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2011 

Reason 1: In Pittsfield Massachusetts a minor league baseball team was reeling after continual theft from the team’s locker room. And to help solve the problem they I installed a single video surveillance camera. The 42 year old thief was recently caught on camera and arrested for stealing cash ...
06/30/2011
We’ve gone over this at least a thousand times, lock your doors at night while you sleep, lock your windows and install a home security alarm. Why? Because strange men who have murdered in the past and have been incarcerated as a teenager eventually get out of jail and then invade a person’s hom...
06/30/2011
You’re probably familiar with the comments sections of blogs and online newspapers. It’s where people write nice, harmonious, agreeable comments about the article, the article’s author, and the President. No, wait that must have been a dream I had. I have always felt that a lack of accountabilit...
06/30/2011
We should all know by now that nothing you post on Facebook is private. You may have gone through all the privacy settings to thoroughly lock down your profile, but even so, you can never be sure that your posts will remain hidden. Facebook alters their privacy settings so frequently, you never ...
06/22/2011
When Jim Smith opens a credit card account, he doesn’t have to pay the bill. That’s because Jim Smith is committing new account fraud by using Fred Jones’s name and Social Security number. All Jim Smith needs is some basic information about Fred Jones, much of which is available in the phonebook...
06/22/2011
Not all home invaders invade to steal. Some are simply mentally ill and violent and seek a victim or in this case, victims. Here is an unfortunate example of why you should have a home alarm system and security cameras. Imagine living into your 80’s only to be taken down by the neighbor from dow...
06/22/2011
You can almost hear the scammers’ “Eureka!” moment in their evil dungeon lair: “We don’t need no stinking $5000 high-tech remote access Russian-built skimmer – we just need Elmer’s!” And then a crime is committed and history is made. The San Francisco Examiner reported, “thieves glued down the ‘e...
06/17/2011
All merchants who accept credit cards are now subject to strict Payment Card Industry standards, rules, and regulations, which require a level of security that took about five years to finally implement.   PCI exists to increase credit card security and, among other goals, to stave off governmen...
06/17/2011
In a perfect world there would be no sickness, nothing would ever break, everyone would get along, yummy food wouldn’t make you fat, and there’d be no crime. However, there are forces over which you and I have no control and we have to struggle simply to maintain balance. In a perfect world, a b...
06/16/2011
Sometimes home security begins online. Many millions use and rely on PayPal for convenient and secure ecommerce transactions. But is it safe? The short answer is “yes”. The longer answer is “it depends”. PayPal has numerous redundant measures of protection in place to protect their user accounts...
06/16/2011
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