If you feel overwhelmed as a parent, you’re not alone! According to a Pew Research Study, the majority of parents today say juggling work and family life is difficult. The good news is, you don’t have to do it alone! We have more technology today than ever – it’s important to put it to good use so you can spend less time worrying about the little things and more time focusing on family.
Learn more about how home automation helps parents and relieves stress from the whole family.
1. Streamline Morning Wake-Up Calls
Gone are the days of yelling up the stairs for your children to wake up before school (for the third time every morning). Home automation helps create a morning routine that will get your kids out of bed every morning! Schedule the blinds in their rooms to open at the same time every day – letting in light and aiding in getting your kids out of bed. You can also use whole-home audio to send music to any room you want, whether it be soothing nature noises or blaring rock. A regular morning routine will help your kids wake up easier.
2. Empower Your Kids to Keep the Home Secure
Let’s face it – your teens can stay up much later than you! If you’ve ever wanted to go to sleep before your kid comes home for the night, you’ll need to make sure they can easily enable your home security system. Automation connected to your home security system will allow your kids to come home and secure the house (and let you rest easy knowing you and your loved ones will be safe). You can even create a code for your kids to grant entry to the house and eliminate the need for kids losing house keys.
3. Keep Things Safe with Cabinet and Door Sensors
Whether you are looking to lock up the medications from prying toddler fingers or trying to hide a grounded phone from your teens, you can keep items safe in cabinets with door sensors. Door sensors will give you an alert when a secured cabinet or room has been accessed. This will let you keep an eye on the sensitive items in your house.
4. Watch the House Even if You’re Not Around
A security system is a must for parents today! Keep an eye on who is coming and going from the house 24/7. You can get a notification on your phone when someone enters or exits the house. This will let you make sure your daughter got dropped off from soccer practice or ensure your son is home from school on time. As an added bonus, you can also use this to make sure no one is sneaking out at night (not that your kids would ever do that).
5. Keep the Energy Costs Down
Yes – you are the only one who turns the lights off around here. But with home automation, turning off lights has become much easier! With just a click of a button, you can turn the lights off anywhere in the house, right from your phone. This will save you some time (and some frustration).
Home automation can be confusing at times, and there are a lot of options you can choose from. Total Home Technologies is committed to helping you along your home automation journey. Want to learn more about how home automation can make your life as a parent easier? Contact us today to find out more about smart home systems and how home automation helps parents.