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Aug. 6, 2009
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Law enforcement agencies across the US are increasingly installing video surveillance equipment in police cars. Despite cuts in federal and state funding over 2009 and 2010, the market for mobile video surveillance equipment in police cars is forecast to grow at an average of 6.5 percent a year to 2013, according to a new report from IMS Research. More

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DPS: Homeowners Should Be Wary of Home Security Scams
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The Texas Department of Public Safety is warning Houstonians to make sure the home security salesperson that comes to their door this summer is legitimate. DPS has had numerous complaints that some home security salespeople have been aggressive and that they do not have the proper license to sell you a home security system. Experts say they often try to sell alarm systems to residents who already have them. More

U.K.: Big Brother Really is Watching You
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Recent statistics reveal that, on average, anyone in the U.K. will be captured on a CCTV camera up to 350 times a day. Whether they are police surveillance cameras, underground or over-ground train systems' coverage, CCTV cameras on buses, private cameras on the walls of banks, inside and outside shops and supermarkets, and shopping malls, smile you are on TV. More

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Small Business: Six Ways to Avoid Costly Hiring Errors
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Seven New Rules for Small Business Growth
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