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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.


Regardless of whether it’s money or jewelry, the more valuables you own, the more you have to worry about someone trying to steal these items. This fact is especially true when you’re away from your home or you have to leave your possessions relatively unguarded while you’re away. So, what’s the trick to keeping your ...

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Home security systems aren’t just for homeowners. They can also be for landlords who rent out their property! Being a landlord means a lot of work, but the pay-off—and sense of satisfaction—can make it all worthwhile. If you’re new to the rental property scene or you’re just now considering...

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Passports, Social Security cards, land deeds and contracts, visas, birth certificates—all these documents are sensitive for maintaining your identity and preventing any kind of identity theft. If anyone you don’t know gets a hold of these documents, the consequences could be detrimental. Many of the aforementioned documen...

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Life's hassles aren't always easy to deal with, but there are people out there trying to make your daily life easier, simpler, and a little more tech-savvy. Tech startups around the world work to hack those everyday problems you have. Here are four companies that every lifehacking tech geek should be keeping a cl...

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Safety and security are paramount goals to any household, but a lack of knowledge or understanding of potential dangers can lead to glaring holes in your efforts. We've assembled a laundry list of precautions to take and threats to be aware of, so that you can keep your family safe at all times. Home Security Hel...

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A little ingenuity and creativity is all it takes to turn your burglar’s buffet into an unsolvable puzzle. Here are eight awesome DIY projects to help keep your valuables safe and leave criminals out in the cold.Hollowed Out BookCall it a mystery novel cliche, but the fact remains that...

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Home security systems are meant to provide peace of mind while helping to protect your loved ones and your belongings. This is why it’s important that you don’t go into it blindly. In order to get the best security system for your individual needs, you have to start the process by asking questions and...

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It’s safe to say that you probably do all sorts of things to protect your car. You wash your car to prevent rust; bring your car to the shop for random noises and you perform annual maintenance. So, why wouldn’t you help protect your car with a security system or some kind of an alarm? Car theft is a reality that we’d lik...

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There are many circumstances in life that your family simply cannot prepare for. It’s an inconvenient reality, but catastrophic events, including natural disasters, can disrupt the day-to-day routine of our lives in profound ways. But damage to your home doesn’t have to be the end of your life, nor is it a trail you tread...

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When your kids were very little, either you were always there with them or they were in the care of a trusted adult. As your kids grow older they will venture further and further into the great big world on their own and establish their independence. It is a given you are going to worry, but teaching them about how to sta...

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