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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.


Earlier this month, a couple and four children went missing in Nevada mountains after going out for a trip to play in the snow. The group was found almost 48 hours later, safe, having stayed together throughout the night. Home security isn't limited to the house this winter, especially if you're planning on taking ...

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You may be considering taking the family out for a ski trip this winter. If so, it's likely that your more adventurous kids are thinking about taking up snowboarding. This can be an incredibly fun activity, but does require a high level of caution. Earlier this year, a professional snowboarder sustained a...

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Many families travel throughout the year. With so many tasks to complete before your trip, it can be easy to forget about the important home security checks you should take care of before you leave. Here are 10 tips for helping keep your home safer throughout your vacation. 1. Use multi...

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6 Home Security Tips for Single Moms When it comes to keeping your home safe, there are a few things you never want to compromise on, like home security alarms. Home alarm systems can provide an essential layer of support during times of need and ...

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The importance of maintaining home security has likely become hardwired in the minds of families. However, one of the most essential times for security can take place outside of the home. Unforeseen emergencies such as natural disasters, fires or power outages can catch a family unaware, causing panic....

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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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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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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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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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