Whether it’s time to get ready for your kids to go back to school or you’re trying to transport younger children to daycare each day, your life as a working parent might seem like it’s teetering on the edge of chaos. With a Guardian smart home, you can take several things off your to-do list anywhere you have your internet-connected smartphone. Sound too good to be true? See some specific ways a smart home could make your working parent routines more manageable.
Automate Your Routines
It’s pretty common to experience some extra hustle and bustle while your family is getting adjusted to changing schedules as well as other morning responsibilities. Some things don’t need to be difficult even as a working parent. Control your home with the touch of a button through the Guardian app and you’ll have a lot less to worry about. Set Scenes for your routines and then you can focus on the important parts of the day.
Securing Your Home
As you’re rushing around and trying to make sure that everyone leaves the house with everything they need, your home’s security is probably the last thing on your mind, so a couple of important to-dos might be overlooked. Use the Guardian App to make sure that locking the door, closing the garage door or arming your system are never forgotten for a whole day. Help protect what matters most to you even on the busiest, most difficult days as a working parent.
After School Check-In
Installing a monitored security system in your home is one way to help protect your child if they’re a latchkey kid. A modern security system with smart locks and smart sensors can keep you notified about your child’s after-school home activity. Working parents can know when their child arrived home, ensure that doors to liquor cabinets and gun safes are secured, and have peace of mind knowing our monitoring center can initiate a response to emergency signals in seconds in the event of a fire or home break-in. You can also use video security whether it be an indoor or outdoor camera, image sensor or HD Video doorbell. They’ll help you make sure everyone gets home on time, that kids and babysitters have no uninvited guests, and that homework and chores are being completed as they’re supposed to be.
You can set up notifications so that you know when the kids get home or be reminded of something you may have forgotten to do. When you leave the house (and the geo fence you set) maybe you forgot to do something important like put the garage door down. Notifications can be personalized for your needs so that you can be reminded about what you want to know and don’t have to be bothered by things you don’t care about.