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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.


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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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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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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At some point, just about everyone has to have a worker in their home to replace a broken water heater, paint a room or install new carpeting. Keeping your home secure when workers are around requires taking precautions and using common sense. Here are 10 safety tips for helping to keep yourself and your home safe wh...

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Are you thinking about moving to a big city? If so, you might want to take some time to look through the infographic we've put together below. In it, we're listing the safest and less safe neighborhoods in a few of America's largest metropolitan areas. What you read may surprise you. Take a look: To embed this info...

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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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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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Leaving your child home alone for the first time can be scary, but sometimes single parents who work have no other option. Educating your child ahead of time on what to do in the event of an emergency will help keep him or her safe while you are gone. Take the following steps to ensure your child’s safety while home alone...

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