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Home Security: How to Keep Your Kids Safe Even When You Aren’t There

home-securityIt’s normal for parents to be concerned about leaving their children home alone as they leave for the grocery store or head off to work each day. Many people may feel nervous about their children’s safety and the risk of a break-in if their kids are alone. To have peace of mind and avoid worrying about your children, there are a few ways to increase your home security and protect the residents.

Add a Gate

A gate encloses your property and is an extra form of security that prevents intruders from having easy access to the home or even walking onto the yard, according to Install a gate that has a lock and can only be opened with a security code or a key to prevent intruders from walking up to the property and peering through the doors or windows. Intruders will likely pass by your home once they see the gate and look for another property that is easier to access.

Install a Security System

A security system should be your main defense against intruders to keep your children safe on the property. Use a system like Aus Secure to monitor the home and sound an alarm if a break-in is detected with surveillance that is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Many security systems can be controlled from a smartphone or a remote control for an easy way of keeping an eye on the grounds and ensuring that your children are safe while you’re away.

Use a Guard Dog

Your children can remain safe on the property with a guard dog that is present. Keep your dog outside to ensure that intruders or trespassers are quickly detected, which will cause them to flee after they hear your pet barking. The guard dog will be capable of hearing or sensing another presence that approaches the property and will even attack someone who attempts to get too close.

Add Motion-Sensor Lights

According to, motion sensor lights are essential to illuminating dim areas on the grounds where intruders can hide as they attempt a break-in. Install motion-sensor lights near doors or windows where intruders can enter the building to ensure that neighbors easily spot the burglars.

Although it may be difficult to leave your kids at home alone, there are ways to ensure that they’ll stay safe while you’re away. With the right tools and products used on the property, you can make your home less of a target for intruders in the area.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
Tim Esterdahl

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