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Do Crime Shows Put You on Your Guard? 81% of Fans Say Yes

Jump to: Each State’s Most Searched Netflix Crime Show Interesting Findings How Crime Shows Influence Home Security Concerns Survey Findings Methodology Americans can’t get enough of crime shows. Last year, crime dramas made up about one-fifth of all scripted shows on network television. And as of the publication of this article, about one-third of Netflix

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What should I look for when buying a security system?

  Choosing a home security system can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to. This article breaks down the basic structure of a home security system and what you should look for when buying one. Most home security systems include two main parts: the equipment you install, and the monitoring service that keeps your system

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What’s the Difference Between Surveillance Cameras and Security Cameras?

  Your eyes can’t be everywhere at once. Luckily, technology has allowed us to place cameras in locations where we can’t always be present. From surveillance cameras in public spaces like parking lots and grocery stores to more personal security cameras inside and outside your home, cameras look out for us when we can’t look

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Here are the COVID-19-Related Problems Couples Bickered Over the Most

For many of us, quarantine has highlighted the relationships in our lives we care to invest in and those we don’t. Feel like bailing on your social distance hangout? Now you can claim you woke up with a sore throat. Don’t really feel like going to brunch with those friends again? You don’t need to—now

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The Top 15 States with “Smart Home” on the Brain

One of the first smart devices to see widespread adoption was the smartphone. Now, people are using that first smart device to search for newer ones—particularly ones that make home life easier, more comfortable, and more automatic. The team at Smart Home Solutions, an authorized provider of Vivint, analyzed Google search volume from the last

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Curb the Spread of Germs with Hands-Free Control

It’s more important than ever to slow the spread of COVID-19. To keep germs at bay, we should limit the number of surfaces we touch, and the amount of people we interact with.  Smart home automation, including voice command and IoT devices controlled through smartphone apps, helps you avoid manually operating devices and getting your

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Summer Theft in the Last 5 Years: Which States Have It Best and Worst?

Six months ago, the team at Clearlink, an authorized retailer of Vivint smart home security that powers VivintSource.com, helped debunk the myth that winter brings thieves out of the woodwork. It’s actually summer thieves that are the busiest of all.  The reasons aren’t clear, but the professor we cited previously guesses that theft spikes when

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Spring and Summer 2019: Salt Lake City Events at Vivint Smart Home Arena

Located in downtown Salt Lake City, Vivint Smart Home Arena seats nearly 20,000 people and includes fifty luxury suites. The arena, which opened in 1991 as the Delta Center, is owned and operated by Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment. It has been known as Vivint Smart Home Arena since October 2015, when the smart

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The Safest Military Towns in America

A well-guarded military base can imply that such areas—including the nearby military towns—are safe and secure. According to the Military Family Advisory Network, 78% of surveyed military personnel still live off base and in the surrounding cities. This made us wonder which military towns in the US are the safest and which aren’t as secure

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Living Alone: A Survey of Millennials

Millennials are choosing to move back home or rent longer rather than purchase a home after college. They’re also less likely than other age groups to live alone whether they rent or own a property. Tough job markets have made it difficult for young adults to find jobs that pay enough, and the burden of

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