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5 details you shouldn’t give Facebook

5 details you shouldn't give Facebook

The whole point of Facebook is to share your life with other people. You probably have more than a few ...

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8 Unexpected Items Burglars Want from Your Yard and How to Secure Them

8 Unexpected Items Burglars Want from Your Yard and How to Secure Them

You probably lock up your house at night but don’t think about securing your grill before you go to bed. ...

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Top tips for Small Business Security

Top tips for Small Business Security

Running a small business comes with a unique set of security challenges, including theft and lost revenue. Available technology, however, ...

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6 Common Home Security Mistakes to Avoid

6 Common Home Security Mistakes to Avoid

Many people forget some of the more obvious home security practices that can be done to safeguard their homes. Here ...

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4 Ways to Prevent Daytime Burglaries

4 Ways to Prevent Daytime Burglaries

We often visualize burglaries to occur in dark settings; however, this is a popular misconception. In fact, robberies often transpire ...

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Why Physical Security For Your Business Is Just as Critical as Online Security

For most people involved in running an online business, implementing stringent security practices has become second nature. It’s easy to see why: Not only do technologies such as SSL and encryption keep your company’s data secure, but the sight of that little green padlock in a browser’s address bar gives your customers confidence that they’re dealing with a

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The Panic button

A panic alarm is an electronic device designed to assist in alerting somebody in emergency situations where a threat to persons or property exists. A panic alarm is frequently but not always controlled by a concealed panic alarm button. These buttons can be connected to a monitoring center or locally via a silent alarm or an audible bell/siren.

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Should you install CCTV outside your home?

A family’s private CCTV cameras caught a toddler’s horrendous hit-and-run, but what are the potential pitfalls of filming outside your house?   It’s every family’s nightmare. Toddler Lucie Wilding was following her mother to the car to go on the school run when she was hit by a cyclist who was riding on the pavement, and dragged

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How to survive a robbery

Pretoria – Crime victims should beg for their lives and tell the robbers to take everything, in which case their lives might be spared, an academic has told a public lecture at the University of South Africa (Unisa). People were also advised to have a panic button in the bathroom, since most men were held

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4 steps to make your smart home more security smart

Smart homes — in which IoT devices such as thermostats or ovens can be programmed from anywhere — are popular with consumers who seek convenience. Some people, however, may not realize the connected devices or appliances they’ve grown to depend on could leak private information or be susceptible to hackers. In the rush to get products

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25 Things People Didn’t Know About Bulletproof Vests

Bulletproof vests … it’s the one item in a police officer’s job that they take for granted. The problem with this is that it’s helpful in saving their lives. However, if more law enforcement knew a little more about body armor, they wouldn’t be so gun-shy about using it in the line of duty. 1

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The 5 Best Ways to Store Passwords Safely

If you’re using a different password for all the sites and apps you’re signed up for (and you really should), there are only so many combinations of letters and numbers you can hold in your head at once. The good news is there are plenty of tools out there to remember your passwords and secure

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FIVE IMPORTANT THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CLEAR BURGLAR BARS

There are various companies that install Clear Burglar Bars in Gauteng and around South Africa.   The key to getting value for your money and correct level of security is to ask the right questions: What are Clear Burglar Bars made of? People who show an interest in our range of Clear Burglar Bars often ask what the bars are made of.

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7 Tips to Burglar Proof the Doors in Your Home

How to Burglarproof Your Doors 1. Solid Security Bottom line: All exterior doors need to be solid and kick-proof. That means you want a solid wood door, or at the very least a door with a solid-wood core. Other options are fiberglass or metal. If you choose a metal door, make sure that it has

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