A friendly guardian called Monty hosts Monster Guard – keeping evil creatures away with a sonic forcefield The fear of make-believe monsters scares thousands of kids every Halloween – but now there’s a way to ensure your little one rests easy during the spooky October season.
Available to download for Alexa, ‘Monster Guard’ is a technology which ‘scans’ the bedroom for monsters before activating a sonic forcefield to keep them all away. The guard is hosted by a friendly custodian called ‘Monty’ who reminds kids there is no danger so they can sleep soundly throughout the night.
Created by audio content company Reel2Media, Monster Guard was launched in 2021 and has proven a resounding success – winning multiple awards and amassing over 10,000 downloads. With Halloween on the horizon, Monster Guard is receiving an update – with some specially-curated content designed to ward off any new creatures.
Striking a balance between providing reassurance to children whilst also tapping into the power of their imagination, Monster Guard always reassures kids there are no monsters in the room – quickly easing fears about any potential sightings.
Talking about the inspiration behind Monster Guard, Reel2Media Co-Founder Anthony Gay stated: “Teraphobia can cause considerable anxiety for many children and is a real problem for parents. “While it may seem counterintuitive to create a skill that appears to validate a child’s fears, this is exactly the practice many paediatricians and child psychologists recommend. Often, they’ll suggest actions that empower a child, allowing them to take control of their fear. “A popular recommendation is ‘monster spray’.
Monster Guard offers a new tech-based spin on this concept while adding all-important humour and charm which experts say helps further alleviate a child’s fears. Monster Guard is an effective tool for reducing bedtime drama and is proving to be of significant benefit to families with young kids.”
Talking about his own experience with Monster Guard, fellow Reel2Media Co-Founder Mike Thomas added: “The difference Monster Guard has made with my own kids has been incredible, but I think what really elevates this skill is the character Monty.
“With his heart-warming backstory and friendly, reassuring tone, Monty is the soul of the experience. We really believe Monster Guard could be a total game changer for parents with teraphobic tots and we can’t wait for them to experience it.”
Monster Guard is now available in both the UK and North America from the Alexa Skills Store for free. Simply say “Alexa, open Monster Guard” to get started.