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ADT sued in class action for deceptive business practices

ADT sued in class action for deceptive business practices    

ADT is no stranger to class action lawsuits, but generally large companies with deep pockets hope to avoid class actions.  Even if without merit class actions are costly to defend and time consuming.  On November 9, 2014 ADT was sued in Federal Court in Illinois for deceptive business practices in connection with its wireless security equipment and monitoring services.  According to the lawsuit, while ADT advertises that it uses the most innovative and advanced technology its' wireless signals are unencrypted and unauthenticated, thus easily intercepted by third parties.

Checklist: Choosing a home security system

Redneck Security System [WE DO NOT RECOMMEND!!!]

We Don't Recommend the Following "Redneck Security System"

Access Control/Keyless Entry, What’s the Difference?

What is an access control system or a keyless entry system?  No matter how many systems are installed each year, many still don’t really understand these systems and the benefits of using them.  There is one common reason for using these systems and that is to protect people, assets and property. 
          Access Control systems are about more than monitoring doors; they are an integral part of any security system and give users a convenient platform to manage their facilities.

Crime is up in the western and southern part of the San Fernando Valley

Look at Los Angeles Times L.A. Crime Map. Violent crime is up in Woodland Hills and property crime is up in West Hills, Canoga Park, Reseda, Tarzana, Winnetka, Encino and other areas. Here is a link for more detail:

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Copy the link and paste to a browser window to see Alarm System Reviews, and hopefully you will be able to do so before choosing an alarm company.
http://www.alarmsystemreviews.com/unbiased-adt-alarm-reviews.html

L.A. Times Crime Map Update May 29, 2011

All crime is up significantly in Chatsworth, violent crime is up significantly in Granad Hills and Mission Hills and property crime is up significantly in Reseda, check out the L.A. area on the L.A.Times Crime Map: http://projects.latimes.com/mapping-la/crime/

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Vacation-Time Home Security

Vacation-time home security  THE PROVINCE MAY 21, 2011 
 
There is more to home security when leaving on vacation than simply locking the front door.The experts at Weiser locks and security suggest homeowners follow the following top 10 ways to make their property safe during the upcoming summer holidays.- Leave a car parked in the driveway to give the appearance someone is home.- Keep your home well lit. Good exterior lighting around your perimeter creates a psychological barrier.

IP (Internet Protocal) vesus Analog CCTV Cameras

by Tim Troxel
 
 
IP and offers very few benefits over analog and in most cases is more expensive and offer lower performance compared to analog cameras and DVR's. 

5 myths regarding IP VS Analog 

Reduce wiring 
*IP does not reduce wiring compared to analog even when using POE as analog with the use of baluns can transmit both video and power over cat 5 making them just as affective as POE . Some baluns even achieve distance up to 2km for transmission and unlike IP do not require specific equipment such as POE routers and cameras.
 
 
 
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