A home is supposed to be a safe place. However, with the possibility of home invasions, fires, hurricanes and other emergencies, a state-of-the-art security system is required. Protect Your Home’s ADT-monitored Security System is the best way to help ensure you and your family’s safety within your home. With motion detection technology and a 24-hour connection to a central response base, your ADT-monitored System connects you with trained professionals ready to help in case of an alert or emergency.
Protect Your Home is a Home Security Company that provides easy to use equipment and dependable monitoring. With the help of an ADT-monitored home security system installed in your home, your home is secured and protected against invasions. Available all throughout the entire state of Florida, the Protect Your Home’s Florida branches are located in Boca Raton, Brandon, Crestview, Gainesville, Hollywood, Jacksonville, Largo, Melbourne, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Harbor, Panama City, Punta Gorda, Tallahassee, Tampa, and West Palm Beach. Certified Security Advisors are ready to give you a free Quote for your own ADT-monitored Home Security System.
Protect Your Home’s ADT-monitored Security System aims to make the lives of homeowners easier, with straightforward technology and rapid communication with your local law enforcement. Whether you are home or not, ADT-monitored Alarm Systems in Florida help safeguard you and your family. The threat of a home invasion often seems like a distant matter, until you become a victim. Here are some statistics on home invasion:
There are many reasons why an intruder may want to enter your home, and theft is one of the most common. A burglary is defined as the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or theft. In order to understand the necessity of protecting your home, check out these statistics on burglary:
With a large amount of burglaries occurring during the day, ADT’s monitored security systems are able to help protect your home even if you are not there. By installing a home security system, you decrease your chance of being a victim of a home invasion by 300%, and using Protect Your Home - ADT’s Authorized Premier Provider offering ADT monitoring helps secures your safety even further.
Florida has the second highest rate of violent crime and has the third and fourth highest rate for property crime and robbery, respectively. Because of these alarm rates, Protect Your Home believes residents should prioritize the security of their home, family, and valuables with ADT-monitored Home Security. For a Floridian, the chance of becoming a victim of a property victim is 1 in 36, and Protect Your Home does not like those odds. Here are some more property crime statistics in Florida that Protect Your Home wants you to know:
According to the Home Security Resource, the three Florida cities with the highest rates of property crime per 100,000 residents are:
Whether you are a resident of one of those cities or not, you can look for a local ADT Authorized Provider Florida location by searching “Florida ADT home security near me” and get a free quote. Protect Your Home is available to install your Security System at your convenience and walks you through the entire system to ensure the best quality.
Since 1953, 65 natural disasters have been declared in the state of Florida. The worst of these was Hurricane Andrew in 1992, followed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. According to NBC News, Florida is the fifth most disaster-prone state in the country.
Despite Florida’s intense weather conditions, there are many reasons why it attracts so many homeowners. Its subtropical climate makes it high in demand for retirement and/or vacation homes. In 2015, the median home value was $198,886, with rentals leaning towards a median price of $1,195. Also notable in Florida is the prevalence of family-oriented attractions, including Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Studios, Sea World and more.
Another attractive aspect of living in Florida include its lower tax rates, which lie below the national average. For example, its property tax rate is 1.1%, and there is no income tax. Additionally, the sales tax is 6%, which is lower than most other large states such as California and Illinois
With high crime rates, especially property crimes, residents of Florida should be vigilant and learn more about ADT-monitored Systems. Our ADT-monitored System includes various services. Some of these services feature:
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.