School may be out for the summer, but unless you’re a teacher or work at home, you may not be able to be at home with them every day of the week. But working outside the home doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice knowing your kids are safe and secure.
Summer Safety for Your Family
Here are our top three tips for keeping your kids safe during the summer.
Talk to Your Kids About Expectations
The first step you can take to keeping your children safe is to talk to them about what that means. For instance, if you have a pool, you may want to disallow swimming unless there’s adult supervision by way of a parent, adult friend or babysitter. You can talk to them about safety when playing outside, whether you’re home or not — to watch out for cars and to never speak to strangers. Warning your children of dangers without scaring them and coming up with solutions and expectations together can be a rewarding experience for the whole family.
Set a Schedule
Along with your expectations discussion, we recommend setting a schedule if your kids are old enough to stay home on their own. Have them check in with you at set times throughout the day so that you know they’re safe and sound — and behaving! If for some reason they don’t call when they’re supposed to, you’ll know you need to check in — even if it’s just to remind them of their responsibilities. And that leads us to our third tip!
Invest in a Home Security System
Today’s surveillance technology has come a long way in truly keeping you and your family safe. With home security systems from Best Security, you can have a text message sent to your phone any time anyone approaches or leaves your home. So you’ll know both when your kids are in and out as well as when anyone else comes to visit. With video monitoring, you can even see a clip of them arriving home, and if you have video surveillance around a pool area, you can watch remotely to make sure everyone is enjoying the pool safely. It’s really pretty amazing how much peace of mind today’s security systems can offer.
Home Security Solutions from Best Security
If you’re interested in learning more about how a home security system can help you keep your family safe during the summer and beyond, then Best Security has the solutions you’re looking for. We’re fast, friendly and reliable, and we offer affordable security solutions for every budget. Give us a call today at 816-470-0188, or visit our website for more information.