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Silicon Valley will soon become a massive player in home security
Business Insider
Tech companies like Google and Apple seem like they're trying to do just about everything, from helping you watch cat videos to driving your car for you. Soon, they may also help you protect your house from burglars. According to a note on home-security firm ADT from Citi, Silicon Valley-backed security systems that are self-installed and self-monitored are going to become the new norm for home security.
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A new 'notion' about home security
KUSA-TV
Cheryl Preheim sat down with Scott Yates for this week's Tech Tuesday, focusing on a company that's getting high tech about your home security. Anyone who has ever had a home security system understands how frustrating they can be. There are alerts going off all the time, and most of them end up being false alarms. Not to mention it's always a hassle and expensive to have them installed and then to pay the monthly monitoring fees.
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ALOA members, their employees, family members are eligible for vehicle incentives
ALOA
There are extra benefits to being a member of ALOA. Employees and their family members get $500 CASH ALLOWANCE* on many FCA US LLC (formerly Chrysler Group LLC) vehicles. Employees also get On The Job perks. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to drive off the lot with more money in your pocket.
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Wearable LED bicycle lock doubles as a safety strip
Gizmag
Australian designers Tosika Maluma and Carson Tully have created a wearable bicycle lock with built-in LED lights designed to boost cyclist's safety. Billed as a world's first, the LED-laden Vivid Lock can be worn across the body as a safety strip to alert drivers to the cyclist's presence at night. The padded, lightweight strip is also adorned with a high visibility reflective band. What makes the Vivid Lock stand out is its 60 LED lights — white in the front and red in the back — which feature nine adjustable modes, flash speeds and power conservation options.
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Smart electronic locks opening doors for home builders
Kwikset via SecurityInfoWatch
In recent years, there have been revolutionary changes in homebuilding and home sales thanks to home automation technologies. In fact, these technologies have evolved into an effective sales tool for many of the nation's premier homebuilders, allowing them to "differentiate and distinguish" their offerings from those of their competitors. This trend should come as no surprise, given the constantly growing increase in smart home technology; consumer interest in smart homes is growing dramatically every year.
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Burglars take advantage of weak spot in home security
WFAA-TV
For two consecutive weekends, homes belonging to Asian and Indian families have been broken into by thieves. In each of these cases — and in most others targeting these cultures in North Texas — thieves got in through the back door. "Criminals know it's one of the weakest spots in the home," said Steve Barron of Designer Door & Window in Plano. In this latest rash of burglaries of Asian-Indian homes, the perpetrators have always enters through a back door with glass windows.
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Costs slow large public surveillance camera project in Michigan
MLive
Ypsilanti Township, Michigan, is slowing down the approval process for its largest and most expensive proposed public surveillance camera project. At a recent meeting, the Board of Trustees unanimously approved indefinitely delaying a vote on plans for 25 new cameras for the entrances of the Oaklawn/Hawthorne area neighborhood. There are 30 cameras operating or approved for installation in township neighborhoods, and the first cameras were installed as part of a pilot program in West Willow 2011.
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Home security cameras catch attack, robbery inside Ohio City house
WJW-TV
A home invasion in Cleveland's Ohio City neighborhood was caught on security camera. The video showed two armed burglars breaking into 32-year-old Heather Duffield's house and pistol whipping a friend who was inside. One of the gunmen took his mask off after tying up Duffield's friend and pushing him into a back bedroom.
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Sitting may be killing us, but standing all day is just as bad
By Cait Harrison
We know sitting all day in an office chair is killing us, and there's no shortage of stories in the news telling us so. And while you should limit sitting, standing for long periods isn't that much better, according to a new study. The research, published in Human Factors, the Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, found that workers who stood all day experienced significant muscle fatigue, regardless of age and gender.
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How much sales experience do your employees need?
By Betsy Harper
My next door neighbor, Jack, is putting a new, fancy deck on his house — again. The first try didn't quite work out the way he wanted for two reasons. The first is that Jack, above all things, is a really nice guy. The second is that Jack is frugal. I know some managers who are like Jack. They've hired people they know who don't have the right amount of experience for the job, or they hire people who only fit into their budget.
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4 ways to rock social — regardless of network
By Emma Fitzpatrick
Every social media network has its own quirks and best-practice rules. Yet keeping all those tips and tricks top of mind can prove to be tough — especially if you're juggling other aspects of business. Luckily, there's a way to simplify your social media presence. By embodying these four universal rules of social media, you can skillfully and swiftly move from one network to the next. First, it's important to unify your brand's profiles.
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