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However School Gets Back in Session, Home Security Can Help

Home Security

August 6, 2020

This year, our back to school season looks unlike any we have ever seen.

Many parents across the world are faced with one of the most difficult choices they have had to make on their child’s behalf. And many others have had their decision made for them for different reasons.

Most families are looking some variation of three options:

  1. Full-time in classroom learning
  2. Full-time online learning
  3. 50/50 blend with time spent learning at home online and time in the classroom

Whatever path you take, we want to help.

We aren’t healthcare professionals here at Guardian, and we don’t give medical advice on how to keep your family safe from COVID-19. But we are security experts.

Ahead of the school year, we decided to examine these three scenarios and design a dream security solution for each that would really make a difference.

We’ll also give you some ideas on how to use all of these products, based on your child’s schooling options.  

Before we dive in:

  • These groupings are only suggestions based on how they can make life easier for parents with kids in school.
  • You may choose to take advantage of different device benefits depending on your child’s age, and if they can be home alone.
  • Whether or not a child is able to be to at home alone should be based on a combination of factors, including age, maturity, your best judgment as a parent, and of course, the laws in your state.
  • While every use case below may not work for your family, Guardian solutions are totally customizable, and we believe there really is something in here for everyone!

Now, let’s get started!

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How it helps parents:

PowerG Motion Sensors

How it helps parents:

  • Keep track of when they come and go
  • Get an alert if they leave the house

Indoor Camera

How it helps parents:

  • See that kids are doing their schoolwork when they should be
  • Speak to them directly using two-way voice

Outdoor Camera

How you can use it:

  • Helpful when parents and kids are on different schedules
  • When kids are home alone, get peace of mind that your property and family is safe
  • Check in when you are working indoors and kids are playing outdoors

Video Doorbell

How it helps parents:

  • Kids never have to answer the door while home alone
  • You can answer it from anywhere on your smartphone
  • No one who visits will know they are home alone

Video Analytics

How it helps parents:

  • Receive an alert if there is a person on your property
  • Program to automatically record a video clip if a person is detected

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IQ2 Touchscreen Panel

How it helps parents:

  • Disarm photos snaps a picture of whoever disarms your panel
  • You can get these photos texted right to your phone
  • Photos are accompanied by the username of the individual whose code was used, the date, and the time

Video Doorbell

How it helps parents:

  • Watch your kids get home safely from school
  • Get an alert any time someone approaches your front door

Smart Lock

How it helps parents:

  • No more worrying about lost keys
  • Assign user codes to anyone who watches the kids after school (babysitter, grandparents, etc.)
  • If kids forget to lock the door when they get home from school, you can do it for them from anywhere

Light Modules + Smart Thermostat

How it helps parents:

  • Set a rule that when they get home and disarm the panel, the lights go on and the thermostat adjusts to a comfortable temperature
  • Know if your kids are messing with the thermostat
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IQ2 Touchscreen Panel

How it helps parents:

  • Set panel to take automatic disarm photos of whoever disarms the security system, and send you a text message with date and time
  • If an alarm goes off, the panel will start recording video

Indoor Camera

How it helps parents:

  • Be sure kids are doing their schoolwork when they should be
  • Peek in anytime for peace of mind

Video Analytics

How it helps parents:

  • Create a virtual tripwire on your driveway
  • If kids are carpooling, you will see when their ride arrives

Streaming Video Recorder (SVR)

How it helps parents:

  • Capture 24/7 live streaming video
  • See what’s happening at home, all day every day

PowerG Sensors

How it helps parents:

  • Place smart sensors on off-limits spaces like gun/liquor cabinets
  • Get an alert if the kids try to play video games when they should be studying or doing chores

Smart Lock

How it helps parents:

  • Anyone who will be watching the kids gets a unique code
  • Know exactly who is coming and going

Light Modules + Smart Thermostat

How it helps parents:

  • Keep home comfort settings aligned with changing school schedules
  • Adjust the lighting and thermostat remotely if you get the days mixed up

One thing you might notice about these groupings is that we are recommending 24/7 burglary, fire, and CO monitoring no matter what your circumstances.

24/7 professional burglary, fire, and CO monitoring are essential for every home, and the best way to help protect against and respond to the unexpected.

School will happen. Guardian Protection will be there.

Despite all the fear and uncertainty that has defined this year, one thing is for sure — essential smart home security is here to stay. With this layer of security over everything that matters most to you, you can worry less, see more, and get precious peace of mind every day.

Not seeing exactly what you need in any of these groups? Would it be more helpful to have some items from one package, and a few from another? No problem!

Just give us a call at 1.800.PROTECT, tell us about your needs, and we can help you customize the perfect security solution for your family.

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