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How to Keep Up on Home Security Housekeeping

Keeping your home safe is a year-long job. Not only is there the external threat of burglary, but there is also the internal threat of household substances that could make you and your family sick. Here are some ways you can make your home safe and secure both inside and out. Examine Doors When it

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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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5 Dangerous Household Items to Keep an Eye On

Household products are meant to help spruce up our home, keep items in working order, or keep surfaces sanitized for our health. But, even though these products are supposed to help us, they can also cause great harm. Below are five of the many common household items that are dangerous to your health. You might

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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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Biometric Technology for Home Security: What is It?

Biometrics is a buzz word that’s increasingly capturing headlines. But like many people, you might not be fully aware of what it means. The word biometrics comes from the Greek words bio (meaning life) and metricos (meaning measure). In the security and authentication fields, biometrics refers to an array of technologies that measure a number

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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 home 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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