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Texas: Warnings Issued on Door-to-Door Alarm System Solicitors
from The Dallas Morning News
Security systems are designed to safeguard homeowners, but during the summer months, it's often the security systems themselves that need protection.
Texas State officials say scam artists – usually unlicensed high school and college students – spend their summer vacations going door to door offering new monitoring contracts and alarm installation. In some cases, the homeowner is left paying for two separate alarm systems, or a system that may not work at all.
NYPD: High-profile Buildings Need Tighter Security
Managers and developers of high-profile skyscrapers and other buildings in the city need to take more steps to guard against terrorist attacks, according to a new report by the New York Police Department. More
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Oxford University Invests in a New CCTV System
The University of Oxford Security Services department has invested in a major overhaul of its CCTV system and upgraded to a networked digital system. Demands on the analogue system had expanded to the point where the original 30 cameras had grown to a requirement for 60 with a commensurate increase in VCRs and tape storage that was becoming too big for the CCTV control area. More
Australia: Security Officers Outnumber Police
from The Canberry Times
The private security industry has outgrown the number of sworn police officers in Australia, a study has found. The Australian Institute of Criminology study says the industry has increased by more than 40 percent in 10 years. The largest growth has been in the number of security consultants, debt collectors, locksmiths and armored car escorts.
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Tips to Secure Your Small Business Wi-Fi Network
While most people utilize firewalls and basic security measures to protect unauthorized use, making sure you provide layers of security for your small business Wi-Fi network is the best option. Eric Geier, author of ”Wi-Fi Hotspots:Setting Up Public Wireless Internet Access”, presents twelve critical tips to consider when securing a small business wireless network.
How Many Small-Business Employees Are Out There?
from U.S. News & World Report
With the debate around healthcare legislation heating up, a lot of attention is focused on the role small businesses play in the U.S. economy. We often read and hear that most Americans work for small businesses. But it is interesting to note that not everyone agrees on what a small business is, how many there are, or how many people work for them. More
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