ADT Home Security Monitoring in Iowa
When it comes to making life just a little bit smoother and safer in a wonderful place such as Iowa, 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 Iowa. 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.
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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 Iowa. 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.
Tip of the week: Kitchen Safety Tips for the Holiday Season
Depending on who is doing what, the holidays can be a carefree break from work or school, or they can be a stress-filled time of work and organization. Pulling family members from across the country into a single home and keeping them comfortable is no easy task.
When things get hectic, it can be easy to forget some tasks, but ensuring kitchen safety is one duty that can’t be overlooked. Here are our kitchen safety tips on keeping the family safe over the holidays.
Prepare with Safety Checks
First things first, you need to do a safety check of the house. Errors in kitchen safety can mean fires, so go around the house and check every single fire alarm. Don’t leave this until the last minute in case any of them need to be completely replaced. It’s a simple task, but one of the most important.
You should also invest in some fire extinguishers if you haven’t already. They can be the fine line between a ruined dinner and a burned down house. If you already have some, make sure they are accessible and in working order. You don’t want to try and face a fire with a faulty extinguisher.
Clear Up All the Clutter
Before any major kitchen operation, you always need to clean it up. This not only serves the purpose of making cooking easier, but it’s good for kitchen safety, too. The errant wrapper or discarded cloth poses a fire risk. It’s smart to get anything you don’t need out of the way.
It’s important to keep on top of this through the cooking process. Trash and utensils pile up quickly and it’s easy to put them an inch too close to a flame in all the hubbub of cooking. Pay attention to where you’re putting things down and when you’ve got a spare second, try to clean up some of the mess you’ve made so far.
Always Keep Your Eye on the Kitchen
With the family and kids running around, the TV on, and any other number of interruptions, it’s all too easy to get distracted and completely forget about kitchen safety. This can lead to disaster. Whether it’s a pan fire or a kid getting too close to some knives, it only takes a second for things to go wrong.
You can’t be expected to have eyes in the back of your head the entire time, so enlist some help when you can. If you need to leave the room for a second, ask someone to keep an eye on things.
Follow the Right Steps for Deep-Frying Your Turkey
When it comes to kitchen safety deep-frying anything can be dangerous, so it’s important to take extra care with something as big as a turkey. Now, we don’t claim to be experts on food, so we suggest turning to the experts.
The piece reassuringly titled ‘How to Deep-Fry a Turkey Without Killing Yourself, Indoors and Out’ from Serious Eats tells you all you need to know.
Here are some of their critical kitchen safety points:
- Children and pets should be nowhere near a deep-frying setup. There shouldn’t be even the remotest chance that they’ll get anywhere close to it.
- You should read and follow all the manufacturer’s instructions and warnings included with your deep fryer, and follow those instructions very carefully.
- Never use an outdoor frying setup indoors or in any enclosed or covered space, and never use an indoor fryer outdoors.
- If you live in a colder climate, plan to be outside in the cold for a couple of hours: Responsible turkey fryers never leave things unattended. (Alternatively, find people to relieve you if you want to go back inside.)
- Don’t drink and fry.
Tip of the week: Real life lesson learned, Scammed
So this happened: I received an email with my name and one of my passwords in the subject line. And the first words of the email are “Lets get straight to point. Neither anyone has paid me to investigate about you.”
Guess who got the latest sextortion scam email? Yep! Lucky me!
The email goes on to make accusations and to threaten exposing me unless I pay an extortion fee via bitcoin. You can read the text of the email here, as it’s making the rounds and plenty of people have received it. Warning: It’s nasty.
What set this email apart? My password
So it’s a scam. So what, right? Why didn’t I just delete it? Why was it such a big deal to get this email? There were two reasons why this email surprised me: One, I have my spam filter set very high, so I almost never get spam in my inbox. How did this one get past? I don’t know. And two, the subject line included a password that I’ve used a lot and no one would be able to guess. That got my attention right away, believe me!
As soon as I started to read the email, I knew it was a scam, but still: my password! How did they get my password? That’s when I started digging, and learned that more people are paying off these scammers because they see the password and think there might be some validity to the claims made. As Brett M. Christensen at the Hoax-Slayer website says, “The scammers know that if you receive an email that actually includes one of your passwords – even an old one that you no longer use – you may be much more inclined to believe the claims and pay up.”
So again, how did they get my password? When it was stolen as part of a data breach, it turns out.
Has your data been compromised? Find out
One very good lesson was learned with this disgusting email: I found out I could go to https://haveibeenpwned.com and see which data breaches have included my data. I strongly advise you to do this as well. I was shocked to see that my data had been compromised in eight (yes, eight!) different data breaches. That’s where the scammers got my old password.
I reviewed the list and made sure I had updated any necessary passwords or deleted accounts for each of the breaches. Sadly, one was a marketing firm that collects information on people to sell, and there isn’t anything I can do about that—except be annoyed that the information is collected and sold without my knowledge.