For generations, nightlights have helped children feel safe and secure. As kids, that little bit of light kept our fears at bay and let us know that everything was ok. As we get older, we might not fret about monsters under the bed any more, but there are a lot scarier things to worry about. A big one is the safety and security of our homes.
The threat of fire is a very real and scary idea. We have smoke detectors to give us warnings and let us get our families out of the house in case of fire, but what happens when we're not home? If a smoke detector goes off and there is no one there to hear it our homes are at risk.
That's why the Leeo Smart Alert™ is such an amazing idea. It's a night light that does more than cast a light in the darkness. It actually lets you know if your smoke/CO alarm goes off when you're not home. Genius, right?? And what's even better is that it is so simple to use. You just plug it into a regular electrical outlet in your home.
I received a Leeo to try and I had it set up in a matter of minutes. All you do is take it out of the box and plug it into the wall. Then you download the Leeo app to your smartphone and create an account. Use the bluetooth in your phone to connect to the Leeo and get it on your home wifi network. That's it!
Leeo will now listen for your smoke and CO detectors. If any of them go off, Leeo will instantly call you on your phone. When it does, you have the option of hearing a recorded clip of the alarm just to make sure the noise is actually the detector! When you program your Leeo app, you can also input back up emergency contacts. If you're not reachable, then Leeo can notify them as well so that they can either check your home or call 911 if necessary.
Our pets are a very important part of our family and Leeo gives me the assurance that I can monitor their safety even when we're not home. Pets can't call the fire department or get themselves out of the house if there is a gas leak detected by the CO detector. Now I will be alerted if there is a problem and I can either get home to help them or send a friend or relative to the house to assist. Also helpful for pets at home is temperature and humidity monitoring that you can check right through your smartphone. It's a good way to make sure things are comfortable for your pets while you're gone.
And for something extra, a super fun feature is that you can also choose a fun color for your Leeo to display and change it whenever you want. There are actually 16 million color options to choose from! I'm thinking it will be fun to change these up to suit the holidays – or just my mood!
The technical details: The Leeo Smart Alert requires iPhone 4S or later running iOS 7+ or Android phone running 4.3+, in-home WiFi and a U.S. residence address. The Leeo app is FREE on iOS or Android. There is NO monthly subscription fee.
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Disclosure: This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Leeo blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own