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Why Parents and Teens Will Both Love Smart Home Security

Jul 15 2015
Parents: as your teen spreads their wings towards greater independence, you may feel a mixture of pride and worry. You want to make sure that they're safe, but the last thing you want to do is spoil their new freedom.

Smart Home Security can help you stay worry-free, and in a way that teens will love.

Our technology makes your home more interactive and secure, keeping you aware of important events so you don't worry. And your teen will enjoy more freedom to come and go, enabled by cool technology with a smartphone app. Here's how you'll both benefit.

Coming and Going

In summer, when school schedules don't apply, it's harder to keep track of your teen while you're at work, and calling to check in is a hassle .

Alarm.com solves this problem with smart access control. You create a security code just for your teen, then get an automatic smartphone alert when they use it to open your smart lock or disarm your security system.  You can get an alert when they leave as well.

Concerned about who else might come over to your home with your teen? An Image Sensor positioned in your hallway can send you a snapshot every time your system is disarmed, confirming that it's just your teen and trusted friends only.

Home Alone

Teens love to have the run of the house, but often forget the details of looking after it.

Windows get left open with the AC running, for example. That's okay, though: an Alarm.com Smart Thermostat will automatically set back when this happens to prevent your home cooling the entire neighborhood. You'll also get an alert so you can remind them to take care of the issue.

Doors and garages get forgotten when rushing out. Again, that's okay: with a reminder alert, it's simple for you to lock your front door and arm your security system from wherever you are. Alarm.com can also send these reminders to your teenager's smartphone, elevating their responsibility.

There's also video monitoring; a great way to ensure responsible behavior when you're not there. Our service providers offer a range of indoor and outdoor cameras that let you check in on your front porch, living room, garden or pool with ease. If your teen has friends over, you can see what's going on.


In an Emergency

If you're worried about safety when you're away, consider this: Alarm.com systems come with 24-7 professional monitoring.

If there's a serious emergency – such as a fire, carbon monoxide in your garage, or a night-time alarm event, trained security professionals will respond, assess the situation, and dispatch emergency services if necessary. That's an added layer of real safety and security protecting your teen.

Interested in an Alarm.com Smart Home this summer? Click here to connect with a local dealer today.