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Why You Should Set Your Children Up with Wireless Home Security

Why You Should Set Your Children Up with Wireless Home Security

Home security is especially important to active families with children — and for a good reason. Here are our top five reasons for setting your children up with wireless home security.

The Diary of Social Media

Children often post where they are — and what they are doing on social media. This could be dangerous if they become prey to an online predator, who gets enough information to find your home. Setting them up with home monitoring gives you the power to see and protect your children from the real-life consequences that result from unsafe internet use when they take interactions too far.

Are They Friends or Foes?

If your house is the chill spot after school for your children’s friends, you’ll want to keep an eye on the activity when you’re not there. Give your children the opportunity to monitor their friends, as well. They may find that you were right about a certain friend all along.

Find Out Who Did it

Sibling rivalry is the cornerstone of childhood. With accusations thrown left right and centre, it would be great for all your children to have some back-up when something gets broken or disappears. It also gives you unbiased leverage to “preside” over the entire situation.

Children are Active

That’s why we made our video cameras wireless. This gives you the flexibility to move the security camera whenever you see fit to make sure your children are covered.

The Importance of Safety

Children are often more trusting than older adults when it comes to meeting strangers. Getting your children familiar with your security system sets the tone for how you expect them to protect themselves, especially when you are not at home. There should be no opening doors for strangers — or stopping to talk to them on the streets!

Affirmation of the Rules

Security cameras give you an idea of your child’s behaviour while at home, so you can tweak anything that may be unsafe. Are they home when they say they’ll be? Did they sneak a forbidden snack before dinner? Security cameras enforce rules that otherwise, you wouldn’t be around to know were broken.

 Creating a secure environment for your children is easy! With Blink, save time, money and hassle by installing a completely wireless security system the whole family can use via smartphones. Learn more at https://blinkforhome.co.uk/

 

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What to Do if Your Security System Goes off, and You’re not Home

What to Do if Your Security System Goes off, and You’re not Home

When you purchase a home security system, you don’t necessarily hope that it gets triggered. Like any other precaution, you have it in case of an emergency and hope that it never actually comes into play for true security measures. For example, you probably have great airbags in your car, but you don’t want to use them. So, when your security system or alarm notifies you there is a problem, it can be intriguing. If you aren’t home, you have all of that panic without being able to assess the situation first-hand to decide.

The following tips will help you respond to your home monitoring system, rationally.

 Remain Calm

If you assume a break-in has taken place or is taking place, you can get so anxious that you make poor decisions. You don’t want to go rushing home and charge into your house to confront an intruder. If you believe there is a problem, contact people who can help you. When you go home, bring a friend. If you are driving when you get the alert or alarm, don’t panic. Pull over, and don’t continue driving until you feel settled. With Blink you will not only get a notification but also video to see what is going on.

Don’t Assume it’s a False Alarm

After you get through the first feelings of anxiety, you might check the alert and assume it was caused by an animal or a fault in the system. This is what most people do when the car alarm goes off. If there isn’t an obvious problem, it’s turned off and ignored. However, a person breaking into your home can be stealthier than one trying to open your car door. Ideally, you have video security like Blink, which will let you keep an eye on the area that triggered the alarm or alert until you are satisfied that there is not a real issue.

 Know the Proper Phone Numbers to Call

Of course, in the event of an active break-in, 999 is the obvious number to call. But if your system alerts you to a problem, and you don’t observe a burglary in process, you shouldn’t call an emergency number. In this instance, consider calling a neighbour or police non-emergency line (101). Someone can stop by your home, and check the doors and windows for signs of a break-in or attempted break-in. Be sure to have these phone numbers saved in your phone for such a situation, so you don’t have to waste time searching for them.

 A Blink wireless security system allows you to set up your own battery-operated system easily, and place the cameras where you think they will work best. When you get an alert, you will be able to watch the accompanying video and determine whether there is an intruder. Because operations are done entirely through the app, as soon as motion is detected, you are notified on your phone. You can switch on the cameras and continue watching live footage until you fully understand what is happening.

 If you are ready to purchase Blink wireless security cameras, visit our Product page. Remember, the most affordable home monitoring systems don’t require a contract.

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Tips For Using Home Security Around Your Children

Tips For Using Home Security Around Your Children

For many parents, getting a home security system may feel like the beginning of helicopter parenting. That means a parent who closely hovers over their child’s every move – from school to extracurricular to their social life. Although this type of parent usually has good intentions, it often creates issues involving children’s struggle with independence.

There’s a difference between watching your child and ensuring their safety. And when done right, getting a home monitoring system does the job without leaving your children feeling the loss of privacy.

Here are some dos and don’ts to keep your video monitoring software beneficial to every member of the family.

 Don’t Use Your Security System to Parent.

With our LED lighting indicator, your children can guess when they are being recorded. The last thing they want to get is a phone call saying, “I saw that!” It’s kind of creepy, Mum and Dad! Resist the urge to check the cameras for things you’ve asked them to do; for example, making sure they ate a proper dinner, or that did their homework and brushed their teeth before bed. Watching your children too much can lead to them feeling uncomfortable and on edge in their own home.

 Do Only Check Footage for Security Breaches.

The main priority for your home security cameras are to make sure your kids are safe. Instead of watching their every move, do a quick check-in to make sure your children made it home safely from school. Got a sudden alert? Quickly check to make sure there’s no real threat. And no, that doesn’t always mean rushing home in a panic! With Blink, you quickly receive a push notification alert with a link to the video attached, so you can decide how to respond faster than ever.

 Don’t Place Cameras Where You Want to Spy.

Is the camera pointing to the biscuit tin necessary? Consider the places that need video security — the front door or the bedroom window facing the street — and make sure cameras are placed there first. The good thing about Blink is that the software is wireless and boasts a 2-year battery life. If one place isn’t capturing the footage you need, move it to another spot without hassle.

 Do Make Sure Everyone Knows How to Use the System.

Blink video security software is portable and operated from an app on your smartphone. Give your kids the independence to watch their bedrooms and playrooms for activity, just like you!

Choose from Blink’s amazing line of affordable indoor and outdoor security cameras to get your family feeling safer at home and more comfortable while everyone’s away. No contract needed!

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