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Keep Your Teenagers Safe: Advice from a Virginia Security Pro

As a parent, your teen’s safety is your number one concern. You want the assurance that your teenager is safe inside your home when they are supposed to be—not outside, potentially participating in risky activities.

A Smart Home security system can give you that peace of mind. Besides keeping unwanted people out of your home, a home security system can help keep your teenager safe.

In this blog, we will take a look at how the following home security features can prevent your teenager from sneaking out:

  • Video surveillance
  • Outdoor motion sensor lights
  • Inside motion sensors
  • Smart locks

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Feature #1: Video

Video surveillance is a fundamental part of any home security system and an easy way to keep tabs on who enters and exits your home and when.

With a custom home security system, you can choose to place high-definition cameras near entry points such as the front or back door, allowing you to see who is entering or exiting your home. Plus, when paired with remote capabilities, you can view the camera footage in real-time on your smartphone—even if you’re away from home.

To learn more about the type of cameras we offer, visit our video surveillance service page.

Feature #2: Outdoor motion sensor lights

Motion sensor lights use infrared technology to detect movement near your home. If a person is within a certain distance of the sensor, the light will automatically turn on.

Installing motion sensor lights around the perimeter of your home is a good way to deter your teen from sneaking out at night, as well as preventing potential burglars from approaching your home.

The most common locations for motion sensor lights include:

  • The garage
  • Front and back doors
  • Outdoor walkways
  • Side-entry doors
  • Outside walls (near large windows)

Feature #3: Door and window sensors

Installing sensors on your home’s doors and windows will let you know when someone is attempting to leave your home.

If you’re worried about your teenager sneaking out, or someone sneaking in, you can choose to install sensors on all entry or exit points, such as second-story doors or windows and front/back/side doors. When one of these doors or windows are opened, an event will be triggered. Plus, you will receive a notification on your smartphone or hear a beep when a door/window is opened, immediately alerting you that someone is leaving/entering your home.

Feature #4: Smart locks

Smart locks are a great way to keep the house locked up and safe, whether you’re home or not.

With smart locks, you can set a schedule so that the front door will automatically lock at the same time every night. Plus, it gives you control to lock/unlock the doors at any time, right from your smartphone, if your kid(s) ever gets locked out of the house when you’re not home.

In this situation, it's about keeping your teen safe while they're inside your home. You don’t want your teen to drink alcohol while you’re away or ingest medicine that hasn’t been prescribed to them by a doctor. You can install smart sensors on your liquor cabinet or medicine cabinet, and receive a notification if they are opened without your consent.

Want advice on how to keep your teenagers safe with security solutions?

We’ll send one of our residential security consultations to give you a FREE estimate to install a custom home security system. At Richmond Alarm, we don’t ever resort to high-pressure sales tactics or false statistics. Our trustworthy experts only give honest security recommendations based on your family’s needs and budget.

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