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.


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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When you're moving to a new address, you want your family to feel secure. Especially if you are moving to a new house, it is imperative to get a security system installed in your home. Here at Protect Your Home, we want to help you have a safe and secure move, which is why we're bringing you the Ultimate Guide to Movi...

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The phrase “information is power" applies in many life situations, and it definitely applies to those who want to help keep their homes and families safe. As just one example, we now have online sex offender registries that inform us whether a convicted sex offender lives nearby. Knowing, for example, that there has ...

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Along with the bathroom, the kitchen is one of the most dangerous rooms in the house. With sharp knives, open flames, hot ovens and the potential for contamination, it's no wonder so many people experience accidents in the kitchen. However, there are ways that you can make sure that your kitchen is safe and efficient. Her...

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When you consider installing a home security system, you may not think about the eco-friendliness of your security strategy. However, technology is allowing people to greatly reduce the amount of energy their homes use—including the energy used to power home security systems themselves and the other security measures comm...

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When a home is empty, it can give you the chance to relax and unwind, which can be especially rejuvenating if you've had a hectic week at work or with the family. Yet despite the benefits of being home alone, there ar...

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The bathroom is one of the most dangerous rooms in a home, as many accidents can and do happen there. With slippery surfaces and moisture, it's easy to see why so many people suffer slips and falls in the bathroom. Whether you're growing older, are housing an elderly person, or just want to make the bathroom safer for eve...

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Even if your house is equipped with a home security system, you and your family may not be truly safe until you've taken additional steps toward optimum security. One of the most important things to keep in mind when it comes to home safety is the health of your children. Do they live in a safe environment that lets them ...

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Earlier this month, a couple and four children went missing in Nevada mountains after going out for a trip to play in the snow. The group was found almost 48 hours later, safe, having stayed together throughout the night. Home security isn't limited to the house this winter, especially if you're planning on taking ...

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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...

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