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Burglars Tell How They Break Into Homes and What Security Measures Deter Them

An investigative news team surveyed incarcerated burglars to learn about their methods. Security cameras oftentimes prove to be a deterrent, the study found.


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Over the last 10 years, 26% of U.S. households were victimized by crime. Steve Karantzoulidis · November 28, 2016

Sunflower Labs says it sees the drone as a complement to traditional alarms. SSI Staff · November 04, 2016

The ADDSMART project started with two goals: Clearly marking addresses for autonomous vehicles and reducing the energy and data storage costs of home surveillance systems. Steve Karantzoulidis · November 02, 2016

Prominently marketing itself as the anti-alarm industry solution, DIY home security systems provider SimpliSafe has quickly amassed a large customer base. However, an independent forensic analysis shoots holes in the company’s model, claims and technology. Jeff Zwirn · November 01, 2016

An investigative news team surveyed incarcerated burglars to learn about their methods. Security cameras oftentimes prove to be a deterrent, the study found. SSI Staff · November 01, 2016

A new bill would make all monitoring agreements with annual auto-renewal clauses revert to just month-to-month renewals upon expiration of initial term. Requires renewal clauses to be more conspicuous in contracts. Jason Knott · October 31, 2016

Customer service is the key factor in consumer satisfaction among home security companies. Steve Karantzoulidis · October 20, 2016

The security of the IoT devices themselves is also a chief concern among potential consumers. Steve Karantzoulidis · October 12, 2016

As more connected devices reach the market still riddled with vulnerabilities, badly coded APIs and poor encryption, home and business owners leave themselves open to hackers, break-ins and even stolen identity. SSI Staff · September 20, 2016

A recent survey found that of all the things Americans fear being hacked, home security cameras is tied for their No. 1 fear. Stephen Sellner · August 16, 2016




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