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.

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I would also make sure that they know how to work all door locks in case of an emergency and they have to leave. Simple yet effective knowledge for your children to have.

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