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.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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  When a person adopts the identity of someone else, it is called identity theft. This is a crime that invariably results in grief and financial damages to the victim. In some cases, identity theft can even be deadly. Thieves around the world use the identities of others to commit numerous types of crimes that are...

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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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Fox 42 News, based in Nebraska, and other news sources throughout the country reported that car thefts would increase as winter draws closer. As the temperatures drop, automobile crimes will be on the rise across the nation, posing a threat to home security.  Be smart this winter Winter req...

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