Ensuring adequate security at home is a must for working parents, especially those who leave young children at home. Here are a few smart security solutions.
One of the biggest worries for working parents with children or ageing parents is ensuring adequate security at home when they are away at work for a good part of the day. How does one prevent strangers or thieves from entering their homes, harassing children or aged parents, and walking away with valuables, commodities or even cash?
The first step should be to identify the potential risks and vulnerabilities within your homes, and work with your kids to develop a plan in case of an emergency. Installing modern gadgets can also largely help in ensuring security and prevent thieves from entering homes.
Restrict access: It is said that prevention is better than cure and this applies to safeguarding your loved ones too. However late they might be getting for work, it is very important for parents to ensure that all doors and windows are locked before they leave the house. Burglaries usually occur after strangers knock on the door and enter the house. So, restricting access is the first step to preventing any intrusion.
It is also important to select the right and child-friendly security devices. With young children (or ageing parents) at home, you must ensure that doors and windows are secured and access is only through the main door.
Children also need to be taught to be wary of strangers, especially when they are alone at home. Tell them never to open the door for unknown people.
Monitoring devices: Many Indian homes are traditionally equipped with doors that have peep holes and/or safety doors with grills. When a stranger rings the bell, the children might peep through the hole and then open the door and speak through the grills. This can be dangerous when dealing with a stranger who could be a thief.
It is better to have a video door phone instead of a grill door. Your children can see who is outside the house and speak to him over the phone without opening the door. These systems are ideal for homes with children or older people.
Parents must invest in a 24 hour alarm monitoring service and teach their children the functionality of the devices. A wide range of security and monitoring systems are available in the market today, but parents with young children should ensure that they are user-friendly.
Smart security systems: Today most pre-teens and teenagers are well versed with latest technologies and can easily handle them. It is essential, therefore, to ensure that the security systems you install in your home are integrated with a mobile app, enabling your children easy access.
The latest alarm systems made by recognised brands are completely operated through a mobile app. This not only ensures safety, but also creates a comfort level between the user (who could be a youngster) and the product. They are equipped with ultramodern technology and remote access facility.
If you have young children at home, it is better to equip your homes with modern security systems that will ensure their safety all the time. After all, there is no point in taking unnecessary risks during these challenging times.
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