Can you believe it’s already time to send the kids back to school? Summer flew by and the busyness of school is upon us. Depending on the ages of your children, back-to-school time can be an opportunity to discuss home safety and new routines. Perhaps you have older children that drive themselves to school, or “latch-key kids” that will be getting themselves on and off the bus each day. Whatever your situation, your friends at A1 Lock and Key LLC encourage you to take this time to sit down with your kids and discuss these three tips.
1. Set Up a Plan
The best way to avoid any type of miscommunication or mishap is by setting up a clear plan with your kids before school starts. Make sure they are clear on how and when they will get to school each day, as well as what they will be expected to do when school is over. They should know what time they need to leave, what route to take to school or to the bus stop, and how to exit and enter the house safely. The more details you spell out ahead of time, the more they will be prepared if something doesn’t go according to plan.
2. Consider Lock Alternatives
Between gym shoes and homework and school projects, making sure your kids have everything they need to take to school each day can feel like a full-time job. That’s why our team recommends considering lock alternatives, so your kids won’t need to keep track of a set of keys. Work with a professional locksmith or do some research on high-tech locks that can use a code or even a fingerprint to open. This way, your kids will be able to get inside your home and you won’t have to worry about potential lost keys floating around the school.
3. Install Doorbell Cameras
Finally, in addition to new locks, you might also want to consider adding a doorbell camera or other added security to your home. This way, you’ll be able to see when your kids come and go each day, even if you aren’t home at the time. Additionally, cameras will ward off would-be criminals and add security to your home, so you can have peace of mind when your children are home alone.
Enjoy back-to-school season with your kids by being proactive about keeping them safe. Contact A1 Lock and Key for your residential or automotive locksmith needs in Indianapolis at (317) 775-0332. We’re here to help keep your family safe.