Every homeowner worries about the possibility of becoming a victim to property crime. The safety of your family and possessions is one of the primary concerns, and ADT’s Authorized Premier Provider in California wants to help you alleviate your anxiety. As one of the most reliable and trusted home security companies in California, Protect Your Home works to provide quick installations at your convenience to give you a peace of mind. Home security in California is still a prominent issue to many homeowners, and our security systems will be able to help discourage burglars and thieves from attempting to break into your home. Help protect your home and your family today.
ADT’s Authorized Premier Provider in California provides free quotes through our certified Security Advisors, who will come to you and work with you to create an efficient customer plan to help secure your home. We cover all of California from our locations in Riverside, San Diego, San Jose, and other various locations. From northern to southern California, Protect Your Home can provide all your California home security needs.
If you’d like help to protect your home and your family, please find your local Protect Your Home-ADT Authorized Premier Provider installation branch servicing California and ask for a free quote today!
To search for local Protect Your Home – ADT Authorized Premier Provider branches in California, you can Google “ADT locations near me” and you will be able to find local service areas where we can help you answer questions or arrange installations. ADT’s Authorized Premier Provider in California believes in helping homeowners like you protect your family and belongings from burglars and ensure that you go on with your day without worrying about the safety of your home.
Homeowners across California face the looming threat of burglary every day. With the help of home security systems like those monitored by ADT, property crime has been incrementally decreasing over the years. However, these statistics may surprise you and change your perspective on how frequent homeowners become victims to property crime:
Considering that only 17% of the homes in the U.S. have a security system, it is highly probable that burglars will target unprotected homes and succeed in causing monetary and physical harm to homeowners. Protect Your Home – ADT’s Authorized Premier Provider in California wants to help protect you and your family from intruders and burglars. Our security systems can help you prevent possible break-ins and burglary attempts, and contact emergency responders immediately if you are in trouble.
Protect Your Home - ADT’s Authorized Premier Provider in California’s mission is to help protect homeowners from becoming victims of property crime. Home security in California is becoming a crucial priority, especially with crime rates seeing a rise since 2015. Although California is below average for property crimes, homeowners must still be on guard and work to protect their family and belongings from burglars and thieves. Here are some property crime statistics in California:
Most of California’s densely populated cities have high property crime numbers, but of these cities, Oakland and San Francisco are the most dangerous for the concentration of property crime. Here are the top 5 most dangerous cities in California:
If you are a homeowner in any of these cities and have not protected your house with home security, Protect Your Home will work with you to install a security system and help secure your home as soon as possible. You can find a local branch by searching for “ADT-monitored home security near me” and arrange an installation at your convenience. ADT’s Authorized Premier Provider in California is one of the most dependable and vigilant home security companies in California, so you can rest easy and worry-free while we watch and help defend your home.
While crime rates may be seeing an uptick in recent years, historically the numbers are at an all-time low. With the tech hub of Silicon Valley and many celebrities residing in or nearby Los Angeles, many people enjoy living in the coastal state. While the weather may be nice and the culture is vibrant, there are some facts that homeowners should take note of before deciding to live in California.
While California may be an outstanding place to live for residents, it comes with a few catches. It is often plagued by natural disasters like earthquakes, wildfires and landslides. They are currently facing a drought emergency after several abnormally dry years, and have initiated water restrictions on residents.
The good news for homeowners is that property crime rates are relatively low compared to other states. However, this might create a false sense of security and put you and your family in risk of becoming victims to burglary. In California, the chances of you becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 38. Home security in California is important to Protect Your Home, and we want to make sure that you have the necessary equipment to help protect you and your home from property crime.
ADT’s Authorized Premier Provider in California provides home security equipment packages with optional add-ons to best protect your home. Along with a free quote, our Security Advisors will work with you to create a customer plan for equipment that you deem necessary. Take a look at a few of the equipment you can choose to include in your customer plan:
The first step in a calculated effort to break into your home starts with surveillance. Crooks learn your habits and watch the home, looking for weaknesses and places around your home to break in without being seen by you or neighbors. Be vigilant about keeping trees and shrubs near your house trimmed back so there are fewer places to hide while attempting to invade your property. No invader wants to be discovered while either casing your home or while taking the time to pry or break open a lock. If all of your windows and doors are free of lurking spots, they will often decide that the risk of being caught is too great to even attempt.
Admit it. You’ve ‘hidden’ a key for a friend or relative to give them access to your home to feed the cat while you’re away or in case you lose your own key. Even if you haven’t done this yourself you know someone who has. If we all know about this little ‘secret’ don’t you think that even a half-witted thief would know about this trend too?
Don’t do it! An intruder would much rather have quiet and easy access, possibly not even raising suspicion with the neighbors if they are seen, as opposed to having to break a window or pry open a door. The first place any crook worth their salt will check will be under your doormat, nearby rocks, around heating or cooling units, tucked in bushes or in mailboxes. If the key can be found it WILL be.
Luckily, once you have your Protect Your Home system installed an easy upgrade to ADT Pulse + Home Automation allows you to provide each and every person who you DO want in your home with their own access code via a SmartLock or simply unlock the door via the ADT Pulse app from virtually anywhere in the world.
Not many things that are portrayed in movies and on TV are ever quite as easy to do in real life as they appear on the screen. Unfortunately, kicking in a door with a properly placed foot is truly as easy to do as it looks in the movies if you know what you’re doing. When you lock your door with a traditional lock there is only a half inch or so of metal inserted into your doorframe by the lock, leaving room for brute force entry.
Installing and using a deadbolt in every entrance door makes this seemingly superhuman feat virtually impossible. A deadbolt sticks into your doorframe usually about 2-3 inches or more, meaning that even if ample force is applied to the lock area and the door flexes at all you are still protected from intruders. Just remember, a deadbolt only works if you actually use it and make sure to lock it every time you’re leaving the home.
Often times burglaries are crimes of opportunity instead of pre-planned efforts. Criminals will prowl a neighborhood and simply test all the doors and windows they come across, hoping to find easy prey. Don’t give these opportunists easy access to your loved ones or belongings. Before leaving your home each day take a few seconds to make sure all of your windows and all of your doors are locked and bolted. If it helps, establish a routine to remind yourself every day. As you leave each room on your way towards the front door get in the habit of ensuring the windows are fully shut and locked. Done with your morning shower? Check the window. Finished making your morning coffee? Test that window over the sink as you rinse out the coffee pot.
If you’re not someone who remembers these sorts of things easily your Protect Your Home security system with an Upgrade to ADT Pulse + Home Automation helps you skip this step altogether. Preset your doors and windows to automatically lock when leaving the home and arming your system. You can also check your door and window sensors via the ADT Pulse app anywhere in the world to ensure all entry points are locked and lock them remotely if left open.
Electronic purchases are super exciting and we know all you’re thinking about in that moment is getting it unwrapped, set up and running, ready to watch, play or listen. As you are reveling in the excitement of your new toy you haphazardly discard the boxes next to your trash can for trash. While those boxes are designed to advertise to customers the cool gadgets that used to be in that package, what they are now doing is advertising to thieves the cool new gadgets that are inside your home.
Burglars drive up and down residential streets and use these packages as enticing reasons to canvas your home and look for weaknesses so that your new toys can now be theirs. Instead of leaving what equates to a flashing neon sign on your curb, break down boxes completely and fold them into your recycling or trash cans. If they do not fit, store them inside your home or garage until trash day, only setting them out at the last minute.
We already talked about how home invaders don’t want to be seen and will be drawn to homes with hiding places around them. During the day these are often behind overgrown bushes and trees. At night this is any shadowy corner. Outdoor lighting is for more than just getting you up and down the driveway safely or lighting up the patio for parties.
A well-illuminated perimeter gives thieves less incentive to target your home since there is no place for them to not be seen. Anything from a traditional outdoor light turned on with a switch by the door to motion-triggered lighting like those available through Protect Your Home make evil-doers flee and look for easier prey elsewhere. Be sure to replace burned-out lightbulbs as soon as they are noticed to maintain your lit perimeter.
The key to a truly safe home is vigilance. The moment you become lax with your safety practices is the moment that will criminals strike. Stay alert to your surroundings and what your daily habits tell onlookers about your home and its weaknesses. Something that may seem convenient or easiest for you is oftentimes providing that same ease to burglars. Keep an eye out, make a few small changes in your daily routine and you can eliminate common temptations and prevent home invasion.