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How to survive an Active Shooter Event at Work

You’re at work and suddenly you think you hear a gunshot. What do you do? Do you RUN? Do you HIDE? Or should you FIGHT? David Katz, a former senior special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration and an expert in active shooter situations, said the first step is spotting danger. The sound of a gunshot […]

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Surveillance, Audio and the Law

Questions regarding audio monitoring and recording and the law are one of the most frequent inquiries we receive from our customers. Under U.S. law, audio monitoring is legal as long as there is no expectation of privacy amongst those being monitored. State laws are very similar. International laws vary greatly in terms of permitted applications of audio. We work […]

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Open Garage Door Burglaries

Summertime is here and there is a growing trend among burglars: Open Garage Door Burglaries. Typically, these crimes occur when a garage door is accidentally left open. Burglars drive neighborhoods looking for these kinds of “easy targets,” and steal whatever valuables they find. Often, they take credit and debit cards from purses or wallets left […]

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Schools Need to Do More to Protect Our Children

I’m appalled and most of all saddened every time I hear about a school shooting; never mind all the other violent crimes. In today’s day and age and with modern technology, mass school shootings could be considered gross negligence on the part of the school system.   For more then a decade there have been […]

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HOW RANSOMWARE CAN HOLD YOUR BUSINESS HOSTAGE

Ransomware is a form of malware that denies access to data or systems until the victim pays the cybercriminal a ransom fee to remove the restriction. It has been around for many years but has recently become much more popular and profitable. CryptoLocker, CryptoWall and RSA4096 are examples of well-known ransomware. How ransomware works Ransomware can make its way […]

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What CO Detectors & Milk Have in Common?

Many of us know that Milk has a finite shelf life in the fridge. After that date the milk will become rancid and is no longer viable to drink. Did you know that Carbon Monoxide Detectors have an expiration date as well? Carbon Monoxide detectors have a limited life of about 5-7 years and need […]

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Personal information of 143 million people may have been exposed in Equifax data breach

Equifax has announced that cybercriminals have exploited a vulnerability in their website, allowing them to gain access to certain files. The data breach appears to have taken place from mid-May through July 2017.  The company discovered the unauthorized access on July 29 of this year. Cybercriminals stole names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, and addresses. […]

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Smoke Detectors: Batteries, Monitoring and 10 Year Life

When first introduced, smoke detectors needed special batteries, but at $10 a piece, dead batteries often remained in place. By the 1980s, hard-wired detectors with alkaline battery back-ups ensured functionality at all times. However, in an empty building, a fire would rage until it attracted notice and someone called the local fire department. The solution to provide the highest level of life-safety is to have […]

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Security expert: Alarm system over surveillance cameras

You’ve seen the stories about burglars caught on camera. Just recently, a Rochester teen was arrested for a string of burglaries in Greece after he was caught on camera. Many homeowners will purchase a camera system to keep their home safe from burglars. But is the right investment to keep your home and family safe?  Listen […]

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10 Questions to Ask Your Home Security Provider

The security of your home is important. Ask these questions before you make a hire. Protecting your family with a home security system are important considerations in today’s world, and ensuring that your home is well protected from burglars and other intruders is vital. Choosing the right home security provider for your home can present […]

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