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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.


A Cautionary Tale from DenverA neighborhood in Denver, Colorado, has been the scene of two door-to-door scam artists...

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Crime statistics on a state level can be informative, but they can become even more eyeopening when they are  examined in context. The FBI released its 2011 report titled Crime in the United States in October 2012, with statistics gathered by the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program.* The entire report includes...

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From an unkempt lawn to packages that seem to pile up in perpetuity outside your front gates, did you realize that signs of neglect around your property can be attractive to prospective intruders, becaus...

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What Happened House minority leader Nancy Pelosi's home on Zinfandel Lane—near the California town of St. Helena—was broken into twice, once on November 5, and again on November 6. Pelosi was not at home during either of the break-ins, as she was in San Francisco working diligently on the 2012 elections,...

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Andy Williams didn't sing "It's the Most Dangerous Time of the Year" because that just wouldn't have been Christmas-sy. However, the holidays are one of the most dangerous times of the year, particularly when it comes to burglary. Here are five reasons, provided by our security experts at...

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Whether you live in an area impacted by high crime rates or you're simply eager to keep your neighborhood protected against the threat of break-ins, a community watch program will help ensure...

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Burglary is classified as a property crime for the purposes of state and national crime statistics. However, sometimes someone is at home during a burglary, and these crimes are not as simple to classify....

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Earlier this year, two men were caught on a gas station security feed performing a "bump-and-run" carjacking. Home security tips are expanding to encompass car security as the criminals are...

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While you might not be presently concerned about the safety of your home, there's no reason why you should think that you couldn't become a victim of a burglary. Many people often assume that they're safe in their neighborhoods and towns when a break-in hasn't been reported in years. However, the fact of the matter is tha...

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According to the FBI statistics in 2010, over 2.1 million burglaries occurred in the United States. That comes out to about 5,700 burglaries per day. You may wonder, what kind of person commits these terribly invasive acts?  Why do they do it? How do they decide which home to invade?  Get educated and pro...

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