The start of school is closer than you would like to think which means turning in those carefree days of summer for textbooks, extracurricular activities, and nightly homework sessions. It can be difficult fitting it all into your busy schedule. But this year you’ve got a secret weapon to help you stay organized and to help the kids do even better in school. Put your home automation system to work and make the transition from summer nights to school days an easy A.
Rise and Shine
After a few months of sleeping in every day, getting the kids out of bed early every morning can be quite the task. Automate your lights and you can wake the kids up without even needing to step into their room. Schedule their bedroom lights to turn on at the same time every morning, motivating them to get out of bed.
You can also use smart sockets to schedule appliances for an additional wake up boost. For instance, schedule a radio to turn on every morning. It’s hard to ignore and more enjoyable than an alarm clock. At bedtime, you can reverse the process by scheduling lights and appliances to turn off as a signal that it’s time to go to sleep.
The first few hours after school are crucial for getting the homework done. However, parents are usually at work when kids get home from school. With home automation services integrated into your home security system you can receive alerts to notify you when the children are home from school and you can use the video monitoring system to keep an eye on them. This is the perfect way to make sure they’re doing homework and completing chores instead of getting into things they shouldn’t be. With home automation and video monitoring you can be assured that even if you aren’t home you can still make sure your kids are safe and productive.
Helping with Homework
Homework time can be the toughest part of the evening. The schoolwork is hard enough without the temptation of video games and television. With home automation, you can create an environment perfectly conducive to completing homework. With smart sockets you can shut off TVs and gaming systems so they can’t be used, turn the smart lights up for optimal reading, and play some classical music to help the children focus, all from your smartphone.
All Work and No Play
Home automation isn’t just for business. Kids need to relax as well. Set the system to play their favorite music when they come home Friday afternoon and start the weekend off with some fun. Gather on the couch and watch a movie knowing that you can set the temperature for optimal snuggling and dim the lights without having to get. Home automation is the perfect tool for relaxation when need be.
My Alarm Center offers state of the art home automation services to make life more convenient while keeping your family safe. Speak with a home automation specialist about getting your system installed before the kids get back to school.