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Point builds on security the way it has been done since the beginning of time. Humans keep safe by looking after each other.
Once you have received a notification of something happening at your home, it might be hard to know what to do. What if you are away and can't check out what happened? That's why we have the function of adding family & friends. It means the notification gets forwarded to select people who can take the necessary action when you cannot. The idea is to take neighbourhood watch to the next step.
When an alarm goes off, family members will be notified immediately and if no one of you discover the alarm your trusted friends and neighbours will be notified. By adding someone as a family member he or she will only know if something has happened. Information from graphs and usage will not be shared.