Flatirons Locksmiths, a full service locksmith company Tip#9. In the last post we wrote about the pros and cons of upgrading to higher security locks for your home. I would like to stress the importance of security everywhere and how to watch out for the security of your loved ones wherever they are. Yes, this is not a locksmith subject but is something we feel compelled to bring to light as part of securing your home and family which is the most important thing to us as a company and as individuals.
Firstly may I suggest that if you have any children under the age of 16 that they be accompanied by an adult to every destination they are headed; whether to school or after school activities! Also make sure they have the appropriate keys & codes for gaining access to the home if they come home when a parent is not home such as garage door code, gate code, code for alarm etc.
Just last week we witnessed the abhorrent abduction of a little 10 year old girl in Colorado which unfortunately proves that it is not safe for our children to be on their own walking the streets. Criminals will think very long and hard about breaking into your home as it can prove to be challenging and it is much easier for them to pick off a child on their own. Our children are our most precious possession and should anything happen to them it would be the end of our world. Let’s all be a little more vigilant about their safety!
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Thanks – that’s a timely reminder to be careful and watch your kids.
Thanks Peter, they are worth the extra time my friend!
Halloween will be here in a few days bringing up additional cautions; drivers be aware of excited children that may bolt unexpectedly into traffic & parents make sure costumes have reflective or brite fabrics to be more visable at night.
Great advice Chris, Thanks!
Thanks for this important reminder. Kids don’t always agree to be accompanied. They are often eager to show that they are all grown up and independent and don’t want to be embarrassed in front of their friends. In these situations, you may be able to let them walk to school while you follow them discretely.
I know, they want to grow up too fast. Still, their safety should always trump their feelings! Thanks for the great idea.
Sad but true that we have to keep a constant watch out for our children. Thanks for posting this reminder.
I could not agree more! It is sad to me that my kids won’t be able to run down the street to their friend’s house, but times have changed. We have to be so careful these days!
Unfortunately they have. Perhaps the media has made us more aware of this but whatever the case, we need to make sure they are safe.
Good point! This issue of security should also spur to build stronger relationships with neighbors and community so we can all look out for each other and our kids, living in community, not in personal isolation.
Absolutely Doug, thanks for bringing that up.
So true; although I don’t have children of my own yet, I always feel uneasy when I see young children outside alone. Parents must always supervise them!
Sadly yes, we must know where they are and who they are with at all times.
As a mom of a 17, 14 & 11 year old, I struggle with the balance between teaching my kids to be independent and protecting them. I appreciate the safety tips in your blog #11. I think one of the long-term effects of the Jessica Ridgeway abduction/murder case is fear. Since this happened so close to where I live, parents in our area are taking draconeon measures based on irrational fear. I think that’s one of the effects that this monster wanted from his actions and I don’t want fear to drive my actions as a mom. Not sure what the balance point is, but I’d love to read about it in a future blog post. Thanks for the post!
Wow Becky, thanks so much for such a great response to my post. I wish I knew what a good balance was between watching out for your children and giving them the independence the crave. For me, knowing where they are and who they are with is the biggest thing. It is something each of us as parents need to figure out and it helps to talk with our children about it as well. Thanks again for your response.