Holidays are a Time for Home Security
from Kansas City Star
With break-ins occurring every 15 seconds in the U.S., a lot of homes are at risk. Most of these thefts, according to the FBI, happen during the day when homeowners are away at work.
For many homeowners, the only thing standing between their valuables and the thieves is a home security system. If your valuables are unprotected, now’s a great time to think about whether a home security system is for you.
City Surveillance Camera Captures Car Sought In Serious Crime
from Fox- Philadelphia
Homicide detectives released surveillance video, captured by one of the Philadelphia's new street cameras, that they hope will lead them to the killers of a young man from New Jersey.
Police say the video came from one of the department's new street surveillance cameras at 6th and Spring Garden Street. It’s one of a network of cameras being installed around the city. They hope the video will help them find the car used in the murder.
The street surveillance camera is one of 250 cameras being installed around the city. Numerous crimes have been caught on tape by the cameras that are already up. Some have been solved. Police hope someone watching this video can also help solve this case.
Easy Security: New Technology Offers Access with the Right Fingerprint
from The Grand Rapids Press
There are under 50 shopping days until Christmas.
So begins one of the most active times for home break-ins. In more than half of burglaries, the thief enters by kicking in a door, while up to 42 percent of break-ins are through unlocked doors or windows. But Americans -- and more precisely, home security companies -- are kicking back. Security cameras, fingerprint entry systems, motion detectors and myriad other devices allow us to travel for the holidays without worrying about returning to an empty nest.
New technology offers more than security, especially for people prone to locking themselves out of the house.
Wireless Surveillance Proves Security Force Multiplier on Presidential Campaign Trail
from Market Watch
Amid week-long political conventions and massive campaign rallies, wireless video surveillance has emerged as an indispensable tool for law enforcement and public safety agencies throughout the country. Orlando Police Department, Denver Police Department and St. Paul Police Department, among others, used wireless mesh technology from Firetide and integrated surveillance systems from Avrio Group to meet complex challenges of ensuring security and preventing incidents when election passions run high.
Key Place to Start When Your Car Won't
from Chicago Tribune
Causes of no-starts are many and varied: The key or the ignition switch may be worn out or there may be a problem with the wiring. Most often wiring woes occur shortly after the steering column is worked on; the wires can get crossed and pinched when the trim is reinstalled over the column.
We've even heard of keychains wearing on the ignition switch. So leave the anvil charm at home. The advent of anti-theft keys has created new problems. Take General Motors and its PASSkey system, hatched for the 1985 Corvette.
PASSkey, for personal anti-theft security system, is in its third generation. Though the technology has improved and is now available throughout the GM lineup, it operates in essentially the same way as the original.
Not a Bad Time for Small Businesses to Raise Prices
from The New York Times
Some small-business experts are offering advice that may sound counterintuitive in this slowing economy. Now, they argue, may be the perfect time to increase your marketing budget — and even your prices.
Here is the rationale, and some tips, for doing so, if you agree. More
Doing Business Differently Should Become Norm
from Portales News-Tribune
As America begins a new chapter after the historical election of Barack Obama, doing business differently is not an option but the norm.
A regular review of financial data, keeping abreast of changes in the industry, economy, and local environment will be a necessary task for business owners.
The support government provides to businesses on local, state, and national levels will continue to impact business decisions. The U.S. Small Business Administration has begun a campaign that can relieve some economic woes local businesses are experiencing. The SBA continues to follow its mission to support small businesses.
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