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4 Pieces of Technology All Families Need

Families should embrace and follow technology news. Why? There are some great new devices that make parenting easier and bring families together. Best of all, they help keep children safer on a day to day basis. Here are four gadgets that all families should have:

Philips Avent uGrow System

This innovative system is perfect for all parents who want to keep track of their kids’ development. It’s made up of several pieces of technology, which all connect to a special uGrow app that you can use on a smartphone or tablet. These components can connect to the Amazon Echo, too. One of the highlights of the uGrow System is a smart sleeve you can put over your baby’s bottle. It monitors the temperature of the milk and even has a soft Hue lighting system to give off a soothing glow.

The Amazon Echo

It's hard to find a better smart home device than the Amazon Echo.
The Amazon Echo is one of the most popular smart home devices.

This versatile device has shown up in technology news again and again. Every family needs to have the Amazon Echo because it can do so many things that make life just a little easier. Using Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa, you can make grocery lists, pay bills, reorder items, send emails, call friends, find new recipes, get homework help for the kids, play music, and dozens of other things.

Ring Video Doorbell 2

Are your children home when you aren’t? Then you definitely need the Ring Video Doorbell 2. Not only does it have a camera, allowing you or your kids to see who’s at the door before you open it, but it can connect to a smartphone app. This Video Doorbell also has other great safety features that have been featured in technology news, like an infrared camera, two way radio, immediate connection to 911, and motion detection. It’s a small device that you mount on your door, but it’s a powerful safety tool. Undoubtedly, it’ll make you feel much better about letting your kids answer the door, especially if you aren’t home.

August Smart Lock

The August Smart Lock is another essential smart home gadget that can protect your family. As seen in multiple technology news articles, this smart lock has a wide range of features that make it both family friendly and affordable. It can connect to the Amazon Echo, which means that you can lock or unlock the doors just by telling Alexa. You’ll no longer have to check and make sure that your doors are locked at night. Instead, you can set a reminder for Alexa to lock the doors at a certain time. In addition, the August Smart Lock has voice recognition, which is great for both adults and kids. Best of all, with this kind of lock, you don’t need to worry about your children losing their keys. Some of these locks even let you set up guest access, so your friends or neighbors will be able to get into your home without a key.