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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.


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Backyard barbecues are one of summer’s biggest perks. After months of being cooped up in your house eating regular fare prepared on a stove, the mild charring on your favorite foods and sweet tang of barbecue sauce tastes heavenly. And we’re certainly not alone in our barbecue obsession — 80% of Americans say that they attend at least one cookout in the summer....

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The warm temperatures of summer usually signal a lot of pending fun times. Pool parties, backyard barbecues and fun days at the beach are the stuff that summers are made of. But considering that summer is also the peak season for burglary as well as accidents involving children, the warm weather also brings considerable dangers that smart families have to prepare for. Here, we lay out five tips for protecting your home and family during the summer season. ...

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The United States averages roughly 1,179 tornadoes each year, and right now, tornado season is just getting underway. From May until July, Americans in the Southern states, Southern Plains, Gulf Coast and Midwest are subject to storms that could not only bring torrential downpours, but also devastating twisters capable of changing their homes — and their lives — in an instant. ...

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Your kids may know exactly what to do and where to go if a fire erupts at your house, but are they equipped to handle a fire emergency at their friend’s house during a sleepover? Ask the following questions to help make sure that no matter what, your kids are safe. ...

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April showers can sometimes bring more than May flowers. Beginning in late spring, the United States experiences roughly 1,000 tornadoes annually — more than any other country on Earth. Our friend to the north, Canada, is a distant second with about 100 twisters per year. ...

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Looking for peace of mind this winter? It’s important to prepare your home for winter weather. Use these tips to help you stay safe all winter long...

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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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