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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.


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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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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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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  It's likely that you and the family will be embarking on a road trip this winter. Depending on road conditions, it may be a difficult drive. Therefore, it's essential to pack a survival kit in the car in case of emergencies. During wintertime, home safety isn't the only safety to consider. Know what to ...

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According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2.18 million burglaries occurred in the U.S. in 2011, the most recent year that statistics were made available. These crimes res...

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As you find yourself in the middle of the holiday season, you're likely to do a fair amount of shopping. If you're not a fan of busy stores in packed malls, you may be opting to complete your holiday purchases online. Though this is an easy and convenient method, it also comes with risks. Hackers may be able to gain your card information and make fraudulent charges. In the world of online shopping, home security goes beyond physical safety and ventures into cyber safety. ...

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There's nothing like the beauty of snow and the smile it puts on the faces of young children. However, winter isn't just all about going outside, building a snowman and catching snowflakes on your tongue - it's about staying safe as well. Needless to say, safety isn't always the first thing on little ones' minds when the...

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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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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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Many families travel throughout the year. With so many tasks to complete before your trip, it can be easy to forget about the important home security checks you should take care of before you leave. Here are 10 tips for helping keep your home safer throughout your vacation. 1. Use multi...

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