What’s Happening in Your Raleigh Home When You’re Away?
Worried your children or their friends might be getting into your alcohol when you’re not at home?
The POMAlarm is designed to make you aware when items in your liquor cabinet or individual bottles are moved. We have solutions that can work on an individual bottle or to detect movement when a liquor cabinet or drawer is opened.
The POMAlarm will send a signal through an easy-to-set-up router in home, which then notifies you via text or email that the device has been triggered. You can set times for the device to not trigger, so if you are hosting a dinner party of your own and serving drinks, it will not be a distraction to you or your guests.
Additional POMAlarm Uses in Your Raleigh Home
The POMAlarm can also notify you when an item is moved:
- Within a medicine cabinet
- In a jewelry box
- In a safe
- On a key rack or keychain
- In a lockbox or fire proof box
- From a gun rack
Underage Drinking Statistics Nationally and in Raleigh
According to a study done by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), “Alcohol is the most commonly used and abused drug among youth in the United States.”
- More than 4,300 children die each year due as a result of excessive drinking
- In 2010, approximately 189,000 emergency room visits by people under 21 were due to alcohol-related injuries
- Underage drinkers on average consume more alcohol at a time than adult drinkers
- 11% of alcohol consumed in the US is done by people aged 12 to 20 years
In Raleigh and throughout North Carolina, underage drinking is a serious public health issue with pervasive social, health, and economic ramifications. Nearly a quarter of young adults between 12 and 20 use alcohol at least once per month while 12 percent admit to binge drinking (consuming four or more alcoholic drinks in a short time). Sadly, in 2013, 156 young adults under 21 lost their life due to alcohol related injury.
Penalties for Underage Drinking in Raleigh
North Carolina has very strict laws regarding underage drinking. While the legal blood alcohol limit in North Carolina is 0.08%, the legal limit is 0.0% for people under 21. If a young adult has any amount of alcohol, he or she may be charged with a misdemeanor, and if charged with Driving While Intoxicated, the penalties are even more severe. If charged with underage drinking in Raleigh, penalties include:
- Up to four months in jail
- Losing their driver’s license
- Expensive fines and court costs
- Community service
- Mandatory alcohol and substance abuse classes
If drinking occurs on a school campus, your teenager may also face punishment from the school, including expulsion.
Can a DUI can Affect Your Teenager’s Future?
In addition to the risk to your child’s health and safety, a DWI charge or underage drinking charge can change the entire course of his or her life. If a young person is charged with Driving While Intoxicated, they may have to disclose their conviction on:
- College applications
- Job applications
- Requests for financial aid
If your teenager fails to report the DWI conviction, it can result in the loss of their financial aid, job, or even lead to charges of perjury if discovered.
Protect Your Family with Raleigh Security
If you are worried that your child may get in your alcohol and make a mistake that can follow him or her around for life, prevent it from happening. A POMAlarm lets you know as soon as a bottle is moved or a cabinet door is opened, so you can stop an issue before it starts.