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Four Things to NOT do when your ADT Home Security System sounds.

Posted by Taniqua Pino on Thu,Aug 24,2017 @ 09:39 PM

Now that you've installed your ADT Home Security System, the temptation is to feel like you are Chuck Norris - completely prepared for anything. Of course you are not hoping for a burglary, but installing the alarm was the obvious preventative measure against burglary and the like... right???

Well yes and no. Yes, you invested in a great deterrent and in the event that someone does still try to come in, a VERY loud siren will sound.

The most brazen intruder will pause at the noise and realize that authorities are now being dispatched. After a bit, Norma, the neighbor whose nose is always way too far into your business, will have her nose in Berry The Burglar's business and calling detective "Gets-his-man" with a license plate number, the color of his socks and a description of just how far below his rump his pants are. (Norma, we all love you when there's trouble! Keep up the good work.)

While my personal story warrants a good chuckle, I don't think my response is a-typical of what other might do. So read on, feel free to laugh heartily at me, and get a mental snapshot of what not to do when your alarm sounds at your home. Not making my mistakes and fully utilizing the features of an alarm in a real emergency will help keep you and your loved ones safe. 

 

How did I even figure out what NOT to do when the Alarm System Sounded?

 Well, what are spouses for if not to help us see how poorly we are capable of responding in different scenarios... 

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Tags: Safety Tips

Your Ultimate Checklist for Summer Vacation Safety

Posted by Taniqua Pino on Sun,Jul 09,2017 @ 10:05 PM

Home Security statistics show that burglaries skyrocketed during July and August. It's no coincidence July and August are also the months that more people take vacations than any other month. Beach Properties of Hilton Head offered up this Ultimate Checklist of things to do before leaving on vacation. We think they hit the nail on the head. As a home security company, it's a top goal to help you achieve peace-of-mind in every way we are able to.

Print this list and have the security of a well planned vacation.

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Tags: Safety Tips

Top 10 User Questions for Your DSC 1832 / 1864 Alarm Panel & System

Posted by Taniqua Pino on Sun,Jul 09,2017 @ 08:16 PM

The post will address the top 10 questions asked about a DSC 9057 panel.  This panel can be (or might have already been,) a part of you FREE ADT Security system.

For those who are having or have had a DSC 1832 installed, questions are bound to arise or re-arise later when you decide to use a feature you have not been using. Here are the top 10 questions and answers to help you comfortably navigate your new ADT investment. If you are looking for similar blogs for DSC 9057 panels it's coming soon! For the top 10 questions for a Honeywall Lynx Touch, click here.

Here’s the questions we’ll cover:

  1. How do I arm my system?
  2. How will I know it is armed?
  3. How do I arm with no delay or “instant?”
  4. How do I disarm my system?
  5. How do I turn chime on and off?
  6. How do I bypass a zone?
  7. How do I program additional user codes?
  8. Do I need to arm my ADT Smoke Detectors or ADT Carbon Monoxide Detectors.
  9. How do I view past events?
  10. Can I adjust the volume?

BONUS Question:

  • How often should I test my system?
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Tags: ADT Free Home Security System, ADT Security System

Top 10 Questions about the latest ADT Pulse App Update

Posted by Taniqua Pino on Tue,Jun 27,2017 @ 09:57 AM

Make sure to download the latest version of the ADT Pulse App. The newest version has a fresh new feel that is easier to navigate. Check out the top 10 questions and answers about this new release

 

1. What is different about the new version of the ADT Pulse App?

There are a couple of key differences in this version of the Pulse App:

  • New look and feel, with easier access to the features you need,
  • Improvements to app performance,
  • Tips and FAQs to help answer your questions,
  • Personalize your dashboard just the way you want it.

 See the video below to learn more.

Watch this video to learn more about the ADT Pulse 8.0 app.

As always, the app makes it easy to manage your system from anywhere and at anytime.  If you are new to the system or new to the app, you'll find it's super easy to use. Enter your Pulse user name and password that was set up for your on-line account and then select United States. You then can set up a pin to make logging in quicker in the future.

You will then be taken to your new customizable dashboard. You can set up the dashboard to see the things you want to see first. If you have ADT Pulse cameras, you can swipe and go through the different cameras right in your dashboard. 

The new version of the Pulse app gives you more ways to manage your home while on the go. The release did coincide with an update that caused some problems. Deleting the app and re-loading has resolved the issues in most cases.

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Tags: ADT Pulse Security System

Top 10 User Questions for Your DSC 9057 Alarm Panel & System

Posted by Taniqua Pino on Wed,Jun 14,2017 @ 02:12 PM

The post will address the top 10 questions asked about a DSC 9057 panel.  This panel can be (or might have already been,) a part of you FREE ADT Security system.

For those who are having or have had a DSC 9057 installed, questions are bound to arise or re-arise later when you decide to use a feature you have not been using. Here are the top 10 questions and answers to help you comfortably navigate your new ADT investment. If you are looking for similar blogs for DSC 1832/1864 panels it's coming soon! For the top 10 questions for a Honeywall Lynx Touch, click here.

Here’s the questions we’ll cover:

  1. How do I arm my system?
  2. How will I know it is armed?
  3. How do I arm with no delay or “instant?”
  4. How do I disarm my system?
  5. How do I turn chime on and off?
  6. How do I bypass a zone?
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Tags: ADT Free Home Security System, ADT Security System

Top 10 User Questions for Your Lynx Touch Alarm Panel & System

Posted by Taniqua Pino on Tue,Jun 13,2017 @ 07:03 AM

The latest panel to the Security Pro Group family is the Lynx Touch panel. This AMAZING panel can be (or might have already been,) a part of you FREE ADT Security system. 

For those who are having or have had a Lynx Panel installed, questions are bound to arise or re-arise later when you decide to use a feature you have not been using. Here are the top 10 questions and answers to help you comfortably navigate your new ADT investment. If you are looking for a similar blog for DSC 1832/1864 panels  it's coming soon! for the top 10 questions with aDSC 9057 panel, click here. 

 

Here’s the questions we’ll cover: 

  1. How do I arm my system?
  2. How will I know it is armed?
  3. How do I arm with no delay or “instant?”
  4. How do I disarm my system?
  5. How do I turn chime on and off?
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Tags: ADT Free Home Security System, ADT Home Security Systems

5 Ways ADT Pulse Offers Peace of Mind for Your Vacation Home... other than burglary protection

Posted by Taniqua Pino on Wed,May 24,2017 @ 11:37 PM

Spring has sprung and for many, it’s time to plan a getaway to the vacation home.

Vacation homes are safe havens where we escape the stresses of everyday life and rejuvenate our lives. Whether your vacation home is in the woods, near a lake or right in the middle of a city near loved ones, it’s that ideal haven you chose to recharge your battery at. 

While planning your trip, thing about adding a security system to your home away from home if you haven’t already.

Here's 5 ways an ADT Pulse system will keep your vacation home feeling like a vacation. 

Make sure you leave your vacation home well protected when you head back to reality this year. Click below and get a free quote to protect your sacred time away.

 

Get a Security System  Quote for Your Vacation Home

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Tags: ADT Pulse Security System, ADT Pulse Equipment and Packages, ADT Pulse Cameras

3 Ways to Think Like a Burglar and Deter One

Posted by Taniqua Pino on Tue,May 23,2017 @ 07:02 AM

As a burglary survivor, I realize most people will think about what material items a burglar will take if you come up a statistic. They will think about a place to keep valuable that aren't out in the open. For many women, the jewelry in a top drawer. Yes, it's not a secret, not even to thieves. (Let's find a better place ladies.)What most people don’t realize is that a thief takes away your peace. They take the place where you come home to relax, lay your head down and feel safe, and momentarily shatter that.

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Tags: Safety Tips

Do Now! 6 Things to do When You Install an ADT Security System

Posted by Taniqua Pino on Mon,May 15,2017 @ 05:19 PM

Here is a common "day after" phone call at a ADT security company:

"Hi, my name is Happily Safe-Now, and you all came to install my security system yesterday. What things am I supposed to do now? I feel like I was supposed to do something specific. Can you help me?"

"Why YES Mrs. Safe-Now," I reply. "I most certainly can help you."

And we go on... 

While there there are very few things you MUST do after your ADT security system is installed, there are a few things that can make your life easier. Here are 5

1. See if your city requires a permit

2. Set up your myADT.com account

3. Know that your monthly amount will have a pro-rated amount added in

4. Keep our phone numbers handy.

5. Test your system

6. Refer a friend

Six simple steps you can take over the next few days that will make your life easier and help you get the most ouf of your new monitored ADT security system. 

 

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Tags: ADT Free Home Security System, ADT Home Security Systems

Four Reasons You Should Invest in a Monitored Security System

Posted by Taniqua Pino on Mon,May 15,2017 @ 04:55 PM

Having a monitored security system provides you peace of mind. It's unfortunate that working at a security systems dealer, we get phone calls daily because peace of mind has been shattered:

"I wish I had called you when we first thought about home security... now we've been broken into."

"My wife works from home and there have been 3 burglaries close to our home, I think it's time we had a security system."

"There was a home invasion on the news just miles from my home... can you come out today and give me a home security quote?"

and even some happy ones like:

"We've just had a baby and we need to assure she is as safe as can be."

Having a security system can provides peace of mind. Having a monitored security system provides greater peace of mind. Here's four things that a a monitored home security will do for you:

1. Lets you rest assured that even if you are not home, someone is watching out for fires, floods, carbon monoxide and break-ins. 
2. If you are at home, someone is else is responding to you can worry about protecting your loved ones. 
3. The system can alert you of trouble so you can take any actions you feel are necessary. 
4  .With ADT, you are monitored by a network of professionals.  Read More

Tags: ADT Monitoring Service, ADT Home Security Systems

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