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Ideas To Keep Your Home & Kids Safe This Halloween
Check Out These Smart Gadgets
Safety for your home and kids has never been more important right! What have you considered doing to make that happen for Halloween? Here is a short list of smart gadgets that will keep your family and home safe on Halloween presented in this weeks news reported by USA Today. We believe you may find this helpful for you and your family. Ask us to help you install and locate these items for your home.
Our desire here at Texas Safe & Lock is to have Halloween be a fun, exciting time of the year, and most especially if you have young children. Do not let the holiday encourage troublemakers to get into mischief around town or your home. If you have concerns about your yard being TP’d or just want to make sure your kids are safe as they trick or treat, you could definitely use some assistance from smart tech products. These 10 smart gadgets will help to keep your home and your family safe this October—and you’ll probably find most of them to be useful the other 11 months of the year, as well!
A backpack with a built-in smart light - TRAKK Armor App Enabled Bluetooth LED Lighting Backpack
Kids will be safe on the roads at night with this light-up backpack. If your kids are planning to trick-or-treat on Halloween night, especially if they're riding bikes, you’ll have peace of mind knowing they’re wearing the TRAKK Armor Backpack, which features an LED light. Kids can change the color of the light to match their costumes, and its illumination will make them more visible to motorists as they travel around town.
A weatherproof speaker to play spooky tunes - JBL Flip 3 Splashproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Get in the Halloween spirit with creepy music. Want to set the mood for trick-or-treaters? Use a weatherproof, portable speaker like the JBL Flip 3 (our favorite) to play creepy music on your porch—right before you jump out to scare them!
A one-touch control for your Halloween smart decor - Flic The Wireless Smart Button
Turn on all your smart decorations with one touch. If you’re using smart tech like speakers and lights to create a spooky Halloween display, you can control everything at once with Flic, the wireless smart button. Just set up all the different devices with the Flic button, and with one touch, you can turn everything on and off from the comfort of your couch. It even works if you're using smart plugs like the award-winning iDevices Switch ($26).
A fitness tracker to count your trick-or-treating steps -Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker
See how many steps you walk on Halloween—and how many candy bars you deserve! Halloween candy is oh-so tempting, and if you do enough walking trick-or-treating with your kids, you can feel justified indulging on your favorite treats. With the Fitbit Alta fitness tracker, you’ll be able to see just how many steps you’ve taken, how many calories you'v burned, and therefore, how many Reese's pumpkins you deserve.
A trouble-sensing outdoor security camera - Nest Outdoor Cam
Get smartphone notifications if anything happens in your yard on Halloween. Keep an eye out for trouble in your yard with the Nest Outdoor Cam. This award-winning smart security camera will send notifications to your phone if it detects motion, letting you catch any troublemakers in the act. It also has excellent night vision to catch pranksters in the dark.
A GPS tracker to keep an eye on your kids -Spy Tec STI GL300 Mini Portable Real Time Personal and Vehicle GPS Tracker
Monitor your kids remotely as they make their way around the block The first few years you let your kids go trick-or-treating on their own, you’ll probably be a little nervous. Luckily, the Spy Tec GPS Tracker will let you keep tabs on their location in real-time, and you can even set up geofence alerts so you'll know if they stray from the neighborhood.
A video doorbell to tell you who’s on your porch - Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell
See who's on your porch before you open the door. Come Halloween night, you can monitor who’s coming and going on your porch with the help of the top-performing Ring Video Doorbell 2. You’ll get app notifications when trick-or-treaters show up, and you can even talk to them through the app if you need a second to grab more candy. This also presents some prime opportunities to startle people...
A smart safety button for trick-or-treaters - Revolar Instinct
With this emergency button, kids can contact you with one touch. Another way to make sure your kids are safe while trick-or-treating is to give them the Revolar Instinct, a smart personal safety button. All they have to do is press it a certain number of times, and you’ll receive a text with their location and a preset message, such as whether it’s an emergency or if they’re just uneasy.
A smart lock so kids don’t need to carry keys - Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt
Don't worry about kids losing their keys while they're trick-or-treating. Don’t want your kids losing their keys while they collect candy? With a smart lock like the Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt, they’ll be able to let themselves back into the house with just their smartphones, so you don’t have to stress about them getting locked out. And if their costume doesn't have pockets? They can enter a code on the lock's access pad for keyless entry.
An outdoor security camera/smart light for double duty security - Maximus Video Security Camera & Outdoor Light
This smart porch light has a built-in security camera.
This two-in-one smart security camera and light is especially helpful on Halloween. You’ll be able to put the light on a schedule to let trick-or-treaters know when you’re “closed for business,” and it will also capture footage of any mischief makers who might come knocking.
While some of these prices may seem a little high to spend; consider they will work yearround, and what is the price on keeping you and your children safe in your own home? Priceless!!
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