Your kids may be old enough to stay home alone but that doesn’t mean you won’t worry about their safety. To ensure they’re safe when you’re out, consider putting in place the following steps.


Have a plan

Create a plan with your children. It should address what to do in an emergency, where to go and at what point they should take-action. It’s important to have everything written down for them in an easy to access place.

Check in

It’s not uncommon for children to be frightened by unfamiliar noises when they’re on their own, so check in with them often.

Install a Yale ‘smartphone’ wireless alarm system

If you’ve been thinking about installing a new security system, this might be the right time. A Yale ‘smartphone’ wireless alarm system will give you the ability to access to the entire home via your smart phone, whenever you want, wherever you are.

Locks are working and not faulty

Make sure all the window and door locks to your home are working. If you find any faulty locks, call your friendly locksmith to have them fixed or replaced.  

Never open the door

Tell your children not to open the door to anyone. Be clear. Unless it has been organised beforehand, the doors stay locked. This is a big step in keeping your kids safe.


All windows are locked

Check all windows are closed and locked before you go out. Remember to lock the doggy door, if you have one, to block access from outside.   

Have a list of emergency numbers

It’s important to have a list of emergency numbers available to your children. List the contacts in the order importance, noting 000 as a priority for any emergency.

Keep your kids safe with Amalgamated Locksmiths

We can provide valuable advice on your home security. To ensure your children and your home is safe, get in contact with Amalgamated Locksmiths for a free on-site, no obligation quote.

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