There’s nothing quite like having a good entertainment system with great surround sound to binge-watch your favorite Netflix series with your family. If you have children at home, having an excellent home theater can help you create meaningful memories, but it can also make your life easier. Sometimes, the ability to put on the latest Disney film can be vital to your sanity as a parent. But it’s also important to make sure your home entertainment system is safe for your kids.
At Seven’s Home Theater, we help Twin Cities homeowners combine design and carpentry experience with skilled home theater installation services. In this post, we’ll talk about how we use those skills to help you make sure your home theater system is completely safe for your family.
Installing Your Home Entertainment System
When you’re installing a home entertainment system for a family, there’s a lot to think about. You want to make sure you have access to your gaming systems as well as video streaming equipment like a Roku or Blu-Ray. You’ll also want to make sure your surround sound is installed so you can enjoy a complete theater experience at home.
However, it’s important to prioritize your family’s safety when you’re setting up your system, especially when young children are present in your home. Cords and wires can create tripping hazards, while small equipment can create choking risks. Large flat-screen TVs can present dangers as well for children who play near them.
Here are some important features to include to protect your family:
1. Professionally Mounted TV and Equipment
Little ones have an uncanny knack for pulling things over and climbing on any object they can. When your home theater equipment is mounted well, children are less likely to push over a television or get hurt while attempting to climb it.
2. Concealed Wires
Wires represent one of the most significant risks in a home entertainment system. They can be chewed, pulled, and yanked, which causes objects to fall and crash down on a child or can cause an electric shock that could lead to fire or even fatality. Making sure those wires are properly concealed keeps kids safe and wires out of sight.
3. Closed Storage Solutions
Leaving your devices and remote controls out in the open makes a tempting toy for little ones who love to push buttons and interact with anything that looks interesting. Keeping your electronics stored and locked, if possible, can be the key to preventing little ones from causing damage to your electronics or harming themselves.
4. Childproofed Power Strips
Children’s natural curiosity can lead to danger when it comes to outlets. Some power strips are available with covers to keep kids from interacting with the plugs. By installing these, you’ll also be protecting your equipment from surges.
Minnesota Childproof Home Theater Installation
Whether you’re a grandparent wanting to make your home safe when your grandchildren visit or a parent welcoming a new addition to your family, childproofing is important. Our experienced pros at Seven’s Home Theater can help you make sure your home is safe and secure for your whole family so you can focus on making memories.
To assess the safety of your home entertainment system, speak with one of our home theater installation experts. Call us at 763-420-1070, or contact us for a free quote.