Keeping Your Teens Safer With Notion

March 01, 2019

Keeping Your Teens Safer With Notion

When it comes to keeping your family safe, being in the know is one of the most important steps you can take. Luckily, parents with Notion systems can rest a little bit easier knowing whether they’re home or away, they’re in the loop on what their teen is up to.

A few cleverly placed Notion sensors can help you keep tabs on what’s happening in your home.

Sneaking Out

It’s one of the most common problems parents fight, and it’s a major concern as risk of danger significantly increases when parents are kept in the dark. In most states, it’s illegal for teens under the age of 18 to stay out past a designated curfew.

Options like video surveillance can be helpful, but they require parents to monitor the footage almost constantly. Meanwhile, in-home alarm systems can usually be avoided by a knowledgeable teen in possession of the pass code.

Instead, put your Notion sensors to work by placing one on each exit door and window. Notion will send a notification to your phone any time they’ve been opened, so you’ll know if your teen could be trying to sneak out late at night. Even better, they work no matter where you are, so you can be assured your teen is home even when you aren’t. 

Underage Drinking

According to the CDC, people aged 12 to 20 years drink 11% of all alcohol consumed in the United States. Even worse, Youth Risk Behavior Survey found that among high school students, 30% drank some amount of alcohol during the past 30 days. So while parents are often concerned about what their teen is up to away from the house, trouble can potentially brew while they’re inside.

In addition to security sensors on your doors and windows, installing Notion sensors on liquor and medicine cabinets will help you make sure your teens and their friends are safe when they’re under your roof. Just like all of our sensors, Notion will send you a notification when the cabinet door has been opened, which can give you a head start in stopping any hazardous activities.

Gun Safes

It’s critical guns be kept locked away, especially because half of all unintentional shootings are committed by children and teenagers.

When guns are stored in the home, limit access to firearms by storing them strategically. Keep ammunition and firearms stored separately in locked cabinets or safety boxes, and ensure that both are safely out of reach. Add an additional layer of security by placing a Notion sensor on the locked cabinet door. This way, if for any reason your child opens the door, you’ll be notified immediately. Early awareness is key to preventing a potential injury!