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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.


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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  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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As you find yourself in the middle of the holiday season, you're likely to do a fair amount of shopping. If you're not a fan of busy stores in packed malls, you may be opting to complete your holiday purchases online. Though this is an easy and convenient method, it also comes with risks. Hackers may be able to gain your card information and make fraudulent charges. In the world of online shopping, home security goes beyond physical safety and ventures into cyber safety. ...

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There's nothing like the beauty of snow and the smile it puts on the faces of young children. However, winter isn't just all about going outside, building a snowman and catching snowflakes on your tongue - it's about staying safe as well. Needless to say, safety isn't always the first thing on little ones' minds when the...

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Need a few tips for keeping yourself, your family, your pets and your home safe this Christmas? Here are 15 to consider. 1. Secure your home. Whenever you leave and at night, set your home security alarm and lock all doors and windows. 2. Test your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. If lots of people will be around and you're using a potentially flammable Christmas tree, make sure your alarms are in working order....

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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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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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Everybody's aware of the importance of locking their doors and windows when leaving the house. Some leave interior lights on to give any potential burglars the sense that there are residents in the home while they're out. Other have dogs that will alert neighbors to any trespassers. These are some of the more <a href="htt...

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Even if your house is equipped with a home security system, you and your family may not be truly safe until you've taken additional steps toward optimum security. One of the most important things to keep in mind when it comes to home safety is the health of your children. Do they live in a safe environment that lets them ...

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Sudden power outages can pose a variety of challenges, and can be a source for major anxiety and frustration for homeowners. During a power outage, the personal safety methods that people may otherwise embrace could be challenged. The following five safety tips can help people overcome problems that arise during power out...

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