Halloween is right around the corner, and many kids are eagerly anticipating dressing up, trick-or-treating and (hopefully) accumulating lots of candy! However, Halloween does pose some risks that children and parents should be aware of, on the street and at the home. We had Grant Laisure with Verizon to show a variety of safety gadgets that can keep you safe this Halloween – including gadgets for children, parents and your home!
LG GizmoPal 2
If your little ones are begging to trick-or-treat with friends, with the GizmoPal 2 you can now feel safe letting them go to the haunted house at the end of the block without you. The wearable tracker allows you to stay connected to your child with two-way voice calling for up to four contacts. You can also set GPS boundaries so you always know your kids are within reach.
Are your trick or treaters old enough to be on their own, but still need a watchful eye? With the GizmoGadget smart watch, kids can make and receive calls from up to 10 contacts. With one touch, they can send brief text messages. The watch also features a timer, stopwatch and pedometer. From the GizmoHub app on your smartphone, you can see the device’s location using GPS. Set boundaries and get notifications if the GizmoGadget crosses them.
Kwikset Kevo Door Lock
Let’s face it; kids are not always the best at keeping up with house keys, but keeping up with their smartphone is a different story. One moment without their phone and your kid is in a panic making the Kevo Door Lock, which turns your smartphone into an electronic house key, the perfect solution. You can unlock a door with the touch of your hand when your smartphone is nearby. You can also send guests – like babysitters or relatives – a temporary electronic key.
Canary All-In-One Home Security System
Treats are great, but no one wants to be tricked on Halloween. Canary All-In-One Home Security System features security camera, motion detector and more. The system’s intelligent notifications alert you when something unusual happens, so while you’re out, you’ll enjoy peace of mind and have the opportunity to react swiftly and efficiently when something’s not right. You can stream live video of your home on your smartphone and even monitor your air quality.
Arlo Go Mobile Security Camera
This mobile security camera can be set up quickly, right before you head out to trick or treat with the kids! Set motion and sound detection routines, and get alerts sent right to your phone when something is out of the ordinary. Two-way voice communication can scare off those that are looking to do more trickery!