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How Can Parents Modify the Security System of their Homes to Accommodate Kids?

08/31/2013 Back To Blog

If you live alone, it is very easy for you to keep track of how many spare keys you have of your front door. But what if you have a huge home, with kids of different ages? You and your husband would naturally have copies of the front door key. How about the kids? Let’s say that you have a kid who’s in high school and he gets home before you do. If only the parents have a spare key to use for the front door, would you leave your son outside and wait until you get home? Or do you give him the responsibility of taking care of the home keys? This is a dilemma that most parents have, and we will dish out tips on how you can resolve the problem.

Top Tips for Parents to Secure their Home

First, remember that when having your home keys duplicated, they have to be made by a professional. This way, you can rest assured that your keys will not mysteriously end up in the wrong hands of people who can break into your house.

Now, if you would like to know how to modify your home security system, here are a few tips to remember:

If your kids are old enough, give them their own key

If you have a kid living with you who’s already in high school or college, you may want to give him or her, a spare key for the front door. However, make sure that your son or daughter recognizes the responsibility behind holding a key, and make it a solid rule that the key should never be shared with friends.

Use electronic instead of traditional metal keys

Electronic keys with password combinations are a great idea if you have kids of different ages. In case they forget the password or share it with someone else, you can easily reprogram without having to change your entire home security system.

How about biometric locks?

You can also go for biometric locks which work quite well for homes with large families. For this, the fingerprint, retina or voice of the household members will be scanned. This is a high-tech way of tightening the security in your house, but minus the need to lock the kids out in case they go home and the parents are not there yet.

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