How Technology is Changing the Way You Protect Your Family

Face it, there’s a lot out there in this world that can hurt us and our families. As adults, we are the ones responsible for protecting our children and our homes. Luckily, though, modern technology has come to our aid. With its help, we can be ready for anything! Here are just a few examples that might interest you in that regards.

Tracking Loved Ones

Families with seniors suffering from issues like Alzheimer’s disease or family members with some type of traumatic brain injury worry about their loved ones whereabouts. This can be solved with the GPS SmartSole. This little device fits into any shoe and tracks your loved one, no matter what. No one will ever know that the device is on nor does it need to be turned on. All you need is an app and your phone to track them.

Car Safety

Nearly every teenager out there can’t wait to get behind the wheel of a car—it’s a huge life milestone for them! Yet, this is also a time that parents start becoming more worried about their kids. Although a parent’s concern for his or her children will never truly go away, there are some devices out there that can help put some of their worries at ease. There’s this thing called the Zubie that connects to the diagnostics port of the car. The device relays information such as the whereabouts of the car and how fast the car is being driven. Of course, it also tells you if there are any problems with the car, just in case you need to head out and help your teenager get back home.

Home Security

The first thing that people do when they move to a new neighborhood is usually check out the crime rate. However, you can live in the safest neighborhood ever and still be at risk of experiencing some sort of crime in your home. This is why installing a home security system is one of the best ideas you can have. Technology has gone beyond wires that can be easily compromised and is now offering wireless home security. This type of security does not require you to drill holes in the walls of your home. Wireless technology also gives you the opportunity to arm and disarm the system using something like a keyfob, just like Tele-Plus uses.

Special Needs

Parents with children who have special needs have a little more to worry about than the average parent, because of how vulnerable they can be. However, there are wearable devices out there that can be worn on the wrist or magnetically attached to a child’s clothes so that parents can look out for their kids when they’re not around them. This allows them to see if their child leaves the perimeter that you have set up, which can also help teach your children about physical boundaries and about staying within a certain distance. The device also gives parents the power to listen in to see what is happening when they leave their child with a babysitter.

Every family should assess their own security needs and take action to fulfill them. Hopefully, this post has helped you to assess those needs and to know about the resources available to you via the technology that we have today.

Freelance writer out of Sacramento, California. I have two wonderful children who employ me full time as their mother. Sometimes it's exhausting, but on the side, I write for my own enjoyment and for other blogs.

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