Undoubtedly, the main priority of any parent is to keep their children safe. Fortunately, home surveillance systems are the perfect tool for parents who want to know where their children are at all times. If you’re not sure how to use your home security system to keep tabs on your kids, we’ve gathered a few tips that will hopefully result in an increased peace of mind.


1. Seeing Them Get Home From School

One way you can use home security to know where your kids are is by monitoring your security cameras. You will be able to check the footage of your security cameras to make sure your children have arrived from school. This is especially helpful when you know no one will be home when your children arrive home from school, as many parents are worried about their kid coming home to an empty house. While some parents have safeguards in place, like instructing their children to call them as soon as they get home, children can be forgetful. If you don’t receive a call from your children at around the time they should be home, you can simply check the footage online to confirm that your children arrived as expected!

Not only will you be able to confirm that your children are safe, but you’ll be able to make sure that your children didn’t bring their friends over if they’re not allowed to or if they didn’t ask you for permission.

2. Monitoring The Morning Routine

If you have to leave for work before your children leave for school, you probably want to be able to monitor your children and their morning routine. As you can imagine, many children have a hard time getting up and getting ready for school on time. Fortunately, you can use your app to make sure your children have left the house by checking if your system had been armed before they left for the day. If you notice that your child has overslept, you can always try calling them or having a close friend or family member go to your home to wake your child up. Our indoor security cameras feature two-way audio, allowing you to talk to your children remotely as well. Many parents add home security cameras to their system for these types of reasons—keeping tabs on occupants of the home, not just potential burglaries!

3. Easy Access

To ensure your child can get into the home upon return from school, you might consider adding one of several smart locks offered by Protect America. The August Smart Lock Pro can be configured to automatically disarm the system as soon as your child is within range of the lock!

Additionally, provide a personal keychain remote to each child. Have them attach it to their backpacks for easy one-button access to disarm your security system so they can safely enter the home.

Your control panel is also capable of programming multiple codes. Give each kid a PIN they are sure to remember, giving them access to basic system features.

For more information about how to use home security to know where your kids are, don’t hesitate to contact us here at  Protect America at 800-951-5111.