Smart Home Security

Worried About Your Child’s Safety? Smart Home Security Can Keep Your Kids Out of Harm’s Way

Being a parent comes with a constant worry about your child’s safety. Keeping them out of harm’s way can feel like a full-time job, whether they’re curious toddlers or independent teenagers.

But what if there was a way to give yourself some peace of mind, even when you’re not there?

Telus Smart Home Security offers a suite of features designed to keep your kids safe and give you peace of mind. You can also integrate surveillance cameras, intrusion sensors, smart door locks, and various home automation gadgets with monitored home security, live video streams, remote control, and mobile alerts for optimal child safety.

Key Takeaways

  • Telus Smart Home Security offers comprehensive features to ensure your children’s safety.
  • There are important things to look for in effective smart home security.
  • Smart home security technology must be supplemented with good safety practices.

Smart Home Security, Explained


A home security system is a collection of electronic devices that work together to protect a house. Most systems connect to a base station and a mobile app, allowing remote monitoring and control. They use Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or cellular connections to communicate with our phones. Some systems have a backup through a landline or batteries for power outages.

When we leave home, we arm the security system. Upon returning, we disarm it using a password, voice command, key fob, or app. Disarming stops sensor alerts and camera recordings, except for smoke and carbon monoxide sensors, which remain active. If armed, sensors activate, and cameras record.

Parents can watch live camera feeds through the mobile app, receive sensor notifications, and use two-way audio. Smart home security allows remote monitoring, unlike local alarm systems that only trigger a siren at home.

What Does a Typical Smart Home Security System Include?

  • A control panel serving as the main controller
  • Door and window sensors to detect break-ins
  • Motion sensors indoors and outdoors for spotting unusual movements
  • Wired or wireless security cameras positioned in and around the house
  • A high-decibel siren or alarm for alerting
  • Yard sign and window stickers for deterrent purposes

Why Use a Smart Home Security System for Your Child’s Safety?


Here’s why you should consider a smart home security system to keep your precious ones safe:

  • Peace of mind ─ Knowing your home is secure allows you to relax a little more, even when you’re away.
  • 24/7 monitoring ─ Telus smart home security offers 24/7 professional monitoring, so even if you can’t be there, someone is always watching over your home.
  • Real-time alerts ─ Get instant notifications on your phone or tablet whenever a door or window opens unexpectedly or if motion is detected inside your home.
  • Improved fire safety ─ Smart smoke and carbon monoxide detectors can immediately alert you and the fire department in case of an emergency.
  • Deterrent for intruders ─ Visible security systems can deter potential break-ins, keeping your entire family safer.
  • Increased sense of security for kids ─ Knowing a security system in place can empower your children to feel safe at home, especially when they’re alone.

Features to Look for in a Smart Security System

When considering a smart security system to safeguard your children, several key features are paramount:

24/7 Professional Monitoring Round-the-clock monitoring by security experts
Environmental Sensors Monitor for smoke, carbon monoxide, and other hazards
Geofencing Create virtual boundaries around your home, triggering actions based on family members’ proximity.
Mobile App Integration Access system controls and receive alerts directly on your smartphone,
Motion Sensors Detect movement in designated areas
Smart Locks Enable remote locking and unlocking of doors
Video Surveillance Real-time monitoring via cameras allows parents to keep an eye on their children remotely

Smart Home Security Essentials That Help Keep Your Kids Safe

Product Benefits for Child Safety
Door and Window Sensors These sensors trigger an alarm if a door or window is opened unexpectedly.
Smart Door Lock You can lock or unlock the door remotely from your smartphone, which is perfect for situations where your kids might arrive home before you.
Indoor and Outdoor Security Cameras Keep an eye on your property with high-definition cameras that offer live video feeds and motion detection. You can even check in on your kids remotely to ensure they’re doing okay.
Smart Thermostat Schedule your heating and cooling to ensure your home stays comfortable, even when you’re not there. This can help prevent your children from tampering with the thermostat, which could potentially lead to uncomfortable or even unsafe situations.

Keeping Your Kids Safe ─ Beyond the Technology

While smart home security provides a powerful layer of protection, you should remember that technology is just one piece of the puzzle. Here are some additional tips for keeping your kids safe at home:

  • Talk to your kids about safety ─ Have open conversations about stranger danger, fire safety, and proper use of the security system.
  • Practice fire drills ─ Regular fire drills can help your children know exactly what to do in case of an emergency.
  • Teach your kids about pool safety ─ If you have a pool, ensure your children understand the rules and always supervise them when in the water.

Combining smart home security with good safety practices can craft a safe and secure environment for your children to grow and thrive.


Embrace Smart Home Security for Total Peace of Mind

Smart home security isn’t just about protecting your belongings; it’s about protecting the people who matter most. By giving yourself peace of mind and creating a safe environment for your kids, you can focus on what truly matters—spending quality time with your family.

So, take the first step towards a safer home today. Explore Telus smart home security solutions.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if the security system triggers an alarm?

If a sensor detects unauthorized entry or another security breach, a loud alarm will sound to deter intruders. At the same time, Telus’s 24/7 professional monitoring service will be notified and dispatch emergency responders if necessary.

You’ll also receive a notification on your phone, allowing you to stay informed of the situation.

Can I install a home security system myself, or do I need professional installation?

There are home security systems offering DIY installation options, which can be straightforward and more cost-effective for some homeowners. DIY systems come with step-by-step instructions and may require minimal tools.

However, if you prefer professional installation or have a complex system with wiring needs, you may opt for professional installation services from a reputable security company.

What happens if there’s a power outage or my internet goes down?

Most modern home security systems include backup options for continued functionality during power outages or internet disruptions. Systems with battery backups can remain operational even if the power goes out, while cellular backup ensures that the system stays connected to monitoring services even if the internet is down.

Some systems may also have local storage options for video footage, allowing recording to continue uninterrupted during network outages.