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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.


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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After a snowstorm, kids usually can't wait to get outside and start playing in the white stuff. And while there's plenty to do on a snowy afternoon outdoors, one of the most popular activities among kids is sledding. There's nothing more exciting than racing down a slippery hill on a sled, but it can be dangerous if child...

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Everybody's aware of the importance of locking their doors and windows when leaving the house. Some leave interior lights on to give any potential burglars the sense that there are residents in the home while they're out. Other have dogs that will alert neighbors to any trespassers. These are some of the more <a href="htt...

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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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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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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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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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6 Home Security Tips for Single Moms When it comes to keeping your home safe, there are a few things you never want to compromise on, like home security alarms. Home alarm systems can provide an essential layer of support during times of need and ...

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The importance of maintaining home security has likely become hardwired in the minds of families. However, one of the most essential times for security can take place outside of the home. Unforeseen emergencies such as natural disasters, fires or power outages can catch a family unaware, causing panic....

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