By means of this interactive parental control software, you can actually have access to your child’s location at all times. This would mean that the location of the user is updated, based on the device used. Also, you will have access to a map that denotes your location and pin points your child’s location.
In fact, there is also a feature by virtue of which you will be notified whenever your child leaves a certain location with their device. For instance, you could define a certain location on the software and create a boundary within 100-750 meters. So, whenever your child’s location changes, be it coming into this boundary or leaving the vicinity, you would be notified on your phone.
But there is a certain drawback with this. If you child puts off the location function from their system, you would not be able to track them. However, you would be notified of the location feature being turned off.
McAfee Safe Family: Pros and Cons
- McAfee Safe Family works on an unlimited number of devices for different child accounts
- It comes packed with good time management features to restrict your child’s internet usage hours
- The reports provided are detailed and are explained graphically
- The notification system is quick and prompt
- The software is not browser independent. Its functionalities change from browser to browser
- The mobile app is slow in function and performance
- It proves to be a little weak on iOS devices
Installation and Customer Support
The installation process for McAfee Safe Family is easy and quick. There is only one common application for both the parents and children. The configuration is different at the setup and you can mention your role right then. However, children cannot access the parent’s account without a password.
In order to access the full functionality of the device, you would need to enable the notifications and location functions, along with the system’s MDM profile.
If you face any issues in this process, you can always get in touch with the customer support system, from the application or from the website. They can be reached over phone, email or text.
Final verdict for McAfee Safe Family
Considering all the options and features, McAfee offers almost all the standard parental control features and tools for its users. The advantage here is that with the monthly or annual package, you can have access to an unlimited number of child accounts.
It has a great reporting system and the notification feature is also well-developed. However, since it is a little expensive, a thorough check of the features offered is necessary.
Watch this McAfee Safe Family parental control software review to learn more about how to set up McAfee Safe Family