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Why Growing Families Need to Spring Clean Their Home Security

Date: 13 April 2023

Secondary school places have been allocated and parents in Southend-on-Sea want to keep their going to big school children safe and their homes secure. We have some clever ways to help...

New school, new rules

A child starting high school makes a huge change to everyday life. And it's not just new uniform to wash and iron! They get... INDEPENDENT!

They really don't want their hand held anymore. They'll want to travel to and from school with friends. And forget the childminder, they can't wait to be home alone after school and raid the fridge!

It's enough to give any parent nightmares. We know they have to grow up but at the same time they're still our babies! So...

  • How can you check the "last one out" set the alarm in the morning?
  • How can you be confident it's safe for them to be home alone for a while after school?
  • How can you keep an eye on them from a distance so they still feel looked after?

Secure your home with a spring clean

It's time for a fresh look at your home security. Is your tweenager able to set your burglar alarm and lock up properly when they leave? When was the last time you had any alarm maintenance to prevent faults or false alarms?

As life moves on so does home security. The good news is it's easy to get kids on board with it. Phone apps are second nature now. A smart alarm that's controlled from a phone or tablet means you're able to secure the house with a tap. Do the same to unset the alarm and let them in after school. Or, as they mature, let them do it on their app - notifications mean you can still check for yourself and stay in charge!

For peace of mind after school, a zonal home security alarm is perfect. This allows you to safeguard some areas of the house and move freely in others. Protect the entrances while newly independent kids are home alone and you'll know they won't be answering the door to anyone.


A watchful eye to secure your home and family

You can now keep an eye on things at home from wherever you are. CCTV cameras linked to your alarm system give you easy access to recorded or live footage. See for yourself whether they're hitting the revision books or a box-set!

It's the ultimate reassurance that all is well at home, without actually being there. And even the most independent young teens like to know someone's looking out for them! They just won't tell you that...

From our family to yours

Blake's are a family run firm so we know what matters most. We've been protecting homes and families in Southend-on-Sea and wider Essex for over two decades! We can't stop the kids raiding the fridge but we can show you the best ways to secure your home and beat the burglars.

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