If you have a mischievous teen who is having trouble following the rules, having a security system can be a great way to ensure that they follow the rules that you put in place at all times. It is important to know that a security system can be customized to suit the specific needs of your family. The following guide walks you through a few ways a security system can be helpful when you have a rebellious teen.
Keep the House Secure at Night
At night, teens sometimes sneak out of the house because they know that their parents are sound asleep. This can lead to drinking, drug use, and even sex because the teens will be running around doing whatever they want once they get out of the house. A security system has alarms on the windows and doors to ensure that no one can come in or get out of your home without your knowledge. This will also keep your teens friends from sneaking into your home while you are sleeping.
Know What Is Going on When You Are Away
You cannot be at your house at all times, but your security system can monitor what is going on while you are away. Some security systems now have technology that allows footage to be streamed online so that you can watch what is going on in your home at any time of day. The live feed will be password protected so that only someone with the password can see what is happening. The feed can be watched on a tablet, computer, or even your phone when you are away from your home.
Get Emergency Assistance without Having to Make a Call
If your teen has a tendency to become violent when they do not get their way, a security system (such as those from Maffey's Security Group) can be a great way to get emergency assistance when you need it, without alerting your teen that you have contacted the authorities. There are small buttons on the system that allow you to alert the fire department, police department, or paramedics that an emergency is occurring at your home. Being able to discretely contact the authorities may keep the situation from becoming as intense as it would if your teen saw you actually making a call on your phone.
The teenage years can be very difficult for teenagers and their parents because the teens are trying to get their independence and establish who they are in the world. Allowing your teen to be themselves is important but protecting them from bad decisions is essential too. The security system allows you to be sure they are as safe as they can be at all times.