If you have a child with special needs who is also an escape artist, you know that keeping your junior Houdini in the house and safe can be a full-time job in and of itself. There are a number of things that you can do, including working with a security alarm company to customize an alarm system that's designed to keep your child safe and your house secure. So, what are some the ways that you can customize an alarm to work for you?
One thing you can do is set up different kinds of door locks. For example, you might go with a biometric lock. Instead of using a key or a knob to lock and unlock this kind of lock, you use something like a thumbprint. You can set it so that you, your spouse, and any other caregivers have access to the lock so that they can open the door, but your personal Houdini doesn't have any information saved in the lock, so they can't use it to get out. If you go with this method, you will want to make sure that you have an emergency way to unlock the door in case of a power outage so that you can still get into and out of your house.
Another thing that you can do is get RFID readers installed on each entry door of your house. The readers can be set so that if they read a particular tag, the door will lock and stay closed. You can get a tag that you can pin to your child's clothes or shoes every day. When they get within a certain proximity to the door, the reader will pick it up, and then lock the door. The nice thing about these chips is that they aren't very big, so they are pretty easy to put in a pin, tag, or card that your child can have with them daily. To make sure that they can get out of the house to go with you on trips, to school, or on errands, all you need to do is to take the tag off and set it aside until you get back home. You may want to make sure that you have extra tags so that you have them if one gets lost, especially if your child likes to "lose" things.
Caring for any children can be tough, and having a child with special needs who is also the latest incarnation of Houdini can give you grey hairs overnight. Customizing your security system can help keep your child safe and secure in your house.