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Home Security Systems Catch Criminals…and Also Kids’ Behaviors in the Home

September 25, 2018

LifeShield today released the results of a study that shows some parents are watching their kids activity not just on Facebook and Instagram, but also in their own homes.

While most use their systems to monitor the four threats, burglary, fire, carbon monoxide, and flooding. One in every Three parents has admitted to using their security system to check on their kid’s activities, another 44% say they may use their security system to check on their kid’s behavior in the future.

One in Five parents say they will not spy on their kids using their security system, but those very same parents admitted to doing so when their kid is home alone when strangers are loitering near their home and to see if they got home after school.

Other key highlights:

The surveyed parents also responded that they were likely or very likely to monitor proactive behaviors and passive threats to their children such as:

The activities parents most commonly reported they would never consider using their home security system to monitor included:

The most common situation-dependent monitoring activities reported were:

Parents were also asked what best described their attitude on whether using their home security system to monitor the behavior of their kids was a violation of their children’s privacy. Parents cited the following reasons:

One respondent who uses their home security system to protect and monitor their children provided the following advice: “Children must be taught. This means they must also be supervised. Use the cameras to your advantage. You never know when an emergency may arise and could be avoided by monitoring.”

Publication Source: Hardware Geeks