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Home Security Basics You Need To Teach Your Children

Kid using access control system.

It is important that your children learn fundamental home safety rules. As they grow older you are not able to supervise them 24/7. You can start enforcing these habits as soon as your child can open a door and it is another step towards keeping your home secure and your family safe.

Operating Home Security Systems

If your home utilizes an access control system or other security technology you should train your children how to properly use the system. This includes how to let themselves in, how to arm a system, how to disarm a system, and where the panic buttons are located. It is important that you emphasize keeping security codes or other security information confidential from their friends or strangers.

Be Able to Access Emergency Contacts

Children of almost any age should learn how to utilize a phone and make calls in the case of an emergency. Teach your children how to recognize an emergency situation and make sure they can access a phone and the phone numbers to the appropriate parties. These should include parent’s phone numbers, trusted friends or family members, and the police. Having the numbers all displayed on your fridge or hanging a note in a family room assures your children can quickly find the number they need and make an emergency call.

Answering the Door

When your children are alone they are the most vulnerable. It is important that you teach your kids to never answer the door if they don’t know who is there. Installing security cameras not only allows you to see who’s at the door but gives you (as the parent) the ability to control access to the door and monitor any interactions remotely while you are at work or even out of town. 

The Flying Locksmiths are your residential security experts. If you are looking to increase your home’s security and assure your children are safe contact us today. We can install residential surveillance systems and doorway access control technology to give you complete assurance your home is secure.