In addition to all of the above information, you can add some home safety responsibility to the lives of your teenagers. Teens can be responsible for arming and disarming home security systems, including using smartphone and tablet apps provided by most home security companies. Teens can also be helpful with teaching, instructing, and encouraging the younger children in your home to be as safe as they can, and to think of security issues as often as possible.
Around the house, teens can be involved in the installation of a DIY home security system, if that’s what you decide to go with. Or, if you opt for a professionally monitored service, you can have them be present when it’s installed so they learn about potential security weaknesses, like ground-level windows, unsecured garage doors, and dark areas that need motion sensor lights on your property.
No matter what age category your children fall into, they can play an active role in keeping your home secure.