7 Ways Wi-Fi Cameras Can Make You a Better Parent

MakeUseOf | 5/17/2018 | Ryan Dube
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Being a parent is tough. No matter if you’re raising a toddler or a teenager, there are times when you really need to have eyes behind your head.

Thankfully, a new generation of wireless cameras can help parents keep a closer eye on their children.

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Keeping an eye on your kids doesn’t mean “big brother” style surveillance or that you don’t trust them. It’s simply automating a part of parenting. There’s very little sense in staying up until midnight waiting to make sure your teen makes curfew, when you can let technology do the staying up for you.

Installing a surveillance camera at the front and rear entrance of your home not only helps you beef up home security, but it also provides a convenient log of when your teen leaves or arrives home.

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If you purchase the right outdoor wi-fi surveillance camera, you can configure it to send you an email any time there’s motion detected at that entrance. Many of these cameras also offer night vision, so you can get a very clear picture even if it’s midnight and there’s no moonlight at all.

One excellent security camera that offers all of the features you need for this is the ReoLink Argus.

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This camera requires no wiring for power, since it can be charged with a solar panel (sold separately). It offers night vision, motion sensing, and alert emails to multiple recipients.

Now you can go to bed early and get some rest for work. In the morning you can check your email to ensure that your teenager arrived home when they promised they would. Not only that, but it provides solid evidence if they didn’t.

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It’s scary enough sending your child out on the road for the first time. Now that there are so many distractions for teens like smartphones or other friends in the...
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