Can the Home Zone Box protect gaming consoles?

Yes, the Home Zone Box can protect any device that is connected to it, including all gaming consoles.


I have connected my device to the Home Zone Box WiFi network, what do I do now?

The important step is to register the device after it has connected to the Home Zone Box. If you do not register a device after connecting it to the Home Zone Box, it will still be filtered by a harsh policy called the Guest Profile and will always be in Play time.

It is important to determine whether you wish to set up the device to have its own unique schedule or to assign it to a family member and follow their schedule.


I want our gaming device to only work for two hours a day, how can I set this up without affecting my child’s routine?

This can be achieved by creating a new family member, called ‘Equipment’ and then assigning your gaming console to the ‘Equipment’ family member.

The ‘Equipment’ family member can then have a custom routine to only allow a few hours of Playtime each day.

There are two different ways to register a device;


Register a device via the Online Account

Once you connect a device to the Home Zone Box on the Family or Guest WiFi network, all parents will receive an email and a To do that a new device has connected.

  • Login Online

  • Go to the To do section

  • Select the New device has connected To do

  • Select Family Device

  • Enter in the Device Name and Device Type

  • Select a family member to assign the device to

  • Select Save

Register on the device itself via http://home.tools 

Registering a device via http://home.tools requires access to an internet browser. If the device you connected does not have a web browser capable the please use the first method.

  • Open the device web browser

  • Browse to http://home.tools 

  • You should be directed to a Family Zone page asking you to register the device

  • Enter in the Device Name and Device Type

  • Select a family member to assign the device to

  • Enter a Parental PIN to confirm that an adult has registered the device

  • Select Save


I have a lot of unregistered devices, can I just modify the default filtering settings instead?

Yes, if you haven’t registered all the devices connected to the Home Zone Box you can control the default Guest profile. 

  • Login Online

  • Go to the Cyber Safety section

  • Select Controls

  • Select the Guest age profile

As devices on the guest profile are not assigned to family members, they do not have a routine and calendar, thus they cannot change their time period, leaving these devices is Playtime.

Blocking or Allowing any category will affect all unregistered devices on the guest profile. Devices must be registered to be individually controlled.


I want our gaming device to only work for two hours a day, how can I set this up?

This can be achieved by creating a new family member, called for example ‘Equipment’. 

The ‘Equipment’ family member can then have a custom routine to only allow a few hours of Playtime. After assigning your gaming console to the ‘Equipment’ family member you can control access just to that device.