Back to School Safety

TipsPosted on August 10, 2015 by OnGuardCategories: General

Many of us know someone who is getting ready to go back to school. Let’s keep them safe! Remember if your child walks to school: Always walk on the sidewalk, if one is not available then walk facing the traffic. Before you cross the street, stop and look left, right and left again to see if cars are coming. Never dart out in front of a PARKED car. If your child needs to adjust that backpack, then stop in front of the house not the driveway. We are all in a rush and some drivers pull out of their driveways without looking. Practice walking to school with your child. Riding the bus to school: Practice going to the bus stop with your child to teach them the safety tips. Make sure your children stand six feet away (or 3 giant steps) from the curb. If your child and you need to cross the street in front of the bus, walk on the side of the
road until you are 10 feet ahead of the bus. You always should be able to see the bus driver, and the bus driver always should be able to see you. After school safety, remember to talk to your children about who is allowed in the home. Determine a plan about answering the phone and door. Many times it is better to tell the doorknocker that you are busy versus remaining silent, as burglars are scanning what homes are best to break into. We can help with after school safety by monitoring your alarm and using Alarm.com interactivity. Alarm.com allows you to receive email/text message notifications for any type of alarm reported by the security system. (These automated alarm alerts are in addition to and independent of the emergency response services provided by the central monitoring station.) Want more protection, we install video cameras that allow you to remote access to view any concerns.

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