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Security Systems: Why Install One If You Have Children

Security Systems: Why Install One If You Have Children

A home security system is primarily designed to help secure your home and keep it safe from intruders and burglars. But newer systems also have many different features that serve many other purposes. If you have children, a newer home security system offers many benefits associated with helping you raise and keep your children safe. Here are some of the reasons why you should consider one of these security systems.

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How to Gift a Home Security System

How to Gift a Home Security System

Have you ever thought about buying a newlywed couple a home security system? It’s actually a popular gift and a commonly unthought of item to add to a registry. But what if you want to go further? What if you want to give a gift to a friend or family member? Here is some information you should know when it comes to gifting home security systems.

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Why Video Features are Important to Modern Day Home Security

Why Video Features are Important to Modern Day Home Security

Does your home security include at least one security cam? These cams typically help monitor entrances or main areas inside your home. Home security cameras are becoming increasingly popular and very affordable, so now is the time to consider installing at least one of these cameras in your home! Let’s go over some of the top reasons why.

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How to Keep Your Home Safe When the Kids are in School

How to Keep Your Home Safe When the Kids are in School

Now that the kids back in school, your home will remain empty during the day. Here are some tips for keeping your house safe when everyone has left for work or school, and when they return.

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How to Protect Your Home When You’re on Vacation

How to Protect Your Home When You’re on Vacation

When you’re on vacation, you want to have fun and relax, and you don’t want to worry about what’s happening where you live. Gain peace of mind wherever you travel by following these simple tips for protecting your home. Read more

Increasing Your Home’s Security with These Tips

Increasing Your Home's Security with These Tips

All right, you’ve purchased an alarm system, you’ve set it up around your home just the way you want it, everything is turned on and working properly, and you’ve established a healthy security routine. What’s next? Read more

The Benefits of a Home Security System for the Elderly

The Benefits of a Home Security System for the Elderly

Home security systems are a good solution for the elderly, especially those who are staying at home or moving into an independent living area on your property. In many ways, today’s smart security systems are even more advantageous for the elderly than they are for busy families. Here are some of the most important benefits that your older family members can appreciate in their security systems. Read more

Perks of Installing a Home Security System

Perks of Installing a Home Security System

When homeowners think about security systems or devices, they usually think about what those systems can protect — their homes, their valuables, and their safety. Sure, that is the main function of a security setup, but there are a lot of additional benefits you may not know about. Here are the other perks when installing a new system. Read more

How To Talk With Your Teen About the Home Security System

These days, many parents feel that technology is their worst enemy when it comes to parenting their kids. But when it comes to the home security system, parents have an opportunity to make technology work in their favor. Here are some ways your home security system can be your “best friend” (or at the very least, an ally) for parenting teenagers.

EMPOWER YOUR TEEN WITH THE SYSTEM

Teenagers love gadgets, and not just because they’re fun to play with. Many times, teens are also motivated to use technology by the feeling of empowerment that comes with learning a new gadget.

For that reason, learning how to operate the wall panel of the home security system can do this for them. And if you have upgraded to home control, they can gain even more confidence by learning how to secure your home from their smartphone. See what we mean by making technology your friend?

TEACH TEENS THE DURESS CODE

Unfortunately, being a teenager is not synonymous with having great judgment. You may think your child would never let a threatening person in the house – but remember, not all threats appear that way at first. Even if you aren’t concerned that your teen is at risk of letting a dangerous individual into your home, it’s important to teach them about the duress code on your system. By entering that four-digit code, he or she can silently activate this panic alert the moment a visit inside the home becomes threatening. And if the intruder demands for the system to be disarmed, your teen can claim to be disarming the system with the phone while actually entering the duress code, secretly sending a signal to the monitoring center.

IT’S A REALITY OF LIFE

If you own a home security system, then teaching your teens how to operate it and use it to their advantage should be a regular part of family life. Just by investing in a home security system, you’ve already done the “hard” part; showing them how to use it can actually be the fun part. You may be impressed by how eager your teen is to learn about operating the system, especially if they are interested enough to ask questions. Teaching your teen about home security tools is one more way to help them become well-informed, streetwise adults.

ABOUT BOYD & ASSOCIATES

Since 1967, Boyd & Associates has been providing total security for homes, businesses, and communities of every size and type. We combine advanced systems, responsive service and rigorously trained security teams to create a strong, nimble and formidable force that deters, detects and responds – for total security.