One great aspect of owning a smart homes is how easy it is to acclimate, and program them, to follow a new schedule for the appropriate time of year – like now! With summer winding down and back-to-school just around the corner, the hustle and bustle in your house is going to be very different than it was, say a month ago. Kids will be heading back to classes, teachers will be going back to work and the season will begin its annual progression into the cooler Autumn months. Take a look at some of these smart home suggestions, including home security, sensors, and more, and be prepared for the month of September before it gets here!
Smart Lock Systems
If your home locking system is a smart lock system, then now is the time you’re going to want to begin programming in codes for the kids to use when they come home from school. This way you, and they, will never have to worry about losing the key and not being able to get inside – or having to stash one (not-so subtly) in the planter right next to the entrance. You can also set-up your locking system to send you a notification when the door is opened, making that usual text or phone call to let mom or dad know you are home safely from school, obsolete and totally unnecessary.
As kids gets older and transform into teenagers, it becomes much more likely that your home after school may turn into the neighborhood hangout spot. For parents who work during the day, this can be worrisome and a tad anxiety inducing since it’s impossible to keep checking in on them constantly, and also focus on getting your work done. For these reasons and more, a video monitoring system, like the Nest Cam, can bring ease of mind. Install your cam in the living area, facing the front door, or some other central part of the house, and keep an eye on things.
Not only are smart sensors a fantastic investment, especially if you or your kids are known for being a little forgetful, but they actually help pick up the slack! This school season, if the kids forget to close the back door, mess around with the thermostat, or are hanging around in a room of the house they shouldn’t be while you’re not home, a notification will be pushed right to your phone and you will be kept in the loop of what’s going on at home while you’re not there.