ADT Home Security Monitoring in California
When it comes to making life just a little bit smoother and safer in a wonderful place such as California, ADT Monitored Home Security can be your main solution for keeping your family and belongings safe and secure.
An ADT home monitoring system for your home can change your life for the better, letting you explore and enjoy all that you love in California. ADT home monitoring is more than just home security, it raises the bar to better living. It’s a chance to live your daily life without all the worry and stress.
For over a century, ADT monitoring systems have paved the way in home security. As the #1 home security provider in the country, ADT knows all the vital facts and components that are necessary in keeping our 7+ million home and business customers safe. It’s why so many people in California and the rest of the nation count on us for their safety.
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Choose the Security Package That’s Right For you
You have certain home security needs that you are looking for in California. This is why Safe Streets USA offers several different monitoring packages for you to choose from. These include the Basic Package ($27.99/mo.), Basic Wireless Package ($48.99/mo.), ADT Pulse ($52.99/mo.), ADT Pulse + Video ($58.99/mo.). Each comes with the following standard security equipment:
- Wireless Control Panel
- 3 Wireless Door/Window Sensors
- 1 Wireless Motion Detector (Pet Immune)
- 1 Window Decal and Yard Sign
Please note that you can get ADT home monitoring even if you don’t have a landline. If you only have a cell phone, the Basic Wireless package is an especially great option for you and your household. Looking for wireless security monitoring with remote management, security automation features and/or video? Check out ADT Pulse.
Burglars getting into your garage
Some time back, a YouTube video showing how to break into a garage in 6 seconds went viral. Then videos showing how to prevent such a break-in proliferated, including this Texas news clip.
The idea is that a burglar quickly and easily gets into your garage, then shuts that door and gains effortless access to your house. Yes, an open garage door is noticeable, but if it is then closed quickly, chances are it won’t be noticed. And the burglar is in. Even if the door between your garage and house is locked, the burglar is now able to take his or her time breaking through that door to gain entry. A home security system would set off an alarm, but most burglars are fast, in and out of a home in between 8 and 12 minutes, which gives them plenty of time before the police show up.
Although the garage door is not the most common way to break into a home—thieves use the garage to gain access to a house 9% of the time—you as a homeowner want to prevent any kind of access point to decrease your chances of becoming a victim. And much of the advice for preventing garage break-ins is the same as general home security advice. So we offer tips below that are specific to your garage and your house both…
Make your house less appealing
Burglars don’t choose houses at random. They know exactly what they’re looking for. Decrease the appeal of your house and garage with these tips:
- Cut back trees or shrubs by the road that give burglars a place to hide while they break into the garage. If you have a tall fence curbside that provides cover, consider replacing it with something shorter that neighbors and passers-by can see over.
- If you have a detached garage and a burglar might be tempted to steal from that, not your house, don’t keep expensive equipment out in the open where it becomes an invitation to break in.
- Make it look like someone is home. Keep the spare car in the driveway, not parked on the road. Use your home automation system to have lights turn on and off automatically. Have packages delivered to your workplace rather than left on your doorstep.
- Make sure your home security system sign is clearly visible from the road.
- Double check your lighting by going out at night and looking at your house and garage from the street. Does your lighting leave shadows where a thief could hide while breaking into your garage?
Sometimes the old sayings are the best sayings, and in this case, a pinch of prevention is worth a pound of cure definitely applies.
- Even if you won’t be gone long, keep your garage doors locked, both the large door on the front of the garage and any regular doors used to access the garage on foot, either from the outside or from the house. Use heavy-duty locks. Also make sure any garage windows also have better locks than the factory-installed kind.
- Take advantage of the remote capabilities of your home security system to double check that the doors are locked when you’re not at home.
- Install home security cameras in obvious places where a burglar can see they’re going to be seen while trying to break in.
Much of this advice applies to other outbuildings too, even if no one can gain access to your house through an outbuilding. They can still steal expensive tools and violate your property while erasing any sense of security you once had. In that way, home security measures should be comprehensive, taking into account more than your house to include any part of your property that is vulnerable—including that sturdy looking garage.
Safety Tip: Get to Know the Neighbors
Being an active member in your neighborhood requires you to really know the people who live near and next to you. Why is getting to know your neighbors so important? First, it gives you peace of mind to know your house and property are well looked after while you’re away on vacation or for any other reason. Also, your children have an immediate point of contact should anything happen while you’re gone. It also enables you to have a better grasp of who may be a suspicious character if you have an idea of who you see and speak to often.
Protect Your Property
Even if neighborhood safety isn’t the highest priority, it is necessary that you have a robust security system installed. You never know who might come through your neighborhood and it is key to be prepared for the worst. Investing in a smart security system gives you the ultimate control and insight into your property. Companies such as ADT are at the forefront of home security with their offering of home automation products. Control your home’s functions as if you were there at all times with automated lighting, smart locks, and thermostat features, just to name a few.
Educate the Whole Family
Another key to neighborhood safety is to educate the whole family about what to do on a daily basis and in the event of an emergency. Teach your kids what emergency contact numbers they should call, where they should go, how to use the security system, etc. Always be aware of where your family is in the neighborhood whether you are home or not as well—set perimeter limits on how far outside of your area they can go.
Report Suspicious Activity
A simple tip, but one that could make all the difference. The slogan for national security also holds true for your neighborhood—“If you see something, say something.” If you see a car you don’t recognize parked near your or your neighbor’s, keep a watchful eye for a few minutes and contact authorities. Or if people appear to be walking back and forth in and out of the neighborhood, don’t be afraid to pick up the phone and call 911. Always go with your gut when you feel something or someone looks off in your neighborhood. You might feel too cautious, but when you know something is off, you could make the difference between saving you or your neighbors a real headache. Teach your kids this same thing—their preparedness is just as important as yours.
Start a Neighborhood Watch
If you are committed to neighborhood safety ensuring crime stays clear from your home, there is no better way than to start a neighborhood watch. You can start it alone and build interest or begin with a few other neighbors. Make sure you gather enough interested households required by your local authorities. Think of a meeting place (someone’s house or apartment, for example) and have an agenda of issues that you’d like to address, so the meeting stays on track. You can even invite a police officer from your neighborhood’s jurisdiction.
Does ADT Security Cover California?
Yes, ADT Covers California! And SafeStreets USA, A Premier ADT Provider is the largest Authorized Seller for ADT Monitored Home Security Systems in the US. Helping to Keep California homeowners safe from criminals & natural disasters. At ADT, they understand that the most important service ADT can offer to you is to help protect your home & family. To ADT, this means more than just installing a home security system in your California home