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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5 Ways to Avoid Dangerous Security Scams

In a perfect world, you could trust any salesperson who came to your doorstep. Unfortunately, not everyone who approaches you with a good bargain is exactly who they seem. Every summer, homeowners fall victim to home security system scams and lose hundreds (or even thousands) of dollars to fake salespeople. In a worst-case scenario, a

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What Do Crime Stats Really Mean?

When it’s time to move to a new city, many people take crime stats into consideration. The number one place for the average person to find crime information is online. However, some police and crime stat experts say that these online crime statistics can be misleading—the numbers don’t always tell the whole story. Below are

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Burglars Target Homes During Funerals

Recently, burglars have reached an all-time low, with patterns of breaking into homes while families attend funerals. In some cases, burglars scan the obituaries for names, addresses, and times of funerals, so they know exactly when mourning loved ones will be out of the home. In an effort to raise awareness, here are the details

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ADT’s CMO Thrilled by Employees on Undercover Boss

On Friday, April 12, ADT Security Services Chief Marketing Officer Tony Wells appeared on the hit television show, Undercover Boss. The show features bosses who disguise themselves and work among their employees in order to gain insights into what’s happening on a company’s ground level. Wells posed as a contestant on a reality show who

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Not All Fire Detectors Are Made Equal

Not all fire detectors work the same way: some detect heat while others detect smoke. An ionization fire detector will alert you if there’s a rapid rise in temperature. On the other hand, a photoelectric sensor measures the actual smoke particles in the air, and it will alert you when it detects an abundance of

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Super Bowl Footage You Won’t See on TV

When you think Super Bowl, you think football, food, fun, family, friends and advertisements. But do you think of the word “security” when you hear Super Bowl? Neither do I. Unbeknownst to me, the unseen security measures taken at the Super Bowl are no joke! Did you know that more than 70 local, state, and

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Brazilian Retailer Uses Real Robbery Footage in Their Ads

Brazilian menswear retailer Reserva used this footage of a store robbery in Sao Paulo, Brazil to show that shoppers will to go to extremes to get their hands on Reserva clothing. With taglines like “There’s no need to break the store window. Just go in! Reserva sale: Up to 40% off” and “Hurry up! Because

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ADT Does a Great Job of Creating New Jobs

With an unemployment rate teetering at eight percent, out of work Americans could use some good news about job creation. It looks like ADT is giving it to them. The story unfolded last September, when Tyco International approved the split of ADT into a separate company, ADT Corp. ADT Corp. started trading on the New

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Self-Monitored Security Systems Not Always Foolproof

In today’s safety-oriented environment, there is no shortage of devices and systems out there to protect your house and belongings. You can go the route of installing your own system and self-monitoring what is going on, or go with a company like ADT that can provide 24/7 monitoring of your system, helping ensure that your

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