Tip for safeguard your child’s safety at home
Review Basic Safety Skills
Even if you feel confident that your children know basic home safety skills (first aid, kitchen safety, etc.), at least review where everything is and what they need to know should someone get hurt while you’re away.
Secure the Backyard
If you have a pool in your backyard, put up a fence and lock the gate to prevent children from falling in or drowning. If you use pesticides or herbicides, don’t allow your children to go into the yard alone for at least forty-eight hours after application so they aren’t exposed to these chemicals.
Secure Your House
Every house should have smoke detectors as a fire safety measure. Take an extra step and add carbon monoxide detectors too. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that can be very dangerous, so it’s worth the added protection to have these detectors in your home.
Another easy piece of technology to add to your home is window and door sensors. Depending on how you decide to set them up, these sensors could trigger a text message or notification on your phone, emit a little beep, or blast a loud alarm.
Also consider a security monitoring system. Just putting a sign in your yard can deter potential intruders when you aren’t home, but your best bet is to set up an advanced security monitoring system that you can arm and disarm right from your phone. Add security cameras and get a look at what’s going on in your house live—at any time—on your phone, tablet, or computer.
The Gatesea and Cloud Service provides an end-to-end solution for remote monitoring. When you leave home, your children can be looked by cloud camera control software.
For even more resources on keeping your kids safe at home, visit our Home Security, Crime Prevention, and Safety Center for Kids.