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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.


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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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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Earlier this week, a man was wanted in connection with a series of car thefts. He was recently arrested after police responded to a...

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Home and neighborhood security are important topics for most homeowners. This is because residential crimes, such as burglaries and home invasions, are very real threats not only to one's property, but also to one’s personal safety. People want their homes to be their safe havens, where they can relax and feel secure. The...

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Homeowners all over the country have discovered the peace of mind that comes with installing their own home security systems and one device that has emerged in recent years is a wireless system. These products can be customized with fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors but typically use security cameras and ...

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Burglaries occur every day around the country, and for many individuals, these crimes can take place while they're still at home. While this prospect can be very frightening, with a few essential tactics prepared in advance, individuals can better protect themselves and their loved ones during emergencies and red...

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As you and your family are focused on the end of the school year, the momentary panic of having the kids at home, and the sigh of relief that comes with shipping them off to summer camp for a few weeks, burglars may be planning to inconvenience you ever so slightly by ransacking your home. Statistically, the summer mont...

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You see it on the news occasionally: crime rates, especially violent crime, keep dropping year over year. That's the good news. Unfortunately, property crime may have found a floor, and with the current economy, some are expecting a rise in theft, especially home break-ins, according to census.gov.* But what about the vic...

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There’s a lot to be said about home security. From locks, to security systems, to adequate lighting, a lot can be done to help protect you and yours from unsavory individuals. When it comes to keeping them safe, however, sometimes putting yourself in the right environment is the most potent form of protection. From The Bi...

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