3 Creative Ways to Use Your Security System to Protect Your Kids

Posted March 3rd, 2015 by SimpliSafe

Your security alarm system means many things for you. It means your house is safe and protected while you are away. It means that you can sleep peacefully in your bed. It means that when you’re away from home, you know your family is safe. A burglar alarm can protect your family from more than just burglars. Beyond the peace of mind of knowing your family is safe, home, and secure, an alarm system can also make sure your family is safe from other dangers. With a home security system, you can feel rest assured knowing that your kids are where they’re supposed to be, and not getting into things they shouldn’t. Here are three tips to help you get the most of your security system, and best protect your family.

1. Use Your Door Sensors For More Than Just Burglary:

Your entry sensors can be used for a wide variety of purposes. Many assume that entry sensors are for just doors and windows, and to alert you if someone is burglarizing your home. Beyond this great use, entry sensors can be used to alert you when someone is entering anywhere they’re not supposed to: including your kids. You can use an entry sensor on a door to the pool to make sure your toddler doesn’t wander out there unsupervised. As soon as the door opens, you’ll hear a siren, chime, or get an alert right to your phone. You can decide which is the best and most appropriate alert for you and your family. You can also use the door sensors to keep children out of your medicine cabinet, and out of chemicals under your sink. Though an entry sensor isn’t the same as childproofing a cabinet, an entry sensor can work along side a childproof lock as an extra layer of protection. The alert will let you react quickly and stop a child from putting themselves in danger. You can also put these sensors on a gun safe with an audible alarm, to make sure you’re able to act quickly, and prevent a dangerous situation from turning into a tragedy.

2. Entry Sensors and Secret Alerts Give You Control:

Entry sensors work well to keep tabs on your kids. Whether you want to know how many times your five-year-old gets up at night, or want to know when your teenager is trying to get into your liquor cabinet, Secret Alerts will allow you to have all this knowledge quickly. You can get a text message, or email, when that door is opened (whether that “door” is the bedroom door, a cabinet door, etc.). You’ll also be able to see these events in your event log on your online account later. The great thing about Secret Alerts is that there is no siren! Your children will never know that you know.

3. Personal PINs to Make Sure Each Family Member is Home:

With your home security system, you can create a personal identification number for each member of the household! This way, you’ll always know when each person comes home, to make sure they are safe and sound. With SimpliSafe, you’ll be able to see this in your event log online, or get a Smart Alert. If you’re on the go, you can still know who’s home! To turn off the system, the person will need to enter their PIN as they return home on the keypad. If you only give your teenager their own PIN, you can easily tell if they’re past curfew. Alternatively, you can give your teen a keychain remote. This will allow them to arm and disarm the system, and you’ll still be able to track it through the unique serial number. You can also name the remote with the Interactive Monitoring plan! The keychain remote gives them the extra feature of having a panic button in their pocket, so they can to trigger the siren if they’re ever in danger!

SimpliSafe is a great tool to protect you and your loved ones against a burglar, but it can also help your family stay safe around the home. There’s no end to creative ways to use your alarm system! SimpliSafe can be easily customized and you can add components as you go, so if your needs change, so can your system.

How do you use your security system to protect your kids?