Are you concerned about safety and security in your home? Do you want to make sure that your children are safe and not prone to any danger? If so, then you should consider getting a child safety kit. A child safety kit can act as a first line of defense in case of an emergency and help provide some peace of mind for you as a parent.
Depending on your needs and how sophisticated you want your child safety kit to be, you can opt for a basic one that consists of a few essential items or a more elaborate one that has been thoughtfully designed to include everything a parent could need to safeguard their children.
The essentials of a child safety kit are straightforward and relatively easy to acquire. You will need an alarm system with a contact number people can reach you at all times, flashlights, a flare, a whistle, a car alarm, a telephones with a hands-free headset, a first aid kit, a fire extinguisher, and security cameras.
The reason these items do not require any particular expertise to assemble is because you will most likely already have them in your home. If you do not, then you can simply purchase the items individually and assemble them yourself. When you are done, you will need to test the alarm system and make sure that it works properly.
It is also highly recommended that you get a back-up system in case your primary alarm system fails for some reason. A back-up alarm system can be as simple as an additional siren that you can connect to your existing alarm system or it can be a professionally installed telecommunication system that allows you to monitor and respond to signals from a remote location.
In addition to the essentials, you will also need a child-resistant lock for your bathroom cabinet and a cable cutter to ensure that your internet connection is not interrupted in case of a power outage.
If your existing cabinet does not have child-resistant lock, then you can purchase one that is specifically designed for use by children. Just make sure you purchase a lock that is big enough for the largest child you are likely to have in your house. In case you are wondering, the majority of serious injuries and deaths that occur from falls in the home occur in the bathroom – so be careful!
Along with the above-mentioned essentials, you will also need batteries, a solar-powered lantern, paracord, a whistle, a flare, a siren, a first aid kit, a fire extinguisher, a security camera, and a police scanner.
While the above-mentioned items do not require any particular expertise to install or use, it is highly advisable that you hire a professional in case you are not confident in your abilities. Hiring an expert is not expensive and it can save you both time and money in the long run.
The above items should be enough to get you started, but there are a few more tips you should follow. First, make sure that the people handling the installation of your alarm system are properly trained and certified. It is also advisable that you choose a brand that you know and trust, for instance, ADT rather than just picking any old alarm system that happens to be on sale at a low price.
If a fire alarm ever goes off in your home, you must act fast! Do not hesitate to pull the fire alarm’s cord to alert the fire department. If you do not have a pull-cord alarm, then you should consider getting one. Do not pull the alarm’s cord if you are not in danger of causing a fire. For instance, if you are cooking and the smell of smoke is not overwhelming, then you can briefly let go of the handle for the alarm’s lid so they can detect the presence of an alarm and come to your aid.
Do not hesitate to upgrade your existing security cameras if your current model is no longer sufficient. Adding additional cameras is not as complicated or expensive as it seems and it can be a quick and easy way to increase your home’s security. Just remember to purchase the proper cables so that every camera can be connected to the monitor and to the internet.
Last but not least, make sure to practice with your alarm system and practice responding to false alarms so that you are not tempted to hit the alarm’s button in case of a real emergency. Remember that hitting the alarm’s button will set off an alarm that can be heard for miles, which will alert neighbors and passersby that there is a problem in your home. So, for the sake of your children’s safety, please be gentle on that button!
Hopefully, this article has helped you understand what a child safety kit is and how it can assist you in keeping your children safe and secure in your home. Just remember to practice with your alarm system and be mindful of your instincts so that if an actual emergency situation arises, you will not be at a loss as to know what to do. For additional help, consult the experts at ReadySetHome.com.