I can remotely control the temperature in my home, so that several hours before returning from a vacation, the AC or heat is turned on hours before I arrive back.
The technology is quite simple: I just call a neighbor to do it! And I'm happy to do the same when a neighbor travels.
The Cohousing Home Monitoring Network makes traveling easier in other ways:
- I can use it to water plants.
- I can arrange pet sitting with it. There are several teens and preteens within walking distance I can call to watch my pets at a moments notice.
- I worry less about theft. A stranger walking down my pedestrian pathway hauling a TV would be quickly questioned.
- I feel safe from fires. Nearby neighbors would hear a fire alarm from my house and I can trust them to report it early.
The Cohousing Home Monitoring Network is just one of many benefits from knowing your neighbors.