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Children's safety: digital guardian angels in the smart home

18-May-2020

Smart Home solutions for kids' safety

Parents trust in smart high-tech solutions to improve the safet of their children - © Koelnmesse

Parents have a sixth sense for the dangers their children are exposed to. However, they increasingly also trust in smart high-tech solutions to improve the safety standards in apartments, children's rooms and throughout the entire living environment of the children. This provides traders and manufacturers with wonderful opportunities.

The nightmare of all parents: being inattentive for a moment and the child already has its finger in the electrical socket, falls screaming down the stairs or plays with a lighter. While parents believe that road traffic presents the greatest risk for small children, most hazards are actually found in one's own home. According to the Axa Children's Safety Report 2015, 66 percent of all accidents involving children up to the age of five occur here.

Statistics AXA Children's Safety Report

66 percent of all accidents involving children up to the age of five occur at home - Axa Children's Safety Report 2015, kindersicherheit.de

Parents leave nothing to chance when it comes to making their home safe for children. Baby tracking apps that meticulously monitor the well-being of infants are already self-explanatory in many households. However, as soon as the little ones start exploring their world, additional safety measures are called for. In order that their offspring can play and cavort safely, parents make sure to leave no dangerous objects lying around, remove tripping hazards and secure table edges, doors, landings and electrical appliances.

Such safety measures can be sensibly supplemented with digital helpers. Individual electrical devices and power sockets in the networked smart home can in this way be disconnected from the powermains when small children are playing nearby. Movement sensors with integrated camera, like the Motorola Smart Nursery Alert Cam , ensure that parents are constantly informed about the activitiesof their offspring and can intervene when necessary. And in order that little "sleepwalkers" can move about in the dark without accidents, night lights like that from reer with dimming sensor create a calming atmosphere and accompany the kids safely through the nocturnal home.

Intelligent technology for an emergency

Children in Germany cause more than ten fires every day. However, intelligent technology can prevent the worst. Essential and also long since prescribed by law are smoke detectors that detect fire hazards at an early point in time and immediately sound the alarm. Networked devices immediately open escape routes in an emergency, send a warning to the mobile phones of parents or even forward the alarm directly to a radio alarm switchboard, so that help arrives as soon as possible.

Summary: an ever increasing number of parents are entrusting the safety and well-being of their children to smart high-tech solutions. This means good prospects for traders and manufacturers for profiling themselves with a timely product offering and competent consultation, as well as for profiting sustainedly from the smart home mega-trend. According to Statista, the market for smart living should grow from its current level of approx. 4.3 billion Euro to a likely 6.7 billion Euro in 2024 –thus with average annual growth of 11.8 percent. A chance you should make use of.

Market smart living growing

The market for smart living should grow from its current level of approx. 4.3 billion Euro to a likely 6.7 billion Euro in 2024 – statista.de