As summer vacation comes to an end and kids head back to school, now is a good time to incorporate added safety precautions into your family’s new routine. Let’ A-Com give you a few safety tips you can add using your alarm system to make life simpler and safer!
Tip #1: Using the geofencing feature in your app, set up a geofence around your child’s school. You’ll receive a cell phone alert notifying you that your child got to school safely, as well as what time he or she leaves each afternoon. Then, do the same for your house.
Tip #2: A Z-Wave lock eliminates the need for a key and can be opened with a smartphone. Just give your kids their own special code, and no one has to worry about a lost key.
Tip #3: It’s important to teach your children that it’s NEVER safe to answer the door while they’re home alone. So, when you need to see who’s at your door, cameras can add an extra layer of security for you and your child. Teach your kids how to view cameras from their smartphones.
Tip #4: Stay connected with your older children after school by turning on notifications in your app. Get notified of any door/window activity, armings and disarmings, video clips and more, all through your virtual keypad app.
Tip #5: Your system can feature notifications that are sent to your app when your children come home from school. Just give each child his or her own code for added security, and you can also make sure they re-arm the system once inside.
Tip #6: How many times have you said, “Don’t forget to lock the door behind you!” There’s a way you can set up a Favorites feature to lock your doors at home at any given time? Whether it’s right after they leave in the mornings or get home in the afternoons, put your locks on a schedule. Talk about peace of mind!
Tip #7: We all know it takes a while to get back into a routine now that school is back in session. While you are looking through you weekly game plan, make sure you apply that new schedule to your home security system. It probably needs a good polish! Double-check schedules, adjust thermostats, manage user codes, and change lock times. It’ll secure your home, strengthen your family’s safety, and allow your home to work more efficiently for you.
Tip #8: Use the check-in feature on the keypad to make sure your children are home and safe after school. You will receive a notification after your child presses check-in and enters their unique user code.
Contact us if you have any concerns regarding your security give us a call at (800) 323-2266. A-Com is always here to help keep you safe and secure.