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Having a Security System with Children

We have a security system for burglary and fire and a 5yo DD who not only doesn't know the code, just doesn't show any interest in wanting to learn what it is and why we keep pushing the buttons to arm/disarm.

At what point do you teach your children the code?

 
AllAboutKeeley

Asked by AllAboutKeeley at 8:24 AM on Mar. 27, 2011 in General Parenting

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Answers (8)
  • When she shows interest of when she might be home alone and need to disarm/arm it?
    meooma

    Answer by meooma at 8:39 AM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • When they're old enough to understand that the code shouldn't be given out to anyone.
    MrsMWF

    Answer by MrsMWF at 10:42 AM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • Not until they need to use it to disarm it. Like when they are coming home from school alone.

    layh41407

    Answer by layh41407 at 8:42 AM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • We have a full alarm, so the kids had to know it to go downstairs, otherwise the sensors would go off. They learned the code at maybe 7 and 5 because it doesn't take but a morning when they WANT to go downstairs for them to be motivated to learn it. The keypad is in our bedroom, and it's loud, so we hear when they're entering the code.
    amybaby_19

    Answer by amybaby_19 at 8:45 AM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • I agree with the other posters as to when to learn the code
    Christmaslver68

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 9:40 AM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • Great question.
    mamacita69930

    Answer by mamacita69930 at 8:47 AM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • I would say at thirteen.
    hotchocolatema1

    Answer by hotchocolatema1 at 10:45 AM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • MrsMVVF you gave the best answer........
    mamacita69930

    Answer by mamacita69930 at 3:52 PM on Mar. 27, 2011