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A mistake that cost a homeowner more than just money. You could be next if you don't act now. So many people don't think about home security until it's too late, until after someone has broken into their home. That's when we get the call. Don't be that person.
Children become ready for their first cellphone at age 12, says new research.
By this age, they should also be packing their own lunch, walking to the bus stop, and completing school projects independently. The following year, aged 13, they'll become ready to first earn their own money, stay home alone, and use the internet unsupervised.
The insights above are based on a survey of 2,000 parenting experts—also known as Moms
Moms are more than doers: they're managers
When it comes to milestones, Moms are typically the parent in charge. 78 percent of the Moms we surveyed say that they'll be the primary decision-maker on when their children are ready for cellphones and the other "firsts".
In fact, Moms overwhelmingly take charge of managing their children as they grow and learn to do things for themselves. For example, 84 percent of Moms say they're in charge of making sure that kids get to and from school (our smart home security is a big help with this one)
82 percent of Moms are in charge of homework. 82 percent are in charge of making sure children participate in activities or play dates.73 percent of Moms say that they're in charge of setting and enforcing rules at home, while 77 percent are in charge of refereeing their kids' arguments and disputes. That's a lot to manage.
Being your family's manager is tough
Managing a family requires skill and effort. Moms need to be coaches—directing and empowering kids into independence—but also protectors, ensuring that children are safe, well and thriving. Make sure when your child starts using the internet, they are being supervised and know the dangers.
It also requires a lot of time. On average, Moms report spending 36 hours a week managing their kids—a staggering figure given that most Moms combine this role with a full-time job outside the home. Unsurprisingly, 53 percent report that family and work responsibilities come into conflict.
Some people have funny ideas about home security.
Certain homeowners, for example, boast about preventing burglaries with nothing more than a large Beware of the Doberman sign. Others park a pair of muddy size 14 boots outside the front door as a crime deterrent. Some will tell you to entrust your security to a fake security cameras—an empty camera body designed to mimic a video monitoring solution.
When a burglar spots your dummy camera—complete with blinking, battery-powered red light if you spring for the high-end $20 model—they'll quickly beat a retreat… or so the story goes.
Does it work?
It's a home security urban legend with a grain of truth. A novice burglar might just be fooled, although experienced crooks can quickly spot a fake.
When this cheap trick fails, though, what's left to protect your home? After all, there's a whole lot that a fake camera can't do.
Most power outages are just inconvenient, but every homeowner knows that longer outages quickly become uncomfortable, or worse. In the height of summer, for example, a long outage can be dangerous for families with newborns or seniors in the household, and can require a temporary move to a hotel or family member's house where the temperature is comfortable.
In these events, most homeowners have to make an educated guess on whether to wait the outage out, or undertake the expense of a temporary relocation. With smarter home security, however, you can make an informed decision.
When it comes to protecting your family, you want to do what is best for them. That's why we have home security systems that are affordable and easy to set up.
We want to make sure we help you with your families safety and your home is guarded with the best security sytems from Intelligent Life Pro.
Don't let the bad guys win, Protect your home and loved ones today!