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Sept. 3, 2013

The Latchkey Kid Goes Back To School: How One Security Company Is Helping Working Parents


Protect America, Inc., a leader in wireless home security, has announced its intention to aid more parents in ensuring their child's safety this school year. 


Austin, Texas – September 3, 2013 – Protect America, Inc., a leader in wireless home security, has announced its intention to aid more parents in ensuring their child's safety this school year. The term "Latchkey Kid" refers to children who return home from school with their own house key and are alone for a period of time before their parent(s) arrival from work.

Advancements in technology have allowed security providers like Protect America to offer the parents of Latchkey Kids countless options to certify that their children are safe during time alone in the house. These include smartphone apps like the company's Smart Connect, which allow parents to arm and disarm their systems remotely. They can also receive text message alerts straight in case of alarm or even when a child uses his or her code to enter the house.

The company strongly advises parents not to leave a key under a doormat or anywhere outside, since burglars know to seek them out. Families are instead urged to take advantage of options within modern security systems that allow children to have their own passcodes and parents to monitor them from a smartphone or computer.

The best way to secure a child when home alone and defend against burglary is a quality home security system. Protect America offers affordable security solutions customizable to every home. Visit www.protectamerica.com or call 1-800-951-5190 to speak with a Protect America home security expert about a text notification-enabled wireless alarm system.

About Protect America, Inc.

Protect America is an Austin, Texas-based provider of wireless home security systems that employs approximately 400 people. Since the company’s founding in 1992, Protect America has secured nearly 400,000 American homes. Protect America is part of the Rockbridge Growth Equity family of companies that includes the Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans.

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