Home automation makes our lives easier, but is home automation child-proof?

Smart homes and home automation may sound cool, but if you have small children, you are probably wondering about child-proof these systems are. Is it safe? Is it possible to prevent them from tampering with it? These are normal concerns to have, and today we’re going to address those questions.

Motion Detection

With modern alarm systems you have the opportunity to install motion detectors for added security. These can be placed in major hallways and entrances to your home. This way, when the alarm is armed, the sensor will be triggered if any people are walking around because they broke in. However, this has caused many parents to get worried about their kids getting a late night snack or playing around in that area. Luckily, when you arming your home automation security system, you can tell it to ignore internal activity. Then you can always switch it back on once the little ones are in bed.

Entry and Exit Alarms

If you are a parent, you know how often kids go in and out of the home, especially during summer vacation. However, you don’t need to worry about this setting off the alarm. If you turn the doorway alarms off from your app, it is easy to disarm in seconds. This is especially helpful for days where you know they will be in and out all day long.

Smoke and CO Detectors

Smoke detectors pair well with carbon monoxide detectors for complete protection, but many parents worry that if their children mess with them, they could alert the sensors and cause a false alarm. Of course, this can cause fees that will really add up over time. Luckily, with smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors for your home automation system, you can have them installed high up on walls or even on the ceiling to prevent young kids from reaching them.

Mobile Access to Alarms

With many kids getting smartphones younger and younger, you might be worried about them playing around with the home automation settings on their own phone. Luckily, you can allow them to “view” the settings such as temperature and alarm settings without being able to actually change anything.

To conclude, home automation systems are an essentially childproof way to make your home your own. You can enjoy having the ease and automation of home devices that do the work for you so you don’t have to. Whether security, entertainment, or comfort are your goals, you can enjoy the newest and best technology without worrying about your kids.