TruHome Security understands how important safety is for you and your loved ones. As parents, we know life can come at you fast and in unexpected ways. Injuries, accidents, and other in-home emergencies can throw your entire life into chaos, especially when they involve young children and teens. Though it’s something no one wants to think about, accidental injuries are the leading cause of death for people ages 0 to 19 in the United States.
As parents, it's our job to protect and guide our children. But even the best parents can’t do that on their own.
This Child Safety and Protection Month, TruHome Alarm is helping families learn to identify common risks, ways to mitigate those hazards, and how a high quality home security system can help protect the people you cherish most.
While injuries caused by falls in the home are often associated with older people, about 8,000 children are treated for fall related injuries every day in the U.S. Babies and toddlers are especially prone to these accidents as they haven’t fully developed the coordination and strength necessary for easy movement.
Common hazards for childhood fall injuries include:
Children aren’t known for being the most safety-conscious people. They’re too busy having fun and exploring the world to pay attention to things like countertop corners, furniture, and doors. While we may put certain safety measures in place like covering outlets or locking cabinets when toddlers and young children are in the home, the dangers of a child toppling furniture over on themselves is prevalent but often overlooked.
This lack of foresight can have serious, life-altering consequences for your entire family. Likewise, though we have certain safety expectations for the toys and equipment we buy for our children, a falling basketball hoop or speeding baseball can easily lead to an ER visit for broken bones and other injuries.
It seems like pretty common sense that children and fire don’t mix. Most parents agree young children shouldn’t cook, or if they do want to participate, it’s under close supervision. Yet 20,000 house fires each year are caused by children. This results in thousands of injuries and about 150 deaths a year.
But kitchens aren’t the only place children can get burns. In-home burns on children are also caused by:
Home Security Systems and Child Safety Benefits
With all you already have to worry about as the parent of a young child, keeping your home safe for them shouldn’t be one of them. Taking precautions like installing child safety locks and proper storage of harmful items is a great first step, but for those unpredictable moments, a home security system can save the day.
ADT home monitoring systems provide high definition surveillance inside and out for your peace of mind. Unlike nanny cams that are usually static and so grainy you can’t even really tell what’s going on, interior cameras can give you real-time updates on the goings on of your home any time and from anywhere. Connected to a central hub and easily accessed from your phone, tablet, or computer, these advanced home monitoring systems allow you to:
These are just some of the child safety benefits a fully automated home with an ADT home security and home monitoring system can provide. TruHome Alarm can help you completely customize your home security package with your children in mind.
Rest easy tonight knowing your children are safe and protected. Call TruHome Security today to schedule your free consultation.