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While the market might be dominated by a few major home security system providers, there are still thousands of smaller ones out there to choose from. Determining which one will serve you and your home security plan the best isn’t always easy, but we’ve come up with a few things that you should look at before making your final decision. Where do you live? Choosing a local company isn’t always the best route, but it can have its definite upsides. A local company often cares more – hell, the CEO might be your neighbor, which is a good way of getting […]

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Cameras and technology are parts of the front line of most security operations, from the smallest home security setups to the largest installations in existance. There’s a reason for that - security cameras don’t need smoke breaks, they don’t eat anything apart from a little electricity, and they don’t need sleep or vacation time. Still, a whole lot of security setups suffer from the fact that the cameras they chose for the job were the wrong ones. So how do you pick the right security cameras for you? Where? Where are you planning to use your security cameras? This is possibly the most important […]

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.. for us security people, at least. – Riots and violence in Albuquerque after yet another police shooting.  In their infinite wisdom, police use excessive force to battle demonstrators who’re rightfully upset about the well known and long investigated use of excessive force by the Albu police… Predictably, the demos go awry when the cops show up in riot gear and firing off teargas. Who would have thought it. The local police force is long overdue for a massive turnover rate. See the shooting (murder?) of a homeless man that sparked the protests over @ SkyNews, along with a statement […]

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If you’ve been following this site for a while, you might have seen our burglar’s guide to being wildly successful – and if you haven’t, then you should take a look. ‘Cause you want to break in somewhere, huh? Anyway, let’s be clear about something – we believe that security by secrecy is a flawed approach, and so this isn’t so much a guide for burglars and criminals as it is a list of tips for you, the security professional, who would like to see your facility just that much harder to breach than the next door plant, building or […]

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Let’s be perfectly honest. There are a lot of half-assed and, frankly, crap books on security out there. Some are a little better than crap, and then there are the passable ones. We’ve had to wade through mires of inane and silly “expert” opinions to get to these three, so we hope you’ve come prepared – these are the absolute essentials that any security professional and anyone just interested in home and personal security need within arm’s length. Sifting through the outdated and the uninformed, the ignorant and the self-proclaimed (cough*Bruce Schneier*cough) security gurus can be as informative as anything, […]

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