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Most Burglarized U.S. Cities Per Capita

The heat map displays each state’s most burglarized city from greatest (dark red) to least (light red). [Click to expand]     According to FBI data, over 1.5 million burglaries were reported across the United States in 2015. Hopefully, yours wasn’t among the households burgled that year, but your chances of experiencing a break-in might depend

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Your Guide to the Nation’s 25 Safest Universities—Plus the Safest Campus in Each State

  In a perfect world, academics and career goals could be your top priorities in choosing a university. However, safety is fast becoming a determining factor for future students and their parents and guardians. Luckily, your resources are broader than breaking news reports on school scandals. Below, we’ve tallied the top 25 safest schools in

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Secure Your Trash Cans, Secure Your Identity

When was the last time you asked Siri or Google a question? Whether you were searching for a random fact or something slightly more important, many of us expect the internet to provide us with limitless information. What we’d often like to deny, however, is how much of our personal information is also tangled up

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Protecting Your Property in the Age of Social Media

The explosion of social media has enabled the almost instantaneous spread of information. Apps like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram—among others—are valuable tools for mobilizing thoughts and actions. They allow people to maintain networks and associations that might otherwise be lost. However, it is not without its dangers. Social media has now existed long enough for

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How to Install ADT Security

You’ve made the decision to purchase ADT home security, but now what? ADT home security services are about much more than just protecting your property. You’ll have a newfound sense of peace knowing your home is being monitored 24/7 for a number of potentially dangerous situations, such as fires, floods, blackouts, and gas leaks. Plus,

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How Do Burglars Decide Which Homes to Target?

Tips for Protecting Your Home from Burglars In 2016, there were nearly eight million property crimes in the US, resulting in $15.6 billion worth of losses. If you’ve ever wondered how burglars decide which homes to target, read on. We dive into this subject and provide you with all the information you need to reduce

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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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9 Things You Didn’t Know About Home Security

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A Beginners Guide to Home Security Whether you’ve owned a house for years or the ink is still drying on your first real estate contract, now is the time to install a security system. But with all the options and technology available, it can be hard to decide exactly what is the best alarm system

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4 Ways to Protect Your Pets at Home

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If you’re like many other Americans, life doesn’t feel complete without a furry, feathery, or fishy friend to keep you company. The American Pet Products Association (APPA) surveyed pet owners and found that 60.2 million households own dogs, 47.1 million own cats, 15 million own fish, and 7.9 million own birds. Another 14 million own

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ADT’s Advances in Home Automation

ADT Advances in Automation

How ADT is Creating Safe and Smart Homes Boasting over 140 years of experience in the world of home security, ADT is a well-oiled machine. Approximately seven million customers depend on ADT for their safety needs, though until recently, many of those customers had to go elsewhere to create the smart home of their dreams.

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