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Which States Have the Most Missing Persons?

Missing Persons per capita map

According to NamUS, over 600,000 people go missing each year in the United States, ranging from young children to older individuals. Famous missing person cases such as the Elizabeth Smart or Jayme Closs disappearances are well-known missing persons cases, but countless other cases never make it to the spotlight. National Missing Persons Day—February 3—gives the


Which States Have the Most Neighborhood Watch Programs?

Neighborhood Watch Map

Community watch programs have their roots in America’s colonial days. The Town Watch was a way for neighbors to alert the authorities—often a lone night guard—about suspicious activities in their village. Over time, the concept has grown and adapted into the modern neighborhood crime watch. The idea is simple: communities look out for one another


Holiday Theft Rates Are Lower than You Think—See the 10 Safest and Iffiest States

If Home Alone taught us anything, it’s that Christmas brings warm fuzzies to the hearts of burglars and thieves too. Of course, the Wet Bandits are caricatures, not real people. And according to criminology professor Dr. Janet Lauritsen, it’s actually summer, not winter, that’s “open season” for burglary, car theft, and general thievery. That said,


The Safest and Most Dangerous States to Retire

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What are the safest states in the US to retire? Considering 10,000 baby boomers retire every year, according to the Pew Research Center, now’s a good time to look at safety stats across the nation. Our team looked at FBI statistics and government data, focusing on six main data points—property crime rates, ombudsman complaints (complaints


4 Ways a Smart Home Can Promote Green Living

African Descent Kid Separating Recyclable Trash

  A smart home combines smart technology and home automation to make life easier for its occupants. And smart home tech is certainly convenient—the ability to automate nearly any aspect of a home is one of the best things to come from Vivint. Smart home devices include lighting which can be controlled with your voice,


Vivint Ping Indoor Camera Review

Vivint Ping Camera

  Security cameras are an essential part of any modern home security setup. There’s more to cameras than just recording video these days, though. Like many other devices, home cameras have joined the ranks of smart home tech, with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, remote smartphone access, and other connected features becoming standard. If you’re looking


Your Guide to Staying Safe When Living Alone

Young Asian man using the laptop in the living room.

In 2012, the US Census Bureau “estimated that thirty-two million Americans live by themselves. More than half of them are women, but men have been closing the gap.” Find yourself among these numbers? This growing preference for solo living is not only an American trend but also an international one. By 2030, Euromonitor International expects


Vivint Streety: Your Friendly Neighborhood Watch App

Neighborhood, Suburb

Through its network of shared cameras, Streety is the ultimate approach to a neighborhood watch. The idea is simple, convenient, and timely for users. In any neighborhood, there are dozens of houses using outdoor security cameras. The Streety app combines the vision of all cameras by allowing users to share camera access or footage with


How to Secure Your Home from 6 Common Home Hazards

Electricity short circuit / Electrical failure resulting in electricity wire burnt

  Everyone wants to keep their families safe, and when it comes to safety at home, there are obvious hazards to prepare for. But what about the hazards you don’t even know or may forget about? You need to plan for common home hazards, from falls and fires to choking and chemicals, to keep your


Spring 2018: Salt Lake City Events at Vivint Smart Home Arena

Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah

  Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, the Vivint Smart Home Arena hosts many of the state’s biggest events. Originally known as the Delta Center, the building was dedicated in October of 1991. The arena, owned and operated by Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment, seats nearly 20,000 people and cost


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