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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.


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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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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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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In the coming winter months, home security procedures will expand as people seek to stay warm through the use of space heaters. These devices can provide a wonderful source of heat if used properly, but can be dangerous if left unmonitored. Last month, a fire in a Nevada home caused by an unattended space heater left four people and a pet homeless and caused roughly $50,000 in damages....

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A person's home is filled with treasured possessions that offer a deep sense of purpose and history. From family heirlooms to high-tech electronics, belongings are what give a home its individuality and allow homeowners to feel both at peace and secure within their dwellings. Yet as people age, homes and the possessions ...

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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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The Thanksgiving holiday comes with the promise of fun, family, and food, but it can also bring undue stress and commotion. Cut out some of the chaos by ensuring your home and family stay safe this Thanksgiving. This guide to Thanksgiving safety covers everything from securing your home while you travel to keeping...

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Whether your region is known for having intense winters or a few big storms every year, there's no better time to prepare for the upcoming season than now. If you think you know everything about planning ahead for winter weather and the complications it causes, you still might want to think about revamping your strategy. ...

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