When you think of parenting through the various developmental stages of a child’s life, you may not have thought of home automation as a parental help. Once you know, however, you wonder what parents ever did without it. Parenting is one of the most fulfilling jobs we can have. It is also one of the most monumental. After all, having the care of another life in our hands is no small thing. That’s why experienced parents will tell you to use all of the tools available to you to help parent through your child’s five stages of development—and one of the most surprising and effective tools is home automation.
Navigating Infancy with Home Automation
Bringing a baby home is a time of wonder, and a time of worry and sleep deprivation. The baby has a need for comfort and consistency and the parent has the overwhelming need to know that their child is okay. Both of those needs are easily met with home automation. By using smart home technologies, you can keep the nursery at a constant temperature to ensure the baby is never too hot or too cold and baby can sleep soundly. Parents, too, can be comforted in the ability to check the security camera from their phone so they can check in without disturbing the baby. Door, window, and motion sensors also add a tremendous level of peace of mind so parents can rest easy—at least for a few hours.
Home Automation is Your Superpower During the Toddler Years
There is no limit to a toddler’s curiosity, and no limit to their ability to get into troubles of which a parent never before dreamed. While you do not want to quench their curiosity, you do want to ensure their safety. Home automation and home security helps like door sensors and alerts help ensure there are no early morning escapes or unsupervised backyard excursions.
The School Years are A whirlwind of Activity
The school years are a blur of activity. You are running around taking children to school, with a long list of extracurricular activities on top of your already busy schedule. In the midst of all the activities, it is easy to forget to do things like lock your doors, arm the security system, or turn off appliances. Home automation can ensure those things get done and prevent that small mistake from turning into a catastrophic and life-changing event.
Managing the Independence of the Teen Years
Teens want and need increasing independence, but at the same time they need oversight. Home automation helps provide a window into the lives of their teens without sacrificing their dignity or independence. Smart locks can send alerts letting you know when they get home or leave and a video doorbell can tell you with whom.
Don’t Forget the College Years
The nest is really never empty so the need for security never ends, but home automation can be an extra special help during the college years. By simulating your presence home automation makes your home look occupied and reduces the likelihood of burglary. This lets you leave home to visit your student without worry or hesitation.
As a parent, you want all the tools available to you to help keep your children safe. If you’d like more information about home automation and the tools that can help you parent, call PARK Security Systems today. We are one of Altoona PA’s oldest and most respected electronic alarm companies.