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.


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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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,...

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Home security systems aren’t just for homeowners. They can also be for landlords who rent out their property! Being a landlord means a lot of work, but the pay-off—and sense of satisfaction—can make it all worthwhile. If you’re new to the rental property scene or you’re just now considering...

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Smart home systems are the future of controlling the state of your home. These systems can help make your home safer, more comfortable, and more environmentally friendly. Smart home systems are able to integrate all of a home's systems into one easily programmable, highly customizable entity. All you need is your smartpho...

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It’s safe to say that you probably do all sorts of things to protect your car. You wash your car to prevent rust; bring your car to the shop for random noises and you perform annual maintenance. So, why wouldn’t you help protect your car with a security system or some kind of an alarm? Car theft is a reality that we’d lik...

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Automating your home helps create a sense of security and makes home security efficient, reliable, and time-effective. But it can feel like a big move to go from that feeling of locking all the doors at night, turning off the lights, typing in the alarm code, updating your sensors. These are all manual tasks that...

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When your kids were very little, either you were always there with them or they were in the care of a trusted adult. As your kids grow older they will venture further and further into the great big world on their own and establish their independence. It is a given you are going to worry, but teaching them about how to sta...

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Home automation is blowing up. It’s causing a craze among avid tech-savvy individuals who thrive in a world where everything can be controlled by their fingertips. We’re practically living in the future we’ve all been waiting for since The Jetsons first aired on TV. While we’re still waiting for flying cars—thoug...

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