle multiple users, and Internet security are all necessary to create a successful learning environment.
Lifetronic can create the design system you need when incorporating all the smart home technology you want to include in your home. Personalization is key to creating an effective home security system that provides both security and seamless integration for easy use. Big box stores normally sell one-size-fits-all systems that may not completely protect your family or offer the customization you need. You’ll want to partner with a professional in-home networking and security to keep your family as safe and secure as possible. Contact Lifetronic Systems for more information.