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4 reasons why physical protection is similar to cyber security
Information Age
There is no doubt that today's cyber security arena is dynamic, fast and under constant evolution — indeed, it is seemingly impossible to keep up with. Every day, some breach or another is announced, the next world-ending vulnerability is discovered or the latest big data analytics solution is released that is going to solve everything. It is certainly exciting, but it also increases the risk of not being able to see the forest for the trees.
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SAFETECH 2015 - April 20-25 — ALOA 2015 - July 19-26

Reno is so great, we are holding 2 shows there 2015!
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... You asked for value, and here it is, get the best education there is at a great location & a great price, with the Silver Legacy Hotel. Come for Value, come for exceptional education, come for networking to this years ALOA & SAFETECH Conventions!

The SAFETECH 2015 Convention & Trade Show coming to Reno April 20-25 specializes in hands-on safe work, including Safe Manipulation, Safe Repair, Safe Moving & Installation, and much more. Registration is Open, Sign Up Today.

The ALOA Convention & Security Expo, headed to Reno July 19-26, will showcase several types of locksmithing classes from general locksmithing to automotive, to electronics, and also business classes. Sign up for both shows & maximize your education & knowledge for 2015.

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  The Lock. Loaded.
With Schlage’s new Touchscreen Deadbolt, we’ve created a door lock that combines all of our best security features into one lock- redefining what it means to be secure. Our innovative touchscreen feature, gives you the convenience of going keyless and no-longer having keys to lose, hid, carry or forget.

The secret to secured entries at schools
By Charlie Howell
Schools across the nation are reacting to the public outcry to do something in the name of security to protect students and teachers from violence. Many schools look at the concept of a secured entry — a holding vestibule for unauthorized persons until they are vetted and authorized to enter — as the big answer. However, these schools are spending money to create secured entries that are not likely to work when they are needed. I have only seen nine instances in approximately the last 100 implemented or planned secured entries that have a chance at performing their function.
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Illinois restaurant owner launches campaign to secure seniors' homes
Oak Lawn Patch
A recent attack on an elderly resident in her home has struck at the heart of Oak Lawn, Illinois. It has been the main topic of conversation on neighborhood Facebook groups, shops, taverns and restaurants throughout the village. An Oak Lawn restaurant owner is leading a drive to collect and install deadbolt locks for seniors who are living on their own to help them feel more secure in their homes.
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Seeing the light: The role of illumination in crime prevention
By Pamela Tresp
With everything we hear in the news these days in regard to crime, terrorism, workplace violence and homeland security, the role of a facility manager can get more complex with more at stake all the time. Whether it's a food processing plant with a disgruntled employee, a hospital with an active shooter, or the Mall of America with a bomb threat, we all need to be more cognizant of our surroundings and have a plan to look out for our properties, facilities and people. In this article, we will discuss the use of light as it may relate to crime.
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CSR will give Bluetooth gear in the smart home super powers
According to author Stacey Higginbotham: This year is going to be a big one for Bluetooth technologies in the smart home. Thanks to some updates in the Bluetooth standard from a year ago, we're seeing products such as light bulbs, outlets and more using the radio technology to connect devices. But it's not just the standards update that's helped; a few firms have also introduced software that have allowed companies to turn their Bluetooth radios into a mesh network that offers more resiliency and range for the technology.
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PDQ Introduces Stand Alone Locking Trim for Exit Devices
Finally a smart and economical solution for managing authorized access. Perfect for offices, schools, restaurants or retail when complex hard wired systems are too costly and impractical. MORE
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No keys necessary with August's smart lock and the August Connect
Venture Beat
According to author Daniel Terdiman: At my last house, the latch on the front door was faulty, and every now and then, if I closed the door but forgot to lock it, it blew open. Often, on my daily bus ride, I would sit and worry all the way to work that thanks to that bad latch, my cats had escaped and gotten run over. Fortunately, I pretty much always locked the door, even if in my pre-caffeine haze, I rarely remembered doing so. And the cats are still fine, if you're wondering. But when I moved to my current house, I brought that worry with me.
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Beware houseguests: Cheap home surveillance cameras are everywhere
Marcella Riley, 29, was having a hard time last summer. After moving to L.A. from New York, the aspiring comedian wasn't making enough money to pay rent, and so was surfing friends' couches. In June, a friend named Conor — whom she'd met years earlier when they worked together at an Apple Store — offered the couch in his living room indefinitely. She was incredibly grateful. But a month into her couch tenancy, her gratitude turned to anger when she spotted a small black device taped to a bookshelf facing the couch.
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Is this job candidate a devil or angel?
By Mel Kleiman
It is human nature to prefer like-minded others who share our values, assessments and opinions, but it's in your best interest to curb this tendency when evaluating job candidates. Nothing could be a bigger hindrance to your organization's success than being fully staffed by cookie-cutter replicas of top management. Think about it. Do your customers all think, look and act alike? Most certainly not. How are you going to "find a need and fill it," if no one on staff knows what that need might be? Here are a few tips to help you avoid this misstep.
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Building a website that converts
By Randall Craig
Have you ever considered what makes an effective website? You might think that it is great design, easy-to-find information and intuitive functionality. These may have made the list in 2002 — or even 2012 — but certainly not today. Many marketers now understand where the website fits into the mix. It is the hub to which every initiative (social media, advertising, media relations, direct mail, etc.) drives. When the user arrives at the site, they experience great design, easy-to-find information and intuitive functionality. Then nothing happens.
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    Technology is unlocking a lifestyle without keys — And experts say that invites risk (KCAL-TV)
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Deadbolt, gotta gotta have It (BlogHer)
Locked out? Smartphone app might be key to solving problem (WPIV-TV)
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