Can the Home Zone Box protect any device I connect?

Yes, the Home Zone Box can protect any device that is connected to it, including;

  • Printers

  • Apple Time Capsule 

  • Apple TV

  • Roku

  • Fetch TV

  • Chromecast

  • Sonos

  • Amazon Alexa

  • Amazon Fire Stick

  • Google Home

  • Kindle

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 to a family member 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.

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, all parents will receive an email and a To do, advising 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

  • Assign the device to a family member

  • 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 are connecting does not have a web browser, please use the first method.

  • Connect the device to the Home Zone Box

  • Open the web browser on the device

  • Browse to http://home.tools

  • You should be directed to a Family Zone page asking you to Assign Device

  • Enter in your Parental PIN

  • Enter in the Device Name

  • Select the Device Type and the family member

  • Select Assign


Which family member should I assign the device too?

We recommend creating a new family member, that is called ‘Equipment’ and then assign your device to the ‘Equipment’ family member. The ‘Equipment’ family member can then be managed separately from the rest of your family.


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 from the drop down menu

  • Block/allow any category to grant/deny access to all devices on the guest profile

As devices on the guest profile are not assigned to family members, they do not have a routine and calendar, thus these devices are always in Play time.