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Crumbling infrastructure a national security concern, experts say
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The Northeast Blackout of 2003; the breached levees of New Orleans in 2005; and the Minneapolis I-35W bridge collapse of 2007 are all perilous signals that U.S. infrastructure is crumbling and jeopardizing our national security, a prominent homeland security expert warned. More

Video surveillance as a service to move into the limelight in 2010
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IP Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) - also known as Managed Video as a Service (MVaaS) - is expected to move into the limelight in 2010. With VSaaS, the initial system cost is reduced by removing the need for local management and storage, and replacing it with a subscription-based service. And users are not required to be IT experts as the system's management is performed remotely. More

The no lock people
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It's the lore and lure of bucolic small-town living: The community is so safe, people don’t even lock their doors. But Joyce Weisshappel, a 63-year-old vice president with the Corcoran Group, a real estate company, does not live in a small town; she lives in Manhattan, in a luxury apartment building. And she doesn’t think she has ever locked her door in the 30 years she has lived there — she doesn’t even know where the keys are. More

Wooden combination lock is a geeky lock for your locker
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Creativity has no bounds and when it is combined with the safety of our valuable things while looking aesthetically beautiful, this one is the best thing we can rely on. Here is the new wooden combination lock which is not only simple, and visually appealing but the creator, Mr. Matthias Wandel's top priority was to show people how the lock system in a normal safes actually works. More

ASIS report tackles preventing burglaries at businesses
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While burglary rates continue to slide internationally, the crime continues to victimize businesses disproportionately despite simple and cost-effective ways to protect shops and facilities, according to a new CRISP report from the ASIS Foundation. More

Study shows small business owners prefer passive social media
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A survey reveals that small business owners enjoy social media news that doesn't require participation. Social networks evoke ideas of vigorous discussions and active online schmoozing. But, in recent small business news, a study from shows that small business owners prefer passive social media sources of business-relevant information. More

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