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.


Home break-ins are never a pleasant experience, but hang in there. There is light at the end of this tunnel. You can make the situation a little easier by arming yourself with the right knowledge regarding house break-ins. Knowing what to do if your house is broken into can turn a catastrophic event into a manageable complication....

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While many home invasion scenarios play out in a much less stereotypical fashion — usually with the perpetrator gaining entry by posing as a salesman or other non-threatening character — home invasions are still a very real threat. On average, an estimated 3.7 million household burglaries occur each year. And in 7% of these cases (266,560), a household member was present and became a victim of violent crime....

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Nationally, when temperatures rise, so does the crime rate. For every 1°C, expect a 1% increase in crime....

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The holidays may be over, but the gifts you received have found their places within your home. Some of these new things are important to you because they’ve come from the people you love. That said, protecting them comes down to maintaining security measures to help make sure that no burglars find out about them. Here...

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With storms hitting the Midwest and the East Coast this winter, people are likely facing power outages; and the thing to keep in mind is that your typical security measures won’t necessarily be in place when those outages hit. That and power outages mean that burglars may be more likely to come to your house/apartment...

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There are many people that sincerely believe they don’t need home security. That is, until something unfortunate happens to their home. While a home is certainly more secure after installing a security system, such awful scenarios may have been prevented had they installeda system sooner. It doesn’t matter where you l...

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Purchasing home insurance is just one of the many “necessary evils” of being a homeowner. In the event of any damage caused by fire, theft, or any natural disasters, homeowners insurance can save you thousands of dollars. It can also help protect you in the event that someone is injured on your property. While homeown...

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Installing your own home security system can seem pretty intimidating, but you'd be surprised by what you can do on your own! With a little bit of planning and common sense, you can install your new DIY security system with ease! Here's a nifty walkthrough on how to install the most common elements of your home security ...

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Social media has made all of us a lot more comfortable with transparency. Friends, family, and even strangers now know where we work, what we do in our personal time, and what our day-to-day schedules look like. Anything from going to the grocery store to heading out for a week or two on vacation, we announce to the w...

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In today's modern world, home security systems can help protect your loved ones and possessions while you're away. However, outside of the home, being smart about how you protect your valuables through storage and use are essential to...

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