For over 45 years, East Coast Security Systems, in Washington and Greenville, NC, has been building lasting relationships with home owners, businesses, educational facilities, industries and health care organizations throughout eastern North Carolina.
Our primary services include the sale and 24-hour LOCAL monitoring of residential and commercial burglary and fire protection, security cameras and access control. We also offer a host of specialty services that cater to the unique needs of our clients.

When someone mentions home security, the first thing that often comes to mind are security systems that include surveillance cameras, locks, and fences– all things designed to keep those in the home safe from those outside of the home. However, home safety is also about keeping those within the home safe while they’re in the home.

If you have a young child in the home, you know that your house can become a trap of hazards and injuries waiting to happen. Areas that we often don’t think twice about before children become danger zones as soon as we have toddlers roaming around. So, what are some ways that you can childproof your home to keep those little kiddos safe and sound?

  • One of the more obvious danger zones in the home are areas where children can be exposed to flames, such as candles, fireplaces, and stovetops.
    • Be sure to keep all candles, lighters, and matches well out of reach of those little hands.
    • When it comes to your fireplace, install a gate as well as padding for sharp edges to keep children at a safe distance.
    • For stovetops, you can install caps over your knobs to prevent little hands from reaching up and turning on the heat.
  • Outlets are another danger zone for little kids. Be sure to cover outlets with safety covers and to keep any power strips out of reach.
  • Make sure that all furniture is secured to the wall. This means that your television is mounted, any tall furniture like bookshelves and dressers are secured to the wall, and all pictures and wall decor are safely fastened to the wall and out of reach. Also, cover any sharp edges of furniture with padding.
  • Make sure that you secure all cabinets that hold anything you don’t want your child to get a hold of such as cleaning products, toiletries, medicine, or tools.
  • Keep small objects out of reach for children as these can easily become choking hazards.

For security systems that can give you and your family peace of mind, contact us at East Coast Security Systems in Washington, NC.