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Tips to Help Discourage Burglars from Choosing Your Home

Tips to Help Discourage Burglars from Choosing Your Home

Discouraging buglers from choosing their homes is fairly difficult. Not only do thieves tend to know when people are moving out of a home, but they also have an easier time getting around with their loot while avoiding homeowner's security measures. However, there are...

The Hidden Risks of QR Codes

The Hidden Risks of QR Codes

QR codes are everywhere these days. They seem like a great way to make life easier – after all, who wouldn’t want to be able to quickly and easily scan a code to get information? But as with anything, there are hidden risks associated with QR codes. This article will...

Keeping Your Car and Garage Safe

Keeping Your Car and Garage Safe

We all know that car theft is a big problem in the world today. It's unfortunate, but it's the truth. Luckily, there are many things you can do to help keep your car and garage safe from thieves looking to make an easy buck. This blog post will discuss some of these...

Cybersecurity Predictions for 2021 and Beyond

Cybersecurity Predictions for 2021 and Beyond

In the recent past, cybercrime has ravaged various companies and governmental organizations. By 2021, the damages caused by cybercrime activities had reached a whopping total of $6 trillion. This is a concerningly high percentage when compared to global economies. In...

Cloud Computing Security Risks

Cloud Computing Security Risks

The Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute published an article, "12 Threats & Vulnerabilities in Moving to the Cloud," that stated that cloud computing is ever-evolving, and learning to respond to those threats and vulnerabilities is needed by...

Steps to Improve Home Security

Steps to Improve Home Security

Technology has forever altered the ways of the security industry. These days, security systems come in all shapes and sizes. It’s easier than ever to customize a system to meet an individual’s needs. Still, it’s essential to do more than merely rely on a single...

Crime Prevention and Security at the Airport

Crime Prevention and Security at the Airport

When most people think of airports, they imagine busy business people, harried parents, and upset children. These people are likely more concerned about making it through the TSA screenings than they are about anything else. Yet, it’s important to remember that there...

Crime Prevention Tech in 2021

Crime Prevention Tech in 2021

When talking about crime, the government bases different types on the laws they defy. Nonviolent crimes include theft, larceny, embezzlement, gambling, bribery, speeding, and fraud, among others. Violent crimes include murder, aggravated assault, rape, and robbery. Many factors contributed to the rise in crime rates, both non-violent and violent, throughout the pandemic. The more metropolitan cities were most affected, but even small suburban towns had to adjust to the new normal of higher unemployment levels and the stress of supply shortages. 

Using AI to Tackle Crime in 2021

Using AI to Tackle Crime in 2021

The statistics on violent crime for 2020 proved what many people suspected. The combination of a fast-spreading global pandemic, a 10-month quarantine, social unrest, and unprecedented unemployment contributed to an increase in violent crimes across America, with urban areas being affected the hardest. Moving ahead to 2021, artificial intelligence is being touted as one way to help bring those numbers down.

Crime Prevention and Small Businesses

Crime Prevention and Small Businesses

There is a lot of talk in the news about cybercrime and how to take preventative steps. However, it’s important to remember that brick and mortar businesses still exist and need protection, as well. In the retail sector, shoplifting leads to over $50 billion in annual losses. This has the butterfly effect of rising costs due to lost profits, marketing budget increases, legal fees, and ramped-up security measures.  Even vandalism can lead to immeasurable expenses that can mean an end to a small business, either through lost income, sullied reputation, or non-recoupable loss. There are several tips that you can employ in order to protect your business.