Despite the fact that locks and keys are meant to provide security, they can also bring terrible headaches and trouble. Have you ever wondered whether locked doors actually protect your children or not? No one would ever deny the benefits of having good bolts at home. They keep children in the house and won't let them escape outside without your permission and supervision. Good cabinet locks will also protect them from sharp tools and dangerous oils, strong medicine and other hazards in the house. Locks will also keep them away from your personal stuff, your important documents and jewelry not because you don't trust your children but because some things have great value for your family and are not toys. So, why shouldn't children be safe with locked doors?
It sounds as a paradox but locks can cause problems, too. Making efforts to ensure children's security and safety and, at the same time, keeping your house secure is even harder. It's not surprising that some families remove all keys from the door locks as soon as they have kids. Do you know how many children lock themselves in their rooms or bathrooms every day? Whether by mistake or on purpose, being locked in a room will be dangerous for really young kids, who wouldn't know what to do and a disaster for parents.
Failure to find the keys right away in order to open the security door locks in times of emergencies could lead to tragedies. This is actually the main reason why many people avoid installing double cylinder bolts. Kids can also make the mistake to hand friends with house keys or share the codes of the alarm system or electronic lock. Next time you hand them the ignition car key to fetch your briefcase from the car, remember that your child might decide to try driving a vehicle. When you have an argument and the door is locked in your son's room, keep in mind that he will possibly jump from the window to be with his friends. Locking doors for security is one thing but kids must be taught of the dangers of their games and reactions from an early stage.