Staying Safe In the Great White North

Published February 3rd, 2016 | By

If one thing is true, is that life throws some curve balls.

This video demonstrates why an ADT home monitoring system is essential.

You never anticipate having to experience a home burglary, fire, flood, carbon monoxide leak, etc. After all, your home is supposed to be a safe place– a personal refuge from the outside world. Unfortunately, there are a number of home dangers that can occur to anyone, living anywhere. Even the safest of neighborhoods aren’t immune to potential catastrophe. So what exactly can you do?

The best way to protect both your home and your family is with a home monitoring system by Apex Direct, an Authorized ADT Dealer. We provide home monitoring services throughout Canada. So whatever life throws your way, you’ll be prepared. Systems provide 24/7 monitoring, giving you a peace of mind you otherwise wouldn’t experience.

Published April 10th, 2015 | By

A couple in Vernon, B.C., are in disbelief after their security camera showed an elderly woman slowly and carefully removing furniture from their front porch. Mike and Andrea Malinosky do not know who the woman is, but are asking for help in identifying who it might be.

Upon discovery of the burglary, the Malinoskys posted the video on their Facebook page in the hopes that someone would be able to point out the woman. Others in the area had reported that some of their furniture had been stolen as well.

In the meantime, the couple has reported the theft to the RCMP, but according to CBC, they are not sure if they wish to press charges just yet. They want to get a better understanding of the woman, and know more about her state of mind at the time of the burglary.

The video, which can be seen here, clearly shows a woman slowly approaching Malinosky’s porch, stepping quietly as to not attract any attention. As she takes an end table off of the porch, she can then been seen peering into the front window to check for the presence of anyone. She then makes off with the table without any setbacks.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the RCMP.

December the Worst Month for Collisions in Canada

Published December 9th, 2014 | By

Keeping roadways safe this winter is as necessary as keeping homes safe. In fact, they’re related.

Snow storm on the highway

Just last week, the annual Allstate Insurance Company of Canada released its Safe Driving Study. According to the report, it’s the days leading up to the holidays—December 21, 22, and 23—that had the highest number of collision claims, while December 25 and January 1 had the lowest.


The study examined the frequency of claims in Alberta, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Ontario. December 21 had the most (3,150), with December 23 (3,108) a close second.


Explaining the numbers

“With more drivers out on the roads rushing to parties, socializing, their minds racing with gift ideas and checklists of things to do over the holidays, they may not be paying as much attention to the road as they should be,” said Ryan Michel, Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer for Allstate Canada, in a press release issued by the company. “We all have a lot on the go during the holiday season but with winter weather becoming increasing unpredictable, it’s important to recognize that road conditions may be more challenging, so we should all drive with caution, focus on the road ahead, and be patient.”


Allstate conducts its Safe Driving Study to explore and promote discussions about what it means to be a safe driver and how to keep communities and roadways safer for everyone.


Be a safer driver

TripleA and the Canadian Automobile Association offer a winter weather driving brochure filled with facts about winter weather driving, preparation tips, and advice for when you’re on the road in less than perfect conditions.


Basic tips include:

  • Avoid driving in bad weather conditions at all if possible.
  • Be alert, well rested, and sober behind the wheel, and always wear your seatbelt.
  • See and be seen: remove all snow and ice from your vehicle.
  • Stay on main roads and drive carefully.
  • Wear warm clothing.
  • Take a fully charged cell phone with you.
  • Pack a winter survival kit (including warning light or flares, emergency food pack, booster cables, fuel line antifreeze, and more; see brochure)
  • Always have a first aid kit, ice scraper, road maps, flashlight, and blanket.

Leave the worrying at home

In the midst of holiday preparations and travel, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and forgetful. Oftentimes, the biggest thing distracting a driver is what he or she forgot to do before leaving the house.


ADT Pulse Home Automation


AT ADT Home Alarms, our monitored home security systems keep your home safer so you can be a safer driver. Now with ADT Pulse, homeowners and drivers have complete control over their home anytime, anywhere.


Forget to turn off a light? Lock a door? Arm your security system? ADT Pulse lets you do this electronically, on any web-enabled device, no matter how far from your home you may be. Once you arrive at your destination, simply log in to the ADT Pulse app.



You can read more about ADT Pulse here. Alternatively, the ADT Home Alarms team is happy to hear from you. Give us a call today and let us know how we can help you create a safer environment for your family and the community around you.