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Putting parents' minds at rest

This week, there've been several reports showing how people not usually associated with technology are using the benefits of home automation for peace of mind when they’re away from home.

This isn’t just about security, it’s also about knowing who’s in your home and when.

Let’s take an example for parents. We all like to know when the kids get home safely from school or college. The simple way would be to have the kids call or text you when they get home; but kids being kids, this is never as easy at it sounds and rarely happens. Also, a text doesn’t really tell you that they’re actually safe at home.

Alternatively, a fairly simple, low-cost home automation system can do this for you, each day, every day. And this is what’s happening, mums, dads and grandparents are using technology to ensure their families are safe and sound.

Vesternet offers a whole range of components that enable you to build a system to meet your needs and budget. A simple system could use sensors and  motion detectors which when triggered send a text message or email. If the message is sent at roughly the time your children should be getting home, then you can be fairly sure all is well.

This can be extended to include cameras that, for less than £100, will stream video straight to your PC or smartphone. In which case you are certain everything is fine – you can even check if they’re doing their homework!

The same system would give you peace of mind when you are away on business or holiday. It will silently monitor your home, instantly informing you if anything happens.

Vesternet are Europe’s leading home automation specialist. Whatever your needs, you’ll be able to find just what you're looking for in our range of Z-Wave, ZigBee, and LightwaveRF home automation products.

Author David Bell

About the Author

David Bell is the founder of Vesternet. As a contributing author on popular smart home topics including Z-Wave & Zigbee, he’s been cited in a multitude of popular websites, forums & articles over the past 10 years and continues to publish regularly on Vesternet.

With over 25 years in business, and 15 years in home automation, he also heads up all of Vesternet’s commercial initiatives throughout various online channels as an expert in sales, marketing & growth strategies.

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