Your Smart Home: Free Live-In Nanny in Singapore
With the increasing proportion of dual-income families in Singapore, parents are constantly searching for innovative ways to keep their children safe while they are away at work. Beyond working hours, finding the simplest ways to relieve the stresses of handling mundane things become an achievement of sorts for these families. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars hiring extra help, enrolling kids in childcare centres, or even investing in entertainment services to keep kids amused and safe, smart home solutions can be leveraged in several ways. From increasing security to improving kid’s independence, we cover the reasons and ways parents can transform their home into a smart one and benefit from it.
According to the General Household Survey, 53.8% of married couples earn two incomes. As dual-income couples become the norm in Singapore, it is only natural for childcare enrolment to surge. Why? Because with both parents heading out to work on the weekdays, childcare centres are considered as one of the few places that will care for their kids temporarily. Back in 2015, the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) even noticed a record-high 95,414 childcare enrolment. Adding to this is the fact that domestic helpers are now becoming a necessity rather than a luxury. With this demonstration of positive correlation – increase in dual-income couples and increase in childcare enrolment or domestic helper hires – one can’t help but wonder if there are other ways for parents to care for their children while hustling away.
When Your Smart Home Becomes the Third Parent
Smart homes are slowly gaining popularity. More than just a trend, it is a functional tool that can be used to help with family life. Often seen as a cool solution that will turn a stereotypical home into one straight out of a Sci-Fi movie, smart home solutions, when used correctly, can be a parent’s dream come true. Something as simple as commanding a voice assistant to turn the lights off might be seen as a mediocre feat. But ask any parent, and they’ll tell you that having that responsibility taken off their hands adds value to their life. With all that it has to offer, how can you design a smart home automation system and have it double as a live-in nanny? We cover them in this blog.
Can’t Be Late for School Again!
The hustle and bustle of the morning hours can get hectic. Waking your kids up, getting them ready, ensuring they’ve had a healthy breakfast, making sure their bags are packed, and not forgetting that you’ll have to get yourself to work too – the morning rush is no laughing matter. However, home automation can help with this everyday family scenario. By connecting a motion sensor to your smart lights and other smart devices connected to your automation system, you can bid adieu to the routine of heading to each kid’s room to personally wake them up. Automate your smart devices in a way that once motion is detected from your end, a full stream of actions is triggered throughout the house – lights will switch on, fans connected to smart plugs will turn off, and curtains will be automatically drawn! To take things up a notch, you can even schedule routines on the HomeAuto app!
Can You Watch My Kids for a Few Minutes?
Afraid to leave your kids alone at home for a few minutes? At HomeAuto, we carry a wide range of smart home solutions that ensure child safety. From smart locks to smart door and window sensors, you will be notified of any strange movement in your home. Beyond keeping your kids safe from break-ins, integrating gas detectors and smoke detectors into your smart home automation system will inform both you and your kids of any unseen threats within the house way before those at home are put at risk.
Mummy, I’m Scared!
Is your child afraid of the dark? Do they scream out for you in the middle of the night when they need to use the bathroom? Perhaps you’ve woken up in the middle of the night because the air-conditioner got too cold for their liking? Your ultimate solution? A smart home. With products like a temperature and humidity sensor and the HomeAuto app, you can control everything in the palm of your hands. Not only will you and your child be able to get a good night’s rest, but independence will be instilled in your kids too!
Have questions about HomeAuto and our range of smart home automation gadgets? Get in touch with us at [email protected], and we will help you come up with innovative ways to design your smart home so that taking care of your kids becomes a breeze.