Gently ease your family into the day
The blaring sound of kids TV in the morning is a familiar feature in many homes across the UK, so our first port of call is how to address how we can use smart tech to fit around this daily routine; we’re big believers in helping working parents out with home automation features, and this is just one way that we can lend a hand. Our team can position a sensor on the living room door or slide a pressure mat under the carpet or rug that are set on a timers to suit your most active hours, for example between 6am and 8am. So, when your toddler wakes up and opens the door or sits on the mat the TV will automatically turn on to CBeebies or start a favourite movie. You don’t even need to get out of bed if your early riser is old enough to totter into the living room safely – another bonus hour in bed!
Setting a curfew
The words ‘it’s bed time’ don’t always go down well, but if your child has a curfew, smart tech can make evening negotiations a bit easier by setting the TV to turn off at a certain time. This can also be applied to lights in specific rooms and even internet access to help draw a definitive line under bed time.
24-hour child safety features
Our child safety features aren’t restricted to daytime hours; nights can be just as active! If your toddler has not gained the height required to reach light switches just yet, proximity or pressure sensors can be placed along a pathway generally taken by your little one, from the nursery to the bathroom for example, to make night time trips easier. These sensors bring the lighting level up to around 10% of the maximum bulb strength. This low level is great for ensuring child safety and also settling your child back to sleep as it provides an easy transition from dim light to complete darkness once the sensor turns off.