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The Safest Cities in Texas

Apr 04, 2023|

As the second-biggest state by size and population, there are many reasons to reside in the Lone Star State. Along with employment and schools, it's wise to consider the safety of your family and belongings when choosing the right place to put down stakes.

If you're interested in home security, then learning about the safest places to live in Texas is the next step to finding your dream house. With the right research, you can make an informed decision about the right home in the right neighborhood and then protect your peace of mind with an automated home security system.

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Dallas-Fort Worth

Highland Village

According to Neighborhood Scout, Highland Village boasts a property crime rate that’s about 73% lower than the state average and offers a nice balance between being a peaceful, quiet neighborhood and a decently sized population center. The area's known for its numerous parks while still being close enough to large shopping centers and social hubs. If you travel often, you will be happy to know that Highland Village is conveniently located close to the airport.


In addition to being one of the primary business hubs in the state, Colleyville is also one of the safest cities to live in Texas. The area is perfect for traveling professionals as it's located right next to the DFW airport. The Las Colinas Business Center is right there as well, so plenty of business executives frequent the location. This means the area has an abundance of security on-site, which reduces the amount of potential criminal activity in the area.

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Flower Mound

This city gets its name from the 12.5-acre flower mound that serves as the area's most notable landmark. Nature lovers will enjoy the abundance of natural spaces and wilderness to explore. When coupled with the highly organized schedule of public events, such as music concerts and 5K runs, Flower Mound remains an incredibly peaceful place to settle down and reconnect with mother nature. The Flower Mound crime rate is lower than 65% of U.S. communities, and Money Magazine recently rated it the fourth "best place to live" in all of the United States.

Trophy Club

Trophy Club is a premier planned community located near the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Its main claim to fame is being built around a golf course designed by Ben Hogan. This makes it an upscale area that serves as the perfect place to get away from the stresses of contemporary living. Crime rates in this area are extremely low, which makes it an ideal option for those looking for some added peace of mind.

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Hutto is a modest town situated to the northeast of Austin. Residents appreciate the splendor of country living while only being a short drive away from more excitement. Hutto is known for its unique hippopotamus tour and series of live music festivals. The area’s property crime rate is about a third lower than Texas' average, which is great news for homebuyers who want to enjoy a peaceful place to live. Hutto is also home to a number of wonderful eateries and other activities, making it attractive to people of all ages.


Bunker Hill Village

While surrounded by Houston proper, Bunker Hill Village is actually its own incorporated city with a suburban character. It's a great place to live if you like parks, walkable neighborhoods, and plenty of green spaces. Bunker Hill was originally established around the local lumber industry in the early-mid 20th century. Since the 1960s, the city has emerged as an affluent home to nearly 4,000 residents.

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West University Place

As the name implies, West University Place is a college town through and through. However, it has a mix of other demographics as well. This is a testament to how safe the neighborhood is, despite the reputation for college towns having more crime. While there's a thriving nightlife scene in West University Place, there is a substantial neighborhood watch program and a responsive police force firmly in place. This keeps would-be criminals in check, so crime is rarely an issue in this section of the Houston metropolitan area.

Benefits of a home security system and home automation in Texas

Even in the safest neighborhoods, having a home security system is something we always recommend. Nobody expects a burglary to take place, and taking some precautions to secure your belongings will ensure that your home and family are as safe as possible. The best method to avoid an unwanted outcome is to prevent it in the first place. Here are some of the key benefits of installing a home security system.

  • The convenience of smart control
  • Ability to monitor what occurs at home
  • Alarms that instantly alert you to any unscheduled activity
  • Easy setup, professional installation, and smart devices that work seamlessly with a home security system

Smart Hub and app control

With our smart home and security system, you can take control of your home from the comfort of your phone. You can turn on lights, adjust the thermostat, and engage smart locks with just a few taps. The Smart Hub and Vivint app allow you to fully manage your home and integrate additional products.

Monitoring your home

We offer several security cameras you can place throughout your property. Indoor cameras keep you informed on all things inside your home. Outdoor and doorbell cameras ensure your perimeter's guarded. With Vivint on your side, there will be zero blind spots on your property.

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A sensor for every occasion

You can install security sensors and safety alarms in many places in your home. For instance, you can have window sensors installed that detect broken glass and other signs of an invasion. While you're at it, secure your vehicle with a Car Guard GPS tracking tool.

Ease-of-use and smart speaker compatibility

Our home security equipment is very simple and offers intuitive controls. A few swipes and taps on a phone app are all you will need to perform vital functions. Vivint systems also enjoy compatibility with popular smart devices like Google Home, Nest, and Amazon Echo. Simply integrate your smart home assistant with your Vivint products to make peace of mind easy and automatic.

The best way to protect your home

A smart home security system is the ultimate way to protect what matters most to you in this world. Rest easy knowing both your family and home are safe, even if you are unable to watch them 24/7. Our comprehensive inventory of security sensors, security cameras, and smart home devices will provide what you are looking for. The best part is that you don't need a comprehensive knowledge of automation technology to get started. Call 855.822.1220 to speak to our Smart Home Pros who will help secure your Texas home.

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