Residential Security


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Family of Murder Victim Sues Best Buy, Delivery Companies For Poor Background Check Practices

Evelyn Udell was allegedly killed by a deliveryman employed by a Best Buy contractor. Her family says her death could have been prevented by better background checks.

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House Passes Bill Creating Grant Program to Install Carbon Monoxide Alarms in Homes

The bill’s passage, which would give grants to elderly and low-income residents, came after the House of Representatives approved a bill that requires carbon monoxide detectors in public housing.

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Following Rise in Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes, New York City Plans For Increased Security During High Holy Days

In recent weeks, three Orthodox Jewish men were attacked in New York in potentially bias-related incidents that led to major injuries.

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All Facebook Pages For Governments, First Responders Will Now Have Access to Incident Alert Tool

With local alerts, Facebook pages can send notifications to residents about threats, including weather warnings and active shooter situations, and boost the posts in users’ news feeds.

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Lawmakers Seek to Ban Biometric Recognition Technology in Public Housing

The legislation, which would ban facial recognition entry systems, would be the first to address what technology landlords can impose on residents.

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Amazon Patent Shows Potential for Drones To Be Next Frontier in Home Security

The tech behemoth already plans to roll out delivery drones. It’s now considering offering a home surveillance service to customers.

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Major Security Vulnerabilities in Smart Home Devices Could Allow Hackers to Unlock Doors

A now-discontinued smart home hub had flaws that allowed researchers to hack into the device without even knowing the plain-text password put in place by the owner.

New High-Tech Riverbank Surveillance Cameras Go Beyond Capturing Footage

New High Tech Riverbank Surviellance Cameras Go Beyond Capturing Footage

Remote Surveillance Units have been installed in Riverbank, Calif., and they have the power to do much more than just capture footage. These high-tech surveillance cameras can detect when a crime is being committed, and even allow police officers to communicate with the offender.



Global Perimeter Security Market Expected to Experience Large Growth

Global Perimeter Security Market Expected to Experience Large Growth

According to research done by Grand View Research, the global perimeter security market is projected to reach USD 29.6 billion by 2025.

Police departments work to build city surveillance through home security

Police departments work to build city surveillance through home security

Police departments have figured out a new way to increase city security – through privately-owned surveillance cameras. While the smart home security camera market is expected to rise swiftly in the next few years, police may have to implement restrictions to develop resident support.

Data Analyst Shares Which States Rank Highest, Lowest in Burglary Arrests

Data Analyst Shares Which States Rank Highest and Lowest in Burglary Arrests

The 2017 FBI crime report shows that the worst state to be a burglar in is Delaware. The best? Nebraska.

Amazon Alexa Now Offers New Security Features

Amazon Alexa Now Offers New Security Features

Amazon Alexa users that enable Alexa Guard on their smart speakers can now take advantage of a few security features.

Alabama Public Housing Community Sees Increased Security

Alabama Public Housing Community Sees Increased Security

Security barriers and surveillance cameras are being added to a Birmingham public housing community to cut down on crime.

Eight Injured After Driver Intentionally Drove into Crowd in California

Eight Injured After Driver Intentionally Drove into Crowd in California

A driver intentionally plowed into pedestrians in California and injured eight people, according to police.

Review: Brinno DUO Smart Peephole Doorcam

Review: Brinno DUO Smart Peephole Doorcam

Alabama City Works to Upgrade Park Security

Alabama City Works to Upgrade Park Security

After creating a threat assessment for the City of Dothan's parks, leaders are now pushing to upgrade security measures.

Baton Rouge Subdivision Increases Security After Murder

Baton Rouge Subdivision Increases Security After Murder

The Sherwood Forest subdivision in Baton Rouge, La., is increasing security following a murder in the area. Last month, a 57-year-old woman was shot and killed while dropping off a friend in the neighborhood and the killer is still at large, according to the police.

Smart Home Security and Safety to Reach 134 Billion by 2025

Smart Home Security and Safety to Reach $134 Billion by 2025

The report states that the increase is due to a growing adoption of various types of smart security devices in global households.

Physical Security Market Projected to Grow to $119.4 Billion by 2023

Physical Security Market Projected to Grow to $119.4 Billion by 2023

Due to the rise in risk, technological advancements and the growing need for residential security, the Physical Security Market is expected to grow to $119.4 billion in 2023.

Google Warns Nest Owners to Check their Login Security after Increase in Hacked Cameras

Google Warns Nest Owners to Check their Login Security after Increase in Hacked Cameras

Google clarified in the email that per its numbers, there has not been a breach of the Nest user base. The company wanted to remind users that breaches are possible and that there are “a few easy things you can do to get the most out of Nest’s security features.”

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