Each State’s Most-Searched Phobia

  You might feel jumpy around spiders or shudder suddenly when peeking over a cliff. But what gives your neighbors the heebie-jeebies?  In the spirit of All Hallow’s Eve, the safety experts at YourLocalSecurity.com (YLS) are proud to introduce our latest installment of America’s Most-Searched Phobias. So let’s bump up the spook factor as we

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Gun Background Checks by State

For several hundred years, local and national legislation has attempted to balance the constitutional right to carry guns with the requirement that gun owners use them lawfully. This balance is struck through background checks processed via the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Your Local Security (YLS) looked at the evolution of the

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Why Americans are Scared to Travel

It’s no secret that hurtling in a metal tube at 600 mph, 30,000 feet into Earth’s atmosphere can make hearts race. But what else makes people’s palms sweat when planning their next vacation? The team at Your Local Security looked at the top travel fears according to 25 travel experts, then dug into Google Search

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Top Family Guard Dogs by State

Americas Favorite Guard Dog Breeds

Man’s best friend. The beast at the threshold. A member of the family. A family dog can be a very effective addition when seeking to secure your home and loved ones. But which dog breeds are most effective at helping to keep burglars at bay? At Your Local Security, an ADT Premier Authorized Provider, we

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What Is America Worried About? The Most Googled Safety Issues Fueling Your State’s Concerns

We look to Google® for everything we’re anxious about. Google holds all the answers—so why not flip those search queries to figure out what the American people are worried about? Discovering the issues that Americans search for on Google could tell us what each state values and finds important. It could also predict what problems

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Property Crime Was the Top Reported Criminal Act in the U.S. Last Year [New Report]

It’s inconvenient and frustrating when a thief takes off with your new bike or a burglar finds a weak spot in your side entrance and steals your high-def TV. Unfortunately, according to reported crime totals, property crimes like these are the #1 most reported crimes in the U.S.—by far. In fact, in 2015-2016, there were

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Everybody Scream: America’s Biggest Phobias

When you invest in a home security system, you’re taking steps to quell any fears you might have about home intrusion or property theft. Worried about someone entering through the second-story attic? Add window sensors. Concerned a burglar might try to pick the lock to the front door? Install a keyless door lock. But what

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