3 Necessary After-School Home Security Features

by | Aug 28, 2019 | Blog, Home Automation, Home Security, Life Safety

Keeping Your Children Safe When Home Alone with Specialized Home Security Features

With the kids back in school, they often get home before you’re done with work. Even if you trust your children to be home alone, there’s always a bit of worry that comes with leaving them unattended.

Keeping your family safe has been our priority for the last 50 years. With our home security system features, you can feel confident your child is safe at home without interrupting them or feeling like your breaking trust.

Check out these 3 special features to our home security systems that are beneficial to your child’s safety. Give them the freedom they want but the peace of mind you need!

1. Video Doorbell

Our video doorbells are a great addition to any home security system, because they are discrete, easy to install, affordable and have a number of useful security features. First off, the video doorbell always streams a live feed to the app you can install on your smart phone. It keeps records of recorded video and can be set to record every time motion is detected.

This means, when your child walks in front of the doorbell and into the house, you can be notified; knowing the exact moment your child is home. The recording can show you if they are with anyone or if anyone stops by the house.

Second, the video doorbell also enables you to hear and talk to whoever is at your door using your mobile device. If someone you don’t know rings the doorbell, you can talk to them and tell them to come at a better time, without your child having to answer the door and still giving off the appearance that you’re home.

With video surveillance and remote capabilities, a video doorbell is an ideal addition to any home security system— especially if your kids are ever home alone.

2. Home Automation

Another way to provide security to your home and children is by using home automation. There are numerous ways to use home automation, but when it comes to your kids being home alone, lock control is the most beneficial.

If you upgrade your existing lock to a smart lock with keyless access, you can use your smartphone to control your locks from anywhere. Curious if your kid locked the doors behind them? Just open up our inTouch app and double check, as well as lock them if you need to.

You can also set up notification alerts, receiving a text or email sent immediately when someone unlocks a door. That way, you always know what time they got home—and if they were home when they were supposed to be.

Home automation also includes garage control, which can be necessary if you want to grant your child access to the house through the garage.

3. Life Safety

Last but certainly not least, life safety plays a huge role to protecting your family. SEi’s life safety provides fire monitoring, carbon monoxide monitoring, combustible gas monitoring and water detection to alert you when seconds can be critical.

Fire, gas leaks, and floods can be extremely unpredictable. The last thing you want is for an emergency like this to happen when your child is home alone. However, with our 24/7 Monitoring Center always ready for an emergency, you and your child can feel safe.

If fire, gas or water is detected, our UL Listed Monitoring Center will be alerted and one of our professional dispatchers immediately contacts 911. In addition, you will also be contacted, giving you the opportunity to contact your children and get home as soon as possible.

Protect Your Children when Away from Home

Our home security systems come equipped with every feature you need to protect your children when home alone. If you are curious to learn more about any of these features, or other security features you may need, reach out to Security Equipment Inc. and schedule a free consultation today.


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