Okay, so your kids aren’t exactly “kids” anymore. But does that mean you stop worrying about their welfare? Of course not. Are they being safe? Are they being responsible? Have you taught them everything they need to know about protecting themselves in their first real home outside of the dorms? You care about your kids and you care about home security. Here are our top three home safety and security tips you can feel good about sharing with your young adult children.
Keep exterior doors locked… even when you’re at home.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, almost four million home burglaries occur every year, and in a staggering 28 percent of cases, someone was at home during the invasion. Your kids know to lock their front and back doors when they leave for the day, but do they know how important it is to stay safe by keeping their home locked up when they’re just hanging out on the couch watching Netflix? Now they will.
Don’t use a hide-a-key for your spare.
A lot of the time, home invasions occur only after the burglar has spent time watching the property, or “casing it,” to find out the inhabitants’ habits and the gaps in their security. So if your kids use a hide-a-key, there’s a chance someone is watching. That’s not even mentioning the fact that not all criminals are stupid! They know what a fake rock looks like. They know to look under flower pots and door mats and on top of the door jam. Instead, advise your family members to leave an extra key with a trusted neighbor.
Install an affordable and easy home monitoring system.
If your kids are young adults living in a rental or starter home, they may not think they can afford a video home monitoring system. That’s where Blink comes in. This completely wireless video security system allows you to access video feed of your home at any time of day, from any location, simply by using your smart phone via the Blink app. There are no installation hassles or monthly contracts. Just pay a one time low fee to purchase the wireless system, and your kids can self-install in seconds.
You want to do everything you can to help your adult children stay safe in life. Here’s one thing that’s an easy decision. Learn more about Blink to get started!
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