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Burglary Rates Up According to 2011 FBI Statistics

According to the most recent preliminary crime statistics in the United States presented by the FBI, overall crime was down in 2011 as compared to 2010 with one exception: burglary. The report shows an increase in burglary in 2011 of 0.03% despite an overall decrease in all crime types including property crime. Cities with populations […]

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Real Estate Agent Caught Rifling Through Homeowners Belongings

Giving someone you thought you could trust access to your home has just become more frightening. After these Portage, Indiana, homeowners installed a security camera inside of their home they caught glimpse of their real estate agent entering their home and going through their medicine cabinet. The homeowner filed a police report and the Real […]

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New York Police Officer Takes Down Burglars Using Facebook

A Brooklyn, New York, police officer friended suspected members of a burglary crew known as the Brower Boys on Facebook and monitored their status updates for tips on their next heist, which led to their ultimate arrest and incarceration. Analyzing the Facebook status updates Officer Michael Rodriguez found that the criminals were writing mundane status […]

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Worldwide Market for Home Security Solutions Forecasted to Grow 9.1% per Year

Market research firm Markets and Markets forecasts a worldwide compounded annual growth rate in the home security systems global industry of 9.1% between 2012 and 2017. The current market for home security solutions is estimated at $20.64 billion which would mean that the global market would grow to be $34.46 billion in 2017. North America […]

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OmniVision Uses Skype Platform for Wireless IP Home Surveillance Camera

Leading digital imaging solutions developer Omnivision and integrated silicon solutions company Marvell launched a wireless Skype IP security camera designed to allow mobile devices the ability to access a camera’s video feed over the internet. The technology will utilize OmniVision’s OV7740 CameraChip image sensor and Marvell’s application processing and network solution specialization. “We’ve teamed up […]

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The ADT Corporation Files Form 10 Registration Statement with the SEC

Tyco International Ltd. announced its plans to spin off its subsidiary The ADT Corporation into its own independent company leading ADT to file the Form 10 Registration Statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) allowing ADT to register its own securities on behalf of itself. Once separated from Tyco, ADT will operate and compete […]

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Comporium Security to Feature Central Station Monitoring Service

Comporium Security will include its award-winning central station operators as part of their iControl powered interactive security and home management system. The product offering is part of its Security Dealer Program which combines 50 cable TV, telecom, and electric utility clients into a base of one-million customers being offered the program. The Central Station Alarm […]

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Comcast Launches Home Security Service

Internet service provider Comcast Corporation has debuted their very own home security monitoring system branded as Xfinity Home. This new service will offer customers the smart home capabilities to remotely track a home’s temperature, turn lights on and off, as well as watch the video feed from wireless cameras placed in their homes, receiving a […]

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AT&T Announces Plans to Offer Digital Home Security

Telecom giant AT&T has announced its intention to make its way into the home security industry by offering an internet based home security monitoring service. Going by the name AT&T Digital LifeTM, AT&T will give users the ability to access their homes using any device connected to the web including smartphones on any network, PCs […]

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Polite Burglar Tries to Make a Deal – Bremerton, Washington

An absent-minded burglar in Bremerton, Washington, made a hasty exit in the early hours of the morning Tuesday, April 24th, after one of the homeowners grabbed a gun and yelled “Get out! I have a gun!” The burglar responded “Yes, sir!” as he ran out of the home before the police arrived. Bremerton Police Officers […]

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