If you are preparing to welcome a new baby into your family, you may be making modifications to your home to accommodate the child. One thing you should review before the birth of a child is the security system in your home. Below is a guide to 4 things you should consider adding to your home security setup.
As well as picking a colour scheme and furniture for your child's nursery, you should also consider improving the security. Adding a window alarm can give you peace of mind when you put your child to bed as you will be alerted if anyone tries to enter the nursery during the night. A window alarm will also alert you if your child manages to open the window by themselves.
If your home does not have fire alarms, you should install some today. When choosing which type to install, you should opt for an alarm which will detect heat as well as smoke. These types of alarm will be trigger by a smouldering fire and will give you extra warning time compared to traditional smoke-only detectors. You should also consider installing an alarm which is attached to a monitoring system which will immediately contact the emergency services when the alarm is triggered.
Door sensors will emit a loud beep whenever the door is opened. Once your child can crawl and walk around on their own, door sensors can be a valuable part of your home security system. If your child manages to open the front door of your home, they will be at risk of abduction or being involved in an accident. A door sensor will alert you to the fact your door has been opened and will allow you to catch your child before they escape.
CCTV around the home will dramatically improve everyone's safety and security. You should ask a contractor to set up the system with a live feed which will allow you to view who is at the door before opening it. If you plan to leave your baby in the care of a babysitter, a CCTV can allow you to verify that they are behaving appropriately at all times and looking after your child.
If you would like further advice and information about improving your home's security, you should contact a home security company today. The contractors will be happy to visit your home before making further recommendations.