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Ethics and biometric identity

Ethics and biometric identity

Biometrics represent a huge advancement from the centuries-old use of paper documentation but with a price.
Vivint Combines Car and Smart Home Security in a Single App

Vivint Combines Car and Smart Home Security in a Single App

The service, called Car Guard, allows homeowners to monitor the security, location and diagnostics of a car and sends notifications to users.
Best and Worst States for Amazon Package Theft

Best and Worst States for Amazon Package Theft

Study reveals Wyoming, Vermont and California are the worst states per capita for Amazon package theft. Mississippi is the safest. December and November months have highest theft…
3-25-19 NESA Monitor

3-25-19 NESA Monitor

Oxford police connect neighbors to curb crime - Ethics and biometric identity - Vivint Combines Car and Smart Home Security in a Single App - Best and Worst States for Amazon Package Theft

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Security Dealers: How to Gain New Profits by Expanding Products & Services

Security Dealers: How to Gain New Profits by Expanding Products & Services

While it may be easy to stay within your comfort zone, to remain competitive security dealers and integrators must consider expanding their offerings.
Password managers have a security flaw. But you should still use one.

Password managers have a security flaw. But you should still use one.

Exclusive: A new study finds bugs in five of the most popular password managers. So how is it safe to keep all your eggs in one basket? Now for some counterintuitive advice: I still think you should use a password manager.
How to Deal With Debts During Company Sales

How to Deal With Debts During Company Sales

Legal expert Ken Kirschenbaum explains the importance of carefully drafting buy-sell agreements to ensure every contingency is covered. /What happens to liabilities when you sell your company? I suppose it’s a question you think the buyer is most concerned with, especially if the buyer doesn’t expect to be responsible for any of the seller’s debts. But sellers have legitimate concerns also, particularly when the buyer is assuming certain liabilities.
CE Profile: Towering Success

CE Profile: Towering Success

Texas-based Service Tech AV brings a honed installation process, automated ‘Build-a-Bear’ selling system, and requirement that all clients sign service agreements to the high-rise condo and luxury home markets.
6 Things to Take Into Account When Using Smart Devices for Fire Safety

6 Things to Take Into Account When Using Smart Devices for Fire Safety

Fire and life-safety expert Shane Clary shares some considerations for ensuring smart smoke alarms and video cameras are installed for their intended use.
AFA Execs Discuss Key to Longevity, Trends in the Industry

AFA Execs Discuss Key to Longevity, Trends in the Industry

AFA has been streamlining operations, overcoming challenges, tackling trends, opening up markets and outfoxing competitors for over a century. Here’s how.

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Maryland lawmakers work to meet crossover deadline

As the General Assembly reached a milestone in its 90-day legislative session, lawmakers worked late on the day known as crossover. That's a procedural deadline for a bill to pass either the House or the Senate to have a chance of clearing both chambers and making it to the governor's desk. It's not a deadline that's written in stone, but lawmakers generally aim to have legislation they intend to pass clear one of the chambers by the end of the crossover day.