OpenMotics for parents

How to save time as a parent? Home automation to the rescue.

As a parent, you’re always looking for ways to make your life easier and ways to help you save time. That’s why we’ll take a look at how you can benefit from smart technology. These smart solutions are by no means exclusively for parents, although they especially come in handy when you have children.

A not so stressful morning rush

As a parent, we all know the struggle of the morning rush. Home automation helps to make that rush a little less stressful. You can program the lights in your kids bedroom to function as an alarm clock. While you’re prepping their lunch boxes, the light gradually comes on so they know they can climb out of bed and start getting ready for an awesome day at school. 

Forgot the keys? No worries

You just had a rough day at work and need to get home to pick up your kids to get them ready for soccer or swim lessons. But, the moment you arrived at home, you realised that you forgot your keys at work… We’ve all been there. It’s so time robing and let’s be honest; hiding a key under your doormat is not the solution! 

How to make sure you can always enter your house? Easy! Thanks to home automation you can lock and unlock your front door with your smartphone. And let’s be real here; even if you also forget your smartphone, your kids will never forget theirs. It’s stuck at the palm of their hands. 

Control your kids media use

Controlling your kids media use isn’t always easy. If your kids have a tv in their bedroom for example they can watch a ton of movies with the noise so low, you’ll never notice until the next day when they can’t keep their eyes open. The solution is easy: toggled outlets. They allow you to turn devices on and off remotely. You can put a timer on the outlet so it shuts down all the connected devices after bedtime. 

Make bedtime easier

Just like you can program your kids’ light to function as an alarm clock in the morning, you can ensure that the lights in your kids’ bedrooms go out at bedtime. Moreover you can put a parental lock on the light switches in their room so they can’t control the lights after bedtime.

These are just a few tips and tricks of how smart home technology can support your life as a parent. If you want to be first to know about other tips and tricks coming up, subscribe to our blog to stay abreast of the latest smart home news.