The word “security” means different things to different people. For mothers and entrepreneurs, security is nearly a full-time job. From making the home a secure place to ensuring that the family computer is safe for the little ones, security is not something you want to take for granted.
Thankfully, there are some terrific apps available right now that can help you enhance the security of your home and workplace.
Home Security Systems
Whether you’re at home or traveling, you want to be sure that your home is a safe and secure place for the entire family. If you don’t currently have a home monitoring or security system, now might be the perfect time to invest in one.
For the family that loves to travel, or for an ambitious entrepreneur that can’t always be at home, a security app like ADT Pulse could provide some much-needed peace of mind. In addition to offering a comprehensive home security solution, it also lets you check in and view security camera feeds, thanks to a companion app for your tablet or smartphone.
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Keep Your Kids Safe Online
Keeping your children safe while they browse online is a high priority for every parent. Unfortunately, much online content is not appropriate for younger eyes. There are also viruses and malware that can harm your computer that sneak through online sources. That being the case, it’s probably a good idea to look into a parental control program for your home computer.
If you have mobile devices in your household, you may also want to look into protecting yourselves with a mobile security app. As smartphones become more and more popular, there is an increasing number of enterprising individuals who may take advantage of an unprotected device.
Some of the simplest ways to keep your kids safe include changing your computer settings, while others take a bit more time. These resources below are totally worth a click through and read for the peace of mind you’ll receive.
- Here’s an article with the 20 things you can do today to keep your kids safe online.
- You’ll find The Ultimate Parent Guide for Protecting Your Child on the Internet here. This guide features what age to introduce technology, how to check activity logs, parental controls, and much more.
If you’re a mom, an entrepreneur, or both, you’re probably looking to eliminate as much uncertainty as you can from your life. As such, any pets in the household could prove an to be an unnecessary burden in the hours when you’re caring for your children or pursuing business opportunities. Thankfully, there are a number of great solutions that you can turn to for making sure that your pets are not only safe, but out of the way while you’re going about your daily routine.
One thing you might consider is an electronic pet door. It lets you control which pets can leave the house and when, making sure you don’t have to step away from your work to let pets in and out all day long. Even better: you’re much less likely to forget to lock the door itself, since you won’t be opening and closing it all the time.
You might also want to look into an app-based location tracking system for your pet. Whether they use microchips or they clip onto your pet’s collar, GPS trackers offer some much-needed peace of mind when it comes to looking after your pets.
Take Health Seriously
If you consider the health of your children a matter of security, as many mothers tend to do, then you’ll be glad to know that there are some excellent health apps available for your mobile device of choice.
By now you’re probably familiar with WebMD as a great resource for information on illnesses, symptoms, treatment, and much more. Unfortunately, you’re not always at your computer to do research if your child starts to exhibit symptoms.
Thankfully, WebMD has a great mobile app to help you stay health-conscious no matter where you happen to be. I hope that these security apps will help revolutionize your life and business!
This article was originally written in conjunction with Stacey Waxman, who is a freelance tech writer. She can be found typing away on her laptop in cold Cleveland, OH. Stacey welcomes your feedback via email. Thank you so much Stacey!
These ideas are great ways for us mom entrepreneurs and small business owners who are also parents to stay on top of it all!
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