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I have something to admit. It may be shocking to some, it may outrage others, and it is something we’re often told to keep our mouths shut about. But the time has come for me to admit it even so. I’m a man. A white man. And I’m a  proud man, a proud white man, a proud, heterosexual, white man. Shocking, isn’t it. I like being a man, I like acting in a way which I define as acting like a man, and I enjoy being a white, heterosexual man, some would say in the prime of my life – […]

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The propagation of closed-circuit televisions or CCTVs in both commercial and residential spaces has forever changed the field of security system. Through security alarm systems and surveillance camera systems, one can put round the clock surveillance on a specific area, catch any perpetrator and use the recorded video as proof for their crimes. Homes and establishments are able to secure themselves through wired surveillance cameras and wireless surveillance cameras, allowing people to feel safer in them. These latest developments in the field of home alarm systems, in general have definitely helped people safer. As such, current concerns have shifted to […]

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Thumbnail image for Toronto: Police Hesitant to Respond to Burglar Alarms

From TheStar.com: Police argue false burglary alarm response ties up frontline officers, potentially taking them away from real emergencies and wastes valuable resources. This is an age old discussion between private security and LE: who should respond first to private alarm systems, and what kind of verifivcation should there be, if any, before the police is called? Toronto is following, it seems, in the footsteps of many other cities, states and even countries: Torontonians may be more vulnerable to burglaries if the police stop sending officersto alarm calls, even if an overwhelming number of calls are false, warns the executive director […]

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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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Since the bombings of last year’s Boston Marathon, the city has been planning to ramp up security. Planning has been going on all through this winter, and will be up and running (ha-ha) in this year’s event. With just about a month to go, preparations are still under way, and with 9,000 more runners than last year, there will be definite hurdles to overcome for anyone involved in event security. The Boston Marathon next month will have a number of enhanced safety measures after last year’s deadly bombing, including thousands of uniformed and plainclothes officers and bomb-sniffing dogs. NYTimes: At […]

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