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Parents: Get Peace of Mind with Smart Home Monitoring

SmartCam, Smart Leak Sensor Kit, Smart Motion Kit, Hedge App, Home Protection & Security, Home Tips

Published: April 4, 2022

How Hedge Gives Parents Peace of Mind

As a parent, it's natural to worry about your kids. In fact, some might even say it's inevitable — no matter how grown-up and self-sufficient they become. Unfortunately (or maybe not from your kids' perspective), it's not realistic to watch them every second of every day, no matter how much you wish you could! However, there are a number of simple, preventive measures you can take to keep them safe. For example — you can lean on smart home technology, like Hedge. Here are just a few ways our devices can provide much-needed peace of mind.

#1: Hedge can help you keep medications and cleaning supplies safe from kids

Children in the United States make an estimated 200,000 emergency department visits due to poisoning each year.

Poisoning — which may occur if a child consumes medication or toxic materials like household cleaners and laundry detergent — is a preventable risk, given a few simple precautions:

  • Keep all medications, cleaning supplies, and other toxic materials out of sight and reach of your children.
  • For added protection, install childproof locks on all drawers and cabinets containing these items.
  • For even more protection, place a Contact Sensor from Hedge on the drawer or cabinet door; that way, you'll receive a Hedge App alert if and when said cabinet is opened when your home is armed. Then, you can quickly intervene.

#2: Hedge can help you keep an eye on your kids when you're not home (and even when you are!)

Other smart home devices from Hedge can lend a helping hand in keeping your kids safe at home, too. Take Hedge's indoor security camera, SmartCam. When you set up SmartCam in places your kids spend the most time — like the living room, the kitchen, or their bedroom — you can easily use the Hedge App to check that they're safe and sound, whether you're out of the house or just down the hall.

Hedge's SmartCam will also send you a Hedge App alert if it detects motion or noise when your home is "armed." So if you're still at work when your kids get home from school, you'll be notified when the SmartCam "sees" or "hears" them enter the house. Another helpful feature? The SmartCam includes two-way audio, so you can greet them and ask about their day — without the need for phones.

#3: Hedge can help you maintain a comfortable, healthy home environment

Smart home devices can help you create a better home environment for your child in other ways, too. Consider the Leak Sensor, which monitors and alerts you to shifts in temperature and humidity outside your custom "acceptable" range.

By keeping tabs on temperature, you can make sure your home is warm and comfortable for you and your kids. Similarly, monitoring your home's humidity can help keep your child healthy, as too-high humidity can increase bacteria and mold particles that can lead to respiratory issues, and too-low humidity can exacerbate issues like asthma, cause dry skin, and create an environment where viruses, like COVID-19, live longer.

BONUS: Hedge can provide peace of mind when it comes not only to your kids — but also to your parents

If you have kids at home, you might be at an age where you're starting to consider the at-home safety and security of your aging parents. Helping your parents set up Hedge in their homes can give you more peace of mind, knowing that even more members of your family are protected.

Beyond helping your parents set up Hedge to monitor their own home, you can ask them to add you as a user on their account (if they're comfortable doing so, of course). When they do, you can share the responsibility of keeping their home safe and secure, relieving some of that burden and providing more peace of mind for you! As a user on their account, you can help monitor their home for potential security threats, prevent potential infrastructure issues, like water damage, and more.

As parents, it's normal to be concerned about your kids (as well as your parents!). Fortunately, there are ways to alleviate those concerns. Start with your home: consider smart home technology like Hedge to put your mind at ease, so you can focus on spending quality time with your family — instead of just worrying about them.

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