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5 Common Home Security Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making

adt south floridaWhether you are leaving for a vacation or you are just a little worried about home safety, you will find that your home security likely needs some work. At ADT Miami, we work hard to protect your home, but there are a few things you need to remember as well!

Ladders Lying About

The problem with ladders left lying around the house is that they give people access to your upper floor windows. Most people do not lock their windows when their front doors are bolted, and because of this, you should not leave entry to your windows lying around your yard! Leave your ladder in the shed or the garage where it belongs.

Facebook Tells All

Facebook is great for keeping in touch with your friends and your relatives, but if you need to tell them that you are leaving town for some fun, let them know privately. Facebook messages about vacations are like catnip to thieves. Make sure that your entire family is keeping their posts to themselves. There will be time to talk about the vacation after you get back.

Visible Security Monitor

Having a visible security monitor feels like a good idea, as it lets the thieves know that your home is protected, but it also lets them know whether the device is armed or not. If they are familiar with the system, they may even know the scope and how to get around them.

Piled Up Newspapers

While most people remember to stop their mail, they often forget to stop their newspapers. If your newspapers are piling up visibly on your porch, there is a good chance that you are going to be targeted for theft.

Dark Homes

Homes that stand silent night after night are prime grounds for thieves and burglars. They can tell that for whatever reason, there is no one around to defend the home or to catch them in the act, and for the most part, they know they can work undisturbed. This is where automatic lights or having people house-sit can make a big difference to your home’s safety and your own mental security.

When you want to make sure that your home is safe, you need to be aware of some of the common mistakes. At Miami ADT home security, we make it our business to keep your home as secure as possible, but some common mistakes can still be disastrous!

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