Saturday, April 11, 2015


It's one of the saddest things that comes to mind...
The questions that people ask themselves after a tragedy.

Why didn't we check the smoke detector batteries?
Why didn't I unload the gun?
Why didn't I call?
Why wasn't he/she wearing their seatbelt ?
Why didn't we just get a burglar alarm?

These questions are saddest because the tragedies that ensued might have been avoidable and the outcome may have been different.

I love what I do as a Security Specialist. I help people to add value to their homes, schools, churches and businesses by walking through the premiss and pointing out vulnerabilities such as poorly lit areas, dangerous/hazardous conditions, areas that may present liability issues (Slip/Fall conditions) and areas that my be tempting to criminals.

I don't show up at a location to sell a burglar alarm, that's not fun, exciting or something that takes a great deal of creativity. After all, people can buy all types of stuff in department stores, home builder outlets and online. I achieve satisfaction from helping people notice possible threats and issues before they become costly and money starts walking out of the doors. 

Wether it's showing a home owner how to create a safer driveway area for their small children, helping keep parishioners safe when they'er performing church business after service hours, saving a store owner thousands of dollars in losses due shoplifting and employee thefts; these are just some of the ways I get to use my skills and creativity every day. I thrive because everyone's needs are different and every solution to their challenges are unique. There's never redundancy or lack of challenge. 

But I do have a preference...
I prefer to work with proactive people: people who take the safety of themselves, their families, employees and communities seriously.
Proactive people understand that even the most extreme safeguard measures cannot guarantee that nothing will ever happen, but they are willing to do their best to minimize the risks and possible losses. They sleep better at night, knowing that they've done all within their power to provide the safest possible environment for the people and things they value most.

It's heart-wrenchingly difficult to talk about safety to someone who has recently suffered a loss. Victims are emotional, attempting to make decisions under a cloud of stressful duress. They feel pressured to avoid a repeated incident, but sadly, in the case of burglary, this is often the case as criminals seek easy targets and often are thrilled to attack the same location over and over. 

Victims, acting under emotion pressure, often make hasty decisions and are not open to suggestion because the pain and fear associated with robbery, fire, assault and law suite is overwhelming.

So my question is simple...
Is it better to install a smoke detector before or after flames have destroys valuables?
Is it better to install an ADT monitored alarm system before a burglary or after you've filed an insurance claim? 

Saturday, March 7, 2015


Gone are the days when cooks leave pies on the window-sill to cool.

Its just to tempting for a passer-by, stray animal or even bugs to render the dessert lost or inedible. Modern cooks, working in modern kitchens, use modern techniques & technologies to prepare, cool & store food.

So why is it that so many modern homes are still being protected from unlawful entry by a small length of chain & a few screws?

Whether you home is modest

Or a monument

Your HOME is Your Castle

And deserves to be Guarded as such.

Your family, property & pets should be shielded from harm & mishaps with layers of protection.

Starting with gates, locks, bars

& with a monitored Security System that Alerts you,

ADT’s Monitoring Centers & the proper Authorities, should there be a fire, flood, intrusion or carbon monoxide threat.

Saturday, October 18, 2014



Some people left their car in the long-term parking at San Jose while away, and someone broke into the car. Using the information on the car's registration in the glove compartment, they drove the car to the people's home in Pebble Beach and robbed it. So I guess if we are going to leave the car in long-term parking, we should NOT leave the registration/insurance cards in it, nor your remote garage door opener. This gives us something to think about with all our new electronic technology.

2. GPS
Someone had their car broken into while they were at a football game. Their car was parked on the green which was adjacent to the football stadium and specially allotted to football fans. Things stolen from the car included a garage door remote control, some money and a GPS which had been prominently mounted on the dashboard. When the victims got home, they found that their house had been ransacked and just about everything worth anything had been stolen. The thieves had used the GPS to guide them to the house. They then used the garage remote control to open the garage door and gain entry to the house. The thieves knew the owners were at the football game, they knew what time the game was scheduled to finish and so they knew how much time they had to clean out the house. It would appear that they had brought a truck to empty the house of its contents. Something to consider if you have a GPS - don't put your home address in it... Put a nearby address (like a store or gas station) so you can still find your way home if you need to, but no one else would know where you live if your GPS were stolen.

I never thought of this....... This lady has now changed her habit of how she lists her names on her cell phone after her handbag was stolen. Her handbag, which contained her cell phone, credit card, wallet, etc., was stolen. Twenty minutes later when she called her hubby, from a pay phone telling him what had happened, hubby says, "I received your text asking about our Pin number and I've replied a little while ago." When they rushed down to the bank, the bank staff told them all the money was already withdrawn. The thief had actually used the stolen cell phone to text "hubby" in the contact list and got hold of the pin number. Within 20 minutes he had withdrawn all the money from their bank account.
Moral of the lesson:

Do not disclose the relationship between you and the people in your contact list. Avoid using names like Home, Honey, Hubby, Sweetheart, Dad, Mom, etc....

b. And very importantly, when sensitive info is being asked through texts, CONFIRM by calling back. 

c. Also, when you're being texted by friends or family to meet them somewhere, be sure to call back to confirm that the message came from them. If you don't reach them, be very careful about going places to meet "family and friends" who text you.

A lady went grocery-shopping at a local mall and left her purse sitting in the children's seat of the cart while she reached something off a shelf... Wait till you read the WHOLE story! Her wallet was stolen, and she reported it to the store personnel. After returning home, she received a phone call from the Mall Security to say that they had her wallet and that although there was no money in it, it did still hold her personal papers. She immediately went to pick up her wallet, only to be told by Mall Security that they had not called her. By the time she returned home again, her house had been broken into and burglarized. The thieves knew that by calling and saying they were Mall Security, they could lure her out of her house long enough for them to burglarize it.


If I had a nickel for every person who said... "I don't need an alarm, I have a dog."
Boy, would I have some Cha-Ching!

We know our dogs are smart, love us and are part of the family. But I think we impart a bit too much human character to our fine-four-legged-friends when we believe they will pick up the phone and call 911 in an emergency. A good home security system should notify authorities if there's a fire, invasion or medical event. 

Learn more about ADT Pulse!

If you think it's wise to put your safety in the fury hands of Spot...

I only hope you don't have to tell him, "Go get help, boy!"
And he comes back with your slippers...SMILE*


People often ask me if ADT is hiring, and I always tell them yes. Truth is, there's always openings in professions that set high standards. Opportunity abounds in fields that require high performance, self discipline, drive, tolerance, self motivation, acquired skills and an appreciation for quality. People who need to be told what to do, when & how to do it, simply don't thrive in environments that demand constant adjustment, creativity and a penchant for problem solving. Working at ADT is not tactile, never redundant and it's certainly not stagnant, as technology constantly changes the playing field. It's a place where You are the master of Your own destiny.
Protecting What Matters Most!

If you think you have the moxie to make it with the leaders in the security industry, please feel free to call me @ 662-582-1105, to learn more, apply and start your own career is the business of helping save lives and protecting property.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Homes, Schools, Churches & Businesses
All need what I bring
So, I step to the door
I knock or bell ring
They all ask the question - How much does it cost
I answer by asking - how much will be lost
If the villains get wind
That your spot is easy pickings
It’s your windows they’ll shatter
Your doors, they’ll be kicking
It’s your treasured possessions
They will cart off
Of course, they are insured
But, they still will be lost
And what of your youngsters 
Alone, unattended
Do you know when they are home
And who they’ve befriended
Can you see if they are studying or watching TV
The price of this kind of control
Just how much should it be
To manage what matters
From the palm of your hand
Yet you call it’s expensive 
I don’t understand
Because, it’s less than the price 
Of your flat-screen TV
What I offer is priceless


Rippin & running these roads @ break-neck pace
Driving like l’m prepping for an Indie race
Gotta get in front of folks and show’em what I’ve got
They be break’n sweats cause they think  it costs a lot

But, all the driving doesn’t bother me 
I’ve got a jones to show off this technology
So I go here, there, all over the place
So folks can pick up their phone and view the business space

It’s quite a challenge, but man…I’m love’n what I do
As a matter of fact, I dig the paycheck too
So please forgive me, I can’t help but smile
I’m hook’n up BUSI’s mile after mile

And when the day’s work is done and I’m safely at home
I know I’ve made people safer, another ADT customer won


It’s been a beautiful day of shopping, work, activity, social activities - life. You arrive home to find your door standing open, your possessions strewn about and your electronics gone. This is a reality for thousands each day as shiftless thieves lay in wait for the hard-working person to  leave long enough for them to reap havoc. 

We take care to invest in comfy, cozy home environments. We pay our insurance premiums and hope we never have to report a claim. But we often forget a measure of protection that can possibly prevent the destruction, damage (tangible and emotional) of a home invasion.  

As a sales consultant for ADT, the nations oldest and largest Security Industry, I often meet clients who believe that security is for the rich and super-wealthy; not hard-working folks. This is a widespread myth. Anything…home, car, health, finances and certainly family, that is worth having is worth protecting. 
Home & Neighborhood Safety

We purchase insurance to cover loss. Isn’t it just smart to insure against that loss before it strikes? Statistics have shown that a home or business displaying signs of  security systems are far less likely to be targeted by thieves and vandals. Call me at 662-582-1105 to find out how you can protect your treasures and possibly qualify for a discount with your insurance agency!

Saturday, June 7, 2014



   So, school is out and you get to worry while you work. Are the kids ok? Are they safe inside or riding their bikes in traffic? Is the sitter feeding them on time or just rushing a snack before you get back?

I'm a Mom and a Grandmother, so I know all the questions that run amuck in your brain when you aren't with your children. And, as a child advocate, I recommend ADT Solutions, not just because I'm an ADT Security Consultant, but because I was a latch-key kid. I know first hand, the challenges of parenting and the opportunities that presents themselves to unattended children. 

ADT has solutions that allow you to monitor everything from the opening of doors to how high the AC is turned up. Personally, I enjoy the video monitoring that allows you SEE who's in your home. 

No longer do you have to call the house and hope they haven't forwarded the call to their cell. If you want to know if you child is at home, simply log onto the web and view your cameras. 

I'm not talking SPYING. I'm talking checking up & checking on. Monitoring routines. Like...
...are they studying or watching TV all day?
...are there people in your house that you disapprove of? there any bullying taking place?
...and a multitude of other questions that plague our minds when we go to work each day and leave our children at home alone or with a sitter.

ADT is more than a noise to frighten burglars away. ADT is total home management (Business Too) but that's another topic for another day. 
ADT is all that futuristic stuff we saw in the movies, when we were kids ourselves. Opening doors and turning on lights before we get out of the car...that's just a taste. Knowing what's happening when it that's futuristic.


Going on vacation? No worries!
Travel for a living? Still, no worries.
That's what the ADT peace of mind is all about. 


As you can probably tell, I love talking about what ADT can do...SMILE*

Thursday, December 26, 2013


Quasimodo and Esmeralda sought sanctuary in the Cathedral. We too seek the protection of the Church in times of tribulation & great fear. But God dwells in our hearts, that is where He truly makes His home, not in a building. This is why we must not be confused about the safety of our houses of worship. The house of The Lord has the same needs as our domiciles. The bills must be paid to keep the utilities turned on. The grounds must be kept and the repairs made. The church, however Holy, will not clean itself - someone must vacuum and dust.

So; that stated, why is it that we put bars and alarms on our homes and expect God to work over-time keeping the church safe from thieves and vandals? The church is valuable property and should be protected as such. 

In the dusty-country, where I live, most houses of worship have no plans in place to thwart theft, fire, violence, molestation or any other calamities that are increasingly befalling modern-day sanctuaries. What’s worse is the lack of thought given to fact that it could happen to any of us at any given time. Rarely are such issues discussed in board meetings. Yet we are appalled when the headlines read of tragedy in a neighboring county/town.

Taking a stand for safety in the church is a pro-active and productive move. People are frightened and it’s only good leadership to alleviate those fears by implementing measures to combat church-place crime before it arises.

Here are some helpful links for educating your parish, family and community.  Remember…it’s not weakness to protect the ones you love - it’s smart.

ADT Security Service specializes in meeting the security needs of homes, industries, businesses, schools, farms and…yes - Churches too.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013


There is no such thing as a “Victimless Crime.” Wrong doing always leaves someone worse off, than had the crime not been committed.  There are three types of criminals:

The Opportunist. 
This type of criminal makes choices within blurred moral boundaries, often believing that they aren’t hurting anyone or that their actions are fine as long as they don’t get caught. This person won’t pick your pocket or rob you at gun point. But if he/she finds a wallet, they will keep the money. They won’t break into a house or car, but if the door is open or the windows are down, they may help themselves to any accessible goodies. The Opportunist takes advantage of an unfortunate situation, even at the expense of others.
The Opportunist is also referred to as ( The Petty Criminal ) as their criminal activities are often low in loss value and almost never involves physical harm or danger.

The Hardened Criminal.
Opposite of the petty criminal, the hardened criminal makes judgment calls base purely on criminal intent. 

Breaking and Entering/Burglary…………..Battery
Armed robbery……………………………..Crimes of Passion
Car jacking………………………………....Arson
The hardened criminal engages these activities despite the possible ramifications of imprisonment or even death. They make choices based on perceived needs or desires and consequences are usually weighed only after they have been apprehended.

Masterminds and Psychotics
These types of criminals are becoming more prevalent in society because of the breakdown of the nuclear family and the preponderance of violence in the media which relentlessly depicts graphic gratuitous scenes and hateful lyrics. While mastermind criminals often suffer from schizophrenia and delusions of grandeur, psychotics may suffer pathological tendencies (uncontrollable urges) or lack empathy and other human traits that allow peaceful social adjustment. These are people who genuinely feel they have little or no control over their own actions or the may even feel compelled to do things by forces outside themselves; such as Aliens or hearing voices. 
Urges may evolve gradually. They may plot for years to commit a crime. Or they may simply snap (Go Postal: a catch phrase of the seventies to depict mass shootings in public places).

Serial Killings……………………………….........Genocide
Crimes of the most heinous nature are often committed by persons with deep mental and emotional wounds/gaps. They lack empathy; the human quality that permits one to understand and identify with the suffering of another. They may be hopelessly entwined in Satanic activity. They may even see their victims as Things and not People

It is up to each of us to act in a fashion that improves our own level of personal safety. We must teach our children to watch for the signs of instability in the people around them, lest they fall victims to those who prey on innocence and kindness. The world is full of goodness and beauty, but wickedness abounds and we mustn’t give it an opportunity to take root in our homes or our hearts.  

Sunday, December 15, 2013


Crime is nothing new. After all the first family in history suffered the agony of crime when Cane killed his brother, Able. It may seem as if the world has gone bonkers, but in reality not mush has changed; We simply have a thing called the “Media” that tells us about it all.

Crime is real. And it is our responsibility to conduct ourselves in a fashion that reduces the risk of being the victims of crime, violent or otherwise. It’s important to stop and think:
If I were a criminal, what vulnerabilities could I spot?
What would be the easiest way for a perpetrator to attach/victimize me?
What does my body language say about my ability to defend myself, family, property?
What do I own/have/wear, that criminals might find valuable and what would I do if someone wanted to take it?
Who can I call or where can I go in the event of an assault/crime?  

Questions like these bare thought - before bad things happen; And they do happen…everyday. 
Call me, Mary Kelly: 662-582-1105, or email me: to learn more about how ADT home/business Security can help keep the people and things you care about the most, safe. 


“Watch as well as Pray.” That’s what the Bible tells us. Staying safe is often a matter of being aware of potential threats and having contingency plans in place to thwart those threats. Nothing can keep us completely out of harm’s way, but we can avoid some mishaps just by keeping our eyes & minds open to them. 

This Holiday Season can be safer by taking a few common-sense step:
Put packages/gifts in the trunk instead of the back seat - out of sight.
Put all wrappings in black garbage bags after ripping then up. Don’t advertise that new 50” TV by sitting the box out on the curb.
Make it hard for intruders to know when your home is empty by keeping a different light on every day.
Choose the ADT Pulse System ( Get Hooked Up )to gain total control of your home/business  via remote monitoring.
Watch for strangers in your neighborhood.
Talk to your family about safety. 

Here are some great videos. And please feel free to call with questions and concerns: 662-582-1105. Happy Holidays…SMILE*