10 Simple Home Automation tips to save money while creating a fun and educational environment for your children.

1. Use motion sensors for lighting the way when they get up at night.

So many parents leave a light on all night for their children to find their way to the toilet. Motion sensors can save money by only coming on when they go to the toilet.

By viewing a record of when the device was activated, you are aware of how often and for how long they have been up during the at night.

Light the way at night
Light the way at night

1. Use motion sensors for lighting the way when they get up at night.

So many parents leave a light on all night for their children to find their way to the toilet. Motion sensors can save money by only coming on when they go to the toilet.

By viewing a record of when the device was activated, you are aware of how often and for how long they have been up during the at night.

Smart lighting

2. Smart lighting for both fun and practicality

With colour lighting in your lounge or their bedroom, you are able to create wonderful environments to inspire their imagination.

This can be turned into a party lighting effect, or can be part of interactive and educational games.

If they show an interest in sport then you can even set the lights to their favourite team colours.

With the use of automated away settings on your phone you are able to ensure all the lights turn off when you leave home, as we know they do have a habit of switching lights on.

3. Control their screen time

Smart systems timers can be set to ensure that their TV, computer or tablet are set to limit their screen time and ensure they are not tempted to get up early in the morning and go straight to the PlayStation.

Control their screen time
Control their screen time

3. Control their screen time

Smart systems timers can be set to ensure that their TV, computer or tablet are set to limit their screen time and ensure they are not tempted to get up early in the morning and go straight to the PlayStation.

Smart home voice assistants

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, with little ones we all know it’s easy to forget things.

The system also allows you to keep progress diaries and find healthy recipe ideas for kids.

With children of this age, the intercom system is also very helpful to let them know when they need to come down for dinner, get dressed, or remind them of what they should be doing.

 

5. Improve their bedtime routine

Getting children off to sleep can be a very tricky part of the day.  An effective smart home can assist with this in many ways. Setting lights to change colour as a five minute warning prior to bedtime can be a fun way to let them know it’s nearly time for bed without nagging.

You can also gradually have the lights dim as they go to sleep, set gentle music to play, and switch off after a certain amount of time.

Smart heating and air quality systems can ensure they are going to sleep in the perfect environment.

Improve bedtime routine
Improve bedtime routine

5. Improve their bedtime routine

Getting children off to sleep can be a very tricky part of the day.  An effective smart home can assist with this in many ways. Setting lights to change colour as a five minute warning prior to bedtime can be a fun way to let them know it’s nearly time for bed without nagging.

You can also gradually have the lights dim as they go to sleep, set gentle music to play, and switch off after a certain amount of time.

Smart heating and air quality systems can ensure they are going to sleep in the perfect environment.

Smart security cameras

6. Keep an eye on them from a different room

Smart cameras in the home can allow you to keep an eye on your children all of the time direct from your phone. You could be cooking in the kitchen and still be keeping an eye on them while they play in the garden.

7. Get instant notifications if they are up to mischief

Smart automation systems can be set up to notify you whenever a particular door is opened, whether it be a cupboard or the front door; if a specific appliance is turned on; if there is a water leak, or motion in a certain part of the house.

Even when you are busy you can have peace of mind that they will not be doing things they shouldn’t be.

Smart home monitoring
Smart home monitoring

7. Get instant notifications if they are up to mischief

Smart automation systems can be set up to notify you whenever a particular door is opened, whether it be a cupboard or the front door; if a specific appliance is turned on; if there is a water leak, or motion in a certain part of the house.

Even when you are busy you can have peace of mind that they will not be doing things they shouldn’t be.

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. Smart home routines can allow them to wake up with sunlight, by using automated curtains or blinds and indicating to them 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. Smart home routines can allow them to wake up with sunlight, by using automated curtains or blinds and indicating to them 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 playing with your little one

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, there is more time for precious family play.

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