Tips for Safe Grilling

Published May 20th, 2016 | By

There’s no better way to prepare some delicious food than outside on a grill. Food just tastes…better. Whether you are grilling out to simply take advantage of great weather, or you are hosting an event for some friends, neighbors or family, be sure to exercise caution. Some people prefer gas grills; others are diehard charcoal fans—but one thing to keep in mind is that without plenty could go wrong with an open flame.

Each year, there are nearly 9,000 grilling-related fires throughout the U.S. Of these, 82 percent are caused using gas grills. It’s reported that there is an average of 140 injures per year and nearly $100 million lost in property damages throughout the country.

Want to get the most from your grilling experience? Try these on for size:

General Safety Tips

  • Allow a 3-foot grilling area. You’ll need some space that’s away from anything that could potentially catch on fire. Many backyards and patios are filled with landscaping—like pine straw, wood chips and even over-hanging trees. A clear, three-foot grilling area, away from these will make the most of a pleasant grilling experience.
  • Never leave your grill unattended when it’s in use. You’ll find that grilling requires a lot of back and forth to get supplies and food from inside. As tempting as it is to leave the grill for a few quick minutes, it’s best to either plan ahead accordingly, or have someone man the grill while you step away. One second is all it takes for something to potentially happen.
  • Keep children and pets away from the grill. A grill stays hot long after you are done using it—so it’s essential to keep all kids and pets away from it while it’s in use and a couple of hours afterwards too.
  • Never use an outdoor grill inside. Just don’t do it—it’s not worth the risk! It’s just asking for trouble.
  • Remove grease build-up from the grilling rack and drip tray. Few things catch fire as quickly and easily as fat and oil. Every time you grill some chicken, steak, etc., a layer of grease and fat is building up both on the grilling rack and on the dripping tray, located down at the bottom.

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Grilling with charcoal can be a lot of fun. The smoke from the charcoal seems to be it’s own pleasurable reward when taking the first few bites of your grilled meal. But the very thing that gives off such a great flavor can literally make anything it touches go up in flames. Embers fly and are easy to catch on nearby trees, pine straw, the deck, or even your house.

  • Avoid using lighter fluid to help light your charcoal. Plenty of places sell fluid, so it’s easy to get some, but what really is safest (and works best) is actually a chimney charcoal starter. When using a chimney charcoal starter, the charcoal is able to light and heat up evenly before you begin cooking. Within 15 minutes, you’ll be ready to scatter the lit up coals and throw the food on the grill.
  • Use grilling mitts and proper grilling utensils. With charcoal grills in particular, you have to scatter the hot charcoal once it’s ready. Especially in using a chimney charcoal starter, you’ll have to dump the charcoal into the bottom of the grill—meaning embers will be able to potentially fly. Also, your hand and arm will be exposed near the heat. Using a grilling mitt and good grilling tools will help you keep control of the charcoal and reduce the likelihood of getting your skin burned.
  • Let the coals die down completely before trying to discard them. It takes a while for the coals to cool off; and more than likely, they’ll turn into a powdered ash that you can then quickly scoop away.

Gas Grill Safety

Gas grills are easy to light up—a benefit for many who don’t want to deal with charcoal.bbq-825711_960_720

  • Always remember to turn off the gas when you are done. It’s dangerous to have a gas line running continuously; it’s a certain fire hazard.
  • To look for gas leaks, use soap. If something doesn’t seem right with your gas grill, put soap on the closed gas tank. Bubbles will form if gas is leaking.


Looking for more home safety tips? Here are other ways to protect your home and family.


3 Times Video Surveillance Helped Nab Burglars

Published February 4th, 2016 | By

When it comes to helping nab and prosecute suspected burglars (or any criminal), video surveillance is undoubtedly one of the most effective forms of evidence there is. ADT Home Security provides video surveillance technology through ADT Pulse, and it’s something that local authorities would love to see more residences have.

As burglaries happen, it can be difficult for authorities to zero-in on a suspect without hard evidence. While DNA samples might get left behind, the process in identifying can take a bit of time. But with video evidence, police can work with burglary victims and fellow neighbors to quickly identify the perpetrators. All across the country, police will often recommend that residents invest in video surveillance for their home.

To attest to the power of video surveillance, let’s look at three recent instances where surveillance helped police identify and nab burglars.

1. January 15, 2016 – Newtown, CT


Recently, a man attempting to steal a painting from a Newtown, CT home got quite the shock when he found police waiting for him outside of the burglary victim’s home. The quick action by authorities was attributed to the homeowner’s video surveillance, which notified him that movement was detected in the house.

The police chief of Newtown said that the homeowner’s video footage provided a “huge advantage” in leading up the capture of the suspect, 57-year-old Christopher Isaacson.

2. January 31, 2016 – New Castle County, DE


Two men were arrested by Delaware’s New Castle County Police after a string of burglaries within the area. Throughout a string of five burglaries, police relied on several pieces of evidence left at the scene as well as video surveillance of a Chevy Tahoe.

According to Delaware Online, when police stopped the vehicle, they were able to connect Jeffery Brannon and Jason Lynch to a recent sale of stolen goods to a local business. The two were subsequently arrested for a string of burglary-related crimes.

3. Feb 3, 2016 – Carbondale, IL

This story, which was just reported yesterday, looks at the power of surveillance for a small business. Daniel Parisio and Tyler Willsch were arrested by Carbondale Police after their attempted robbery and burglary of a local convenience store.

According to the Carbondale News, Parisio and Wilsch had entered the store while their faces were covered. One had a knife with another was armed with a baseball bat.

Police obtained video footage of the robbery, which they released to the public. Not long after, the suspects were identified and arrested.

Make surveillance your main security tool

The power of video surveillance can’t be overlooked, and luckily, ADT Pulse provides you with the right video technology that you need for optimal viewing. Call today about Video Control from ADT Pulse, and get a live video stream of your home that’s accessible at all times of the day.

In the event of a break-in, ADT will archive video footage of the burglary so that the proper authorities can view the evidence. Learn more about ADT Pulse today.


ADT Pulse Customers Can Now Control Their Heating/Cooling with Nest

Published November 12th, 2015 | By

Customers of ADT Pulse security automation have long-enjoyed the benefits of home temperature automation through ADT-manufactured smart thermostats. Now with a new partnership that started out in select cities, ADT customers all over the country can now use Nest Learning Thermostats as part of their ADT Pulse package.

ADT is celebrating the expansion of this partnership by offering the 3rd Generation Learning Thermostat for new customers of ADT Pulse and existing customers who wish to upgrade to ADT Pulse.

The 3rd Generation Learning Thermostat was only recently released, and offers a thinner, sleeker design, as well as a built-in diagnostic system capable of alerting users about potential issues with their heating system.

What does Nest do for you?

When you get ADT Pulse with Nest integration, you’ll get more control over the energy use of your home. Nest technology is noted for its ability to “learn” and remember the temperature of your home at certain times, and even turns down your home’s temperature while everyone is away.

Through several independent studies, such a smart technology allows customers to save up to 10-12% on their heating bills and 15% on their cooling bills.

Representatives of ADT and Nest offered their excitement in regards to the partnership, as can be read in recent press release:

“The nationwide availability of ADT Pulse with Nest integration is a significant milestone as we continue defining the new era of Smart Security,” said ADT Chief Innovation Officer Arthur Orduña. “By combining the best-in-class monitored security with innovative home automation solutions in partnership with companies like Nest, ADT is able to deliver a truly cohesive and differentiated value for the modern consumer.”

“Nest and ADT share a similar vision: deliver smart, intuitive solutions that meet the evolving needs of today’s consumer,” said Ben Bixby, Head of Energy and Enterprise Programs, Nest Labs. “We are incredibly excited to launch the national rollout of our partnership and bring the best in home security and connected home experiences to customers across the country.”

How you can get started

If you think it’s time to get the best in both ADT Pulse and Nest, it’s never too late to upgrade to ADT Pulse. Call Home Security Team today at 1-800-693-2067 and talk to an ADT representative about getting ADT Pulse with Nest integration in your home.




WAGT: Home Security Cameras Catch Bike Thieves in the Act

Published May 1st, 2015 | By

bike thiefRecently, in Augusta, Georgia, one of two suspects, Laduris Jordan, was placed in jail after being caught taking bikes on a home surveillance video.

“The Augusta homeowner’s security camera caught the suspects in the act of stealing the bikes off their front porch,” according to WAGT in Augusta. “They say if it wasn’t for the cameras, they would have never been able to catch at least one of the thieves.”

The power of monitored home security

Every 15 seconds, a burglary occurs somewhere in the US, but the majority of burglars are not caught on camera or sentenced for their crimes.

If a monitored home security system can catch a burglar stealing a bike, think of the multitude of other ways it can protect your home, family, and belongings.

Call on an industry leader

ADT is America’s #1 home security provider, in the business for more than 100 years. 

ADT monitored home security systems protect your home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, when you’re in the house and when you’re on vacation, miles away. Should you encounter bad weather, your ADT monitored home security system will still be going strong, thanks to a backup battery and the four interconnected monitoring centers we rely on throughout the country.

protect-your-home-and-contentsProtect all areas of your home

ADT monitored home security systems are designed to help protect the most vulnerable areas of your home—the areas that are most often targeted by intruders. That means, both indoors and outdoors.

Outdoors: Your system detects potential intruders before they even step inside by securing your home’s entry points, such as doors and windows. Your sensors will notify ADT monitoring centers exactly which protected area has detected a break in.

Indoors: ADT’s state-of-the-art motion detectors act as an invisible blanket of protection over a wide area inside your home. Even if an intruder managed to get past your perimeter security sensors, the wireless infrared detectors inside sense human body heat and movement, instantly activating your system and alerting the ADT monitoring center with detailed information.


You want to feel safe when you go to bed at night, when you leave your house in the morning. You deserve to feel safe when you do something as simple as lock your bike to your porch.

Let ADT Home Security help. Call today and tell us about your home security concerns.



4 Tips for New Homeowners

Published April 17th, 2015 | By


If you are a new homeowner, you probably have spent countless years renting and relying on your landlord for all your home maintenance needs. Whether facing a minor or major issue, your residence was never truly your home. Now that you’ve closed on your home and have finally settled in, be prepared for a whole new living experience.

Here are several ways to take charge and make your home as comfortable and safe as possible.


1. Change The Locksdoor-159330_640

When the previous owner hands over the keys, there is one huge thing to consider. How many key copies were made and handed out to a variety of people (strangers to you) over the years that the previous owners lived there? Numerous keys— keys into your house could be floating around. With that in mind, it’s a great idea to change all of your locks. You can now have complete control and personally decide who can enter your home.

You can even look at ADT Pulse for home automation components— including a remote lock that you can access and monitor via an Internet-enabled smartphone, tablet or computer.


2. Make sure to have WORKING smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

You never can predict when an emergency can strike. Everyday, you may double…or triple check that the oven is turned off or that the toaster oven is safely unplugged; but there are many potentially devastating circumstances that you can’t foresee or control. Between the threat of a house fire or carbon monoxide leak (a silent killer), you must have a working smoke and carbon monoxide detector. Having these could quite literally save your life and keep your home safe.

If you currently do have a working smoke and carbon monoxide detector, make sure that there batteries aren’t low. You can do this by pressing the “test” button on the face of the detector—you’ll likely hear a loud beep or see some sort of visible sign that it’s working properly. Try to have these detectors set up in every room—or at least strategically in several key rooms throughout your property.


3. Get to know your neighbors

Your neighbors don’t have to become your best friends, but it’s a great idea to at least introduce yourself. Familiarize yourself with your new neighborhood; it’s a unique little community that you are now part of. Everyone goes out of town for business, vacation or other instances. It’s great to know that you can rely on a trusted neighbor to keep an eye out for any suspicious activity while you are gone. A great neighbor could be a potential life or property saver.


4. Landscaping

Sometimes when a house has been on the market for a while, there could be an issue withlawnmower-384589_640 landscaping overgrowth. Regardless of the state of your lawn be sure to scale back any bushes or trees that block views to your doors or windows. Having these areas clear will help detract potential burglars. Having a well-maintained yard will also indicate that someone is typically at the residence (rather than out of town).

Keep in mind that whatever your home protection needs may be, ADT home monitoring provides a range of package options that fit any lifestyle or budget.


Contact an ADT home monitoring customer service representative today to find out more!


10 Tax Write-Offs You Don’t Know About

Published March 13th, 2015 | By



Tax season is here…actually it’s been here for the last couple of months. If you still haven’t filed, there is plenty of good news yet! Regardless of whether you expect to owe money or get a return, there are many different items that you can write-off for tax deductions. Some items you already know about, but there are others that are relevant to almost everyone, yet somehow lost in the cracks.small-business-tax-tips

Between now and April 15th, dig up all of your expenses and prepare to write-off these 10 potential items:


1.  Energy Efficient Home Upgrades

If you are a homeowner and have added energy-efficient upgrades, these items can be written off:

  • Insulation
  • Exterior windows & doors
  • Roofing
  • Heating & air conditioning systems
  • Hot water heaters
  • Alternative energy

Refer to the IRS’s Energy Incentives for Individuals in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for more information.


 2.  Mortgage Interest

Homeowners can potentially write-off interest paid on the following mortgage-related items:

  • Mortgage Interest
  • Home Equity Loan Interest
  • Mortgage Insurance Premiums (applicable to privately held policies)

Refer to the IRS Interest Item deduction page for more information.


3.  Business Use of Your Home


These days, many people work remotely. If you are a remote worker who uses your home for business use, these may be of substantial benefit to you:

  • Business Use of Your Home. Examples of this would be the business part of your home interest, portion comprised on bills (e.g.: Internet and energy), furniture used for business (desk, desk chair, file cabinets, etc.) and more. Refer to this page for more information.
  • Business-Use Depreciation. An example of this could be a personal computer that is used for business purposes. (Refer to this page for specifics.)


 4.  Home Office Supplies

Any time you paid for home office items (such as pens, notepads, paper clips, etc.) you can write these items off— if you’ve saved the receipt.


5.  Continuous Education

The government encourages people to pursue additional education—and it doesn’t have to be for college classes. The Lifetime Learning credit provides deductions on career-based educational pursuits that will improve your job skills. This includes online classes (ever signed up for a Groupon class? Something of that nature fits this category perfectly). IRS Pub 970 covers all the details.


 6.  Gas Mileage & Car Maintenance

If you use your personal vehicle for work-related purposes and don’t get compensated for these expenses– you can write these off if they comply with the IRS’s Publication 463 on Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses.


 7.  Additional Health Care Costs


Healthcare is expensive. Fortunately, you can potentially write off these items:

  • Preventative care expenses
  • Dental care
  • Fertility treatments & pregnancy tests
  • Prescription drugs
  • Glasses, contacts and contact lens solutions
  • Out of pocket doctor bills
  • Psychologist & psychiatrist visits
  • Medical care home improvements

Review the IRS’s Topic 502 on Medical and Dental Expenses.


 8.  Car Loan Interest

This falls under the personal interest section and only applies if you use your vehicle for business.


9.  Moving for Your Job

If you relocated for your job and moved at least 50 miles away, you could write off your moving expenses. IRS Pub 521 has all of the qualification details.


10.  Looking for Employment

It’s expensive to be unemployed while looking for employment opportunities. If you’ve spent over 2% of your gross income looking for employment, you could potentially write this off as a miscellaneous deduction. You must be looking for a position within your same field and it cannot be your first job. View all specifics under this category under the IRS Pub 529.



Know what type of deductions you could potentially write off may save you hundreds of dollars this year on your taxes. At any rate, it’s better than just crossing your fingers! Who knows, maybe you can upgrade to the ADT Pulse Package with your return check!

Why Digital Security Protection Matters

Published March 12th, 2015 | By



It’s essential to protect your home and your family from potential threats. Just as you’d lock your doors and windows to keep out home invaders, you need to have safeguards to protect your digital identity and security. After all, thieves don’t just target physical items. Digital theft is on a wide-scale rise and anyone can become a victim.

What are you currently doing to protect your digital identity? Chances are that your tablet or smart doesn’t have any sort of security. You are not alone; 75 percent of people lack digital protection on their devices. Think of all the places that you access your online information—it could be while you are at the coffee shop, the doctor’s office or many other unsecure online locations. Don’t set yourself up for a potentially horrible situation.

ADT has teamed up with McAfee to provide McAfee LiveSafe™ ADT® Security Edition. It provides digital security with cross-device flexibility, which is good across laptops, smartphones and laptops. Keep all your sensitive information secure and out of reach from people who could compromise your financial accounts, personal information and more. Nowadays, virtually everything important is accessible online— you need to make sure no one else can access sensitive information.



The Facts:

• Every day, there are over 1.5 million cyber crime victims. That number translates to an estimated 556 million victims per year.

• Over 232.4 million online identities are exposed and compromised (this includes social media accounts).

• Each day, over 600,00 Facebook accounts are compromised by phishing or other online hacking techniques.
• Cybercrime is a pandemic that cost more than $445 billion worldwide. It is estimated that the U.S. lost $100 billion alone.

McAfee states the following regarding cybercrime incentives:

“Cybercrime produces high returns at low risk and (relatively) low cost for the hackers. The two most common exploitation techniques—social engineering,
where a cybercriminal tricks a user into granting access, and vulnerability exploitation, where a cybercriminal takes advantage of a programming or implementation failure to gain access—are both surprisingly cheap.”

These days, digital security protection is just as important as having physical home security alarm. Keep what’s important safe—your future depends on it. The time is now to act before anyone targets you. Explore what type of protection ADT provides; call a customer service representative today.




Winter Weather Home Safety

Published February 17th, 2015 | By

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It’s important to prepare your home for winter weather. Winter storms can bring a mix of snow, sleet and ice that can cause pipes to burst, the power to go out and the inside temperatures to drop. Being prepared makes all the difference; be sure to follow these essential tips to ride out any snowstorm with minimal risk.

Prepare your Home for Adverse Weather Conditions.

Is your home ready for the next winter storm? Here’s what you can do.


Stock up on Food and Water

If bad weather is headed your way, it could potentially be days before it’s safe to drive. Make sure you have enough non-perishable foods and water in case the worst were to happen—you can never be too safe. Keep in mind that perishable (items like milk and eggs) will go bad if the power goes out.


Protect Your Pipes

When the temperature drops, it can mean disaster for your pipes. You can either open the cabinets under the sink (circulates the home heating) or allow your sink to slightly drip (prevents the water from freezing in the pipes).


Insulate Your Home

Proper home insulation is vital to keeping out cold air and moisture. Make sure your doors and windows have intact weather strips. Many doors (especially the front door) loose their weather strips due to frequent use. You might not notice a big difference day-to-day, but these strips help keep out cold air and moisture from rain or snow.


Have a Supply of Batteries, Flashlights and Candles

You never know when the power will go out. Ice on the power lines can cause widespread power outages—don’t find yourself in the dark. Have several flashlights and candles at hand with backup batteries available.


Maintain Driveway and Sidewalks

Before a storm, scatter either cat litter, sand or salt on your sidewalk and driveway. These will help minimize the amount of icy patches that can cause you and others to slip and fall.


Be Cautious of Alternative Heating Sources

Carbon Monoxide is a silent killer. It has no odor and can cause headaches, nausea or even death. If you use your fireplace and it isn’t properly cleaned, you run the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. The same can occur if you use alternative heating sources like outside-only grills or stoves. Having a carbon monoxide detector can literally save your life.


Keep your home safe this winter! Keep these safety tips handy and know that ADT is here for your 24/7 home protection in your city.

The Truth About Home Invasions

Published February 6th, 2015 | By


There’s no way to predict where or when a home invasion will occur. They can happen anywhere and aren’t limited by neighborhood. Heavy high traffic areas, like apartments and condos have a higher probability of being targeted—the steady flux of people coming in and out make it harder to spot potential security threats. Regardless of where you live, you should know the real truth about home invasions.

The following statistics are eye-openers to the importance of securing your home with a home monitoring system.home-security-alarm-symbol

  • Over 2.5 million home burglaries happen each year in the U.S.
  • The most common time for a home burglary is in the middle part of the day, while most people are away.
  • Over 60 percent of all burglaries happen at residential addresses rather than business addresses.
  • 30 percent of burglars enter through an unlocked door or window.
  • 33 percent of burglars enter through the front door.
  • 60 percent of burglars break into a home by force.
  • The average home burglary victim will suffer around $2,185 in physical losses, but will cause additional emotional distress that will last beyond any monetary value.
  • 28 percent of home burglaries occurred while someone was home. 7 percent of these break-ins resulted in physical injury to the victims.
  • Police only resolve around 13 percent of all home burglary cases.

The facts prove how devastating home invasions are; but ADT can help minimize these risks. Homes with home monitoring systems are less likely to be broken into. Find the home monitoring package that is right for your home and city (for example, Chicago). Protect your loved ones, yourself and your home today with ADT.

Additional Benefits of Having an ADT home monitoring system:


1. ADT can Save you Money on Your Homeowner’s Insurance.

Many home insurance companies will offer discounts to homeowners who have a home monitoring system. With an ADT home monitoring security system, you could potentially save up to 20% on your homeowner’s insurance. Check with your home insurance agent or broker to see if you are eligible!


2. ADT Provides a Theft Protection Guarantee

In the event that your home is burglarized while your alarm system is ARMED, our theft protection guarantee can cover up to $500 on your insurance deductible.

Have a peace of mind with ADT; never battle the odds alone ever again.


ADT Now Provides Digital Protection

Published February 6th, 2015 | By


Since ADT was founded in 1874 (141 years go), we’ve strived to provide the best home business monitoring systems available in North America. Now, with over 6.4 million current customers, we continue to provide exceptional, cutting-edge technology and unbeatable services.

As things have been getting more mobile and digitalized, it’s now just as crucial to protect your digital information. That’s why we’ve recently teamed up with McAfee. We want to ensure your digital life in addition to the physical safety of your property. ADT can now help you do both.

Digital protection is essential! The mobile security statistics are startling.

  • In 2011, mobile malware grew by 155%. This encompasses various mobile devices (tablets, smartphones, laptops, etc.).
  • 40% of mobile users don’t use password protection. Anyone can access sensitive personal information anytime a smartphone is unattended.
  • 51% of mobile users connect to unsecured wireless networks— despite the fact that people can spy on the browsing session.

McAfee LiveSafe™ ADT®Security Edition Protection secures your digital life— keeping all of your data safe in one convenient service.

McAfee LiveSafe ADT Security Edition Protection includes:

  • Complete Anti-Virus Protection. This includes Malware Protection.
  • Mobile Security Protection. Many smartphones and other Internet-enabled mobile devices are not protected. Just think of all the different websites you browse each day! The risk of picking up a virus or someone stealing your information is startling. But, now you can protect your devices from any online threat.
  • Multiple Device Protection. Be able to protect all of your digital information, regardless of the type of device. Whether it’s desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone…Android or a Mac, McAfee LiveSafe ADT Security Edition Protection secures it all.
  • Secure Cloud Storage. Keep your home and business files safe and secure when you use Cloud storage.
  • Password Manager. Protect and manage your passwords effortlessly.

With all the different types of accounts that we access everyday— whether it’s a bank account, email account, social media account, etc., there’s plenty of information to protect.

A large portion of our identities are available online; it’s time that we properly protect it. Tighten your digital security.

McAfee LiveSafe ADT Security Edition Protection means having a peace of mind.

Currently, the partnership between ADT and McAfee is in addition to ADT Pulse® services. Call us today to learn more about the McAfee LiveSafe™ ADT® Security Edition Protection, available in your city.


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