After the months of saving and planning that followed the years of dreaming about a home theater system, you finally have your system. Since you and your wife first threw around the idea of a home theater system those years ago, you’ve looked forward to the day when your home theater system could be a huge source of family entertainment. Now that day has arrived. You, your wife, and your kids can gather around the big screen tv and laugh together, cry together, ponder together. Your home theater is a major source of the togetherness you experience as a family.
But just as the home theater system brings the family together, it can be a cause of familial frustration in the case that the kids their little fingers onto chord and buttons and other aspects of the home theater room when they, for safety’s sake, clearly shouldn’t. Kids, as we all know, tend to touch anything and everything they see, especially that which is shiny or lights up. And just as parents childproof rooms where breakable or toxic things can be stored, like kitchen, parents are well-advised to likewise childproof the home entertainment room.
1. Secure the television. The centerpiece of any home theater system, the television should be kept securely out of the reach of kiddos. You don’t want to find yourself constantly wiping off little smudges those little fingers will cause. One idea is wall mounting your television at your eye level when you are seated on the couch or chairs. This move will prevent that accumulation of little fingerprints while making possible your easy viewing. Or consider using a TV stand, but be sure to bolt the TV stand the wall and to other surrounding furniture. When placing your TV stand, make sure there is no room behind it for kids to crawl through.
2. Protect the buttons. Any electronic component of your home theater system with buttons should be locked away, safe from the kids.
3. Keep wires out of sight. Exposed wires are just plain dangerous for all of us and especially dangerous for children. Bundle the wires tightly and make sure they are covered and/or hidden.
4. Avoid standing speakers. Standing speakers might serve as a tempting jungle gym for little ones. Use a sound projector instead since it contains speakers as well as an amplifier. No jungle gym. Optimum versatility.
5. Seek the help of professionals. If you want things done easily, hire a home theater system expert like Argenta. Visit argentanow.com for more information or call (801) 996-3146. The pros at Agenta will know how you can best make your valuable home theater system room childproofed. After all, the professionals are just, that, professional. They are knowledgeable both in the technical aspects of home theaters and in the practicals such as how to childproof.
You’ve worked long and hard to be able to afford your home theater system. You’ve done the work to learn how to install and use the system. Now, keep it safe from those little ones who would (unintentionally) destroy it.