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Home Security in Utah

Utah MapUtahans might be surprised to find out that they face a higher-than-average likelihood of becoming a victim of property crime: 1 in every 34 residents of the state will experience burglary or other related violations of their home security and safety. Fortunately, there are a number of ways they can better protect themselves against such intrusions.

A good home security system is the best defense against home invasion and burglary in Utah. While most systems have 24/7 monitoring of all components (e.g. door and window sensors, alarms, and smoke detectors), many people are choosing affordable packages that have remote technology included. Using their smartphones, tablets, laptops, or other devices with Internet connectivity, customers can disarm home security systems, change thermostat settings, lock and unlock doors, or even see a live video feed from cameras in their homes' systems. This is especially popular for Utah residents who are regularly away from home and want the peace of mind that comes from having on-demand proof that everything at home is safe and secure.

When planning to leave homes unoccupied for longer periods of time, Utahans should make it as unlikely as possible that their residences will become a target of burglary by maintaining the impression of occupancy. For example, mail, newspapers, and other packages should either be held until owners return or collected by a willing neighbor at the end of the day. Also, arrangements should be made to maintain the exterior of the property, particularly with respect to snow removal and lawn care. Finally, some Utahans make the mistake of announcing upcoming absences on Twitter, Facebook, or other social media, letting friends and criminals alike know that their homes will be unoccupied in the near future and thus a great candidate for criminal activity.

Nonetheless, residents of Utah have many ways they can make sure that their loved ones and their belongings have as much protection as possible by choosing a good home security company and making wise decisions when leaving their homes unoccupied for a time.


Smart Home Technology Protects Homes During Holiday Travel

PROVO, Utah--(BUSINESS WIRE)--More than 103 million Americans ... J.D. Power ranked Vivint Smart Home "Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Home Security Systems." For more information, visit

Published:  Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:09:00 GMT

Hackers linked to Russians target banks from Moscow to Utah

A previously unknown ring of Russian-speaking hackers has stolen as much as $10 million from U.S. and Russian banks in the last 18 months, according to a Moscow-based cyber-security ... network via the home computer of the lender's system administrator.

Published:  Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:07:00 GMT

Chilling footage shows killers lying in wait before executing a 24-year-old and his neighbor in home invasion - as his devastated mom blasts cops for botched investigation

The mystery surrounding the murder Cyle Van Kome is no closer to being solved despite a year long investigation into the case by Utah police ... is surveillance footage captured by Nelson's security system. The footage shows three masked men, laying ...

Published:  Fri, 08 Dec 2017 19:10:00 GMT

Utah County's Most Wanted: Serial shoplifter wanted after stealing home security system

The Utah County Sheriff's Office is actively seeking Colby Shepherd, last known to live in the Provo area, for one warrant for his arrest. Shepherd's warrant stems from an incident in March. Police reports state loss prevention officers observed ...

Published:  Sun, 07 Aug 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Home Security scams expected to skyrocket in Utah this summer, BBB says

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah - You buy a home security system to keep you and your loved ones safe. But the people selling you these products may not have your best interest in mind. The Better Business Bureau of Utah is warning consumers to keep their guard up ...

Published:  Wed, 25 May 2016 18:18:41 GMT

Three UT Austin Scientists Named HHMI Professors for Innovation in Undergraduate Education

UT Austin is the only institution to have three ... Ellington, the Fraser Professor of Biochemistry in the Center for Systems and Synthetic Biology, and a National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellow, works on synthetic biology and biotechnology.

Published:  Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Report: Homeless Utah mothers need better housing, child care access

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah women with children ... be required "to leave their children home alone so they can go work a $10-an-hour job." "Child care is a tool that these moms need to improve their economic security," she said. Seed also said there is ...

Published:  Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:17:00 GMT

Vivint Launches A New Home Automation System Complete With A Tiny Doorbell Camera

Home security ... tech lab in Utah and has steadily rolled out innovative products since becoming Vivint. Vivint is not alone in its quest to expand past home security. ADT, Comcast and Verizon offer similar home automation and security systems.

Published:  Mon, 18 May 2015 17:00:00 GMT

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