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.


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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Sudden power outages can pose a variety of challenges, and can be a source for major anxiety and frustration for homeowners. During a power outage, the personal safety methods that people may otherwise embrace could be challenged. The following five safety tips can help people overcome problems that arise during power out...

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our home is the safest place you know, filled with your most prized possessions and providing your loved ones with a warm and loving environment to pass the time. Ensuring that your house is set up with automated security alarms can guarantee that your place has an extra layer of protection and that your family has the essential support that they may need during potential emergencies. The time and investment that you've made in your home's security can help reduce the occurrence of break-ins, burglaries and other situations....

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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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Choking occurs when food or a small object becomes lodged in the back of a person's throat, blocking the airway and preventing oxygen from reaching the lungs and brain. Choking can lead to respiratory arrests and sometimes heart attack, especially in children. It's a terrifying, panic-inducing experience, and it's more co...

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Early in 2013, two teenagers in Pennsylvania made headlines when they helped save a five-year-old girl from a kidnapper by pursuing the man's car on their bikes. The young child had been in the front yard playing when she disappeared. It was reported that the kidnapper had offered to take the girl out for ice cream. This event serves to remind parents that though home security systems can help protect possessions and loved ones, extra precautions are necessary, especially with children....

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It's essential to prepare your car for winter. Assembling an emergency kit is one of many steps to take in getting ready for the lower temperatures. Home security is not the only type of security you need to be worried about in the winter, since it's likely that your family will be taking a number of trips in the car. Maintain your car's performance According the Federal Emergency Management Agency, there are a few essential liquid levels to consider - antifreeze, oil, and brake...

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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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A person's home is filled with treasured possessions that offer a deep sense of purpose and history. From family heirlooms to high-tech electronics, belongings are what give a home its individuality and allow homeowners to feel both at peace and secure within their dwellings. Yet as people age, homes and the possessions ...

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