How to Baby Proof Your Home for a Security System

How to Baby Proof Your Home for a Security System

Baby proofing begins before you even bring the little one home.

When was the last time you got down on your hands and knees to crawl around your home? Probably never, but that's exactly what you should do if you're expecting a new baby. The best way to imagine the potential dangers lurking in plain sight is to get down on your baby's level.

What doors might open and pinch little fingers? What might topple over if a toddler grabbed on and pulled to standing? Is your furniture safe for a newborn, toddler, or older child?

There are several factors to consider when bringing a newborn home. To help you create a safe and secure home for your growing family, we're sharing our top 5 baby proofing and home security tips:

  • Cover outlets and sharp corners
  • Check smoke and CO detectors
  • Install window and door sensors
  • Utilize indoor cameras
  • Harness smart home automation

Looking to create the safest home possible for your new baby? Call Ackerman Security's trusted experts at (800) 552-1111. We'll review your home's location, layout, and security concerns and then provide security system options suited to your needs and budget. From video surveillanceto home automationand more, we've got you covered. You can also get a free instant security quoteonline today.

Cover Outlets and Sharp Corners

Outlet covers will protect your baby from accidental electrical shocks.

Sharp table corners and uncovered outlets are the first things you might see when crawling through your home at baby level. That means your baby will eventually see those small things or feel them as they fall trying to stand up on the edge of a coffee table.

To protect your baby from electrical shocks, scrapes, or other safety issues, install outlet protectors and furniture corner pads.

Corner protectorswill keep your baby safe as they interact with your home's furniture.

Although newborns may seem tiny when they first come home, your baby will grow fast and be crawling before you know it! Take the time to secure your outlets and potentially dangerous furniture before they reach crawling age. While you're at it, you might consider cabinet locks for the kitchen and bathroom as well.

Check Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

You should place smoke detectorsinside each of your bedrooms and in all common areas of your home. Depending on the layout of your home, you may also place smoke detectors at the top of stairways to detect smoke rising from one level to another.

Make sure you have carbon monoxide detectorsas well.If you have a fireplace, then this is essential to protect your growing family. Place one on each level of your home, especially outside bedroom doors. Mount another carbon monoxide detector close to any garage door leading to your home, as car exhaust contains lethal carbon monoxide.

This is a relatively quick baby proofing/home security project that you can complete in one day or a weekend. Start by walking through your home and determining the placement of each detector. That will tell you how many of each type of detector you need to purchase.

Consider Ackerman's 24/7 fire and carbon monoxide monitoring servicesfor maximum security. With round-the-clock monitoring from trained professionals, we'll alert the authorities if unsafe levels of smoke or CO are detected in your Atlanta home.

Install Window and Door Sensors

Window and door sensors are essential for your Atlanta home's safety.

Window and door sensors will alert you when someone enters or leaves your home. And if your security system is armed, the alarm will sound, and the authorities will be notified.

Most homeowners are concerned about avoiding break-ins, but window and door sensors can be incredibly helpful in monitoring your baby's activities. If a window opens in your baby's nursery or the back door swings open at an odd time, you will hear a chime or an immediate notification on your phone.

At Ackerman Security, we can install the latest window and sensors for your Atlanta home's security. We'll do a walkthrough of your home's layout and then ensure it's equipped with the right number and placement of sensors.

Although you can purchase these types of sensors online or through DIY security companies, the best way to ensure peace of mind is to have experienced professionals do it for you. You don't want to risk improper placement or installation, which can limit your sensors' effectiveness.

Utilize Indoor Cameras

Keep a watchful eye on your baby with 24/7 video surveillance.

With indoor video cameras, you can keep an eye on your baby 24/7. Even if you're away from home!

For starters, many new parents place a camera in their baby's nursery. That way, they have a clear view of the baby's crib and can see if their baby is sound asleep, crying, or ready to be up again.

Or, if you hire a nanny or the occasional babysitter, then you'll have the ability to see what's happening at home. Whether you're back in the office, on a much-needed date night, or taking a trip to the other side of the country, video cameras will allow you to watch live feeds straight from your smartphone or tablet.

At Ackerman Security, we're proud to offer state-of-the-art video surveillancepackages. Contact our security experts today, and we'll provide upfront pricing on the industry's best indoor, outdoor, and motion-detecting cameras.

Harness Smart Home Automation

Smart home automation makes it easy to control every aspect of your home with the touch of a button.

Millions of people worldwide rely on their Amazon Alexa, Siri, or Google Assistant to help them turn on lights, listen to music, and get answers to questions quickly and easily. But home automationis so much more than virtual assistants. And when it comes to your baby's safety, you can utilize home automation to increase your home's security.

For example, when you install smart door locks, you can remotely lock and unlock your doors right from your smartphone. Or, create automatic schedules to lock your doors whenever your alarm system is armed. For exhausted new parents, this peace of mind is priceless. All it takes is one door left unlocked for intruders to access your precious family and belongings!

At Ackerman Security, we offer a comprehensive line up home automation products, including smart door locks, smart thermostats, video doorbells, and more. Better still, many of these automated features are controlled from any location through a convenient app on your phone or tablet.

Call us today for more information about outfitting your Atlanta home with the latest home automation technology: (800) 552-1111. We'll make sure your security system, automation, and surveillance systems all work in harmony to protect your growing family!

Protect Your Growing Family with Help from Ackerman Security.

For over 50 years, Ackerman Security has been Atlanta's most trusted provider of security systems, surveillance, and automation services. To get expert security advice from a trained professional, give us a call today at (800) 552-1111. You can also get a free instant security quotethrough our website.