Protecting Your Home as You Head Back to School: ACS Security’s Top Tips

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Things are changing for kids after school. Child Care Aware tells us that there are more latchkey kids now – these are kids who go home alone. In 2000, around 14% of kids who were 12 years old or younger (that’s about 3.5 million kids) were latchkey kids. But in 2023, this number went up a lot to 7.7 million. This happened because schools closed during the pandemic, and many kids had to learn from home. At ACS Security, we’re committed to ensuring your family’s security, allowing you to fully focus on the upcoming school adventures.

As we transition from one season to another, let’s delve into these essential end-of-summer home security tips:

Keep an Eye on Your Home with Video Monitoring

The concept of watching over your home has taken a leap with the introduction of video monitoring. Thanks to modern technology, we can now keep tabs on our homes no matter where we are. Through ACS Security’s advanced video monitoring systems, you can easily view live footage on your smartphone with just a few taps using the ACS app, available in both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. These innovative systems empower you to stay connected and take charge of your home’s safety from virtually anywhere.

Install Smart Locks for Added Security

Smart locks offer a brilliant solution, especially for parents who worry about their children’s safety when they’re home alone or returning from school without adult supervision. Imagine being able to control your locks remotely! This means parents can make sure their kids don’t get locked out or accidentally let someone in. ACS’ smart locks also come with features that send parents a notification when their children arrive home, adding an extra layer of security and peace of mind. Having a smart lock installed can truly provide a sense of assurance, knowing that your children are protected and secure at home.

Set Up a Home Security System

A home security system is more than just a fancy addition—it’s a vital necessity in today’s world. That’s precisely why ACS offers an array of tailored home security solutions to suit your specific needs. Whether you opt for continuous 24/7 monitoring or motion detectors, we’ve got your back. To bolster your security even further, our team of expert patrollers is always ready to ensure that your home remains a haven of safety and security.

Keep Your Yard Well-Lit

Keeping your home shielded from potential intruders is a top priority for all homeowners. One effective way to deter unwanted visitors is to ensure your yard is well-lit. Consider installing smart lights that you can control remotely. This not only provides you with a sense of calm but also discourages any potential burglars from attempting to enter your home. A well-lit yard serves as a barrier that wards off trouble.

Secure Your Windows and Doors

When it comes to home security, an extra layer of caution goes a long way. Take a moment to carefully assess the state of your windows and doors. Make sure they’re properly locked before you head out. For an added level of protection, think about investing in glass break sensors. These smart devices detect the sound of breaking glass and trigger the alarm system, serving as vigilant guardians for your home. Each sensor can cover a radius of up to 25 feet, protecting multiple windows or glass doors. Unlike motion detectors that might not be active when you’re home, these glass break sensors are always on, providing unwavering security.

At ACS Security, your family’s safety is our paramount concern. We’re dedicated to offering top-notch home security solutions that grant you peace of mind. Our team of experts is here to guide you in selecting the ideal security system that suits your needs and budget. Reach out to us today to schedule a consultation and delve deeper into our services. Place your trust in us to safeguard your home and family—your safety is our unwavering commitment.