Home Security Tips For After School Safety | Weiser
When school lets out for the day, many children may be coming home to an empty house and as a parent, there are several precautions you can take to ease your worries while they’re home alone.
Weiser suggests the following security tips to help keep your home safe this September when your kids are coming home after school:
STAY IN TOUCH — Ask your children to check in as soon as they arrive home or leave the house. Staying connected ensures that you know their whereabouts at all times and they know you’re always there for them.
INSTALL A KEYLESS DOOR LOCK — A lockset that doesn’t require a key makes your children’s lives easier. The SmartCode 10 Touchscreen lets you or your children into the house by inputting an easy four to eight digit code, while the Kevo Smart Lock can open the door with a smartphone. If your child doesn’t have a smartphone, you can put a Kevo key fob in his or her backpack, which will allow them to simply touch the keyhole to open the door.
HAVE A ROUTINE — When your child comes home, make sure they turn on the lights and make it look like someone is home because burglars like unoccupied homes.
LOCK UP ITEMS NOT FRIENDLY FOR KIDS — Consider using a Smartkey Padlock to lock up these dangerous objects, or to keep your valuables safe from unwelcomed home visitors. The padlocks are bump proof and pick resistant, protect against pry and hammer attacks as well as sawing and cutting.
KEEP KIDS CONNECTED — Post a list of important numbers by the telephone, including parents’ work/cell phone, the doctor’s office and a neighbour or nearby relative who can come over to help your children quickly if they need it.
LOCK UP — Before leaving the house in the morning, make sure all doors and windows, including those on the second floor, are locked. If you have a sliding backdoor, place a rod in the track to keep it securely closed.
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