Promote Child Home Safety In 3 Steps

Published: Jun 20, 2015 at 08:01 UTC

Home safety is important for the whole family. However, sometimes extra steps need to be taken to safeguard the well-being of younger family members while at home.
This article shares three simple ways to promote child home safety and will ensure that your loved ones play and grow in a safe and low risk environment.

Wireless cameras and CCTV for various visual possibilities

Wireless cameras are growing in popularity mainly due to their affordability and fast evolving technology. Cameras which record the perimeter of your home offer peace of mind and allow you to monitor your children via a screen in the house, or remotely via smart phone or tablet. The doorbell can also be connected to this system and a security-specific monitor can display who is at the door without needing it to be physically opened.

The market is constantly flooded with new versions of monitors and cameras, each easier to operate than the last and offering even more coverage and benefits. These devices have advanced over the last decades and more sophisticated models offer not only an audio relay but a visual scene as well.

Smoke detectors and sensors in children’s bedrooms and play areas

It is always a good idea to equip children-specific zones in your house with smoke detectors and alarms. These zones can include the children’s bedrooms and their play areas. Depending on their age, children’s ability to communicate emergencies may not have developed to a satisfactory level, therefore adults nearby can be alerted to smoke and other hazards such as carbon monoxide (which are now also detectable by latest alarms and detectors).

Sensors and alarms can also be fitted to windows in children’s bedrooms and doors that lead to restricted or outdoor areas. Once the door or window is opened, an alarm will sound off or an alert can be sent to a device. These alerts are convenient for parents and adults in the house to monitor areas without them needing to be constantly present.

Hiding cords and wires, avoiding trip hazards

Not a child-specific requirement but a very good tip, nevertheless:

  • Limit the amount of cords and wires which are laid out around the house. Doing this will limit children from tripping over it.
  • Be sure to bundle cords and fasten them discretely behind furniture or under rugs and floor coverings using appropriate fastening tape.
  • Opt for wireless devices. Be sure to fit all power points with child-proof covers. This will protect the children from sticking things in the sockets and from potential electrocution.

Like many decisions, when considering home security solutions for your children, it is important to weigh your options and exercise common sense to arrive at solutions which best suit your needs.

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