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.


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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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 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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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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Several options exist for homeowners seeking security lighting options. Indoor and outdoor lighting represent the most practical and relatively inexpensive methods. Lighting delivers several benefits, including an attractive ambiance and crime prevention. The quality of lighting installation is one important com...

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If you´re planning to head out for a night on the town and you´re thinking about letting your child stay home alone, keep a few essential things in mind. Is Your Child Responsible? First, ask yourself if your child is ready for the responsibilities that come...

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Law enforcement officers have plenty of great advice for helping keep your home safe from burglary. Having investigated numerous burglaries, they are able to learn exactly what burglars look for and the many ways they can get inside your home and steal your possessions. Here are 10 home security tip videos from law e...

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Now that the seasons are changing, you´re likely going to be doing a little maintenance around your home to ensure that it's ready for winter. When you're not cleaning your gutters, you may be on your roof, double-checking your shingles and making sure everything is in working order. That being said,...

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According to the National Safety Council, falls are one of the leading causes of accidental injury in the United States, accounting for approximately 8.9 million trips to the emergency room each year. The risk of f...

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