Category: Security in the News

How Companies Sell Alarm Systems

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As alarm system technology expands to increase your safety and convenience, more companies – and types of companies – are competing for your business. It’s an interesting time for the traditional alarm providers, some of whom have yet to realize the benefits of adding interactive features, video, and smart home automation to basic services like…

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Glass Break Break-Ins

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This summer, burglars broke into numerous homes in North Texas using a simple method: breaking the glass backdoor. And this can occur anywhere, not just North Texas. “Criminals know it’s one of the weakest spots in the home,” said Steve Barron of Designer Door & Window, based in Plano, Texas. The home’s rear entrance has…

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Protect Your Home from Package Thieves

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As an online shopaholic (curse you one-click checkout!), I get really excited knowing there’s a package just waiting on my doorstep. I can only imagine how distraught I’d be if I came home to find that my package was stolen. Unfortunately, thousands of people across the country have experienced this. “Package thieves” are plucking freshly-delivered…

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Pet Stolen Reunited with Owner

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There’s no secret that burglars steal cash, jewelry, electronics, guns, and prescription drugs from homes. Any non-cash items can usually be turned into cash quickly and easily, which is what the thieves are really after. A report I just read from Culver City, California shows that there is one other thing that a burglar may take: pets….

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Some Home Security Cameras Susceptible to Hacking

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It seems every day I read another story about a burglar being caught because the homeowner had a security camera in place that captured images of the intruder. More and more burglars are learning the hard way what home security cameras can accomplish, which is a good thing. Not All Home Security Cameras Offer the…

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