Going Out of Town? Follow These Tips to Keep Your Home Secure!

Each year, Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer. As we all know, the summer season marks a time of year when many Americans are taking extended trips out of town to a second property like a lake house or even an international vacation. To help homeowners ensure that their trips are worry free, we’re sharing some simple home security tips to follow when traveling out of town!

Lights
When you’re traveling, it’s always advised that you leave on at least one light in your home. By doing this, you can provide the illusion that someone is there. If you don’t feel comfortable leaving lights on 24/7, there are a variety of ways or products that help you set up a schedule or remotely activate your lights. One such system is the ADT Pulse app. By utilizing this application, you can remotely turn your lights on or off at any time of day as long as you have an Internet connection. You can learn more about the ADT Pulse app online.

Landscaping
A properly manicured lawn goes a long way. Not only can it add to the appeal to your home, it can also provide the impression that someone is home and actively taking care of the yard. Forbes recently shared an article that details how exterior lighting and maintained landscaping can be more effective at protecting your home than replacing doors, locks and windows. With proper design, your landscaping can place potential thieves on display as they quickly attempt to break into your home.

Mail
While traveling, you can expect to be the recipient of some wonderful mail in the form of coupons, magazines or even bills. Unfortunately, to a thief, these materials can quickly pile up and become a clear sign that no one is home to collect the mail and bring it inside. A solution? The USPS has the ability to hold mail delivery to your home until you return. Also, you could simply ask a trusted neighbor, family member or friend to stop by and quickly pick up your mail for you until your return.

Final Reminder
Our final recommendations are simple and easy. Before you go out of town, make sure you ask a trusted neighbor or friend to check on your home from time to time. The reason a neighbor may be best person for the job is that they can conveniently check on your home without drawing too much attention to individuals outside the neighborhood. Finally, make sure you activate your security system so you always have the experts at ADT monitoring your home 24/7.

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Safe Haven Shares Tips on Fire Safety for National Barbecue Month

Summer is near and many are already breaking out the barbeque grills for some backyard fun. Data from the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) shows that between 2009 – 2013, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 8,900 home fires involving grills, hibachis and barbecues, per year. On average, these fires caused 10 deaths, 160 injuries and over $100 million in direct property damage each year during that span. Furthermore, their data shows that around 80 percent of grills involved in home fires were gas powered, while only 13 percent used charcoal or another solid fuel source.

To help reduce the amount of fires in your home caused by grills and barbecues, there are several tips that you can follow to help stay safe and not let the possibility of a fire ruin your fun times.

Grill Placement
When it comes to fire safety with your grill, proper placement is important. You never want to use your grill indoors, regardless of its size. Grills release carbon monoxide, a deadly gas that is odorless and colorless. When it come to positioning your grill, you’ll want to ensure that your cooking surface has no decorations near it. Any kind of decoration could become possible fuel for a fire and artificial fibers used on outdoor furniture can burn quickly and at a higher heat. Lastly, it is important to keep your grill at least 10 feet away from the exterior of your house.

Cooking
Before you even begin cooking, it’s important to clean not only the surface of your grill, but anywhere else grease can store. In fact, grease is a common factor in home fires as it can often cause flare ups. Refrain from placing all the food you intend to cook on the grill at once. By doing so, you’ll avoid creating an excess amount of fat dripping down into the fire, helping a potentially dangerous flare up.

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ADT Authorized Dealer Helps Educate Consumers on ADT Pulse

The ADT Pulse app is a digital application that helps grant homeowners complete control of their homes with smart technology. With the goal of making customers lives easier, ADT developed the app to grant remote access from anywhere as long as you have an active internet connection. By Using a computer, tablet or smartphone, you can access different aspects of your home to arm or disarm your system, control the thermostat, lock doors, close garage doors and turn on lights, as long as they’re connected to your ADT system.

The Pulse app allows customers the ability to customize their individual systems to receive notifications when different events occur in the home. Say you’re at work and want to know when your kids get home from school. You can set up notifications that alert you to not only their arrival at home but the moment they enter the door. By utilizing the ADT Pulse video package, you can actually access live camera feeds to see the kids walking in the door or playing inside to help provide you with a little peace of mind.

The video camera packages also comes with another helpful feature. In the case of a break-in, the cameras can be programmed to record a 30 second video to help record the intruders. This information may prove beneficial to authorities looking to capture thieves that target neighborhoods like yours. In many cities, police have begun asking neighborhoods for any security footage individual homes may have to help capture individuals.

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Safe Haven Continues Recruitment Campaign for Sales Representatives

As the second largest ADT Authorized Dealer in the United States, Safe Haven Security is constantly looking to increase the safety of homes across the country. In fact, only 17 percent of homes are equipped with a personal security system, which leaves millions still unsecured. To help reach these potential customers, Safe Haven needs additional outside sales representatives. Various studies show that the home security industry is expected to have an annual growth of over 8 percent between 2015 and 2020. This illustrates our need to continuously recruit outgoing and motivated sales professionals to join our team.

Safe Haven offers their sales representatives an incredible opportunity for success. With an uncapped commission structure, reps can potentially earn anywhere from $45,000 to well over $100,000 annually. This potential income can help individuals such as single parents or anyone else that’s struggling financially. Certain data shows that over 70 percent of individuals are living from paycheck to paycheck. This financial situation makes it difficult for individuals to save money for a new home or even a rainy day fund for an emergency.

Our employees have a lot of positive things to say about the company in regards to how Safe Haven takes care of them with additional perks. Matt Conner, our national inside sales director, recently spoke about some of the extra curricular activities the company hosts in order to motivate and reward employees. Hear what he has to say online.

For an opportunity to break free from financial struggles, apply online today! To learn more about positions at Safe Haven, we encourage you to like and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.