I just moved to a new (to me) house and there’s a laundry chute in one of the bedrooms. While this is convenient, it’s currently not secured (opens upwards into the room) and has a straight 9 foot drop into a cabinet in the laundry room below.
This is a huge safety issue with our (incredibly curious) 5 year old, so I’m looking for suggestions on a) how to secure it and b) how to alarm it. I feel an open/closed sensor would only attract attention to the area, and if it was mounted inside the chute it would probably always snag some piece of clothing dropped down there and would eventually dislodge or break.
Anybody has any suggestions or experience with this sort of thing? I’ll grab a few pictures in a minute for reference.