That perfect time is nearly here – the summer holidays! And with the kids off for a few months, it’s important to prepare your home so that they’ll be safe all summer long. Follow these 5 ways to stay safer this summer.
Keep Windows and Doors Closed
Even when it’s hot outside, it’s wise to keep all your windows and doors secured. This will prevent any unauthorized people from gaining access to your home when you’re outside or even in the house. Be sure to close all upper-level windows or install window guards as well to prevent any falls.
Keep An Eye On Your Children
Child abductors take any opportunity they can, and many children are actually abducted right from their own yard. That’s why constant child supervision is a must. If your kids love to play in the front yard, stay outside to supervise so that you can keep an eye on them at all times.
Check Your Fire and CO2 Detectors
If your kids are finally old enough to stay at home alone this summer, it’s important to check that all your fire and CO2 detectors are working. Also, be sure to have a working fire extinguisher. Teach your kids how to use it and what to do in the case of fire or a carbon monoxide leak.
Lock Down The Pool and Garage
As a general rule, the kids shouldn’t be playing in the pool unless there is adult supervision. However, that’s not always easy if you’re working and they’re alone at home. To prevent them from jumping in when you’re not around, there are a number of gadgets you can purchase to keep them safe. Electronic alarms, self-locking gates, rigid pool covers, and even door alarms can add that extra layer of protection to prevent your kids from using the pool when you’re not home.
Use An Alarm System To Monitor Activity
The reality is you have no idea what your kids are doing or if your nanny is properly taking care of them unless you can monitor them. Fortunately, today’s security systems allow you to gain remote access to the cameras via an app so that you can monitor your home. These can be used to periodically check in on your kids and even the nanny if you are away.
Take the necessary steps above to stay safer this summer with a smart home security system. At Bee Alarmed, we offer residential security systems tailored to your needs. From camera monitoring, window and door decals, to fire, CO2 and flood detection, and around the clock ULC-certified monitoring. Give your family the protection they need by contacting us today to set up a consultation.