When you have young children in your home, you are going to want to change up the security system measures in your home. You are going to want to add motion sensors as well as carbon monoxide sensors to your home security set-up.
#1 Keep A Closer Eye On Your Kids With Motion Sensors
When you have small children running around your home, make sure that you use motion sensors in your home security set-up. You can't keep an eye on your children every second of the day, even if you try, which is why having motion sensors in your home are key with young children.
You will want to install motion sensors are all exterior doors of your home. If you have a room in your home that you don't want your children to enter as well, you may want to put a motion sensor on that door as well. For example, you may not want your kids attempting to open up the door to the basement and attempt to go down the basement stairs on their own.
When you install a motion sensor on your doors, your alarm will be triggered if someone tries to open up the door without first turning off the alarm. So, if one of your little one's slips away and opens the front door, the alarm will go off and you'll be able to quickly locate and secure your child.
You should also consider installing motion sensors on your windows as well. Some children are really curious, and like to climb up and onto everything. If that describes your child, putting motion sensors on your windows will help ensure that your kids don't fall through the window or push out the screen; if they do, you'll know right away.
Motion sensors will alert you if your children break out of your house and if someone breaks into your home. Your security company will call you and check if you don't turn the alarm off right away, and can send assistance if needed.
#2 Monitor What You Can't See or Smell With Carbon Monoxide
If you have gas in your home, you should have carbon monoxide monitors installed in your home. Many households use gas for their heating system, water and cooking needs. If your home uses gas or even has a gas hook-up in your home, you should have carbon monoxide monitors installed.
The scary thing about carbon monoxide is that you can't see or smell it, so if gas were to start leaking into your home, you would not know until you started to experience health effects. For young children, carbon monoxide can work even faster and have harmful and even deadly effects.
When you link your carbon monoxide sensors to your home's security system, your security provider will call you if the monitors go off to ensure that you get out of your home. If you don't answer, your security provider will call the local first responders, which could save your life if your house starts leaking gas during the night when you are asleep and you don't hear the alarms.