When you’re a parent, life is full of surprises. To protect you and your kids from bad ideas that seemed good at the time, we introduce you to Unexpected Activity notifications. This type of proactive, intelligent protection smart home security powered by our Insights Engine, looks out for your family by learning your everyday behavior patterns and letting you know when something out of the ordinary is going on.
You don’t need to do anything to set up this new smart home feature. It works proactively as part of the smart home security platform that powers your home. Over time, however, you can train it with simple ‘useful / not useful’ feedback that the Insights Engine will adapt to. You can also opt to ‘pause’ for 24 hours if a sudden schedule change, such as a sick day, begins triggering alerts.
Unusual Activity notifications can be triggered by all sorts of sensors around your home, including contact sensors on doors and windows, and motion sensors that you’ve placed in dangerous or forbidden areas.
Here are five areas of your home where an Unexpected Activity alert can save the day:
1. External doors
On weekday mornings, your front door sees a lot of activity. On weekend mornings—not so much… so why did it just open at 6.30? Answer: your curious four-year is exploring the front yard while you’re still waking up with your first cup of coffee. This smart home security feature will notify you with an alert in no time.
2. Laundry area
Your basement might feature a comfortable family room complete with cozy couches and large TV, but chances are there’s also a laundry area down there too, boring to you but often fascinating to kids. A motion detector in this area can let you know if there’s unexpected activity around your washer and dryer.
3. Medicine cabinet
For young children, the bathroom can be your home’s most hazardous area—especially once they’re able to move and climb onto a chair to explore its shelves. Place a smart home security contact sensor on your medicine cabinet to know instantly if it’s accessed outside your normal routine.
4. Top of stairs
Whether it’s a bad dream or a stomach ache, every child will sometimes get up and wander in the night. If their bedroom is near the stairs, being alerted in time can help you avert the danger of a sleepy child taking a tumble.
5. Door to the garage
With its mysterious tools and shelves, your garage is possibly the most alluring area of your house to inquisitive kids. While you’re often in there at weekends, a weekday alert from your internal garage door’s contact sensor can indicate that youngsters are trying to get hands-on with the tools or paints inside.
These are just some of the many ways next-generation smart home security looks out for your family and property when you’re home and most importantly when you’re not.
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