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Eyewitness Surveillance Blog: History of Security Systems

The History of Six Commercial Security Systems

While making the Security Systems 101 industry guide, we got lost down the proverbial rabbit hole that is the history of each of the six security systems we cover: Security Guards, Guard Dogs, Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV), Remote Video Surveillance, Keyless Access Control systems, and Intrusion Detection (aka burglar alarms). Did you know that the first official…

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Eyewitness Blog: When Should You Install DIY Security Systems?

When Should You Install DIY Security Systems?

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Eyewitness Surveillance: 3 Reasons to Hire Security Guards and 7 More to Avoid Them

3 Reasons to Hire Security Guards—And 7 More to Avoid Them

You want to secure your business and your physical investments, and think that security guards are the “best” option, right? Maybe not. There are pros and cons of security guards protecting your business. Depending on what sort of liability and risk you’re willing to take on, you may find security guards are costing your business…

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Eyewitness Surveillance Blog: Block Security Camera Hackers in 4 Steps

Block Security Camera Hackers in 4 Steps

With the advent of the Internet of Things, increased functionality and convenience can lead to decreased privacy and security. Wikileaks, for example, released documents on March 7, 2017, that indicated the CIA can hack civilians’ smart devices as part of a sophisticated spying scheme. At Eyewitness Surveillance, we recently received reports of possible security camera vulnerabilities…

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Survey and Infographic of National Security Habits by Eyewitness Surveillance

Where Americans Don’t Lock Their Doors [SURVEY]

Americans work hard to have and maintain safe and happy lives. So when a burglary happens, it feels like a violation of our security and sense of peace. In the United States, a burglary occurs every 13 seconds, which means over 2.5 million home intrusions are reported every year. We surveyed 1,000 Americans to see…

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Blog: How live interactive video surveillance protects your property

How Live Interactive Video Surveillance Protects Your Property

Video surveillance has come a long way from its first grainy images to today’s modern live interactive video surveillance. To explain how this system is one of the best ways in which to protect commercial properties, we need to first look at what its ancestor, the analog closed-circuit televisions (CCTV), can—and cannot—do.

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What 2017 Will Hold For Security Technology

What 2017 Will Hold For Security Technology

As the automotive market continues to evolve, so do security measures to protect dealership and customer investments. Reported automotive computer hijacking is on the rise as automakers continue to race to create the best computer systems for an ever-evolving automotive market.

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The Biggest Vehicle Thefts of 2016

The Biggest Vehicle Thefts of 2016

Even as anti-theft technology becomes more sophisticated; car thieves are rising to the challenge. Many of today’s vehicle thefts involve VIN switching, cloning, straw buyers, and illegal exports, just to name a few. According to Patrick Clancy, “vehicle theft is starting to shift because of advanced techniques introduced by the Connected Vehicle Thief. These criminals…

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The riskiest heists throughout history

The 10 Riskiest Heists in Modern History [INFOGRAPHIC]

In life, you have to take what is yours. Some people, well, they take even more. They take what isn’t theirs—they risk their lives to cheat and to steal, despite knowing they may be caught by surveillance cameras or the police themselves. From Boston to Belgium to Paris, many world-famous heists are tales of daring,…

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