Frank Rivera, ADT

Frank Rivera, ADT

Stories by Frank Rivera, ADT

Woof! 10 Pet Safety Tips for the Holidays

Dec 11, 2013

The holidays stir up excitement and anticipation for loads of activities, meals and decorations. But, if you’re a pet owner, you should also consider how festive plants, lighting and other changes around the household might impact the safety of your pets. So, how exactly can a pet owner best prepare for the holidays? There are […]

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7 College Winter Break Safety Tips

Nov 29, 2013

Heading home for winter break becomes something of a ritual for many college kids. Students finish their exams, say goodbye to their friends for a few weeks, and prepare for a return to doing chores, coming home before their parents’ curfew, and sleeping in. But, all too often, students head home without realizing the best […]

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3 Dorm Safety Tips Every College Student Should Know

Jul 30, 2013

Safety in the dorm room may not be the first thought on a new college student’s mind, but as a parent it should be your main concern. While dormitories are a great place to meet new friends and socialize, they can also be dangerous if the proper precautions aren’t taken. With a solid security plan […]

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Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips for Chimney and Furnace Season

Jan 31, 2013

Winter is here. And while you’ve probably fired up the furnace plenty, and stocked up on firewood, have you studied up on carbon monoxide safety? A common output of malfunctioning or improperly used appliances, carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that’s nicknamed the “silent killer” because you can’t see it, smell it or taste it. […]

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Top 3 Turkey Frying Safety Tips

Nov 16, 2012

Turkey frying is an exceptional way to lock in the delicious flavor and juices of a Thanksgiving bird while offering a crisp and tasty alternative to the traditionally roasted main dish. Unfortunately, turkey frying can become very dangerous if it’s done without general fire safety knowledge. According to the National Fire Protection Association’s 2012 Home Fires […]

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Keep Home Security in Mind When Hiring a Contractor

Oct 17, 2012

Homeowners know all too well that appliances break, pipes leak, and sometimes home upgrades and repairs are a necessity. While we all wish we had a neighbor like Bob Vila, the reality is sometimes we need to hire the help of a home contractor to do the work for us. But giving a stranger free […]

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How to Assess the Security Risks of an Apartment Building

Aug 06, 2012

Some people feel property ownership is an integral part of the American Dream, while others are staunch advocates for the flexibility and convenience that comes along with renting. But one thing that apartment dwellers and home buyers have in common, though, is an interest in determining the security risks of a property before moving in. […]

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6 Steps to Reducing Those Annoying False Security Alarms at Home

Jul 13, 2012

False alarms on a home security system can be just as bad as no alarm at all. Just ask city dwellers if they run outside in their slippers every time they hear a car alarm go off. Of course not! The frequency of these (often benign) events has desensitized most people to the sound. But, […]

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A Home Safety Checklist for New Buyers

Jun 05, 2012

Home safety isn’t necessarily the first thing you think about when moving from one house into another. Sure, you had a home inspector check the property before the sale, but his inspection was likely not exhaustive—and not every defect will have been found. To help guide you in running your own evaluation, we’ve put together a […]

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10 Tips to Improve Your Home’s Security

Nov 04, 2011

Protecting your family starts with protecting your home. But with so many home security resources available out there, gathering home security tips can be a bit overwhelming. We’ve compiled the top ten home security tips to help get you started on home security and protection. All of the tips are easy to implement and inexpensive. […]

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