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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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If you or a loved one have a condition that requires medical oxygen, there are several factors to consider to ensure your health needs are met. With the following home security tips, you will gain a better understanding of the importance of...

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Pets make great companions, but leaving your pet alone at home can be worrisome. Many people are concerned about the pet escaping or a possible break-in that may endanger their animal's life. Those with home security systems may be worried that their alarms will be tripped if the pet is left alone. However, there are systems that are pet-friendly as well as those can be adjusted to ignore the animal's presence, but detect intruders. In addition, it's essential to practice basic pet safety tips to ensure your friend's well-being....

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What type of door is easiest for a burglar to break through? That would be a hollow door, because these are exceptionally easy to kick in....

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The Thanksgiving holiday comes with the promise of fun, family, and food, but it can also bring undue stress and commotion. Cut out some of the chaos by ensuring your home and family stay safe this Thanksgiving. This guide to Thanksgiving safety covers everything from securing your home while you travel to keeping...

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Whether your region is known for having intense winters or a few big storms every year, there's no better time to prepare for the upcoming season than now. If you think you know everything about planning ahead for winter weather and the complications it causes, you still might want to think about revamping your strategy. ...

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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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  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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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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Need a few tips for keeping yourself, your family, your pets and your home safe this Christmas? Here are 15 to consider. 1. Secure your home. Whenever you leave and at night, set your home security alarm and lock all doors and windows. 2. Test your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. If lots of people will be around and you're using a potentially flammable Christmas tree, make sure your alarms are in working order....

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