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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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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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Passports, Social Security cards, land deeds and contracts, visas, birth certificates—all these documents are sensitive for maintaining your identity and preventing any kind of identity theft. If anyone you don’t know gets a hold of these documents, the consequences could be detrimental. Many of the aforementioned documen...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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