09 Jul 7 Security Hacks for Park City Residents
The year 2018 was a busy one for Park City residents.
This ski resort in the winter and party-filled city seems to be giving its neighbor Salt Lake City (recently voted #1 in the US for the most dangerous city for property crime) a run for its money.
With several instances of burglary, vandalism, and theft in the past six months, many Park City residents may wonder what they can do to help protect their homes, their businesses, and their loved ones.
Let’s run through 6 security hacks you can do to help deter crime and burglary in your Park City neighborhood plus the ultimate solution, so you can stop worrying and start enjoying life a bit more!
Park City Security Tips
#1 – Check All your Entrances
First, make sure you have secured all your home/business entrances. Check to make sure your doors lock properly and that your windows lock too. If you have any sliding doors, think about reinforcing them with a pole or some type of rod.
Make it a habit to not leave any door or windows unlocked as you go about running errands, going on vacation, etc. Seem like a pretty obvious tip? Yes, it is, but it’s an important one that people often tend to overlook in the busy day-to-day we all live in.
#2 – Remove Flyers from Your Front Door
Letting flyers build up on your front door/porch makes it look like you aren’t home. Those little flyers may be a little annoying at times, but definitely don’t leave them at your front door. Make sure to use them or get rid of them.
#3 – Make Sure to Keep Up With Your Yard
Letting big trees and bushes go wild in your front yard and block your window/entrance and make it easier to hide in is one way to invite some mischief-seeking thugs.
By keeping your yard landscaped, not only will your neighbors appreciate it, you’ll be able to see your yard better from your windows and front door.
#4 – Don’t Broadcast Your Location on Social Media
Yup, social media is a great tool to stay in touch with people. But letting people know you are on vacation by posting statuses or photos and tagging an exotic location, especially if your profile isn’t private, is a bad idea.
Be mindful the next time you go on vacation!
#5 – Ask Neighbors You Trust to Check In
Asking a close family member or neighbor to keep their eye on your home when you’re on vacation is a great way to keep tabs on everything.
#6 – Keep A Light On at Night
If possible, you may consider keeping a light on while you’re on vacation or out at night to make it look like someone is home.
#7 – Get An Alarm System
The above tips are nice little ways to try and help increase your home security. And they can even give the appearance that you are home when you aren’t.
But a high-quality alarm system is an excellent way to do it all in the most convenient, efficient way.
1. Check Your Entrances Remotely
With ADT Pulse and Z-wave devices, you can set up door and window sensors, so you can know if your entrances are locked and secured, or if you happened to leave one of them unlocked when you ran out the door.
Also, if you have toddlers in your home, having door and windows sensors is nice because it can help alert you if one of the doors are opened.
2. Get a Doorbell Camera
While there isn’t a security device that will remove junk and flyers from your front door, a doorbell cam is awesome because it lets you communicate with those at your front door.
Whether you’re upstairs in bed, or at the grocery store, you can talk with those at your front door as if you’re home.
3. Security Cameras
Once again, there isn’t a security device that will mow and trim your hedges and bushes, but outdoor cameras and indoor cameras can help give you the visibility you need to check around your yard or inside your home from wherever you are.
With ADT Pulse and the ADT mobile app, you can check in on your home in real time from the palm of your hand with a smart phone and internet access.
Also, no need to ask a neighbor to check in because you’ll already be in the know!
4. Keep a Light On
With Z-wave devices, you can remotely turn your hooked up lights on and off easily. As a plus, you can also unlock or lock your front door if it has a smart deadlock on it.
Want to turn that living room light on while you’re sitting in your hotel room in Park City on your next staycation? Open up the ADT mobile app and do it with ease.
The above are just some of the convenient features an awesome security system has to offer. You can also get 24/7 monitoring. That way you can be notified of any threatening events (like a carbon monoxide leak) and even control your thermostat.
Talk about ease and convenience.
So next time you’re enjoying the slopes, running off to the Sundance Film Festival, or going to any of the several parties and events throughout the year, think about the convenience and safety and peace of mind a top-of-the-line security system will offer