November 29, 2016 | Becki Hooper | Blog

Home Security in the Movies


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Home Security in the Movies

Although it is crucial to discuss home security measures and strategies with children, often it can be difficult not to frighten them with the thought of potential break-ins and burglaries. Many popular movies contain scenes which may make you consider your own home security, so these movies can be a great way to introduce this to your children without worrying them. We’ve highlighted some of the most popular, so why not take a look and use the up and coming holidays to watch a festive movie, and begin to educate your children on the importance of home security.

Home Alone

Home Alone is a great way to introduce the idea of home security to children without frightening or worrying them. When eight year old Kevin McCallister is accidently left home alone over Christmas, Kevin experiences firsthand the responsibilities of a homeowner, including protecting his home from a couple of inept burglars. Although many of the scenarios are extremely unrealistic and farfetched, the movie still stresses the requirement of good quality home security.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

This classic based on Dr. Seuss’s book is also concerning break-ins during Christmas, and will highlight to the younger generation, the importance of optimal home security during the holiday season. The movie narrates the story of the Grinch, a lonesome and bitter being who creates a scheme to impersonate Santa Claus in order to break and enter into the homes of Whoville on Christmas Eve to swipe gifts, decorations and all things that make Christmas joyful.

Monsters Inc

In a city powered by electricity which is generated from the screams of human children, the Monsters, Inc. factory recruits monsters to enter the human world through closet doors to scare children and collect their screams. The concept of frightening creatures breaking into homes in the middle of the night stresses the importance of high-quality home security systems.

Robin Hood

Robin Hood and Little John were known for robbing the rich and giving to the poor townsfolk of Nottingham. Although the concept of giving to the less fortunate is heart warming, Robin Hood’s method of stealing from the wealthy is not acceptable and is breaking the law. The Disney’s classic version highlights the frustration of the Sheriff of Nottingham, when he fails to stop Robin Hood on multiple occasions; a simple solution would have been to install home security systems to the houses of the rich, allowing the outlaws to be caught red handed.

Jingle All the Way

This American Christmas family comedy focuses on two rival fathers rushing around on Christmas Eve, urgently trying to get their hands on a Turbo-Man action figure for their sons. One particular scene shows a father breaking into his neighbour’s home in effort to steal the Turbo-Man action figure, however his guilty conscience stops him. This highlights how important home security is over the holiday period, especially when the house is full of expensive gifts.

While watching fictitious events in movies, no matter how outrageous, it is always important to think about your home security and security measures which will work best in real life situations. We hope this list of movies feature home security ideas will help provoke the thought of children and families about the necessity of home security. Rather than resorting to laying marbles across your hallway or using remote controlled cars to trip up intruders like Kevin did in Home Alone, head over to our blog at for practical home security tips.

Further reading: 

Back to School Online Security Tips 

The Grinch Who Didn’t Steal Christmas 

Home Security Basics for Children