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Tools make it possible, but people make it happen
Tools make it possible, but people make it happen
If there has been one significant change in the area of marketing and engagement, it is the almost complete ubiquity of "programs." Some of them have names everyone knows like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. Others have names like Salesforce, ...
This tiny computer could help run your smart home
This tiny computer could help run your smart home
A new version of the tiny Raspberry Pi computer was released. With a little tinkering, it could help people run their smart-home devices.
Security cameras lead smart-home adoption
Security cameras lead smart-home adoption
Networked surveillance cameras are leading the adoption of smart-home technology, Parks Associates said in releasing consumer-survey results during ISC West.
7 key attributes of highly promotable people
7 key attributes of highly promotable people
As an employee — whether part-time, full-time, contract or otherwise — your day-to-day performance places you in one of two categories: promotable or not promotable. What makes someone promotable? Every one of the seven qualities of highly ...
The communication challenges of FMLA
The communication challenges of FMLA
Jodi Lasher, a nurse, was terminated after she failed to notify anyone that she needed to take measures to address her approved FMLA accommodation for her persistent migraines. In short, she fell asleep in an unused patient room and neglected her dutie...
Smart locks get smart about making a backup plan
Smart locks get smart about making a backup plan
Just one smart lock malfunction plants the seed for distrust in any "smart" security system. Here's why smart lock makers don't want that to happen.
Here's how to craft the perfect email
Here's how to craft the perfect email
Yes, they got your email. That much we know. The average office worker sends or receives 121 emails a day. Chances are they opened it as well since Americans have a penchant for checking their emails 'round the clock. 42 percent of Americans check thei...
How to handle workplace stress
How to handle workplace stress
Stress is a big battle for all of us in today's world — both in and out of the office. If you do not control stress, it can cause all kinds of issues. A study, entitled "Stress in the Workplace: Meeting the Challenge," indicates "the incidence of...
Comparison between wired and wireless home security
Comparison between wired and wireless home security
As common as getting a new house, a new car or a new pet, it is just as regular now for people to own a security system for their beloved abode. Security systems does a lot to alert the owners of any kind of breach or trespassing into their areas, but ...
You're being watched: Security cameras popping up everywhere
You're being watched: Security cameras popping up everywhere
Take a moment and consider: When you step outside your front door each day, how often are you NOT under some form of security camera surveillance?
Is your school ready for the security ramifications of Education 3.0?
Is your school ready for the security ramifications of Education 3.0?
Remember when "technology-enabled education" meant a weekly class trip to the computer lab? Those days are long gone.
5 key benefits to ramping up your home security
5 key benefits to ramping up your home security
Would you feel better and have more peace of mind if your home felt safer? By integrating security cameras (CCTV systems) with your current security solution or as a standalone measure not only can increase your peace of mind, but delivers an added ben...
This door automatically locks whenever you open an incognito window
This door automatically locks whenever you open an incognito window
There's not many things you need to use an incognito browser window for, and let's just say you probably don't want anyone to walk in while you're doing them. You could manually lock the door yourself, but that's pretty 2007. Instead, how about a door ...
Comcast hopes to 'disrupt the home security market' with Xfinity Home
Comcast hopes to 'disrupt the home security market' with Xfinity Home
Comcast is hoping to redefine the way consumers think about home security through its smart home platform, Xfinity Home.
Effective risk facilitation: Handling difficult people
Effective risk facilitation: Handling difficult people
In addition to being able to flex their facilitation style to meet the varying challenges of the risk workshop and different risk identification techniques, risk facilitators need to handle the people who participate in the workshop. Unfortunately, it ...
3 lessons Prince taught us about rocking originality
3 lessons Prince taught us about rocking originality
Whether you were riding around in your little red corvette, dancing around in your diamonds and pearls, or waiting for a kiss, the shocking news of Prince's death probably stopped you in your tracks. His ability to produce sounds of rock, pop and funk ...
Smart phone opens smart lock developed at historic byte store site
Smart phone opens smart lock developed at historic byte store site
According to author Angela Hey: My new car starts when I push a button. If the car key is with me, I can get into my car, drive and lock it. The car stereo plays podcasts, playlists or albums from my untouched iPhone, connected by wirelessly with Bluet...
'No price' to be put on school security
'No price' to be put on school security
Ohio schools face tough choices on how much security is appropriate as a recent shooting in Madison Twp. brought a nationwide issue close to home for the first time.
Hackers 3-D print 'restricted' keys using publicly-available patents
Hackers 3-D print 'restricted' keys using publicly-available patents
The problem of 3-D printed keys first came to public attention nearly one year ago, when leaked images of TSA master luggage keys allowed an individual to 3-D print working replicas using only a commercially available 3-D printer.
Robotic technology set to make inroads in security
Robotic technology set to make inroads in security
The idea may seem far-fetched to many, but robotics are slowly starting to make their way into physical security. Companies have only begun to scratch the surface of what could be the next game-changing technology for the industry, however, the potenti...
11 expert tips that help thwart burglary
11 expert tips that help thwart burglary
Warm weather means more than just backyard barbecues. It's also an invitation for burglars to prowl for new targets.
Cameras might replace guards on suicide watch along California rail corridor
Cameras might replace guards on suicide watch along California rail corridor
The city of Palo Alto, California, will soon test a camera intrusion detection system along Caltrain tracks as a means of suicide prevention.
When security bites back, longtime Colorado locksmiths hold the key
When security bites back, longtime Colorado locksmiths hold the key
Good fences make good neighbors, but good locks make good sleep — especially when you're not sure about who's next door.
Locksmith says proposed law dissolving licensing boards is bad for consumers
Locksmith says proposed law dissolving licensing boards is bad for consumers
A Wilmington, North Carolina, locksmith said a proposed law to dissolve more than a dozen occupational licensing boards would be bad for consumers.
Companies benefit from the work hard, play hard mentality
Companies benefit from the work hard, play hard mentality
Most organizations are too large for you to know each and every one of your co-workers &8212; especially if you don't interact with them on a daily basis. However, that's all changing in today's workforce. Corporate America has created the working gene...
Home security system capabilities to evolve with the IoT
Home security system capabilities to evolve with the IoT
When consumers install an alarm in their homes, they’re thinking about preventing a break-in, not disarming an intrusion alarm from a thousand miles away. But the Internet of Things promises to unsettle the notion of a traditional home security s...
Personal security camera networks offer safer, more connected cities
Personal security camera networks offer safer, more connected cities
When a crime occurs, the police investigate using any method at their disposal to solve it. This often includes leveraging the footage from privately owned security cameras — the kind so prevalent on the sides of businesses, homes and religious i...
The smart way to use promotional items to build client relationships
The smart way to use promotional items to build client relationships
According to author Susan Solovic: A friend of a friend gave his wife a vacuum cleaner for Christmas. Relating this story to me, my friend wondered out loud how it was possible that his buddy was still alive.
Bridging the generation gap in security
Bridging the generation gap in security
One of the most important but seldom discussed aspects of any security program is the people an organization employs to watch over its most valuable assets. Installing the latest and greatest technology or rigidly adhering to industry best practices me...
Apple's smart-home platform now supports security cameras
Apple's smart-home platform now supports security cameras
Apple announced HomeKit support for security cameras at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday with the $199 August Doorbell Cam and $199 Kuna Light Fixture listed as the first compatible products. Up until this point, the platfor...
Expert: Security cameras not as secure as previously thought
Expert: Security cameras not as secure as previously thought
A security camera set to watch over a home or a business may have people watching the purchaser.
6 ways to keep millennial employees happy
6 ways to keep millennial employees happy
In the first half of this article, we learned that millennials are expected to overload the workfo...
Smart home security cam comes with facial recognition
Smart home security cam comes with facial recognition
Home security has unfortunately become a necessity. Gone are the days where you could leave your front door unlocked and never worry about criminal activity. Now, we have fully monitored alarm systems, dead bolts, window locks, and outside motion sensors.
Breaking down the walls between IT and physical security
Breaking down the walls between IT and physical security
As physical security solutions continue to make the migration from analog to IP at an ever increasing pace, the lines between the physical security and IT security worlds have also begun to blur. With enhanced capabilities that come with deploying vide...
8 best smart locks for your home
8 best smart locks for your home
One of the key selling points of a smart home is particularly important not only to families but to those who live alone or travel a lot. Thanks to home automation, residents can activate their security systems and manage cameras and motion sensors rem...
Your home security system may be utterly useless against hackers
Your home security system may be utterly useless against hackers
SimpliSafe has aimed itself as the budget home security solution. But security researcher Andrew Zonenberg at IOActive has an analysis on the SimpliSafe, and put simply, it's not very secure at all.
Smart lock buying guide
Smart lock buying guide
The deadbolt installed on your front door right now likely serves its purpose. It locks, it unlocks — and it does what it can to keep out any unwanted guests. That's probably enough.
Survey: More than 70 percent of US adults favor cameras in schools
Survey: More than 70 percent of US adults favor cameras in schools
According to the results of a recent survey, 72 percent of U.S. adults say they are in favor of using security cameras in schools, an increase of 7 percentage points over a similar survey conducted last year. The survey, which was independently conduct...
Security camera captures video of man breaking into Texas home
Security camera captures video of man breaking into Texas home
A woman who lives on the West Side of San Antonio, Texas, says her home security camera captured video of a man breaking into her house. Now she's asking for help in tracking him down.
Millennials are not always the problem
Millennials are not always the problem
It is always the younger generation's fault. But if you think about it, that means at one point it was our fault — and we know that cannot be the case. Yet there is something about the challenges of working with employees who were raised on iPads...
Waste no time when it's time to say goodbye
Waste no time when it's time to say goodbye
Donald Trump notwithstanding, for most managers firing an employee is one of the most difficult parts of their job. Even under the best of circumstances, it is stressful and disruptive for everyone involved, and it can create concern among the rest of ...
Fear and loathing in Las Vegas
Fear and loathing in Las Vegas
As the Product Line Director for Tyco Security Products' Software House, Kantech and CEM Systems brands, Jason Ouellette is the man helping chart the roadmap of product innovation and strategic planning for his company. But when it comes to interaction...
The advantages of choosing a wireless access control system
The advantages of choosing a wireless access control system
We like to leverage the benefits of wireless, says Paul Ahern, president of Cypress Computer Systems in Lapeer, Michigan. "Wireless lets you keep more of what could be spent on installation in your own pocket. Instead of having your customer's money go...
New home security system is sleek, smart, and balances your privacy
New home security system is sleek, smart, and balances your privacy
The home security market is largely dominated by US companies like NEST and Canary. Berlin-based BuddyGuard hopes to break up the monotony with some German engineering and design.
Small businesses worry about adjusting for overtime rules
Small businesses worry about adjusting for overtime rules
With a broad new class of workers becoming eligible for overtime, many small businesses are scrambling to figure out how to factor the regulations into their bottom line.
Keep your home secure while you're away on vacation
Keep your home secure while you're away on vacation
Making your home appear to look occupied may not be as impossible as you thought.
How to make sure your office avoids a case of the Mondays
How to make sure your office avoids a case of the Mondays
Do you know why Friday is one of the most anticipated days of the week? Not simply because it's the last day of the work week, but also because it's a generally relaxed day. After a week of hard work, employees can finally slow down, knowing they've co...
How to attract millennials to your internship program
How to attract millennials to your internship program
According to estimates, millennials will make up 75 percent of the job force by 2025. Those born from the early 1980s to the early 2000s are predicted to lead the next phase of innovation, though their job standards differ from any other generation. In...
Is there still time for 2016 to be the year of the smart home? Maybe
Is there still time for 2016 to be the year of the smart home? Maybe
When it comes to predicting when the smart home will become a mainstream phenomenon, we've repeatedly missed the mark. Some of us have enjoyed the benefits — and dealt with the few headaches — of living in smart homes for years. And since t...
Is artificial intelligence the next frontier in security technology?
Is artificial intelligence the next frontier in security technology?
It sounds like the stuff of science-fiction; computer-based systems that can learn behavior pattern and make predictions about future incidents in both the physical and virtual world. After all, just mentioning the term "artificial intelligence" typica...
3 lessons your business can learn from Pokemon Go's success
3 lessons your business can learn from Pokemon Go's success
Of all the world's companies that produce, develop or market video games or video game consoles, none is more iconic than Nintendo. But the company of Mario, Zelda, Super Nintendo and the Game Boy is not the behemoth it once was — despite still p...
What role will security play in the smart home of tomorrow?
What role will security play in the smart home of tomorrow?
It's said so often now that it has almost become cliché but the rise of the connected home, more commonly known today as the smart home, has forever altered the landscape of the alarm industry. For most dealers, long gone are the days of installin...
Kwikset is making a completely key-free smart lock
Kwikset is making a completely key-free smart lock
No matter how many features are built into today's smart door locks, they usually maintain one thing in common with the locks we're all used to: the metal key. But now Kwikset is trying to do away with it. It's beginning to show off a prototype smart l...
Why fumble?
Why fumble?
Ever stood at your door or gate with a bunch of keys, only to waste valuable minutes trying to get the right key into the right lock? Have you tried coloured tags and key rings but to no avail? Soon there may be no need to fumble, as an innovative youn...
Got an old phone? Make it into a home security camera
Got an old phone? Make it into a home security camera
Smart security cameras are one of the easiest ways to start transforming your normal home into a connected home. Everyone knows about Alphabet's Nest cam, but there are plenty of other cameras to consider from companies including Samsung, D-Link and Ca...
Throwing open the doors to the CNET smart home
Throwing open the doors to the CNET smart home
What would you do with a sprawling, 5,800 square-foot house in Louisville? If you're CNET, you fill the place with the best, most interesting smart-home tech. Since August 2015, we've done just that — exploring the state of connected-home tech by...
10 smart security steps to keep seniors safe
10 smart security steps to keep seniors safe
From identity theft to home burglary, it's an unfortunate fact that senior citizens are often a target for criminals. By taking simple security measures while at home and out traveling, one can dramatically reduce the likelihood they or a loved one is ...
Best boss ever? Prove it with some employee appreciation
Best boss ever? Prove it with some employee appreciation
As an employee, it is easy to forget why you're at a job, or whether the work you do makes a difference. Therefore, do you know what employees need? To be acknowledged, to be recognized, to be appreciated, to understand they serve a purpose greater tha...
5 secret truths of social media marketing you must know
5 secret truths of social media marketing you must know
Each minute, 350,000 tweets are sent out. With the stiff competition out there, you require equally potent strategies to ensure that your business is seen, heard and your product or service bought. But social media isn't cheap. It requires a sizable in...
Your next apartment could come with a 'smart lock' installed
Your next apartment could come with a 'smart lock' installed
We're used to buying smart home devices for our own personal use, but this new kind of smart lock won't be available to individual consumers.
Security camera caught image of attempted robbery suspect
Security camera caught image of attempted robbery suspect
New York state police are still looking for a man who tried to rob narcotics from Feek Pharmacy.
Does a 5-hour workday actually make sense?
Does a 5-hour workday actually make sense?
American entrepreneur and philosopher Jim Rohn once said, "Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time." Now, another American entrepreneur is taking that approach to heart. Last summer, Stephan Aarstol, the C...