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Staying Safe in an Unsafe World

Sherry Gray | Posted 09.09.2016 | Technology
Sherry Gray

Keeping yourself safe today can seem like a daunting prospect, one I've been thinking about a lot lately. My daughter lives in downtown Orlando, no mo...

Is It Safe To Be Smart? The Security In Home Automation

Harold Stark | Posted 07.29.2016 | Technology
Harold Stark

We all like to think of our homes as a safe haven. The place where we go to after an exhausting day at work, where we lay our kids down to sleep at ni...

Protect Your Property with a Home Security Audit

Lucinda Watrous | Posted 05.18.2016 | HuffPost Home
Lucinda Watrous

A home security audit is the best way to identify weak points in your physical security. Take the time to evaluate your home not from an aesthetic poi...

One Man's Masterpiece

Anthony Amore | Posted 04.27.2016 | Arts
Anthony Amore

The best advice for those who have art in their homes is to be leery of who you let into your residence, especially contractors with whom you don't have an established relationship. Keep track of who does work in your house. And don't share information with others about the value of your art and other valuables.

Buying a Home Security Camera? 8 Common Mistakes to Avoid

Janet Miller | Posted 04.05.2016 | HuffPost Home
Janet Miller

Buying a home security camera is a big decision. After all, there are very few things more important than safety. Unfortunately, the industry is also ...

System Provides Home Security and Automation

Larry Magid | Posted 04.04.2016 | Technology
Larry Magid

Over the past three decades I've experimented with do-it-yourself home automation systems to control lights and appliances.

Tech for the Holidays: Ring-a-ding-ding!

Tom Teicholz | Posted 12.14.2016 | Technology
Tom Teicholz

Over the last few months, I've been trying a wide variety of connected home devices that are worth knowing about (I'm listing them in order of prefere...

7 Ways Technology is Changing Home Security

Janet Miller | Posted 10.19.2016 | Technology
Janet Miller

Technology has radically changed the way we protect our homes. What was previously only possible in Sci-Fi movies is now gradually becoming reality. The digital revolution has made its way into our homes.

Baby Monitors: Who's Really Watching Your Baby?

Todd R. Miller | Posted 10.05.2016 | Technology
Todd R. Miller

Increasingly, the virtual world of the Internet is converging with the physical world through the Internet of Things. As more physical devices connect to the Internet, hackers' reach and breadth expands exponentially. Today, Internet-enabled devices include TVs, home security systems, kitchen appliances, thermostats, and more.

How Home Security Is Evolving With Tech

Craig Agranoff | Posted 08.25.2016 | Technology
Craig Agranoff

Technology touches nearly every aspect of our lives. Many of the things we do daily and take for granted are thanks to advances in computer-based technology. Yet today, nearly all homes still have nothing more than a bolt lock and door handle keeping them safe.

How to Protect Your Belongings During an Open House

Trulia | Posted 05.11.2016 | HuffPost Home
Trulia

Would you ever put up a sign in your front yard declaring, "We won't be home from 1 to 3 p.m., so come on in and hang out at our house -- and while you're here, make sure to look in our closets!" Well, that is exactly what happens at an open house.

App My Life: How Notion Is Simplifying Home Security

Nancy Laws | Posted 06.25.2015 | Technology
Nancy Laws

Being able to provide a secure home for your family is something we all strive for, and while most home security systems do a great job of detecting things like motion, and open doors, Notion smart sensors monitor everything in your home and sends you the report through an app on your phone.

Innovative Rabbi Invents Home Intercom for 21st Century

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 01.13.2015 | Small Business
Rabbi Jason Miller

Rabbi Jonathan Frankel had no problem getting through rabbinical school at Yeshiva University or law school at Harvard. It was keeping track of his th...

Bolster Your Belongings on TV and This Is What Happens

Robert Siciliano | Posted 11.26.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

How did a burglar know that Theresa Roemer had a 3,000 square foot, three-level closet that was crammed full of very pricey items including jewels and furs?

Going to Plan B for Survival

Robert Siciliano | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact
Robert Siciliano

Forget rushing to the grocery store when disaster like a snowstorm strikes. Everyone else will have the same idea. Need I say more?

Myth: My Gated Community Is Secure

Robert Siciliano | Posted 09.17.2014 | HuffPost Home
Robert Siciliano

How many times have you heard someone say, "I don't have to worry about crime; I live in a gated community"? Yeah, the electronically-locked gate may stop criminals from driving in, but not from walking in!

Kiddie Burglary Ring Busted With 10-year-olds

Robert Siciliano | Posted 09.16.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Kids can be so cruel -- at least when they kick in the doors of homes and rob people. At least three thieves were arrested for suspected involvement in a series of Southeast Austin burglaries.

How to protect your Home from Zombies

Robert Siciliano | Posted 09.02.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

There’s all sorts of threats out there—including zombies—just waiting to get you. Today’s zombies look like the ones on TV and in the movies b...

How to Choose a Video Surveillance System

Robert Siciliano | Posted 08.31.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

Before purchasing a video surveillance system, figure out exactly why you need this technology and where you'd like to have the cameras mounted.

Convict heads back to Jail for Burglary

Robert Siciliano | Posted 08.26.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Criminals do what they do because that’s their nature. Once bad, there’s hardly a chance they can be good. Jeffrey L. Patton, 43, said, “I’ve...

Stolen Business Debit Cards at Greater Risk

Robert Siciliano | Posted 08.24.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

A debit card from your business, in the virtual hands of a thief, spells a mountain of trouble. The thief can generate a duplicate of your business debit card, then splurge. A “cloned” card can be swiped in a card reader, appearing legitimate.

Stupid Criminal of the Week Stages Fake Burglary

Robert Siciliano | Posted 07.30.2014 | Weird News
Robert Siciliano

Mondays are the pits for many people, because this day starts their work week. Dwayne Yeager was no exception; so badly did he want to avoid going in to the job on Monday, that he did something really dumb to get out of it.

Home Invasion Ends in Death

Robert Siciliano | Posted 07.22.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Can something like this be prevented? Most likely, even though we don’t have the details.

Children Significantly Affected by Burglary

Robert Siciliano | Posted 07.17.2014 | Parents
Robert Siciliano

Here’s why you should never assume that burglary won’t have negative effects on your children. Victim Support, an independent charity, and home s...

Korner: Home Security, For the Defenseless

Robert Siciliano | Posted 06.30.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

Guess what - home security is hot! Google bought Nest to kick off the frenzy, and now investment dollars are flowing freely. For example: Korner's Ind...