10 Simple Home Automation tips to save money and give you peace of mind, while creating a fun and educational environment for your teenage children.

1. Feel more secure by knowing who is at the door

It is always a concern when you start to leave your children at home alone, but this is made easier with a smart video doorbell, so that your child can see who is at the door before they answer it.

You can also monitor who they are letting in to your home from your own smartphone.

Smart Video doorbell
Smart Video doorbell

1. Feel more secure by knowing who is at the door

It is always a concern when you start to leave your children at home alone, but this is made easier with a smart video doorbell, so that your child can see who is at the door before they answer it.

You can also monitor who they are letting in to your home from your own smartphone.

Disco lights

2. Smart lighting for both fun and practicality

With colour bulbs in your lounge or their bedroom, lighting can be transformed to give a striking party effect, by changing colour in time with the music.

Connect their lights to social media to flash when they receive a message.

If they are into sport, lighting can be set to their favourite team colours, or even set to flash when their team scores.

With the use of automated away settings on your phone you are able to ensure all the lights turn off when there is no one home, as we know they generally have a habit of leaving lights on.

3. Control their screen time

Using smart systems, timers can be set to ensure that their TV, computer or tablet is set to limit their screen time, even if they have a habit of getting up before you in the morning and going straight to the PlayStation.

Limit screen time
Limit screen time

3. Control their screen time

Using smart systems, timers can be set to ensure that their TV, computer or tablet is set to limit their screen time, even if they have a habit of getting up before you in the morning and going straight to the PlayStation.

Voice assistant for cooking

4. Use a voice assistant to help with daily routines and development

Smart voice assistants come with some great features that allow you to set reminders, as well as keep diaries or help with healthy dietary regimes.

With children, the intercom system can be very helpful to let them know that they need to come down for dinner or remind them to do their homework or chores.

5. Know when they arrive home

When your children begin to get more independence, it can be a worrying time. With smart home technology you can receive a notification when your children arrive home, delivering you peace of mind that they are safe.

With the use of smart cameras you can quickly see how they are and speak with them at no cost even if you are at work.

Arriving home
Arriving home

5. Know when they arrive home

When your children begin to get more independence, it can be a worrying time. With smart home technology you can receive a notification when your children arrive home, delivering you peace of mind that they are safe.

With the use of smart cameras you can quickly see how they are and speak with them at no cost even if you are at work.

Forgotten keys

6. No more forgetting keys

The age old issue of forgetting their keys will be a thing of the past.

Using a smart connected lock, your children can open doors using a pin code or even a finger print, or you are enabled to open the doors for them.

7. Connect your voice assistant to wearable devices to monitor health and fitness

We all want to ensure that to ensure our children are leading a healthy lifestyle.

Wearable devices can report on exercise, heart rate and BMI, along with other health information and warning signs.

By connecting this to your smart home, you can receive updates from your voice assistant.

Lights can be set to notify you and them by flashing or changing colour when achievements have been attained.

Wearable device
Wearable device

7. Connect your voice assistant to wearable devices to monitor health and fitness

We all want to ensure that to ensure our children are leading a healthy lifestyle.

Wearable devices can report on exercise, heart rate and BMI, along with other health information and warning signs.

By connecting this to your smart home, you can receive updates from your voice assistant.

Lights can be set to notify you and them by flashing or changing colour when achievements have been attained.

Voice assistant help with homework

8. Use your voice assistant for fun and education

Voice assistants are a great advantage in every smart home.

In addition to enabling voice control of systems they come with some great fun and educational features for kids.

Assisting them in learning languages, geography, physics, history and more, whilst also simply giving them a huge option for music or games.

9. Wake them up with the perfect environment

How a child wakes up can set the day off to a great start for everyone.

Smart home routines can allow them to wake up with sunlight by using automated curtains or blinds, and indicating to them that it is time to rise and shine!

If they are early risers, the lights can be gradually raised to mimic natural sunlight.

Music can be played into their room as they wake, and smart thermostats and air quality can ensure they wake in a comfortable environment.

Waking up happy
Waking up happy

9. Wake them up with the perfect environment

How a child wakes up can set the day off to a great start for everyone.

Smart home routines can allow them to wake up with sunlight by using automated curtains or blinds, and indicating to them that it is time to rise and shine!

If they are early risers, the lights can be gradually raised to mimic natural sunlight.

Music can be played into their room as they wake, and smart thermostats and air quality can ensure they wake in a comfortable environment.

Robot hoover

10. Have more time to spend together as a family

Smart homes can be invaluable for saving time.

From the little things like automating lights and heating, to bigger time savers like robot hoovers to clean your home, and robot mowers to take care of your lawn.

With home automation taking care of day to day tasks, you will be free to enjoy more precious family time.

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