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Safety of cars' keyless entry and ignition systems questioned
Los Angeles Times    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Old-school car keys appear headed for extinction, as automakers rush to install wireless systems that allow drivers to unlock their doors and start their engines with an electronic fob that they never have to take out of their purse or pocket. Introduced less than a decade ago on luxury models, the push-button systems are rapidly spreading to all segments of the market, including bargain-priced Kias. The number of models with them as standard or optional equipment has quadrupled in the last five years. Many drivers don't fully understand how the systems work, however, leaving them vulnerable to potentially serious safety problems. More

What independent alarm dealers think about the ADT-Broadview deal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Despite estimates that the recent acquisition of Broadview Security by ADT will give the company between 35 and 45 percent of the U.S. residential alarm market, many dealers and central stations think that the deal bodes well for the industry. More

Researchers examine video surveillance effectiveness in Canada    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A recent report from researchers at a variety of Canadian universities examines current trends in public surveillance systems. The research report, published by the Surveillance Camera Awareness Network (SCAN), looks into privacy concerns, overall installation trends for city projects, signage requirements, how CCTV technology has improved and the effectiveness of surveillance cameras. More

Inside the mind of a burglar: know your enemy to protect yourself
Examiner    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The average burglar doesn't look like Brad Pitt, or plan a precision heist like George Clooney. Slickly produced Hollywood entertainment like the popular film, Ocean's Eleven (and sequels Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen) would have you think that burglars are professional, highly organized, and go about their business with a sense of flair and daring. But in reality, the average breaking and entering specialist is far less sophisticated in his approach and methods. More

Top 10 small business technology resolutions
Seattle Post Intelligencer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The party favors have been put away from this year's New Year's celebrations, but it is not too late to reexamine your small business' objectives for 2010 and take important steps to accelerate your businesses' growth. More

Small business owners get creative, take risks in order to survive slow economy
New York Daily News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Brooklyn's mom-and-pop shops aren't taking this recession lying down. Some of the borough's small businesses are managing to survive—and even thrive—the tough times through good planning, savvy investing and marketing—and plain old luck. That doesn't mean it's easy. More

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