How Notion Can Help You Monitor & Keep Track of Your Kids

May 05, 2020

How Notion Can Help You Monitor & Keep Track of Your Kids

As a busy parent with young children, it can be really difficult to constantly monitor and track what your kids are up to. 


Well, here’s some good news: Notion can help with this!


Notion’s suite of smart home products can help you keep track of what’s going on inside your home, like who’s coming and going, spikes in temperature, water leaks, and more. 


To give you a better sense of how Notion products can be used to keep track of your kids, we’ve rounded up a few tips: 

 

Tip #1: Monitor Who’s Coming and Going 

Between grocery runs, landscaping, and other summer activities, it’s hard to know what’s going on inside your home, including who’s coming and going.


Options like video surveillance can also be helpful, but it requires parents to monitor the footage almost constantly – and for older teens, it can also be intrusive.


If you’re looking for a better solution, you should consider placing Notion sensors on each exit door and window in your home. The wireless sensors will send you an alert when doors and windows have been opened, so it’s a great way to keep a tab on when your kids get home from school or even when someone opens the garage door.

This is especially helpful for parents with young children who are starting to walk and may wander outside – or for teenagers who are coming home alone from school or summer camp. Once they arrive home safely, you’ll be notified via the Notion app. 

 

Tip #2: Help Avoid Damage From Water-Related Accidents 

If you’re a parent, it’s likely that you’ve walked into at least one of the following situations: toilets clogged with marbles, bathtubs overflooded with suds, wet bathing suits on the floor, the list goes on. 


Kids can be forgetful and unaware of the damage their activities may cause – water damage included. 


Of course, it isn’t just little ones that make messes! When your children reach an age where they begin using the washing machine or dishwasher on their own, it's likely that they’ll make a few soapy mistakes.

 



While some of these accidents are inevitable, it’s important to minimize the damage that they can cause. Oftentimes, when water-related damage is left unattended, it can cause some significant and costly damage to your home.

 

Here’s another situation where Notion sensors can save the day! By strategically placing them near bathtubs, dishwashers, and washing machines, if something goes wrong you’ll be notified immediately. 

 

Tip #3: Oversee Activity Within the Home 

With young children running around the house, it’s a good idea to establish which areas of your home are safest for them to play in. 


For anything outside those spaces, like your kitchen or an at-home gym, it’s important to keep doors closed and locked if possible, or to set up barriers like a baby gate. 



To give you a little more peace of mind, consider installing Notion sensors on the doors to any rooms you don’t want your kids to go into. If the doors are opened, you’ll be notified immediately and can quickly react to the situation. 


There’s no such thing as being too safe, especially with your little ones!  

 

Tip #4: Watch Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms 

For kids who are old enough to stay home alone, it’s really important for them to know what to do in the event of a house fire – from calling 9-1-1 to safely evacuate the home.


Parents should take extra precautions to reduce the risk of fires in the home, including installing fire safety equipment and preparing safety and evacuation plans to ensure children escape safely.


That last part is key. One of the most important steps you can take to help protect your kids against fire is to install smoke alarms and keep them in good working order.


But in the event that something does go wrong, as a parent, you’ll want to know right away! 



If you’re looking for that extra bit of peace of mind, you should also consider placing a Notion sensor by your smoke and CO alarms so you can know when they’re going off even while you’re away.

 

Tip #5: Lock and Monitor Hazardous Products 

As you must know, there’s a lot of things in the home that can be hazardous to children and they can be difficult to keep track of! 


To monitor your household cleaning products and any other hazardous open items, it’s important to keep them locked away. But you can also go a step further and use Notion sensors to monitor when they’ve been opened. 



Notion sensors can be used to monitor alcohol cabinets, medicine cabinets, gun collections, and anything else around the house that should be kept away from children. They can also be placed on cupboards or garage doors with hazardous materials. 


Once you’ve installed your Notion sensors, the doors and cupboards will be monitored and when any of these cabinets or doors are opened, you’ll be notified immediately.


Whether your kids are small or grown-up, it’s reassuring to know that your kids are in good hands and safe at home.


Thanks for reading! We hope that you learned how Notion can be the perfect support for your family’s needs.