For many children, summertime is the best time of the year. No more school, ice cream and popsicles and – did we mention – no more school? However, if you are a parent, summertime presents more of a challenge.
From trying to organize activities and babysitters there’s an endless to-do list for most parents. As a result, many don’t take time to consider home security.
If you want to ensure that you and your children have a carefree summer, then make sure to make security a top priority. Three summer time reminders to help keep you, your family and your home safe are found here.
1. Always Lock Up
It’s crucial that you don’t forget to lock up when heading out. According to statistics, crime usually goes up during the summer. If you hire someone to watch after your children, make sure they know how to secure your house – including all the doors and windows, garages and any other place someone may gain access to the home.
For even more protection, consider installing some of the security equipment listed here:
• Door and window sensors
• Smart locks
• Video doorbell
• Glass break detectors
Make sure your children know how to use all the equipment to keep them safe.
2. Check in Often
There are a few ways you can see what’s going on at your home during the summer, even while you are at work. Some of the most popular options include:
• Install a surveillance system that provides real-time video streaming
• Install doorbell cameras
• Consider joining or starting a neighborhood watch organization
3. Be Available
You need to make sure you are available if an emergency occurs. Have a phone with you, and also have backup numbers for your kids, their babysitters, neighbors and others who may be able to alert you if something is going on at your house while you are away.
When you take the time to secure your home, both you and your children can have a summer that’s more fun.