Home Safety Information
As the nation's largest ADT Authorized Dealer, Protect Your Home understands that keeping your family and property safe and secure in your home takes precedence over everything else. The ADT Monitored Home Security System helps defend against several types of potential security risks, ranging from burglaries and break-ins to fire emergencies.
Protect Your Home sells and installs the security systems which are monitored by the ADT network of Customer Monitoring Centers, located throughout the country and operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If an alarm is triggered at your home, an ADT security professional can quickly contact both you and the appropriate authorities, such as local police or fire departments.
In any case, simple precautions around the house can help increase the security of your home and deter potential break-ins or burglaries from occurring in the first place.
Check Locks on Doors and Windows
Go throughout the house and check the integrity of the locks on all windows and doors. Locks should be sturdy and in good condition – if they're not, they should be replaced as soon as possible. Also replace any locks that can be opened with keys you can't account for, such as a set that was lost or stolen. Don't leave spare keys in obvious places like under a welcome mat or potted plant; if you have in the past, make sure the key hasn't been taken.
Make The House Appear Occupied
When you leave for the night or an extended length of time, create the illusion that someone is still at home. Leaving several lights on is a common and effective way to do this, and timers can be used to turn lights on and off, giving the appearance that someone is moving from one room to another. Intruders are much less likely to try breaking into a home while the homeowner is present and awake. If you will be gone for a number of days, ask a neighbor or friend to collect your mail and newspaper every day – a mailbox filled with a week's worth of mail puts your home at greater risk of a burglary or break-in. Lastly, turn down the volume of the ringer on your home phone so it can't be heard outside the house.
Install Smoke Alarms & Check Batteries Regularly
Protect Your Home offers both smoke, fire, and carbon monoxide alarms as part of the ADT Monitored Security System. Each floor should have a minimum of one working smoke alarm, although many families choose to install one per room. Smoke alarms should be checked at least once a month to find any malfunctioning alarms and to replace dead batteries. Interconnected smoke alarms are preferred; if alarms are interconnected, one alarm being triggered makes the rest go off, as well.
These are just a few examples of small things you can do to help keep your home, family, and property as safe as possible. Purchasing an ADT Monitored Security System can help secure your home even further. Contact Protect Your Home today with any questions you may have or to receive more information about our products.