from ADT


  1. Use a shredder to discard documents that contain personal information to prevent identity theft.
  2. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 15,000 fires are sparked every year by clothes dryers. Clean your lint trap after each cycle, and periodically scrub the int trap screen with water and a soft brush to remove detergent build up.
  3. Before disposing of items such as empty TV or gaming system boxes, break the boxes down and conceal them in opaque garbage bags. Visible big-ticket item boxes tell thieves that there are valuables in your home that are ready for the taking.
  4. Landscaping for spring? Be sure to lock up your tools in your garage or a shed when you are finished using them. Burglars often look for household items left in your backyard to help them break into your home.