When you’re a working parent, you must ensure your kids’ safety after school. Even though smartphone tracking apps make it easier to keep track of your children, many parents would highly prefer to be home when their child returns from school.
So what is a working parent to do? Here are a few tips to help restore peace of mind when it comes to security.
Don’t Hide a Spare Key
Leaving a key outside of your house is always a risk. You don’t want anyone seeing your child retrieving the key, and moving it to a different location daily can be a hassle. Not to mention the savvy burglar who knows the best hiding spots beforehand.
Parents have found a lot of reassurance in installing Smart Locks. Smart Locks will relieve you of the stress of hiding spare keys. Using a smartphone app or digital keypad, your children can unlock the door this way.
It is also possible for you to take control and remotely lock and unlock the doors, including the garage entrance for your child if necessary, with the Home Access Control feature. A simple click from your smartphone gives you access to all entry-point locks. So, you will also be able to keep your home secure even if your children forget to lock the doors. And as an added bonus with home access control and the smart lock technology, you can create temporary codes for service providers, so you don’t have to worry about giving out keys in any situation. What a great feeling to know ultimate security is at your fingertips!
Stay in the Know
To ensure your kids are home after school, have Wireless Home Security Cameras installed that allows you to view a live feed on your phone. Cameras that are motion-detecting in your home will alert you to the arrival of your children, so you know just when they have arrived. It’s a good idea to contact a home security company specializing in these types of smart indoor and outdoor wireless home security camera installations—using a trusted security company that can help you customize your settings and features to get the most out of your investment.
You’ve Got a Visitor at the Door. Now What?
Children can be taught how to handle a situation where someone unexpectedly knocks on their front door. Parents have found that a Video Doorbell is the best security feature for their children in this situation.
Watching your video doorbell’s live feed lets you see who is at your door, who rang your doorbell, and who is coming and going. This also saves your child from having to go to see who is at the door and possibly risk being seen by a stranger.
The best part is that you can communicate with them from anywhere using two-way voice capabilities. After using this feature for a while, parents can’t imagine their lives without it.
Get in Touch With the Best!
If installing a home security system is on your back-to-school list, contact Johns Brothers Security for service in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Richmond, and the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Our smart home security systems can help you protect your home with smart locks, home access control, wireless security cameras, and more! Get in touch with your local Johns Brothers Security expert today at 1-800-242-9760 to learn more about the many features and functions you can utilize to maximize the system’s potential.
We look forward to working with you!