Improving Your Home Security

Upgrading Your Home Security System For A New Baby

by Clifton Montgomery

Welcoming a new baby to your home means making a few changes to the way the house is set up, and that includes upgrading your home security system. Your little one won't be toddling for a while, but it's never too early to prepare. Here are a few things you might want to consider to prepare for your new arrival.

Door Alarms

Consider having audible alarms added to the entrances to your home. If your child attempts to open the door while you are in another room or when you are asleep, the alarm will sound to let you know there is a problem.

Interior Security Cameras

Whether you hire a full-time nanny or you simply have a babysitter over from time to time, adding security cameras inside the home can give you added peace of mind. Your locksmith can install covert cameras that are hidden behind a picture to make them blend with your decor and keep them out of sight. Consider placing one in the kitchen, the nursery, the living room, and any other space your baby spends time.

Window Motion Detectors

You'll be excited when baby starts sleeping through the night in his or her room, but you may also be worried about intruders. You can install motion detectors on the windows in the nursery that will sound an alarm if anyone tries to open the windows and enter the residence. Much like the alarms on the doors to your home, these detectors help you to know what is going on in the home even if you aren't in the same room as the baby.

Upgrade Your Camera System

If you are having your locksmith install new cameras inside the home to monitor the babysitter, consider upgrading your entire system. New camera options include wireless capabilities that let you watch the camera footage from your smartphone. This means you can peek in on your little one while you are at work or on a date night with your spouse, which can give you added peace of mind.

Change Your Door Locks

While you don't have to change the handset on your doors when you have a baby or toddler in the house, changing the position of the deadbolt can be a great idea. Moving the deadbolt higher up on the door will make it more difficult for your little one to reach the lock and potentially open the door. You can also have your locksmith install special flip locks for basement doors to prevent crawling and toddling youngsters from taking a tumble down the stairs.

Your locksmith can perform a home inspection to identify other areas where you can step up both security and safety measures. Once all of these security upgrades are in place, you can feel a little more relaxed when you bring baby home from the hospital.