As our families grow, we’re supposed to worry less and enjoy life more. Of course, it doesn’t always work out that way. Fortunately, there are things parents can do to reduce their worries as their kids get older. With everyone going back to school and getting into the “real life” routine of fall, it’s time to add some features to your smart home security system that can help. Here are the best of those checklist items.

Smart Locks for Keyless Entry

If you tend to lose your keys, there’s a chance your kids will follow in your footsteps by leaving their own keys on the bus, at a friend’s house or in the carpool mom’s car. This isn’t just an inconvenience; if they’re on their own for a few hours after school, then lost keys are a safety issue. By adding a smart lock to your front door for keyless entry, the kids can have their own user code to enter the house (or use one that the whole family shares). This provides a safe way to get into the house, no keys necessary.

An Image Sensor for Easy Check-Ins

What working parent hasn’t asked their kids to call them when they get home? It’s the responsible way to make sure the kids are safe and sound after school. But in the busy lives we live today, things complicate this daily process. What if you’re in a no-phones meeting and miss their call? What if the kids simply forget to call, leaving you in a panic? Your smart home security system offers a better way. By adding on an image sensor – which is a motion sensor with an on-board camera – you can see the kids arrive home every day, no phone call necessary. The daily check-in becomes a breeze, making family life simpler.

A Smart Thermostat for Lower Bills

Every parent wants to keep utility bills down. But sometimes, expecting kids to know how to operate the home thermostat for that perfect balance of comfort and savings is unrealistic. Kids have homework, chores and the daily worries of growing up. The last thing they need to worry about is what that perfect temperature is to balance comfort with savings. With a smart thermostat added onto your security system, you can manage it yourself by turning the system to “savings mode” or controlling a range of temperature settings. You can even schedule your smart thermostat or restrict temperature changes so they can only be made from the mobile app, giving you even more control.
These are some of the best add-ons for your family’s smart home security system. To learn more about any of them, contact us to request a complimentary consultation.

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As time changes, tools such as home automation move quickly from being a convenience to an indispensable tool. If you have any questions about home automation, please give IBS Electronics & Security a call.