Child safety locks12/15/2013 Back To Blog
The sight of little ones prancing around the home is wonderful and hence it’s important for parents and caretakers to ensure that their security is not compromised in any way. Parents have taken to child-proofing the home in a big way. Experts at the Locksmith Garden Grove recommend not just securing the home from intruders but also creating safe environment for those inside and children in particular. So here are a few tips that locksmiths recommend to help keep those curious little fingers away from potential harm.
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• There are different types of window locks and the most basic of them is the one that prevents the window from opening. This is a good option but there are also locks that ensure that the window does not open further thana few centimeters. This allows for ventilation and it is a secure alternative too.
• Another familiar accident is a car lockout. It is common for babies or toddlers to play with car keys and accidently lock themselves in while parents decide to step out for a second. Always ensure that the windows are rolled down and you have a set of spare keys at home.
• The front door of the home is the most dangerous point if a child can access and open the locks easily. A residential locksmith can install a half deadbolt that is high enough, this way the lock can be opened only by an adult from the inside and not from the outside. Alternately use a pin to prevent a sliding door from opening easily.
• A simple cam lock is the best way to keep away inquisitive toddlers from opening kitchen cabinets. It operates with a flat key, which again should be kept out of their reach.
Investing in good quality locks ensures their longevity and the safety of the children and home all the time.