Latchkey Kids Should be Kept Safe

With school back in session, many children will be coming home alone; therefore, they are considered “latchkey kids.” There are more than 13 million children around the world – under the age of 13 – who come home by themselves after school. It is necessary for you to keep them safe from an intruder, as well as other situations, such as a fire. You can do so by installing a security system for your home; the applications that a home security system provides for your children’s safety are invaluable.

With today’s technological advances, you are able to have home security systems installed on your property that allow you to keep “your eyes” on your children while they are at home, regardless if you are at work, running errands, or away from the house for any other reason. Video monitoring is one of the most popular features that you can choose from when you install a home security system. You can arm and disarm the alarm from any web-enabled device, and you can also monitor the activity of your children in various rooms throughout your home. It is always best to teach your child how to use the security equipment, just in case they are unable to reach you during an emergency situation.

A home security system is a powerful ally for parents who have latchkey kids. It allows you to receive messages and text alerts once your child has arrived home from school; you can also watch video in real-time, so you know exactly what is going at that moment.

Install a home security system so you too can be confident that your latchkey kids are safe while they are home alone. If you wish to learn more about the products and services that can establish a safe environment for your children, please contact us online, or call us at 203-785-0300.

Door to Door Scam Protection

While home security systems cannot stop door-to-door scams from occurring, they can help you protect your family from being a victim of theft. Salespeople are more likely to come to your home during the day to sell you a product, including fraudulent home security services. This unethical tactic is done to confuse you about your current home security system services; or to get you to signup for a new security system with “their company.” You will need to be aware of these scams, because it is one way that intruders force themselves into your home, before they attempt to steal your personal property.

Some of these door-to-door salesmen also ask for your security information, hoping to return and burglarize your property while you are not at home. Always be cautious before you open your door to any salesman. Before unlocking your door, ask to see identification from the salesman, which will allow you to see what company he is representing. A reputable company will notify you to schedule an appointment before coming to your home. Be very skeptical if the salesman insists on checking your security system, or offering to upgrade the services and equipment for free. Before taking the word of the salesman, call your security provider to verify any claims.

It is imperative that you only make changes to your account with a verified representative; therefore, you should always call to speak with the service provider, and never give out your security codes or information to a salesman. You can contact your home security system provider 24 hours-a-day, 365 days a year, including weekends and holidays. Having a home security system installed on your property will protect you from potential threats, including scammers.

If you do not have home security services and wish to learn more about protecting your family from potential door-to-door scams, contact us online, or call us at 203-785-0300.