Giving Your Kids After-School Independence With Smart Home Security

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Smartzone Smart Home Security After School

 

Kids grow up fast, and before you know it they’re old enough to stay at home on their own after school. 

It’s one of the first steps towards your child earning independence, and you don’t have to worry about leaving work early or paying a babysitter to look after your children when they come home. 

When this major step first happens, it’s natural to worry about your kids.  Will they be safe on their own? What if they lose their keys? Can they be trusted to not have friends over for hours on end? 

Smart Home security can dissolve these worries for you. With access Control and a discreet connection to your home, Smartzone’s security system is the perfect solution for peace of mind. Here’s how it can help. 

  1. No more keys to lose

Smartzone Smart Lock Children Access

It’s no secret that kids can be careless. I’m sure most of us have misplaced something very important while we were young and carefree. However, losing keys can be a hassle especially when it means you leaving work early to let the kids in. It’s an inconvenience and it’s even worse if you have to return to work and finish off urgent tasks before heading home yet again. 

Smart locks eliminate the need for keys. Through the app you can create a unique four digit code so you know if your child got home okay and what time they arrived home at. You can also set different rules for when your loved one returns, such as the system disarming so they alarm isn’t set off. 

 

  2. Get alerts when they return home

Smartzone Smart Alerts Children After School

Knowing when your child has arrived home gives you peace of mind so you can focus on your work and not have to worry for hours on end. Set customised alerts trough the app so you will get a notification when your child has entered their code. 

As time goes on and trust builds, you can choose to switch this alert to a no-show alert so you’ll be notified if they don’t return home on time. 

 

3. Know who is ringing the doorbell 

Smartzone After School Security for Children

It’s common to worry about strangers at your door. With a video doorbell you get first view into who is outside your house. Be the first to answer the door through the intercom feature and see who is there through live feed to your phone. This means your kids won’t have to answer the door to any strangers. 

 

4. Keep them out of forbidden areas 

Smartzone Door Contact children after school

Perhaps your kids aren’t allowed friends over after school as they need to focus on homework. With solutions for indoor and outdoor video monitoring you can see exactly what friends are over, and if they are doing homework or getting up to mischief. 

You can also place contact sensors on forbidden rooms or cabinets so your kids don’t get up to anything they really shouldn’t. 

 

5. It’s reassuring for both of you

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Being left at home alone for the first time as a young teen was probably one of the best feelings. It’s liberating and you feel trusted and independent, but it can also feel a little unsettling – especially at the beginning. 

Knowing that you’re still connected to what is happening in the home can make your kids feel safer, and make you feel at ease knowing that your kids are okay.

 

For more information on how Smart Home Security can look after your home and family call our Customer Service Team on 021496624, visit or website or fill out the form below for us to get in contact with you.

 

Moving Home Soon? Here Are 5 Tips For Stress Free Moving

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Smartzone Moving Home Ireland

 

Anyone who has ever said moving home is fun, is probably lying. As you may know, or perhaps are experiencing for the first time, moving is incredibly stressful. Your to-do list will be a mile long, and you will ask yourself on many occasions “how on earth do we need more boxes?!”. 

While you may feel like you’re slowly drowning in a sea of items you forgot you had and tons of  paperwork – moving home will all be worth it in the end. 

For the time being here are some tips you can follow to help ease the process and take the pressure off. 

 

Hire a moving company

Does it cost money? Yes. Will it be worth it? YES! If you plan on moving every item of furniture in your current home then you need to be realistic about how you’re going to do so. Even you’re dad’s transit van may not be enough and could end up taking you much longer to transport items than necessary.  Sites like Get A Mover  compare quotes from moving companies in your county so you can you don’t have to splash out big money. 

 

Don’t leave anything until the last minute! 

While packing is an arduous task, it is best not to leave it until the last minute as it can result in a lot of unnecessary stress. Packing always takes much longer than you plan for, especially if there is only 1 – 2 people doing it. Begin packing well in advance by gathering all the items you don’t use often. You should start the process a few weeks before your move by spending a few hours each weekend packing away your belongings. 

 

Get rid of the things you don’t need

It’s likely that you won’t be taking everything you own with you. What don’t you wear often? What piece of furniture hasn’t been used since you moved into your current place? It’s important to ask these questions to avoid lugging stuff you don’t actually need to your new place. Donedeal is a great platform for selling second hand items, or you could always advertise within Facebook market groups. 

 

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Make a list 

And check it twice… and maybe a third time. The stress of everyday life is already enough, nevermind throwing a major life event into the mix. Create a list of every task – be it small or large. This will ensure that you won’t be caught off guard on moving day. It will help put your mind at ease knowing that you’re in absolute control of everything. 

 

Moving your services and Smart Home System

Most service providers will require two to three week’s notice before you actually move. So, it is probably best to include services like TV and broadband on your priority list. If you are a Smartzone customer we will happily help you move your Smart Home System to your new home. Just let us know a few weeks ahead of time so we can schedule our installers to visit your home at an appropriate time. Moving your system varies in cost but starts from just €100. 

 

Are you a customer looking to move a system, or looking to get a system installed for the first time? Call our customer service team on 0214966248, visit our website at www.smartzone.ie. Simply fill out the form below if you would like us to contact you. 

 

 

Save Money With Our Refer A Friend Offer!

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Smartzone have officially launched it’s Refer A Friend Offer! What does this mean? Simple, you get to save, save, save while creating a Smarter Home.

With our Refer A Friend Offer you receive a €50 discount on any of our Smart Home add-on products for every friend you refer. This means that you can get at least €50 off Smart Bulbs, Smart Locks or a Video Doorbell.

All you have to do is pass on your friends details to us (we ask for a full name and telephone number). We will then contact your friend or family member to tell them about our Smart Home Bundles and to set up a Free Home Assessment. If the referred friend decides to sign up to our service after the Free Home Assessment, we will send you an email to confirm that a €50 discount has been applied to your account.

Even better news – your friend also gets a €50 discount off the quote they will receive during the assessment. It’s a win – win for all.

Do you have a friend that you would like to refer? Simply fill out our form here to get the ball rolling. This page also lists out our terms and conditions

Maybe you have a friend who is not yet sure about making their home smarter? No worries. We can give them a call anyway to answer any questions they may have about Smartzone and our system.

Feel free to share our offer via email, social media or whichever way you prefer.

Got any questions? Give us a call on 0214966248  to speak to a customer service agent or email us at info@smartzone.ie.

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5 Things You Should Do If Your Home Has Been Burgled

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An average of two homes in Ireland are burgled each hour in Ireland. Burglaries can leave homeowners feeling unpleasant, frightened and emotionally vulnerable. Having valuables taken from you can leave you distraught and scared to be in your own home.

If your home has been burgled, it’s important to take the correct steps to ensure a smoother process after the incident. This can make a significant difference in any follow up procedures with the Gardaí and your insurance company.

Here are 5 tips which we recommend you should take heed of if you are a victim of a break in.

 

  • Write down everything you remember to give to the Gardai: Shock can make us forget important details. That’s why it’s important that you write down as much as you can while waiting for the Gardai to arrive. Intruder descriptions, the direction the burglars went when running off and vehicle details can be significant when trying to catch the criminals.

 

  • Take Pictures: Taking photos and videos of the scene can help you document any items that were taken. It is also important to keep records for your insurance company.

 

  • Contact your insurance company: It’s best to contact your insurance company as soon as you can. Your insurance company will require you to share and submit all information that you gave to the Gardaí.

 

 

  • Take time for yourself: A burglary can leave you feeling scared, unsafe and unsettled. That is why it is important to heal emotionally after the incident. Take some time to yourself to deal with the guards and your insurance company. Reach out and talk to someone if the emotional stress starts to affect your everyday living.

 

  • Invest in Smart Home Security: Smart Home Security provides extra layers of security that is not offered by traditional alarms. The system is controlled through an app on your phone ensuring that you are notified the moment anything happens. In some cases this may give you time to react during a burglary. Our system is also professionally monitored meaning the Guards will be called if you or any of the listed contacts cannot verify why the system has been triggered. Smart Security systems also work off both broadband and GSM connection so the alarm continues to work even if the broadband line is down or has been cut.

Smartzone provides Ireland’s smartest, wireless alarm to give Irish homeowners the best, top of the range security. Our system works to ensure that your home is safe and secure at all times. If you have yet to consider home security and you are still unsure, you can speak to one of our Smartzone team members today on 0214966248,  check out our website at www.smartzone.ie or fill out the form below and we will call you.