This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of LG. All opinions are 100% mine.
The busiest part of my day is just before dinner time when the kids start getting a little wacky and I have to be in the kitchen preparing our meal. Usually, I have to stop 321 times because someone is hungry, someone is shouting from the play room that they can’t find a certain baby doll, or someone just simply wants mama. Moms you know exactly what I’m talking about.
Merging our guest room and play area have helped a ton to keep them occupied because I can stick my girls in there and they play nicely or watch a show while I’m cooking, but I’m still running in and out of there to make sure Millie isn’t climbing up the bookshelf or coloring on the walls. Last week, witching hour at our house got a lot more bearable. I received an LG Smart Security device and set it up in the playroom. Using the ADT Canopy app, I can stream live video of the goings-on in the playroom while still cooking dinner.
This may seem a little over the top but it has made this typically crazy time of day go much smoother. Since the LG Smart Security has a 5 mega-pixel camera, I can I see my girls right there on my iPhone using the ADT Canopy app. I can also use the microphone feature to talk to them through the device instead of shouting through the house or running in there. And since the girls know I can hear/see them – they stay put and talk to me directly through the device -they think it’s like magic!
LG Smart Security can also be used as a central hub for other smart home devices, such as lights, locks, and thermostats through the mobile app. For example, I can control my lights through the device using smart lightbulbs or smart plugs, such as the GE Z-Wave Wireless Smart Lighting Control Appliance Module. It’s also compatible with Amazon Alexa-enable products.
Not only is the LG Smart Security device great for keeping an eye on your kids when you are home, it’s amazing for when you aren’t. I fully intend to use it to check in with them when we have a babysitter. Additionally, the device can detect video motion so if you are ever away from home, you’ll feel more secure knowing that you’ll have 24/7 access to secure live-streaming video of your home and will receive push notifications anytime motion is video detected. As a security device, it can be professionally monitored by ADT Canopy with a no contract subscription (no penalties when you cancel either).
Do you have any tips for calming the most hectic part of your day? How would you use a device like the LG Smart Security device to make your life a little easier?