Home Security Tips to Teach Your Children

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Home Security Tips to Teach Your Children

Home Security Tips to Teach Your Children

Making home security a family affair will help teach your children how to stay safe at a young age. We have compiled some ideas to get you going on this very important conversation and lesson.

  1. Make it a habit: Kids’ minds are always somewhere else! They do not yet have the responsibilities of adulthood and go through life with their heads in the clouds. Try to help them make it a habit to lock doors behind them when they leave and engage any deadbolts when everyone is at home. Consistent gentle reminders will help make it a habit. 
  2. Smart locks: With the innovations that are available today in home security technology, put it into place to make your kids part of the safety plan and make their lives easier. Smart locks can be accessed via a phone app for older kids and you can have an access code for your younger family members. There are not any old-school keys to lose or misplace.
  3. Stranger danger: It is always good to remind kids that they should not answer the door to a stranger when they are home alone. By having a video doorbell, they can see who is at the door and make the decision to open it or not. 
  4. Staying personal: With social media and sharing so much information, our kids do not always know how to be private and keep things personal. Remind your family members to not discuss vacation plans with people they don’t really know or post about plans ahead of time on their social media platforms.
  5. Stay plugged in: Even if your kids are hanging out on their property, they need to be aware of their surroundings. So many of us can get our minds focused on our phones, and we do not pay attention to what is going on right next to us. Kids are vulnerable and need to remember to see what is going on.
  6. Emergency plan: Every family needs to have a list of emergency contacts on hand either at a spot in your home or in contact lists. If something happens, your children should be aware of what are the best next steps depending on the situation. It is always best to discuss what to do before an emergency happens.
  7. Positive reinforcement: Helping create habits will work even better if you have a reward system in place that is appropriate for their ages. Your children will feel good about helping keep your family, home and property safe and secure for years to come.

Expert Advice for Your Security Strategy

Our Phil & Son team can survey your current system and advise the best upgrade to help your family stay safe and secure. Our in-house technicians have the expertise and experience based on years in our industry. We follow the latest technological innovations. Reach out with questions via our online contact form.

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