Guest Post - 8 Home Security Tips

~ Posted on Friday, August 31, 2012 at 9:42 PM ~

Despite the many obstacles a mother has to endure to raise her child, it is still one of the most rewarding obligations an adult can have. Being a mother, it’s a natural instinct to keep your child safe from harm, and you’ll go through whatever lengths to teach your children how to be safe. There are many lessons to be taught, but in this article we’ll be discussing some basic home security tips for your little ones.  (Because that’s what they’ll always be to you)

When it comes to being a crime victim, there’s no age limit.  Kids are going back to school, and parents are working longer hours to support their household, leaving more and more children and teens arriving to an empty home after school.

Kids should be taught some basic home security tips, so the chance of your kids becoming a victim is slim to none.  Preparing your child for an emergency can be one of the most important things you can speak to your child about being safe.

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Here are 8 basic home security safety tips that you can speak to your child about for keeping them safe at home:

1. In the event of an emergency, make sure your child knows how to call 9-1-1.
2. Make sure your child has a contact phone number where you can be reached.
3. If home alone, it’s good to teach your child to never answer the door or phone unless it’s a family member or close friend.
4. Never let anyone know that you’re home alone.
5. Instruct your child on how to properly arm and disarm the home security systems when coming home.
6. Never leave the house or yard without permission.
7. Make sure all windows and doors are locked, including the garage door that leads into the home.
8. Make sure your child knows their full name, phone number, and address.

It’s imperative to take care of your children.  Mothers need to make sure that their kids recognize basic home security and safety rules, and obey them.  When it comes to protecting your family and home, taking the time to speak with your children about home security is never a waste of time.  With the tips provided above, you’ll have a safer child and well protected in the end.

** This guest post was written by Kevin Raposo, a blogger for SimpliSafe.  Kevin covers issues related to home security, crime, safety, and consumer issues.  Kevin is a dedicated writer and musician, spreading the word through music and blogging.  SimpliSafe is a leader in the wireless home security field.

Guest Post - Why Moms Should Care About Home Security

~ Posted on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 10:35 AM ~

As busy moms, we spend so much of our time taking care of the day-to-day things. We cook and clean, drive our kids to appointments and play dates, deal with sniffles, boo boos, and diapers. By the time we go to bed, exhausted, we know it is just a few short hours before have to wake up early and do it all over again.

In order to have the freedom to take care of the little tasks every day, you need to make sure that you deal with the bigger concerns that affect your family.  Money, housing, and safety issues are usually at the top of the list. You need to make sure that home security is at the top of that list too.

Your home needs to be protected at all times. Burglars don’t only strike at night, but they can break in while you are out running a quick errand during the day. They are sometimes even bold enough to walk into your house while you are home, grab your purse and phone off the table, and run out before you even notice.

There are some ways you can protect your family at all times, and make sure your home stays secure. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Keep your doors locked at all times, even when you are at home.
  • When someone knocks on your door and you don’t know who it is, check their ID first under the door or through the peephole. Don’t let them in if you don’t feel safe.
  • Install a wireless security system in your home for protection and peace of mind.
  • Don’t leave ladders and large tools outside your house – a burglar could use them to break in more easily.
  • Make sure your children follow your safety and security rules
  • Have smoke detectors on every floor of your house, and an extra one in the kitchen
  • Make sure babysitters, relatives and guests follow your home security rules

These important safety tips can keep your home secure, and allow you to go about your day without worry. Threats to your family’s safety can come at any time, so you need to follow these rules and others consistently. Even pet theft is on the rise, and your children would be devastated to come home and find their furry or feathered friend missing. Make the right decisions and use home security measures every day.

Guest Post - Protecting & Financing My Family

~ Posted on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 12:01 AM ~

Protecting my family is my top priority. I wouldn’t know what to do straight away if something bad were to happen to any of us, but I know that I can’t just leave things as they are, especially if one of my kids became injured. I’ll do anything for them, and if they’re wronged in anyway, I will fight their corner for as long as is necessary. If they were injured because of someone else, I would rightly feel angry, but would want to get some form of justice.

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If, for example, one of my children was to become injured while on a field trip with their school, I would be livid, because they should guarantee their safety at all times. Should one of my kids break a leg or arm because of someone else’s negligence, there’s a chance that I would have to look after them, taking time off work in the process. Then, I would stand to lose income, meaning that paying for food and electricity would become more difficult. Thankfully, with help from First4lawyers, I can make a compensation claim which not only means getting justice, but also having the means to pay for everything else. 

Making injury claims for compensation is something that any mother would do if they wanted to protect their kids from suffering while recovering from injury. A successful claim will help to reimburse any lost income and costs like medical bills, and can make recovery a little less stressful, and you can’t really put a price on that.