Personal Safety Tips
Personal, Home, and Security Precautions
Teen Dating Violence Prevention
Safe Travel Advice Business Travel Safety
Safety Tips for Young Children
Neighborhood Crime Watch
Personal Safety Tips for Seniors
What a Burglar Won't Tell You
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Residential Burglary Defense
Burglary Alarm Systems: Protection and PreventionWhether you live in a rural or urban setting, every home in every neighborhood is a target for burglary. Most homes contain valuables that are very attractive to burglars: televisions, stereos, cash and computers. Justice Department statistics say that an average family has a one-in-four chance of being the victim of a serious crime each year. Even worse, burglary is often compounded by violence. Here at ADT we have over 100 years of experience protecting families like yours with burglar alarm systems. Listed below are some sound tips to help you protect your family and home.
Personal, Home Security Precautions
Security Precautions at Home
Security In Your Home
Teen Dating Violence Prevention Avoid Teen Dating ViolenceWhether your teen has known her boyfriend or date for seven years or seven days, she should be conscious of the person's behavior at all times and not put her safety at risk. Pass along these warning signs to your children so that they can respond proactively to a threatening situation rather than reactively.
What can your child do to protect herself in a threatening situation? Here's some advice you can provide her:
If a friend of yours is a victim of dating violence, here are some ways you can help:
Want to take an active role helping others deal with dating violence? Here are some things you can do:
Personal Safety Tips: Safe Travel Advice Business Travel SafetyTravelers are prime targets for criminals. Here are some ways to protect yourself at airports, on the road and in your hotel room.
Airport Safety and Safe Air Travel
Personal Safety Tips for Young Children
Keeping Your Young Children SafeParents always worry about the safety of their children, but you'll have greater peace of mind if you follow these suggestions.
Staying Safe When Home Alone: Safety in the Home for Young Children
Safety at School and at PlayHere are some tips that will help keep children and teens safe when they are away from home.
Advice for Young People About Drugs and AlcoholChances are your teenager knows people who use and abuse drugs or alcohol, though they may not have seen it firsthand. Talk to your children about how their friends or acquaintances may show signs of drug use.
Avoiding the Drug SceneHelp your children avoid being drawn into drugs by being smart young adults.
Personal Safety Tips: Neighborhood Crime Watch
Neighborhood WatchNeighborhood Watch programs go by many names: Community Watch, Crime Watch, Building Watch. But whatever you call it, when neighbors organize to help the police watch over their community, it can make a significant impact on reducing crime and fear in your area.
First StepsAn individual, community organization, or law enforcement agency can initiate a Neighborhood Watch program through a few simple steps:
Effective Neighborhood Watch Program Materials and EssentialsA typical Neighborhood Watch program requires:
What A Neighborhood Watch DoesThe typical Watch program involves four ways to make your neighborhood safer:
Personal Safety Tips for Seniors
Senior SafetyStatistics show that the older you get, the less likely you are to be a victim of crime. But it still makes sense to take precautions, especially against fraud and con games, which are the greatest crime threats for seniors.
Senior Safety Begins at Home
Stay Safe When You Go Out
Don't Fall for Con Artists' Tricks
Things You Can Do in Your Community
What a Burglar won't tell you .... forwarded to me by a client
Home Door Stop Alarm
Electronic Watchdog, Barking Dog Alarm
Door Security Bar
Fake TV Burglar DeterrentHere's an idea... Put your car keys beside your bed at night. If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies. This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator. Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your keys away, think of this: It's a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation. Test it. It will go off from most everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key fob chain. It works if you park in your driveway or garage. If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the burglar/rapist won't stick around. After a few seconds all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and sure enough the criminal won't want that. And remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there. This is something that should really be shared with everyone. Maybe it could save a life or a sexual abuse crime.