Babyproofing Your Home Using Smart Technology
Welcoming a new baby to your home is a wonderful time, but have you started to think about babyproofing your home? There are so many things that you’re probably pondering, from decorating the nursery to choosing your favorite name. You’re likely trying to decide what color you’ll paint the nursery and what brand car seat you’ll be buying. Before you bring your new bundle of joy home, have you thought about using smart technology to babyproof your home?
To keep an eye on your baby while they’re asleep, add a security camera to their bedroom or nursery. Choose a compact design that’ll blend into the decor you’ve chosen. Consider using a security camera that can be positioned on a bookcase or cabinet. If you hired a nanny to care for your child, think about concealing the security camera in an area that’ll let you check on her when you’re not at home. Go with a smart camera that lets you see the feed via a smartphone app to grant you 24/7 on-demand access to the footage.
Door and window alarms
Monitoring who comes and goes from your baby’s room will be helpful for your peace of mind. Even before your child is mobile, a door alarm will alert you whenever someone goes into or out of your baby’s room. A window alarm is especially necessary if your baby’s room is on the ground floor. Choose an alarm system that’ll text you notifications on your smartphone whenever a door or window has been opened.
If your home has a pool, it’s very important you install an alarm on the door that leads to your pool. That way, you’ll receive an alert if your baby finds his way to the swimming area. You should also install a pool alarm, which monitors the waves in your pool and will alert you if they detect motion in the water — whether it’s your child or your pet.
Smart medication timers
If someone in your home uses medication or you need to give your baby medicine, consider using a smart medication timer. It locks the medication until a specified time, at which point it’ll release the lock and send you an alert to your smartphone. This will prevent your child from getting into your medication and stop you from accidentally giving your baby the same dose twice.
Of course, even after you consider your technology needs, it’s still important to take care of traditional babyproofing tasks such as adding door latches, installing corner protectors for sharp table edges and tying cords up and out of the way. Once these are taken care of, you’ll have more time to spend reading your baby bedtime stories every night.
If you want to learn more about keeping your family safe, speak with a Vivint representative today.