Iowa earned the number three spot in our list of safest places to live in 2016. After analyzing data and statistics from the FBI, Census Bureau and other agencies and sources, we’ve identified the fifteen safest cities and towns in Iowa. Find out if you live in one of them – or if you should consider moving to Iowa.
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Massachusetts ranked as the fourth safest place to live in the United States in 2016 according to our research and analysis. Now you can find out what towns in the fourth largest and most populated New England state make up the safest cities and towns found in the great state of Massachusetts.
Virginia ranked #2 on our list of safest places to live this year after compiling and analyzing crime data from the FBI, statistics from the Census Bureau and health and safety data from other sources and agencies. Now you can find out what cities and towns in Virginia helped make the state so safe with our list of the 15 safest places to live in Virginia.
Vermont topped our list of the safest places to live in the United States and is also recognized as the second healthiest state by the United Health Foundation. Learn more about the Green Mountain state and what cities and towns rank as the safest places to live in the safest state.
SimpliSafe is in the news – and it isn’t good. IOActive released a security advisory after identifying a vulnerability in the system that allows hackers to remotely capture users PINs so they can disarm the system completely. SimpliSafe has no solution currently. A spokesperson said new hardware is coming that current customers can purchase at a discount, but no word on when. Find out more about what this security flaw is and what SimpliSafe customers can do to improve their safety.
What will ADT’s recent announcement of their acquisition for $6 billion by Apollo Global Management mean for the industry? Find out why this deal should happen and what it could mean for the market as home security companies move to reinvent themselves as complete smart home ecosystems. The future is taking shape as technology advances deeper into our home to improve our lives.
For many homeowners, having a home security system is a question of safety, protection and peace of mind. But it may also make the home significantly more attractive to a prospective home buyer. Traditional hard-wired security systems didn’t offer much flexibility, but with today’s wireless and expansive systems leave the options open to leave the system, expand it or take it with you when you leave. Find out more about why a modern home security system can improve your market value.
Comcast is continuing to build on over three years’ of experience in the world of the connected and secured home, by looking to hire a new VP and Product Evangelist for the Xfinity Home product. This high profile position will be responsible for driving the business, partnerships and awareness of the Xfinity Home service as a leader in the connected smart home and Internet of Things (IoT) industry. Learn more about Comcast’s Xfinity Home future.
Alarm.com continues to lead the charge to the truly smart and connected home with the recent announcement of their service integration with Apple TV and Amazon’s Echo. Through the Alarm.com app and Apple TV, Alarm.com customers can access live video feeds on the largest screen in their home and control their security system. With the Echo integration, customers will have the ability to control aspects of their system with simple voice commands.
Since their inception Scout Alarm and SmartThings have sought to help people make their homes smarter and safer. In December 2015, the companies issued a joint release announcing the launch of Scout’s Professional Monitoring Service on the SmartThings platform. This premium service integration means SmartThings customers now have the option of adding 24/7 professional monitoring and police dispatch to their SmartThings Home Monitoring Package. Find out what else it means for the industry and homeowners.