Be Aware: Help Lock Out Unscrupulous Locksmiths
from Alameda Sun
Alameda, Calif., resident Randy Reed is on a mission to educate people about the dishonesty that runs rampant in the trade he loves so well. Reed is part owner of Reed Brothers Security, an ALOA member in business for almost 45 years with more than 50 uniformed, licensed professionals. More
Nine Out of 10 Americans Are Vulnerable to Home Break-Ins
from Market Watch
State Farm released findings of a national survey today revealing that nine out of 10 Americans are unaware that front doors are the No. 1 entry points for burglars, leaving homes vulnerable to break-ins. State Farm conducted the survey to identify common safety practices and help families take the correct measures to protect their homes. More
Preventing Cyber Crooks From Cracking Customer Base
from News 8 Austin
It was only a couple of weeks ago, when anybody could do a Google search for Cothron's Safe & Lock and find a bogus toll-free phone number that put some people's security in jeopardy. Cothron's conducted an e-mail campaign to get the phone number removed from Web, and they succeeded. More
Focus on the World Electronic Access Control Systems Market
from Market Watch
Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Security equipment industry is available in its catalogue. This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Electronic Access Control Systems in US$ Million. The Major Service Types analyzed are Card-Based EACS (Proximity Cards, Smart Cards, Legacy Technology Based Cards, & Others), Biometrics-Based EACS (Fingerprint, Face Recognition, Voice/Signature Verification, Hand Geometry, & Iris Recognition), Audio (Intercom, Telephone) and Video-Based EACS, and Keypad-Based EACS. More
Cameras Will Help Catch Criminals
from Winnipeg News
Captured on camera, and then by police -- that's what supporters of Winnipeg's planned downtown electronic surveillance are predicting in cases such as last week’s shooting on Portage Avenue. While city police continued to search for a male suspect in the mid-day attack in a transit shelter at the front of a shopping center. Scott Fielding said the cops' cameras will be a huge boost in such investigations when the system is running in January.
Survey: 34 Percent of Small-Business Owners Want Stimulus Package
from American Coin-Op
Thirty-four percent of small-business owners want President-elect Barack Obama to pass an economic stimulus package as his first step when taking office Jan. 20, according to a recent PayCycle Inc. survey. More
Improve Your Energy Efficiency
With an early winter cold snap already turning up the dial on heating bills, now is the perfect time to improve your energy efficiency, increasing profit margins and helping the environment in the process. Turn off equipment when not in use. A single computer and monitor left on for 24 hours a day will cost over pounds 50 a year. Don't heat or light unoccupied space. Turn off unneeded lights. Switch to energy-efficient bulbs and achieve savings of up to 75 percent. Also remember, sunshine is free; make the most of Mother Nature by positioning workspaces and equipment close to windows.
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