With DC students heading back to class, back-to-school shopping is in full swing, and classic items like classroom supplies and fall clothes are most likely at the top of your list. But while pens, pencils, and new shoes are important, transforming your home into a smart home will easily be your best investment this fall. Whether you’re worried about creating the perfect homework environment or concerned with your kids coming home to an empty house after school, the Hive family of smart home products has you covered.
The Hive Home Check Plan, which includes smart door/window and motion sensors, light bulbs and the newly released Hive Camera with no upfront costs, is the perfect bundle for keeping an eye on your house when you’re away — and maximizing its efficiency when you’re home. Here are three ways the Hive Home Check Plan will revolutionize your life this back-to-school season.
Help your kids stay on top of their homework
The Hive Window and Door Sensors will send you a notification when your front door is opened or closed, so you’ll know when your kids make it home safely from school. But that’s not all–with the help of the Hive Camera and its advanced two-way audio feature, you can say hello, welcome them home, and remind them to get started on their homework (after enjoying an afternoon snack). Tip: the audio feature works for pets, too, so you can make sure they stay off the furniture while both you and your kids are away.
Create the perfect working environment
To create the perfect working environment at home, tune your Hive Active Lights (included in the Hive Home Check Plan) to a cooler shade of light. This will help you stay energized and focused on nights when you (or your kids) are up working late. Hive Active Lights also allow you to match the lighting to your mood and schedule the lights to come on when you walk in the front door for a warmer welcome home.
Keep an eye on who’s coming and going
With kids back in school and Summer Fridays a thing of the past, your home may be empty for longer periods of time during the day. Using the Hive Camera, which allows you to record and stream HD footage to your smartphone and features a wide-angle lens and night vision, you have access to a clear view of your house no matter where you are. You can zoom in with your smartphone and trigger noises like an alarm or a barking dog to discourage intruders.