Crime Index Mobile Apps 

3 Identity Snatching Apps You May Have Already Installed On Your Mobile Phone

For hackers, the game has changed. They are finding it much easier to steal your information, not by using their hacking skills but by letting you hand it to them on a silver platter. Your mobile phone is a goldmine of information. With GPS, banking information and social media info stored on your mobile phone. You are giving away information about who you communicate with, where you drive to and where you spend your money. It use to be hard for hackers to find detailed information about you, now you’re helping them…

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Featured Security Cameras 

3 Reasons Why Your Security Video Will Be Thrown Out Of Court

Security video is normally seen as irrefutable evidence that can establish a when, who and where but sometimes the video does not establish empirical evidence. At other times, it can even exonerate the very person who committed the crime in the video. The following shows 3 possible ways your security video can be thrown out of court and how to prevent it from happening. Time Stamp Error According to the FBI training video, Caught On Camera, more than half of all security camera systems have the wrong time stamped on their surveillance…

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Security Cameras Security Systems 

How Much Does HD Security Camera Installation Cost?

The cost of a security camera installation is just as important as the quality of the security cameras. Some installers hide their installation fees within the purchase of the security cameras they are selling you. Some charge an hourly fee while some give a vague estimate as to how much the total amount will be. Also, Many inexperienced installers do not know that there are life and property saving features that most 2016 security camera models now offer. Installers who are up to date on new camera operations may charge an extra fee to activate these features…

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Featured General Security Cameras 

Most Security Cameras Are Useless

We have been led to believe that security cameras protect people and property but haven’t you ever notice that in most cases surveillance videos are viewed only after an incident occurs? Usually, after a home or business has been burglarized, vandalized or worse yet after a devastating home invasion. Burglar alarms are also toted as our first line of defense but with a 15 to 45-second alarm delay, the smash and grab artist has already burst into your homes or businesses and grabbed items and information they wanted and got away before the police arrive…

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Featured Security Cameras 

5 Lies And Surprising Facts About Security Cameras

You’ve been told some pretty tall tales about security cameras. Because of slick marketing and Hollywood movies, we’ve all been brainwashed into believing some incredible misinformation about them. You’ll even be surprised about what security cameras can really do that has never been discussed in public or in the media. The following are 5 lies and surprising facts about security cameras you weren’t aware of. Misinformation #1  Law Enforcement can Enhance An Image From Security Video The only image that can be enhanced are images of numbers and alphabets. This technology works great for…

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Home Theater 

How Home Theaters Lost Their Wow Factor

There was a time when mentioning a home theater use to conjure up images of grand homes with posh movie rooms that only an exclusive few friends got a chance to experience. Now with the advent of inexpensive large screen televisions, Bluetooth speakers and expanded home theater furniture, many find that their home theater’s lure has vanished. Home theaters use to have a special appeal but now that the main components of that appeal have become more affordable to the average homeowner who has decked out their empty nests into…

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Home Automation 

The Most Money Draining Electronic Devices In Your Home

Your electronic devices may be burning up to 35% more power than what it was designed for. They also may be costing you hundreds in repair per year. Refrigerators and mobile phones top the list but they shouldn’t be in the top 5 if we understand one important fact. Today’s devices are programmed to correct themselves and reset to their low energy consumption. Surprisingly, even though our television screens have more than double in size in 10 years, they are actually 30% more efficient than our older tube TVs, even…

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Crime Index Featured 

Scrap Metal Thieves Can Make Thousands Per Weekend

Breaking into homes and businesses are for the desperate and not so bright thieves. The resale value of most items stolen from individual homes in the U.S. in 2009 was $147 according to Federal Bureau of Investigations. During that same period, construction sites, small regional airports and utility facilities on averaged had between $400 to $2900 worth of scrap and placed metal stolen from their locations. Mostly during holidays and weekends when there’s usually just a skeleton crew or no employees at all. For the past few years, cities and towns in dozens of states have enacted…

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