Theft Deterrant

A perk to having a Titan Alarm home security system, is that you also get a complimentary lawn sign, saying your house is protected by Titan Alarm, a great benefit of that is that it can potentially scare off potential intruders into your house. Normally a burglar will look and see if they can find a house with easy entry and escapes, but having a security system does not allow them that luxury. Informing them that you have a security system with your yard sign can potentially thwart their hit on your house. Unfortunately a lot of people head to eBay and buy fake security signs for their yard, rather then paying and using a security system for their residence or business. In this blog, we’re going to fill you in on why you should never just buy a yard sign and actually install a security system from Titan Alarm.



The Risks of Using Fake Security Signs

Do you remember the age old saying. “you get what you pay for.”? By only buying a security sign, to install a fake security system, this will fully apply to you. The following risks are all things you’re going to come up against if you take the fake, cheap way out.

• Signs aren’t fully convincing. Using a fake security company sign that can display even legitimate companies, can still not make a burglar look away from your house. So having a security system installed will be your best deterrent.

• Easily outsmarted. Most thieves know how to use Google and will use it to their advantage, if you have an outdated or fake lawn sign, the thieves will most likely know.

• Nothing happens. Without a security system, once a thief breaks in, literally nothing happens. No alarms are triggered, the police are not dispatched, the thief has free reign to roam about picking up your valuables.

Faking a System.

Having a fake home security system, is as cheap, unwise and just stupid as you can get. There is nothing stopping a thief from breaking in, other then your hopes of trying to trick them with a fake yard sign or some non-monitored security cameras. The safest way for you to really protect your house or business, is to invest and have a proper security system professionally installed.


Install a home security system.

Not only does installing a real security system help boost your houses’s security, but the system can also help protect with other emergencies that may occur too. With a Titan Alarm Home Security System, you can arm your house to detect fires, flooding, power outages and even make sure that all of your doors are locked when you forget to lock them. With 24/7 monitoring, your house will be safe in our hands.




Motion Detectors and Lights.

There’s nothing like a motion detecting light on the driveway to freak out a burglar. One of the best additions to a home security system is to install motion detectors and motion detecting lights. With the system from Titan Alarm, when there is motion detected on your premises, you can receive notifications straight to your smart phone and you’re able to monitoring what is happening. If your house or business is set to Armed and you’re away, our Central Station monitoring company will check in on your premises and make sure there is nothing happening.




Window and Door Alarms.

These are some amazing thief deterrent, and can thwart most break ins. When you have these installed in different locations all of your house, if a burglar tries to break in through a window or door, it will trigger the alarm and alert local authorities to your house. It will also send you a notification as well to your smart phone, so you can check your security cameras to see what is actually happening in your house.

Smart Locks.

There are so many different kind of locks you can get for your doors now a days. From the classic master lock, to the more advanced smart locks that are accessible with your phone, we want to find the best fit for your needs. With smart locks, you can check and make sure all of your doors are locked, all from your smart phone. There is also a major benefit to the locks, you can get notifications anytime the locks are opened or closed, so if someone tries to get in to your house that shouldn’t be, you’ll receive a notification that someone is trying to access your front door. This also saves you from having to make spare keys and have those keys floating around in the world. With a smart lock from Titan Alarm, you can actually set different codes for different people who are coming and going in the house.


Looks are Everything.

Keeping your house active, even when you’re not there, with Titan Alarm you can set up timers to have lights turn on and off, as well as the tv. With these tricks installed you can hopefully keep burglars away, leading them to believe that you’re home and that your house isn’t one that they want to risk trying to break into.

What You Should Do.

The best advice we can give you to achieve a real peace of mind, is to install a real, customised, home security system for your house. With Titan Alarm we will have a security system specialist come out and evaluate your property and help you come up with a solution that is going to fit your every need. Give Titan the chance to set you up for a win, and keep your house, your loved ones, and your belongings safe. Call us today 602-680-4567.

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Updated by Titan Alarm on October 31, 2018.

Prevent Phoenix Bicycle Theft


Downtown Phoenix is such a great area to spend the weekends biking around going cafe to cafe and bar to bar. Which means your form of transportation, your bicycle, is important to enjoy the nice weekends out. Every year there are approximately 1.5 million bicycles stolen throughout the U.S. and that’s just the bikes that are reported stolen. Over 5000 bicycles were reported stolen in Phoenix last year alone. Check out this blog we’ve put together for you on how to prevent bicycle theft in Phoenix.

How To Prevent Bike Theft

In Phoenix, there is a local bicycle shop that took it upon themselves to create the Phoenix Stolen Bicycle Registry. Aside from that, there is also the National Bicycle Registry also known as the NBR. The NBR helps combat bicycle registration, and it’s so helpful that if a bicycle is stolen, it is nine times more likely to be found than if you hadn’t registered the bicycle. When you register the bicycle, it will then be entered into it’s database that your local and federal law agencies have access to. For $10 you can use the NBR’s services for 10 years, that’s $1 a year, which is a pretty cheap investment to add a layer of safety and protection for your bicycle. If your bicycle is unfortunately stolen and is registered with NBR and it isn’t recovered, the NBR will provide you a free 10-year registration for your next bicycle.

Buy a tamper-proof bicycle lock.

One of the strongest and most common bicycle locks you can get is a U-lock. The shape of the “U” makes it so that potential bike thieves are unable to pry it open and the steel cabling inside makes it almost impossible for them to cut. Bicycle U-locks are surprisingly affordable too, when you weight the cost of a lock to the cost of your bicycle, it’s completely worth the investment. Don’t know where to find a bicycle lock that fits your needs? Check out Amazon.




Lock your bike to something secure and in a high traffic area.

Let’s be honest, you’re probably not really wanting to keep your bike for too long if you lock it in an alleyway away from the public eye or locked to a parking meter on the main streets. Lock your bike to a place that someone can’t lift it off of or easily break or cut whatever your bike is latched onto as well. A parking meter or street sign might seem secure but all it takes is for the thief to lift the bike higher than the sign or meter and off comes the bike and there goes the thief off with their new bicycle.

What To Do If Your Bike Is Stolen

While we are hoping that this is never your fate, there are many possible ways you can help recover your bicycle:

Contact the police.

If your bicycle is stolen make sure you file a police report as soon as possible, call the non-emergency phone number of your local police department and file a police report for your stolen bicycle. Make sure you follow up with the police a few times to see if there has been any progress made toward the recovery of your bicycle, or just to remind them to keep an eye out on the lookout for your unfortunately stolen bicycle.




Alert local pawn shops.

Most pawn shops around Arizona actually run the serial number of your bicycle against police records and stolen bicycle records before they’ll buy a bicycle from you, so if your bicycle is stolen, there is a good chance a pawn shop can recover it as well, even if a pawn shop doesn’t run the serial number, make sure you visit the local pawn shops and ask around and alert the employees of your stolen bicycle.

Check Craigslist.

Would you be surprised if we said that not every criminal is the sharpest tool in the shed? A lot of criminals steal stuff and don’t know how to make money off of it so they go straight to Craigslist to try and sell the stolen loot. If you find your bicycle on craigslist or another online selling website, do not try to retrieve it yourself, contact the police immediately and inform them of the craigslist advertisement and they will recover your bicycle for you all while keeping you safe and away from the criminal.

In the meantime, your safety and well being is one of our biggest concerns here at Titan Alarm, we want to make sure your house or business is just as safe as your bike is, let us get you a customized solution for your needs. Give us a call today 602-680-4567!

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Updated by Titan Alarm on November 5, 2018.

DIY Home Improvement Tips

A new fad is sweeping the nation, from NYC to LA, homeowners are embracing the DIY lifestyle and wanting to be more hands on with the improvements and changes to their houses. The days of call contractors to help fix a fridge or do hardwood flooring are gone, now homeowners are embracing the challenge and diving head first into home improvement. DIY projects are a lot of fun if you’re someone who’s looking for a challenge, but unfortunately they can turn out disastrous and sometimes life threatening. That is why, if you’re going to be doing DIY projects, make sure you follow a list of safety guidelines to make your home improvement a success.




Use a Sturdy Ladder.

When working on things that would be on your ceiling, like painting, replacing a light bulb or installing security cameras or motion detectors, make sure you don’t skimp out and use a solid, sturdy ladder. Most ladders seem sturdy but one false step, motion or adjustment can have you falling straight to the ground. In fact according to the CPSC (Consumer Products Safety Commission) about 2 million Americans need treatment from a medical professional every year from injuries caused by a ladder. Here’s a few pointers to get you off on the right foot:

  • As much as you can, avoid putting the ladder on a soft surface. If you absolutely have to use a ladder on a soft surface, put a piece of plywood underneath of it to reinforce the base.
  • Make sure to keep at least three points of contact when using an extension ladder.
  • Never when using a ladder go above the second from the top rung. If you have to get a little higher, you need a taller ladder.




Use the Correct Tools

When it comes down to home improvement projects, tools can not only make sure that you’re doing the project the most efficiently, but also that you are properly installing or working on something. When most DIYers start a project they normally start with just a hammer and nails, although the larger tools may seem intimidating, you can rent them from your local hardware store, it’s smarter to use bigger tools and have the job done properly rather than using a hammer and nails when a project requires a drill and multiple screws.




Hire A Professional

When you decide to take on installing a Home Security System, there’s only one right way to do it, and that’s calling Titan Alarm and having one of our trained professionals come out to your location and make a customized Home Security System that fits your house’s needs. Security is not something you want to have go wrong when you need it most, so having a professional install it let’s you rest easy knowing that it’s functioning the way it needs to. Give us a call today 602-680-4567, let Titan DIY this project for you.

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Updated by Titan Alarm on November 5, 2018.

Keep Your Playrooms Safe

A lot of parents out there believe that their home is one of the safest place for their children to be, and more often than not that’s true. Unfortunately, there are reports that at least 10,000 children are brought to the emergency room almost every day for common house hold items causing injuries. What is even more sad is that around 6 children die per day, caused by an accident that happened around the home.

At Titan Alarm, our goal is to make sure you are educated and able to keep your family safe and protected. Children spend a lot of time in the playrooms we have set aside for them, so we’ve compiled a list of the most common things that cause injury to children that are normally found in the play rooms.


  1. Stuffed Animals

They’re a child’s go to toy for cuddling and when they need to be comforted, but did you know that the stuffed animals that are kept in your child’s playroom can also be dangerous? To drop the rate and risk of suffocation that can be caused by these toys, make sure to try and keep them away from the main areas that your young child sleeps in or lays down around.

Toddlers and younger children can often remove small pieces off of the stuffed animals, like eyes, buttons, and other little details sewn onto the stuffed animal, so if needed, reinforce or remove these pieces.




  1. Magnets

Did you know that children can be seriously and sometimes fatally harmed by consuming small magnets? The CPSC or Consumer Product Safety Commission actually recommends that any toys with magnets need to be kept away from children that are under the age of six. If you search your house’s playroom and find these toys, simply remove them until your child is at an age to play with these toys safely.




  1. Foam Mats

Remember those mats that they used in Gym Class and in almost every child care facility? If you have those in your house, make sure that chemically it’s safe. There are a lot of foam play mats on the market that unfortunately contain formaldehyde and quite a few other toxins that will present risks to your child’s health.




  1. Trampolines

Who didn’t love trampolines growing up? The little indoor trampolines seem like a bit less danger than the rather large ones set up in people’s backyards, but it actually still is rather unsafe. If your playroom is equipped with a trampoline consider replacing it with something a little safer, and with something that doesn’t have metal springs a child’s hand could get caught in.




  1. Arts and Crafts

This was some of the most fun as a child, play-doh, crayons, finger painting, the messy stuff, and most of the time these supplies are made to be nontoxic so that children can use them safely. However there are still quite a few out there that aren’t marked nontoxic and can cause an emergency room trip to have a child’s stomach pumped. Until your children are old enough, don’t let them use these products unsupervised.




  1. Packaging and Bags

The amount of packaging that children’s toys come in now a days is ridiculous, five different layers to get through just to get to a happy meal toy, but in all seriousness, these materials if left out around the house can cause choking hazards, keep these materials stored safely or quickly dispose of them after unwrapping a toy or gadget.



Titan Alarm wants to be the company you can call for any of your household safety needs, from tips and tricks to keep your kids safe, to how to automate your whole house, Titan Alarm is just a phone call away. 602-680-4567

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Updated by Titan Alarm on November 5, 2018.

Best Cities to Live In Arizona


Thinking about relocating to a new home base? You might be looking to meet new people, start a family or even launch your own business. If you haven’t considered Arizona, you might be surprised to know that it’s home to some of the best living areas in the country. Those that have had the opportunity, however, know that it’s home to breathtaking vistas and beautiful communities.


Arizona has remained one of the fastest-growing states in the nation for decades. In fact, its population has grown 750% since 1950, increasing from about 750,000 residents to an impressive 6 million!

Take a look at this guide to the best cities for living in Arizona, and find out more about all the Grand Canyon State has to offer to those who need a new place to call home.


Tucson is the second largest city by population in Arizona, and it is located 108 miles northwest of Phoenix —Arizona’s largest city. Tucson is famous for its hot — but not humid — weather, its breathtaking architecture and the University of Arizona.

Things to Do in Tucson, AZ

If you’re visiting Tucson, you’ll probably want to visit the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, one of the largest gem and mineral shows in the world. You might also enjoy the Fourth Avenue Street fair featuring various unique crafts, or if you are a literary type, the Tucson Festival of Books, held in March.

Family-friendly activities in Tucson include:

  • The Old Tucson Studios, a movie studio and classic Western theme park
  • The Arizona-Sonora Desert interactive outdoor museum, zoo and garden
  • The International Wildlife Museum

Places to Eat in Tucson, AZ

Some of the best places to eat in Tucson include:

  • Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse
  • The Flying V Bar & Grill
  • The Grill at Hacienda del Sol, which features fresh American cuisine, old-world style décor, classical guitar and a selection of over 700 wines

Where to Live in Tucson, AZ

Some of the best neighborhoods in Tucson are:

  • El Conquistador
  • Highland Vista Cinco Via
  • Sam Hughes
  • Poets Square, a 550-home neighborhood in midtown

Tucson home values have gone up 8.7 percent over the past year, and the median price of a home in Tucson is $187,950.

Crime Rates in Tucson

Tucson has a crime rate that’s a bit higher than many other cities in Arizona, with 662 violent crimes for every 100,000 people annually.


We’re kicking off this list with one of the bigger cities in the state of Arizona. Gilbert has come a long way from its farming and agricultural roots, while still keeping pride in its hardworking past. The city, home to over 215,000 residents, features the historic Gilbert water tower in the center of town. Not far off are the grain silos that still stand proudly as homage to a traditional way of life.

But even though Gilbert hasn’t forgotten its past, it’s certainly a city headed into the future. All the entertainment and amenities expected by families with children, as well as those with a business bent, can be found, and all within reach of the US 60 and Loop 202 freeways. You can relax at the SanTan Village shops, or unwind outside at the many walking trails, parks and golf courses.

A truly unique Gilbert attraction is Top Golf. Despite the name, you don’t need any golf expertise to have the time of your life at this three-story, covered outdoor golf range. Scoring points is as easy as whacking balls into targets, making this a fantastic attraction for people of all ages and skill ranges!


If a family is your first priority, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better city than Gilbert to live in. The school system is a dream, with an overall high school graduation rate of 94%! And its excellent education is matched by a well-deserved reputation for safety. Despite having an incredibly high rate of population growth since 1980, Gilbert has managed to get named the second-safest city in the nation — not once, but twice — by Law Street Media.

There’s no doubt that Gilbert is one of the best family-friendly cities. Great schools, an abundance of fun, and some of the safest neighborhoods in America should put Gilbert on the map the best cities to live in.


When it comes to finding new stomping grounds, the housing market can be a central factor. If that’s the case for you, be sure to put Glendale on your list! The cost of living index in this city is 93 as opposed to the national average of 100, and the average rent here is an affordable $857 per month. That’s not bad for an area where you’ll find yourself surrounded by a vibrant community and culture!


One of this city’s most beloved annual events is the Glendale Glitters. During the month of December, the city decks out 16 blocks with over 1.5 million lights! Aside from the fantastic spectacle, the festival also features live music and the food and art of hundreds of local vendors. It’s a perfect place for kids to experience the wonder of the holiday season, and even a charming destination for date night.

You’ll find no shortage of outdoor activities in Glendale. The city has five different parks within its boundaries, including the popular Thunderbird Conservation Park. At nearly 1,200 acres, this desert land is covered with more than 20 miles of hiking and biking trails. As its name suggests, it isn’t just an open space for play — it’s an opportunity to learn more about the unique animals and ecosystems of the Sonoran Desert!

Paradise Valley

Though its name might sound too good to be true, Paradise Valley actually does live up to its moniker. It all started in 1889, when three surveyors were sent to the area by the Rio Verde Canal Company. Struck by the natural beauty of the desert mountainsides, they nicknamed the place Paradise Valley — and it stuck. Today, the landscape is dotted with the homes of celebrities who gravitate to the unique character of this desert gem, but it’s also one of the best places to live for families.

The median home value of $957,600 is certainly pretty steep, but it’s worth it. If education is high on your list of priorities, you’ll be very happy to hear that Paradise Valley has the highest high school graduation rate in the state, with 98% of students obtaining their diplomas. The city’s low population of just over 13,000 also means that crime is barely heard of.

As for food and fun, there’s no shortage of it in this town. It’s home to many resorts and spas, making it a great place to put down roots if you’re set on a life of luxury.


Looking for somewhere quiet to make your home? Look no further than Prescott, AZ. This secluded area has an elevation of over 5,000 feet, giving it greater climate variation than the rest of the state. That makes it an ideal destination for those who want to bike mountain trails, hike or enjoy kayaking in the area’s lakes. The city even has a Night Sky Ordinance, which puts limits on night lighting in order to protect the natural beauty of the night sky from light pollution.


Ask anyone who lives in Prescott, and they’ll tell you that one of the best parts about Prescott is the community feel. With a population of just under 40,000, the city has a small-town feel in the best of ways. The Courthouse Plaza always has an event going on, from art openings to live music. In 2008, it even won the honor of being one of the American Planning Association’s Ten Great Public Spaces! Whether you want to do some shopping at a small boutique, picnic in a grassy area, or just take a leisurely stroll, the Courthouse Plaza is the place to do it.

If you need a break from the summer heat, you also have two gorgeous lakes to choose from. Lynx Lake is a popular destination for general boating, as well as offering good fishing and campgrounds. The more well-known Goldwater Lake is operated as a day park as well, so after your day of canoeing or kayaking, you can relax with volleyball courts, a large Ramada, and a playground for the kids.

The abundance of outdoor activities makes Prescott a prime destination for retirees and those who can work from home, but it’s one of the best cities in Arizona and has something to offer to everyone.

Fountain Hills

Whereas a lot of cities seem to spring organically out of nowhere, Fountain Hills has the distinction of having been planned to perfection. It’s what’s known as a “master planned” community, designed in 1970 when the land was still a cattle ranch! This design was meant to prominently feature the beauty of the natural desert vistas, and it still does today.


In the center of the city is, of course, the fountain the area is named after. It’s one of the most impressive feats of fountain engineering, spraying water up to 560 feet high! Surrounding it is a 64-acre public park, featuring walking paths and playgrounds. Fountain Park is even home to a championship 18-hole disc golf course! And don’t forget to
visit at night, when the fountain is gorgeously illuminated.

Fountain Hills is also a great hub for culture and the arts! The city boasts an impressive art collection, made up of over 100 works publicly displayed throughout downtown and public buildings. If you’re a performance aficionado, you’ll be right at home as well. The city has a community chorus and band, and their community theater has been in operation for nearly 30 years!

Communities that have it all are hard to come by, but by all accounts Fountain Hills is one. It has three excellent schools in its Fountain Hills Unified School District, and was even named 2009’s “Best Affordable Suburb” in Arizona by Business Week.


While most of the cities on this list can be considered metropolitan hubs of one size or another, Snowflake is one of our smallest entries. With a population of just over 5,500 residents, Snowflake is a great place for those that like knowing their neighbors. It’s also a prime destination for families with children, as four of its schools have ratings of 8 or above as measured by — and, 38% of families in the city have at least one child.


But it’s not just the most family-friendly city in Arizona, it’s also the most affordable city! Homes have a median value of $131,900 — substantially lower than the statewide median of $165,100. This makes it a great destination for first-time homebuyers or those who are just interested in getting more home for their money.

Outdoorsy types will love Snowflake’s location in the Arizona White Mountains. Snowflake is the northernmost town in the region, benefitting from quite a different climate range than the rest of the state. Temperatures are pleasantly warm and dry during the summer, but you’ll also get snow sports in the winter!

If you’re looking for a low-crime neighborhood and the most affordable city in Arizona, Snowflake is a good option for you.


Surprise, Arizona, is a city that was never meant to be. It was founded in 1938 by Flora Mae Statler, and it was just a square mile of farmland at the time! The town’s name comes from the fact that old Flora Mae didn’t really have high hopes for it — she said it would be a “Surprise” if the city ever amounted to anything. Boy, would she be shocked to find out that today, Surprise is home to over 120,000 residents!


And those residents certainly love their arts and culture! Surprise’s public art collection is one of the best in the state, featuring works that are heavily influenced by native cultures and the scenic desert environment. The city is very kid-friendly in its range of public activities, as well. One of the premier community activities is Second Sundays in the Park, which provides free live music and other live entertainment during spring and fall.

If your concerns are family first, you’ll be glad to know that Surprise is home to three schools ranked 8 or above by The overall graduation rate for high schools in the city is also 10% higher than the state average. The crime rate for the city of Surprise is also a strong incentive to live or start a business there, at a full 50% lower than the rest of the state!

Are you a sports fan? Then you should definitely add Surprise to your watchlist, since both the Kansas City Royals and the Texas Rangers make the city their home for spring training. If you prefer to get your culture elsewhere, you can check out the Fiesta Grande. It’s a festival that takes place in the fall and celebrates Hispanic heritage — and it’s one of the most popular public events in the area.

Surprise is a city that really does have it all if you’re looking for family-friendly fun and the safest neighborhood in Arizona.

Litchfield Park

If you’re after a small-town neighborhood feel with big-city amenities, make sure to check out Litchfield Park. This little city is only home to about 5,500 people — but still manages to have a strong dedication to community. The city has only been around since 1926, when Paul Weeks Litchfield decided to purchase the land for farming cotton. Nowadays, however, Litchfield Park is a destination for high-income individuals. The median income for this area is $73,996, which is an impressive 63% higher than the statewide median.

On the other hand, that also means that home values are pretty steep, with a median of $336,100. But if you can swing it, Litchfield Park might just be the safest city in Arizona, keeping a crime rate that’s 81% lower than the rest of the state’s!

It’s also a fantastic place to raise a family. The Litchfield Park Recreation Center houses all the sports and camps you could want for your kids, and even an “Arts in the Park” live concert series during more temperate parts of the year.

Education is an attraction to Litchfield Park as well! The city’s high school graduation rate is an impressive 96%–which is 27% higher than the state average.


While the perks of Litchfield Park do come at something of a premium, it’s impossible to argue with the low crime rates and commitment to community and the arts. If you can swing it financially, it’s possibly the best place to live in Arizona.

Oro Valley

This relatively small city lies just north of Tucson, offering a great place to live for people who love the outdoors. It’s a pretty new city, and it’s still growing rapidly. It was incorporated in 1974, but didn’t really make its way onto the map until recent years. Thanks to an impressive tech boom, Oro Valley is now one of the best places to live in Arizona, especially if you’re looking to launch a business!


In 2008, the city made the top 50 of Fortune Small Business’ “best places to live and launch” list, and its popularity has only grown since then. Today, Oro Valley claims just over 41,000 residents. Most of these individuals are employed in the rapidly-expanding tech industry — after all, the city is home to more than 10 high-tech firms. This also means that the median income here is actually 50% higher than the rest of the country!

Along with a high standard of living, Oro Valley is known for its extremely low crime rates. According to FBI statistics, Oro Valley was the #1 safest city in Arizona for rates of both violent and property crime during 2006, and it has remained near the top in the years since.

The residents of Oro Valley also take their outdoor recreation very seriously. The city doesn’t let all their gorgeous desert vistas go to waste — they have hosted multiple prestigious sporting events in the past, including a Pac-10 Women’s Golf Championship and the Tour de Tucson.

If you’re interested in an up-and-coming corner of Arizona where you can live, work and play surrounded by the gorgeous Sonoran Desert, keep your eye on Oro Valley!


Scottsdale is one of the larger Phoenix outliers, with a population of more than 230,000. That’s pretty impressive when you consider that it only had 2,000 residents when it was incorporated in 1950! Today, Scottsdale has transformed into a hub of activity, with a reputation for excellent accommodations and recreation.

The people who live there have a median income of $72,163, and median home prices approach $450,000. That’s a pretty high threshold, but there are several things that make the city worth it.

For one, Scottsdale is a huge center for the arts, which may come as a surprise to some. It’s home to more than 125 studios and art galleries, and that’s a lot when you realize the city only spans a section of land that’s 31 miles long and 11.4 miles wide at its biggest point! The city’s annual arts festival even won the title of best art walk from American Style Magazine in 2005, and has only gotten better with age.

Scottsdale’s location is also nearly ideal for those who want to feel closer to nature — but not too close! Horseback riding, hikes, and other adventures are just a few minutes away by car. One particularly excellent attraction for new visitors and long-term residents alike is the Desert Botanical Garden. Many people suffer from the misconception that there isn’t all that much plant life in the desert, but the Garden showcases more than 50,000 arid-land plants!

Between the surroundings and culture, Scottsdale already has it good. But add in the fact that the city’s high schools boast a 94% graduation rate, and it comes pretty close to perfect!

Protecting the Best Places in Arizona

While it’s important to factor in things like neighborhood and city safety when you’re choosing a new place to move, it’s no substitute for taking action to protect the home you love. Even in the safest city in Arizona, you’ll want the kind of peace of mind that only comes from expert security.

If you’re in the process of moving, or even just looking to do so in the near future, you should be thinking about how to protect your next home investment. Titan Alarm offers the maximum in home security, from fire and CO2 detectors to burglar alarms, surveillance and more. Call today to learn more about your options for securing your own little slice of the best city in Arizona.

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Updated by Titan Alarm on November 5, 2018.