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.


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Safety and security are paramount goals to any household, but a lack of knowledge or understanding of potential dangers can lead to glaring holes in your efforts. We've assembled a laundry list of precautions to take and threats to be aware of, so that you can keep your family safe at all times. Home Security Hel...

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We live in an unpredictable world. Yes, there’s always the threat of a break-in at your home (and that’s obviously one of the major reasons why you’d invest in home security), but that’s not the only reason. Let’s say we forget about all the “terrifying” reasons to get a home security system. Instead, let’s think about so...

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If you own a firearm of any kind, it needs to be locked up any time it's NOT being used. With items as dangerous – not to mention costly – as firearms, it's best to keep them as secure as possible. Gun safes have been around for many years, but only recently have they be...

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Home security systems are meant to provide peace of mind while helping to protect your loved ones and your belongings. This is why it’s important that you don’t go into it blindly. In order to get the best security system for your individual needs, you have to start the process by asking questions and...

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There are many circumstances in life that your family simply cannot prepare for. It’s an inconvenient reality, but catastrophic events, including natural disasters, can disrupt the day-to-day routine of our lives in profound ways. But damage to your home doesn’t have to be the end of your life, nor is it a trail you tread...

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Keeping track of what’s going on in your home is important. You may want to see what your pets do when you’re gone, watch out for intruders, or keep track of young children. A security system means there are several cameras placed throughout your home. These cameras can be installed indoors or out. Sty...

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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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Prioritizing what security solutions to use can be difficult as most homes are laid out differently. Do you live in the type of home that could use outdoor lighting? What about security cameras? Do the items you possess warrant a safe? Here's a step-by-step guide to help determine what security solutions you and your fami...

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A good security system will help keep your home safe and secure, but if you don’t feel like you’ll be able to have one installed soon, there are precautions you can take until you are able to have one installed. These other options are simple, and you can often do them yourself! Live Smart Part...

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