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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 Safeguarding 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

Opened wooden door to modern living room interior

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

King Charles Under Warm Grey Blanket

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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How to Protect Your Rental Property

Protect Your Rental Property with Proper Security

Buying property is one of the best ways to invest and get a return on your money. If you’re stepping into the real estate world hoping for a safe investment, be aware that safety, financial or otherwise, won’t come easily. In fact, the US Department of Justice found that “households living in rental properties experienced

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Can Home Security Improve Your Health?

Your home's security affects your health.

When it comes to good health practices, some things never change. Drink water. Eat a balanced diet. Exercise. Get vaccinated. But how many of us have our own theories about how to kill a fever or relieve a migraine? There are plenty of home remedies and wives’ tales out there, and the last thing this

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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, we took Certapet’s recent picks for

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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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