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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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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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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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Snow will fall as the temperatures continue to drop, posing many hazards for homeowners. Accumulated snow on rooftops can be a threat to structural integrity. There are a few home security tips to help keep your loved ones and your house safe this winter. Roof Damage The sheer weight of snow may cause a...

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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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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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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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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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One of the biggest traditions associated with Christmas is putting up and decorating a Christmas tree, whether it's real or artificial. If you'll be cutting your own tree down, purchasing one from a retailer or picking out a suitable artificial tree this year, there are a few safety tips that you should keep in mind when ...

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