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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.


Prioritizing what security solutions to use can be difficult as most homes are laid out differently. Do you live in the type of home that could use outdoor lighting? What about security cameras? Do the items you possess warrant a safe? Here's a step-by-step guide to help determine what security solutions you and your fami...

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The phrase “information is power" applies in many life situations, and it definitely applies to those who want to help keep their homes and families safe. As just one example, we now have online sex offender registries that inform us whether a convicted sex offender lives nearby. Knowing, for example, that there has ...

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Along with the bathroom, the kitchen is one of the most dangerous rooms in the house. With sharp knives, open flames, hot ovens and the potential for contamination, it's no wonder so many people experience accidents in the kitchen. However, there are ways that you can make sure that your kitchen is safe and efficient. Her...

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When a home is empty, it can give you the chance to relax and unwind, which can be especially rejuvenating if you've had a hectic week at work or with the family. Yet despite the benefits of being home alone, there ar...

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When you consider installing a home security system, you may not think about the eco-friendliness of your security strategy. However, technology is allowing people to greatly reduce the amount of energy their homes use—including the energy used to power home security systems themselves and the other security measures comm...

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The bathroom is one of the most dangerous rooms in a home, as many accidents can and do happen there. With slippery surfaces and moisture, it's easy to see why so many people suffer slips and falls in the bathroom. Whether you're growing older, are housing an elderly person, or just want to make the bathroom safer for eve...

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If you’re headed out of town for a business trip or a related task, you may be saddened by the prospect of being apart from your family for an extended period of time.This can certainly be a disheartening experience, especially if you’re concerned about what this means for your...

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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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As a parent, you likely take steps every day to ensure your children are protected and are given all the resources they need to have a healthy and productive day. Regardless of how old your little ones are, working to safeguard your house from potential threats to their well-being is likely one of your most essential and ...

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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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