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The year 2020 will forever live in our minds as social distancing guidelines shutter many businesses, close schools, and significantly reduce time spent with family and friends. Challenging may not be a strong enough word to describe what we are all facing. Here are some smart ways to catch up with family members who don’t live with you while following the social distancing guidelines.

Check in On Family and Friends Virtually

When you can’t visit family and friends in person, meet up with them virtually. No matter where you are you can set up Facetime for a video chat.

Netflix Party is another way to video chat with other people. It’s a new Google extension that lets you chat and stream video while everyone watches a movie together. You can even play and pause the movie for everyone.

There are also special video cameras with two-way voice you can use to check in on your elderly family members who live alone. You don’t have to worry about dialing; just push the call-out button for a direct connection with your family member. It makes it easy for them to call you or for you to connect with them for check-ins.

Use Digital Groups to Stay Connected

When you’re used to seeing family and friends in person, it can be difficult to remain connected. You can set up a private page on Facebook to connect with your extended family and friends. Not only does it help you share news with your family, but it also lets you share it quicker. Now you don’t have to wait until a holiday to tell your cousins what’s going on.

Create a similar group for close friends and a separate one for your neighborhood. It’s the perfect way to share neighborhood security issues and find lost pets. Use your video doorbell to capture camera footage of any suspicious people on your property. Then you can share it with all your neighbors, so they have a description of the people to be wary of.

These are just a few ways you can meet up with family members from afar to comply with social distancing rules. As a family-owned security business, Post Alarm understands how important your family is. Contact us to learn more about how the latest security technology can help you stay connected to those important to you during the COVID-19 pandemic.

About Post Alarm Systems

To learn more about Southern California security technology, come see us at Post Alarm Systems. Our highly qualified and experienced home security experts can answer all your questions. Call us today at 1-800-654-7678.