As children grow older, they can be given more responsibilities. One thing that many parents wrestle with is when their children become too old for after school babysitters or daycare yet are not quite mature enough to be left completely unsupervised. Many parents today were called latchkey kids when they were this same tender age. Today, parents who grew up as latchkey kids tend to want to provide more protection and security for their own latchkey children, which is possible through today's technological advances in home security.
Here are a few things to consider if your children spend time at home alone.
Install a Custom Bidirectional Home Security System
Hire a home security system specialist to custom design a home security system for you and your latchkey children. A home security system can include devices such as door sensors, access control panels for keyless entry, and surveillance cameras. Your system can be simple or complex and designed specifically to suit your needs.
However, the most crucial thing to do is to upgrade to a bidirectional keyless entry system via an access control panel. That way, you don't have to worry about your children losing their keys and not being able to get inside. A bidirectional system is capable of sending and receiving signals that you will be able to access via an app on your mobile device or the Internet. Couple this system with a doorway video camera and you'll be able to see who is coming and going in real-time, should you choose.
Include Fire & Safety Monitoring
With your children home alone, it's a good idea to pay for a monitoring service to monitor your home for fire, smoke, and carbon monoxide, which can be easily incorporated in your home security system. That way, should anything happen in your home that will require an emergency response, such as a fire, the monitoring service can contact the local first responders, and yourself, if it is ever necessary to do so. Since time is of the essence when children are home alone, it's a good idea to incorporate a home sprinkler system as well, which will kick on if fire and/or smoke is detected in your home.
You will be able to log in to the system via a mobile device or computer and keep tabs on the entire home security system including the monitoring devices and the surveillance cameras on your entryway doors. Contact a home security systems specialist for more information on keeping your children safe when they are home alone. Companies like All Pro Security can help.Share
30 November 2019
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