Now that summer is here, your kids and your pets are most likely spending more time outdoors enjoying the longer days and warmer weather. In order to keep everyone safe and secure, you need to establish a set of ground rules. Whether your kids are playing in your backyard with your pets, walking the dog around the block, or riding their bikes through the neighborhood with their friends, it is crucial to know where your kids are at all times. Accidents can happen, as can crime, so it is very important to monitor your kids’ summer activities. Unlimited Security wants your family and pets to stay safe this summer, so we would like to suggest a few ground rules for you to use.
Set a curfew.
When your kids are old enough to ride their bikes over to their friends’ homes in the neighborhood, it is a smart idea to establish a set time for them to be home. You may want to ask your kids to be home before dark, or you can give them a certain time to be back home. Be sure that you have the contact information for your children’s neighborhood friends’ parents in case you need to get in touch with them.
If you have a large yard, you might want to set perimeters as to how far away your kids and pets can roam. Asking them to stay within your sight range is a good idea, especially if you live near a busy road. If you have a fenced-in yard, you should be sure the gates are locked and secured.
Be careful of heat exhaustion.
When the temperature rises above 90 degrees, kids and pets can easily get heat exhaustion. The humidity can also cause problems as pets are unable to cool themselves, which causes their temperatures to reach high levels. The Humane Society of the United States recommends limiting exercise in hot weather by letting your pets play outside and go for walks in the early morning or evening hours. You should also be sure to provide both your kids and your pets with shade and water when playing outside on hot days.
Unlimited Security wants your kids and pets to have a safe and happy summer. Contact us for more safety tips as well as help with any security issues you may have.