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Born to Burgle | Doris Thompson

When you hear that someone has a 25 aliases, has been imprisoned nine times for burglary, and a 20 page rap sheet that goes all the way back to 1955, the last person you would expect it to belong to is an 82 year old woman by the name of Doris Thompson. Thompson was recently […]

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Cox Breaks Into Home Security Industry

After a successful pilot program for home security in Arizona last year, 2011, cable, internet, and phone provider Cox Communications, subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, has decided to expand its home security product into new markets. “Customers trust Cox each day to connect them to the things they care about. For most people, home and family […]

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Caught on Camera | $40,000 in Jewelry Stolen

Four men and one lookout were caught on camera robbing the Roosevelt Gold Exchange in Cicero, IL Monday, August 6th, and made off with over $40,000 worth of jewelry reports the Chicago Tribune. The men arrived in a white van and entered the gold exchange at 1:30 p.m.; two of the suspects distracted an employee […]

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Lowe’s Push for a Piece of the Smart Home Market

Since Lowe’s (NYSE: LOW) January announcement of their upcoming release of a new smart home product, they’ve teamed up with UK based smart home technology company AlertMe to release Iris, an all-in-one solution to integrating household control systems. “This is an exciting development in the connected home space,” Stuart Sikes, president of Parks Associates, experts […]

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Microsoft to Help NYPD Monitor Terrorist Activity Using CCTV

Microsoft has teamed up with the NYPD to give them a Domain Awareness System (DAS) to track potential terrorist activity spotted on the NYPD’s network of CCTV cameras found around New York City. Using the DAS technology provided by Microsoft, the NYPD will be able to scan license plates and tap into multiple criminal and […]

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LifeShield to Launch New LifeView Product

Home security company LifeShield recently showcased its new product, LifeView, in a comprehensive video which describes what LifeView does to meet your security needs along with what ways LifeShield is ahead of the competition. (Read Our Review of the LifeShield Service) “We developed the new LifeView in concert with customer feedback and usage data to […]

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Gun Laws Unlikely to Change Due to Aurora Tragedy

Despite the recent tragedy in Aurora, Colorado, where a heavily armed man gunned down movie-goers while they watched “Dark Knight Rises,” gun control policies are unlikely to change in favor of stricter gun laws. According to a recent article by the Washington Post, statistics over the past 20 years have shown a decline in the […]

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Comcast is Pushing for Home Automation and Security Singularity

Comcast Cable Communications, LLC, (NASDAQ: CMCSA) filed a recent patent application with the US Patent Office which describes a number of methods which incorporate the alarm system of vehicles into a centralized management platform. The application states that they want a device used for, “…determining, by a home security computing device, that a homeowner’s car […]

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The Booming United States Firearm Industry

On December 15th, 1791, lawmakers adopted the famous Second Amendment into the United States Constitution which protects citizens’ right to bear arms. Since this historic moment Americans have embraced their right to own and use firearms for both protection and recreation which has, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), enabled the growth of […]

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Teenager Thwarts Phoenix Burglary

On June 22nd, 2012, a 14-year-old Phoenix boy was at home babysitting his three younger siblings aged 12, 10, and 8, when at around 4:30 p.m. the boy heard a knock on the front door. The boy didn’t recognize the woman standing on his doorstep and knew better than to answer the door for a […]

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