Personal Security

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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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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 Sifting through the outdated and the uninformed, the ignorant and the self-proclaimed (cough*Bruce Schneier*cough) security gurus can be as informative as anything, […]

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Travelers are the most vulnerable when venturing into a new city. With backpacks carrying money, tickets, passports and valuable cameras, thieves and predators know who to target and often do so systematically. Instead of finding yourself stranded with no passport, phone or cash, make sure you are adequately prepared to travel to a new area before you arrive. 1. Security Back Home When it comes to traveling security, one of the most important areas people overlook is securing their home before leaving. Focused on packing the essentials, getting to the airport on time and not forgetting anything like a passport […]

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Choosing between home security companies can be a whole process in itself, but that doesn’t mean it’s a loosing battle. One of the most important things to remember is that the home security companies work for you – they take your money to provide a service that you want – and that service should be both scalable and tailored to your need. If they can’t do that, then it’s time to find a new company. Here’s how to screen away the “undesireables”. 1: Thinning the herd There are a lot of home security companies out there, and everyone seem eager […]

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