3 Ways Home Automation Is the Ultimate Back to School Helper
Seamlessly Fall Back into School Year Routines with Smart Home Technology
As the kids return to school, you may be struggling to decide how to handle after-school care. If your children are a little bit older, you might debate between hiring a sitter, nanny, or letting them stay home alone. It’s completely normal to worry about your children’s safety while at work, even if you do have assistance. Luckily, today’s technology offers home automation systems that make it easier than ever to achieve peace of mind while you’re away from home.
Continue reading to discover three ways home automation can help your Houston, TX family this fall.
Say goodbye to phone calls from the kids or babysitter admitting that they’re locked out. With smart locks added to your doors, you can assign personalized passcodes to multiple users right from your Control4 or Savant app. Your children may have their own codes, and you’ll be alerted via text message when the front door opens. From your phone, you’ll also be able to see if the kids leave the door unlocked and can promptly lock it yourself in one touch of a button. This way, you’ll always know your home is secure and that everyone returned home safe.
Incorporate a video doorbell into your smart system so that in the same network as your passcodes and door locks, you can also check to see who is at the front steps. Your children and babysitter can use this function too, so they can see if it’s you at the door or a stranger. Since you can view footage and answer the doorbell from anywhere, you can speak to whoever is at the door from the office. If there ever was someone suspicious approaching your home, you’ll be alerted and can handle the situation accordingly.
If you aren’t home, the kids may try to blast the HVAC system at an unreasonable temperature or may forget to turn it on altogether. Avoid high heating and cooling costs by scheduling your smart thermostat to turn on to a reasonable temperature right when the kids arrive home. You can check the thermostat remotely, too, to see how it’s going at home and make adjustments. With your thermostat, video doorbell, and remote locks all in the same system, managing your house after school will be effortless.
Ready to make hectic day-to-day easier with a home automation system? ASAP Security Services is here to help. Give us a call at (877) 418-ASAP or fill out our online form here.