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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.


Home security door-to-door scams on the rise in Utah

Please enable Javascript to watch this video SALT LAKE COUNTY - It's the time of year when hundreds of Utahns fall victim to door-to-door home security scams. The Better Business Bureau of Utah is war...

Published:  Fri, 26 May 2017 17:14:00 GMT

Vivint Smart Home Executive Todd Santiago Named CXO of the Year by Utah Business

PROVO, Utah--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vivint Smart Home, the leading smart home services ... Before joining Vivint, Santiago served as president of 2GIG, a pioneer in smart home security and automation system...

Published:  Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:14:00 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 ...

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

Vivint will use a Gigabit Wi-Fi mesh to power its Utah home broadband service

More details are emerging about home security and automation company Vivint's plans to connect Utah homes wirelessly ... In the process, it painted a better picture of the broadband system Vivint is u...

Published:  Wed, 12 Mar 2014 09:42:00 GMT

House votes to let lawmakers use taxpayer funds for home security

The House adopted a measure on Wednesday that would allow lawmakers to use taxpayer money to pay for home security systems in the wake of last month's shooting at a GOP baseball practice. Rep. Mia Lov...

Published:  Wed, 26 Jul 2017 22:57:00 GMT

Utah pair accused of deceptively selling security updates in Grandview

Two people from Utah ... ADT security system at the cost of an additional monthly fee. The woman contacted Grandview police in regards to Halladay and Berry on Monday. According to court records she t...

Published:  Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16:48:00 GMT

Secret Service took months to replace alarm system at HW Bush's home, report finds

In January, the Post reported that the security system at Vice President Joe Biden's Delaware home had a long history of false alarms ... Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, who called the replacement delay "whol...

Published:  Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:10:00 GMT

Xandem's security sensors can see through walls

They also picked up a Utah Innovation Award and a $40,000 grant from ... There, it's being used for ambiance, not security: Plugged into a home automation system, the sensors can trigger responses to ...

Published:  Thu, 19 Apr 2012 18:37:00 GMT

NSA data centre brings 300 million daily security scares to its Utah home

Apple tells app makers to strip VoIP toolkit from iOS software in China Utah is being hit with up to 300 million security incidents a day, the state's public safety commissioner says. He complains tha...

Published:  Mon, 22 Feb 2016 19:00:00 GMT

New development in cloud cyber security: 'Space travel' technique allows machine to travel virtually to another system

"Space travel might change the daily practice for many services offered virtually for cloud providers and data centers today, and as this technology becomes more popular in a few years, for the user a...

Published:  Wed, 19 Sep 2012 08:31:00 GMT

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