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ADT® Monitoring in Illinois

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Protect Your Home - ADT’s Authorized Premier Provider in Illinois

Whether it is a home invasion, fire, or natural disaster, Protect Your Home helps provide the ultimate household protection. You and your family should feel secure in your own home at all times, whether you are there or not. Protect Your Home – ADT’s Authorized Premier Provider offering ADT monitoring in Illinois is able to help provide that coverage with an ADT-monitored home security system. Equipped with a connection to a central response base and an alarm system, your ADT-monitored home security system helps provide peace of mind.

ADT-monitored Security Installation Branch info

As a home security company, Protect Your Home’s purpose is to provide you and your family with a high quality security system. ADT monitoring is available through all of Illinois, and Protect Your Home has installation locations in Addison, Crestwood, East Peoria, Elk Grove Village, Oak Brook, Rock Island, and Rockford. Certified security advisors are available to walk you through the features of our home security systems and will give you a FREE quote.

Searching “Protect Your Home - ADT’s Authorized Premier Provider offering ADT monitoring in Illinois” on Google will help you locate your nearest Branch. You can learn more on our website here or call 1-888-282-2720 today.

ADT-monitored Home Security

The thought of a home invasion leaves many homeowners feeling anxious, but Protect Your Home – ADT’s Authorized Premier Provider offering ADT monitoring in Illinois aims to alleviate those worries. Equipped with high-grade technology, ADT’s monitoring centers are able to help prevent, protect, and alert both homeowners and the authorities of a potential home invasion. Is your home protected against theft? Take a look at these statistics on burglary:

  • 77% of all crimes are property crimes
  • 65% of home burglaries happen between 10AM-3PM
  • 38% of all robberies are committed with guns

Source: https://reolink.com/home-burglary-crime-statistics/

While these statistics are startling, they are not always enough to make a homeowner install a security system. Without a security system, a home owner is greatly increasing their chances of being a victim of theft, as seen through these statistics:

  • Homes without security systems are up to 300% more likely to be broken into
  • 60% of convicted burglars stated the presence of a security system influenced their decision to target another home
  • Someone is home during nearly 3 times out of every 10 burglaries

Source: https://www.safewise.com/blog/8-surprising-home-burglary-statistics/
https://reolink.com/home-burglary-crime-statistics/

Becoming one of these statistics can be avoided with the installation of an ADT-monitored home security system. Protect Your Home wants to help make sure you, your family, and your valuables are secured in your own home. As an established security company, Protect Your Home – ADT Authorized Premier Provider offering ADT monitoring in Illinois helps deter intruders from entering a home through our added layer of safe guarding through ADT window stickers and yard signs.



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Crime info Illinois

Even though crime statistics in Illinois indicate a downward trend, home invasion is still a highly relevant problem. Ranked 5th in the county for both robberies and violent crime, residents of Illinois are at a high risk for becoming victims of a home invasion. With such high rates of criminal activity, Protect Your Home – ADT’s Authorized Premier Provider wants to provide homeowners with sound home security. Here are some statistics on property crime in Illinois:

  • Illinois residents have a 1 in 50 chance of becoming a victim of a property crime
  • In 2013 there were 58,237 reported burglaries, 17,772 robberies, and 292,983 property crimes

Source: https://www.neighborhoodscout.com/il/crime
http://www.statemaster.com/state/IL-illinois

There are some areas of Illinois that are more likely to be targeted. Here is a list of the 2017 most dangerous cities in Illinois:

  1. East St. Louis with 889 violent crimes and 146 robberies
  2. Rockford with 2,349 violent crimes and 504 robberies
  3. Danville with 452 violent crimes and 87 robberies
  4. Harvey with 299 violent crimes and 149 robberies
  5. Springfield with 1,251 violent crimes and 257 robberies

Source: http://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/most-dangerous-cities-in-illinois/collection_3477ce57-e3e2-5d9b-b564-258113eb6171.html#5

Whether you live in one of those cities or not, Protect Your Home – ADT’s Authorized Premier Provider offering ADT monitoring in Illinois urges you to look into a monitored system. Our security advisors are available to walk you through our alarm systems, so that you are fully equipped to use and operate. You can find your nearest location by searching “Illinois ADT locations near me.”

Illinois Home Security

Many homeowners find Illinois an attractive place to start a family and/or buy a home:

  • The median household income in Illinois 2015 was $59,588, a 3.73% growth from the previous year
  • The high school graduation rate has been showing continued improvement
  • Average yearly pay in Illinois is higher than the U.S. average.

Source: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-chicago-schools-graduation-rates-20160905-htmlstory.html
https://datausa.io/profile/geo/illinois/#economy
http://www.cityrating.com/cost-of-living/illinois/

With the upsides of living in Illinois, there are also valid complaints about living in the state. Take a look at what homeowners and residents face when living in Illinois:

  • The state has the second highest property taxes in the country at 2.13%, double the national average.
  • Illinois has the highest overall tax burden in the nation
  • The cost of living is higher than the nationwide average

Source: https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-has-highest-overall-tax-burden-in-the-nation/
http://www.cityrating.com/cost-of-living/illinois/
https://smartasset.com/taxes/illinois-property-tax-calculator

ADT-monitored Home Security Equipment for Illinois

Protect Your Home – ADT’s Authorized Premier Provider provides advanced home security systems with many different equipment choices. Here are some of our featured options:

  1. Video Surveillance: Keeping an eye on your house at all times is now possible with our range of cameras and sensors and the ADT Pulse® app. Whether it is live or recorded clips, you are able to see any suspicious activity in your home.
  2. Full Service Digital Touchpad: The digital touchpad allows you to check the status of your home, with easy access to police dispatch or emergency response.
  3. Wireless Sensors for Windows and Doors: Placed on your windows and doors, these sensors help detect signs of forced entry and allow you to alert the authorities quickly.
  4. Remote Locks: ADT offers upgrades such as remote locks. With the remote lock feature you can lock or unlock your doors at any time from any place.
  5. Fire and Smoke Monitoring: Heat sensors monitored by your security system can sound the alarm at the first sign of a fire or emergency and ADT can quickly alert 24/7 response services.

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6 Simple Home Security Measures

Home Security Safety Measures
A monitored home security system is the most complete way of ensuring your home is fully protected from home invasion. That being said, there are several common-sense home security measures that you can take to help make your house less tempting for would-be thieves, whether or not you have a home security system in place. This is a list of 6 easy home safety tips that you should be doing right now, without any special equipment or training, to prevent home invasion.

Maintain your shrubs and bushes

 

Leafy lurkers


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.

 

 

Hidden key. Home security measures

 

Hide And seek


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.

 

 

Lock the door


Bolt of inspiration


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.

 

 

Secure Windows

 

Windows of opportunity


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.

 

 

Package Delivery

 

Out of sight, out of mind


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.

 


Keep you exterior lit. Home security measures

 

 

Illuminate the situation


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.


Take these home security safety measures at home and sleep better

 

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.


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