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Published by Ellen on October 7, 2013 9:00 AM

Multiple residential buildings in New York have undertaken stricter security measures to deter criminals, ward off loiterers, and monitor doormen. As reported by the New York Times, more surveillance cameras are being installed in lobby rooms and on the outside of these buildings.

Many of these buildings house some of the wealthiest people in America, and have been the target of thieves, who in the summer of 2013 stole an upwards of $250,000 from four apartments. To read the full article, see the New York Times article here.

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Published by on September 6, 2012 7:17 AM

As a home business, your security concerns include cyber protection and security from fraudulent customers. However, it's important that you also remember to physically protect your business with the proper home security system. There are a number of aspects to consider, but there are three important precautions you want to start with.

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Published by Ellen on August 7, 2012 8:34 AM

Chastain Park in Atlanta, GA will soon be outfitted with five high-resolution security cameras after a year of planning. Police officers at Atlanta's Police Department's Zone 2 Substation in Buckhead will monitor the cameras, which are set to record 24-7.

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Published by Ellen on July 30, 2012 12:23 PM

Whether at work, on an errand, or away on vacation, a pet cam is a veritable solution to monitoring your animal's behavior, and observing how visitors interact with your pet when you're not able. Pet cams offer a rare glimpse into your pet's life when you're not there, thereby giving you a greater understanding of how your dog or cat responds to your absence.

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Published by Ellen on July 12, 2012 7:15 AM

Dozens of U.S. metropolitan cities and small neighborhoods have been outfitted with security cameras at street corners and on high-crime blocks. Some people are in favor of public surveillance cameras as a crime prevention and police investigation tool while others see it as a violation of privacy.

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Published by Ellen on June 28, 2012 9:02 AM

As hard as it is to accept, sometimes people you welcome into your household will comb through your personal items in search of prescription drugs, jewelry, hidden money, or small electronics like iPods and DVDs when you're not around. It usually takes a while to notice that a small item has gone missing. People we tend to trust being alone in our homes like house-cleaners, neighbors feeding our dog when we're on vacation, and even real estate agents are sometimes not as trustworthy as we'd like to think.

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Published by Ellen on June 18, 2012 8:05 AM

MarketsandMarkets.com just came out with the results of a new market research report titled Home Security Solutions Market - Global Forecast & Analysis (2012 - 2017) By Products, Security System Solutions & Homes.

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Published by Margeaux on December 9, 2011 7:30 AM

Leaving your home vacant for days or weeks while you are on vacation can be nerve wrecking. Get some peace of mind this holiday season with a home video surveillance system featuring mobile monitoring.

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Published by Margeaux on August 8, 2011 1:03 PM

Whether it is a cabin in the mountains, beach house or some other special getaway, investing in a second home is a big decision. One of the logistical concerns is how to make sure your vacation home is safe when you're away. Network security cameras can be more reliable than neighbors or hired help. More and more, vacation home owners are installing security cameras to monitor their property.

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Published by Margeaux on January 7, 2011 9:28 AM

With the New Year come new products. Earlier this week D-Link announced its latest range of IP surveillance cameras designed specifically for use in the home

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Published by Dan on December 31, 2009 12:51 PM

A Visalia, California family's world was turned upside-down over the weekend when a group of young hooligans ran off with their beloved Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer lawn ornament. Thankfully the family had recently installed a video surveillance system for their home, and the cameras were able to capture footage of the thieves in action.

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Published by Dan on April 13, 2009 3:06 PM

It's always nice when we see real-life success stories of home surveillance cameras proving their worth. Last week the internet was abuzz with the story of Jeanne Thomas, a Fort Lauderdale woman who was sitting at her desk at work when she got to witness her home being robbed live online. What a shock that must have been! Thankfully, Thomas was able to use her newly-installed remote video monitoring system to help police nab the thieves right there on the spot.

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Published by Jennifer on July 10, 2008 2:27 PM

Teddy the Pomeranian has been missing for over two months and his owner has been looking for him ever since. She came so close to be reuniting with Teddy - until he was dognapped. A surveillance camera stationed in the examining room of a veterinarian's office captured the whole affair.

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Published by Dan on May 7, 2008 8:41 AM

A recent study by MultiMedia Intelligence predicts huge growth for the do-it-yourself (DIY) home surveillance market in the coming years. The study anticipates the consumer DIY surveillance camera market to reach over $1 billion dollars by 2012.

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Published by Jennifer on January 25, 2008 8:02 AM

It all started in December - random gun shots fired around the Gable Oaks neighborhood (in Columbia, SC) entered an apartment building and killed a 32-year old woman in her sleep. Shootings have continued - some bullets penetrating the walls of more residences, leaving residents petrified of leaving the inner sanctums of their homes - let alone going outside. City council members and the Gable Oaks tenant association believe the situation is at its boiling point, and have proposed the installation of several neighborhood security cameras to help combat the shots.

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Published by Jennifer on January 23, 2008 8:10 AM

Home surveillance in the UK is on the rise. With its citizens already holding the status of most-recorded people in the world, Britons and Scots have turned to household security cameras with hopes that IP cameras placed around their house will work as well as the myriad of security cameras that record them when in public places.

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Published by Jennifer on January 15, 2008 3:20 PM

Kelsey Canfield discovered an unsettling site at her Portland, OR house when she came home from school last Friday. Her garage door had been smashed in and her family's house had been robbed. Gone were laptops, cell phones, DVDS, jewelry, iPods, and other goodies - about $5,000 worth of items in total. After the dust had settled, the family began to ask what exactly had happened, and who could have done such a thing? In random burglaries like this, finding a suspect isn't always easy.

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Published by Dan on November 9, 2007 2:21 PM

Smashing pumpkins is a tradition as old as time itself. When autumn leaves fall, and the season of candy-hoarding and turkey-basting hits full bloom, those bright orange gourds become prime targets for anyone with a strong arm, or a good pair of steel-toed boots. But for a group of young pumpkin punishers in Baltimore, the experience could come back to haunt, thanks to one man's home surveillance system, and the irrefutable video evidence it provided.

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Published by Dan on September 17, 2007 8:31 AM

We've talked quite a bit about how IP surveillance technology has affected home security. New digital systems are far more effective and functional than their analog predecessors, and as the technology continues to improve, digital surveillance equipment has become affordable even to the average homeowner. A recent break-in of a household in Framingham, Mass. demonstrates the effectiveness of digital surveillance in the home.

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Published by Dan on August 22, 2007 3:55 PM

We're all fans of UPS, right? They deliver our goods. They wear awesome matching outfits that usually involve snazzy brown shorts. What's not to love? Well, just like the rest of us, UPS workers are human and prone to occasional lapses in judgment. And sometimes those lapses are captured in vivid detail by home security cameras.

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Published by Dan on July 20, 2007 4:17 PM

74-year-old Jack Wilcox saw a need in his Stockton, Calif. community, and went out and did something about it. The wily elder-statesman succeeded in convincing 55 residents of his cul-de-sac on Lake Union to each contribute $49 towards seven security cameras to protect their neighborhood. Residents will be able to access the camera footage online via their personal computers. According to Wilcox, the neighborhood has experienced a number of break-ins and the time had come to up the level of safety for its residents and their property.

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Published by Dan on April 11, 2007 1:52 PM

Many industry insiders are predicting a home security revolution that includes increased use of smart cameras and digital surveillance in households. This technology, which previously seemed out of reach in terms of cost, has arrived at a point where sophisticated systems are now available at reasonable prices.

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Published by Jennifer on March 21, 2007 3:19 PM

Detectives leading the investigation into the death of three-year old Callum Bland in a house fire in Northamptonshire have appealed for neighbours with CCTV cameras on their homes to come
forward.

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