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ADT Showcases Partnerships and Successes at CES 2013

At the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), ADT announced their new strategic partnership with IDEAL LIFE, a company that specializes in health monitoring and information technology. By integrating IDEAL LIFE’s services into the ADT Pulse home management system, customers, caregivers and medical professionals can monitor and track the health and wellness of family members

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10 Most Dangerous Cities in the U.S.

According to 24/7 Wall St.,” the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) reported that violent crime increased in over 50% of the most violent cities in America when comparing 2011 to 2010 figures. In eight out of 10 of the cities cited as the most violent, burglary rates also increased. We’ve tracked down the 10 most

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4 out of 5 Burglars Select Victims Using Social Media Cues

When we consider how to protect our home from burglars, social media doesn’t typically come to mind, but it should. In addition to locking your doors and windows, installing exterior motion activated lights, and keeping shrubby low, you now need to consider how social media may leave your home vulnerable to burglars. A survey completed

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Burglars Linger Even During Hurricane Sandy

Natural disasters often unite a community, but these disasters can also make towns vulnerable to crime. While citizens salvage their possessions, rebuild their lives and aid their neighbors, burglars often capitalize on their misfortune. Hurricane Sandy’s ravage of the northeast is the latest example of how burglars have no reservations about taking advantage of a

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Prevention Starts With The Appearance of Prevention When it Comes to Home Security

Whether or not you actually have a mean dog in your backyard, a sign hanging on your fence that reads “Beware of Dog” can still be effective for keeping people out of your back yard. The perception of home security can often be as good as actual home security, if it’s presented properly. After all,

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When Burglars Steal the Last Memories of Your Loved Ones

When someone breaks into your home, you are left feeling insecure and vulnerable. While physical items can be replaced, it’s the priceless items, like family heirlooms, that are taken that leave us feeling the worst about a break in. Burglars have no care for your personal life or the items that mean the most to

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ATM Safety: What is Your Bank Doing to Protect You?

When you slide your debit card into an Automated Teller Machine (ATM), punch in your Personal Identification Number (PIN), select the amount of cash you’d like, and walk away with your cash and card without, you probably don’t really give any thought to the process that just took place. Parts of our daily lives have

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10 Surefire Ways to Have Your Bike Stolen

Using bikes for transportation is a great way to avoid increasing air pollution and the effects of rising gas prices, but bikes are an easy target for theft. For those less cautious about their bicycle security, here are ten surefire ways to get your bike stolen and gone forever. 1. Don’t Lock Up First and

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Even a Security System Won’t Scare Away Distraction Burglars

A security system can’t protect you from a distraction burglary, but a little education will raise your awareness the next time someone rings the doorbell. The modus operandi of a distraction burglary is quite different than that of a traditional burglary. During a distraction burglary, the criminal intentionally engages with the occupant of a residence

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Don’t be Another Victim: Learn Proper Carbon Monoxide Detector Placement

According to the United States Center for Disease Control, every year nearly 500 people are killed by carbon monoxide (CO), an odorless, colorless gas. The American Medical Association cites CO as the number one cause of poisoning deaths in the United States. Without carbon monoxide detectors, this deadly gas can kill you before you even

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