Smart Home Technology and Parents
Smart home accessories have been becoming more and more popular. Parents can also take advantage of these smart accessories.
Motion activated lights work perfectly when the little ones need to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. Purchase a motion sensor and their corresponding light bulbs and plug the sensor into a nearby outlet. Whenever a family member enters the space, the sensor will turn the lights on. When no motion is detected anymore, the sensor will turn off the lights. Some brands allow you to adjust light levels through their app or set the sensor to only work at night.
Take advantage of a virtual assistant
One of the most popular smart home accessories is the virtual assistant, such as the Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Microsoft Cortana. These accessories have many activities programmed into their systems to keep kids entertained. They have learning-based games, such as spelling and math games, and entertainment-based games, such as twenty questions. In addition, you can bring the assistant with you on long car drives by connecting it to your phone’s hotspot, if your mobile service plan allows.
Security cameras help you to keep an eye on your kids when you aren’t in the house. Most cameras are wireless, which make them easy to install. Once installed, cameras can be synched to Wi-Fi, allowing users to watch live video of their home from anywhere. Security cameras work well for general peace of mind when the whole family is out, or to use to make sure your kids aren’t getting into any trouble when they’re home and you’re not. Some devices even come with built-in speakers, which allow you to talk to your kids remotely through the camera.
Temperature and climate control
Temperature needs and preferences vary for each family member. For example, a baby’s nursery may need to be a few degrees cooler than the living room. Smart climate control gives you the ability to change the temperature of individual rooms as you see fit.