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Burglary and Crime

Being a homeowner is an exciting and joyous experience. You and your family have a space to call your own, you can decorate it exactly how you’d like, and over the years, it will be filled with family, friends, and celebrations. However, criminals don’t see your home this way, they see it as a target, and without the proper security system or the knowledge on how to help prevent residential crime, you and your family could be potential victims. Security systems are the obvious method to combat criminal activity, however, there are other things you and your family should know and be aware of when it comes to burglary and crime. From how to leave your home when you’re on vacation to different devices and appliances that can help keep your home safer, there are an abundance of precautions you can take to ensure your home is as protected as possible. Beyond knowing what products and systems are out there to keep your family safe, it’s important to understand why and how your home is more of a target than others and the simple tactics you can use to make your property less appealing to criminals and thieves—and ADT home security professionals can help.


Whether we like it or not, disaster can strike, but some of the worst disasters are man-made, not naturally induced. A home invasion and burglary is a traumatic event in the life of any homeowner, but few know how to process the events or proceed with recovery. In times of dire need, a little knowledge will go a long way ...

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Security systems help to offer peace of mind to East Indianapolis residents facing possible break-ins. Break-ins are among the most common of home threats in the United States, according to the FBI. The crime is so common that Safeguard the World™ estimates one break-in takes places every 1...

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Sure, you may have a good home security system installed, but is that all you’re doing to help keep your home and belongings safe? Believe it or not, you may actively do things that invite burglars to scope out your home. Home security systems are good for helping to deter the threat of a home robbery, but what behaviors ...

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With smartphone enabled security technologies on the rise, it can feel like the most useful solutions are the most expensive and advanced. Fortunately, budget conscious homeowners can find a great deal of safety from a simple technology that’s been a proven success for years: the peephole. Why Install a Peephole ...

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As important as home security is, some people just don’t want to spend the time and effort to help make sure their entire house is secure – going upstairs, downstairs, outside, inside, etc. It isn’t particularly difficult, but it can be time consuming, and heck, maybe a little annoying. Luckily, even if you consider yourself a couch potato, there are plenty of things you can do to help deter crime away from your house that require very little effort. That and you don’t actually have to purchase anything new. Here are the top three fastest and easiest home security tips....

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Many people enjoy the safety that security cameras and alarm systems provide for them, but they don't usually like to look at the systems on the wall. While hiding your security technology won’t deter crime, it may actually give you a better shot at catching the criminals. Hiding security systems and cameras is a common p...

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Criminals tripping burglar alarms and being promptly arrested are a staple of crime dramas. But does it happen in real life? Thankfully, it does. In some cases, home security systems not only lead to an arrest for that particular break-in, but solve strings of...

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Bump keys, which are created by locksmiths by whittling down brass until the key itself fits more than one unique, identifying lock, can help professionals quickly make repairs to broken handles and other hardware requiring a key. However, these all-purpose keys can also pose a...

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The value of a newspaper subscriber list has long been appreciated. An article in the Cairo, Ill. Herald  from April 6, 1916 spells it out: "The Herald w...

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Criminals tripping burglar alarms and being promptly arrested are a staple of crime dramas. But does it happen in real life? Thankfully, it does. In some cases, home security systems not only lead to an arrest for that pa...

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