Home Safety Tips

Whether you own or rent your home, it’s still your home. You wake up there, fall asleep there, host parties, holidays, and cuddle up with a good book there. It’s special, and we want to keep it that way, which is why creating a safe zone around your home, wherever it may be, is important. Home security systems are the best way to protect what you care about: property, belongings, and of course, your family. But beyond installing a security system, which will alert you of intruders, accidents, or any other breach of your system, you should be aware of the little things. For example, where you store household cleaners is a small detail that can have a large impact. Many cleaners are full of harmful chemicals, and if kept too close to heat, such as your stove or oven, they can create a big, toxic mess. In addition, baby-proofing your home, childproofing it, and knowing how to make it secure when you go out of town are all ways to ensure you’re being as safe as possible when it comes to protecting what matters. And although you may have many great ideas in place for how to keep your home safe, you should always reach out to an ADT professional for tips and advice on how to protect your property and your family.


firework_safety
26% of Americans put on their own fireworks shows at home on the Fourth of July, but a significant number end up injuring themselves in the process. ...

Continue Reading

Little-Girls-Friends
Leaving your child home alone for the first time can be scary, but sometimes single parents who work have no other option. Educating your child ahead of time on what to do in the event of an emergency will help keep him or her safe while you are gone. Take the following steps to ensure your child’s safety while home alone...

Continue Reading

blog-default
Any way you look at it, the popularity of running and cycling as exercise is growing across the country. Marathons, triathlons, casual runs, and bike treks are events anyone can participate in and it’s a great way to stay active and have some fun! Of course, as more and more people are running and cycling, we’re start...

Continue Reading

Untitled1
Regardless of whether it’s money or jewelry, the more valuables you own, the more you have to worry about someone trying to steal these items. This fact is especially true when you’re away from your home or you have to leave your possessions relatively unguarded while you’re away. So, what’s the trick to keeping your ...

Continue Reading

travel
Whether it’s home or abroad, traveling is bound to make you excited and maybe even a little distracted. So before any travel, knowing how to keep your personal items secure will help ensure you have the safest, most enjoyable trip possible. Unfortunately, even after you’ve put your mail on hold, set your alarm system,...

Continue Reading

Untitled1
Water damage is one of the most common homeowner insurance claims. Often, frozen pipes lead to leaks, which will cause all kinds of water damage in your home. If you're on vacation during the winter and this happens, the water damage can become extremely se...

Continue Reading

deep-clean
If cleanliness is next to godliness, then we’re pretty sure that you work really hard to keep things tidy, right? But in your quest to make your home shine bright like a diamond, you may be inadvertently introducing new hazards to yourself and the rest of your family. Here, we offer 9 tips to help you make sure that your cleaning ambitions don’t lead to disaster for your family....

Continue Reading

advice-for-relocating-cross-country
Moving cross-country can be one of the biggest undertakings of your life. There are a million variables to consider — some of which you have very little control over. But with a meticulously crafted plan and careful execution, you can cut this mammoth project down to size. We’ve got a few helpful tips that’ll get you from New York to LA and everywhere in between — safely and easily. ...

Continue Reading

dog-days-of-summer
Summer is always a welcome break from the treacherous winter, but it brings its own set of safety pitfalls — namely the extremely hot temperatures that can create a dangerous situation for the entire family — including your dog. Here are a few common pet hazards and our advice for avoiding them this season....

Continue Reading

blog-default
Many families travel throughout the year. With so many tasks to complete before your trip, it can be easy to forget about the important home security checks you should take care of before you leave. Here are 10 tips for helping keep your home safer throughout your vacation. 1. Use multi...

Continue Reading

snowboarder_w640
You may be considering taking the family out for a ski trip this winter. If so, it's likely that your more adventurous kids are thinking about taking up snowboarding. This can be an incredibly fun activity, but does require a high level of caution. Earlier this year, a professional snowboarder sustained a...

Continue Reading

blog-default
If you or a loved one have a condition that requires medical oxygen, there are several factors to consider to ensure your health needs are met. With the following home security tips, you will gain a better understanding of the importance of...

Continue Reading

blog-default
Pets make great companions, but leaving your pet alone at home can be worrisome. Many people are concerned about the pet escaping or a possible break-in that may endanger their animal's life. Those with home security systems may be worried that their alarms will be tripped if the pet is left alone. However, there are systems that are pet-friendly as well as those can be adjusted to ignore the animal's presence, but detect intruders. In addition, it's essential to practice basic pet safety tips to ensure your friend's well-being....

Continue Reading

blog-default
If you’re headed out of town for a business trip or a related task, you may be saddened by the prospect of being apart from your family for an extended period of time.This can certainly be a disheartening experience, especially if you’re concerned about what this means for your...

Continue Reading