It feels like summer just started, but believe it or not, it’s already time for kids to head back to school. The next few weeks will be a blur of running from store to store, looking for the perfect backpack, shopping for school supplies and clothing.
Seems like that first day of school outfit never made it to the first day of school. Mine didn’t anyway, I had to wear Back To The Future II tee to the big end-of-summer BBQ!
This year, you may want to add something that has a little more staying power than a new backpack. Smart home security is a back-to-school essential for many working families with older children. Safeguard your kids and deliver peace of mind throughout the school year, and for years to come. Your kids can even grow into it as they become more independent—which is more than we can say for their new sneakers.
Unlike keys, user codes can't be dropped, lost on the bus, or left in the door. If forgotten, its owner can ring the video doorbell and you can unlock the door from work. Like a set of keys, however, your child's first user code can still confer a sense of responsibility that they'll love.
With every school year, your kids grow a little more independent. That doesn’t stop you from worrying that they made it home from school safely!
With a Skybell video doorbell you can see when your kids get off the bus and approach the front door. View real-time video feed on your smart phone, and even have a conversation with your kids through the 2-way voice feature. “Welcome home, don’t forget to walk the dog before you do your homework”.
If you prefer a hands-off approach, the Alarm.com mobile app also offers a range of custom alerts for specific activity and events, such as the kids not arriving home on time, or even the video-game cabinet being open for too long.
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Actionable Smartphone Reminders: Once your teens have their own Alarm.com app, your house can remind them directly if a door isn't locked, or the garage is open, or the security system isn't armed when it should be. They'll be able to fix things quickly with a remote command.
Unlike this month's back-to-school buys, Alarm.com keeps up with your family as you grow. When it's time to add a new device like a doorbell camera or smart lock, American Defense Systems is on hand to help!
To add smart home security to your parenting toolkit this year, call American Defense Systems today. We will design a custom smart home system for you needs, and provide professional installation.