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Home alarm tech backdoored security cameras to spy on customers having sex

Home alarm tech backdoored security cameras to spy on customers having sex

A home security technician has admitted he repeatedly broke into cameras he installed and viewed customers engaging in sex and other intimate acts. ... He said he took note of homes with women he found attractive and then viewed their cameras for sexual gratification.
Superintendent: MMSD approved planting a camera in coach’s office

Superintendent: MMSD approved planting a camera in coach’s office

The superintendent of Madison Metropolitan Schools alerted families of East High School students about a camera that had been hidden in a smoke alarm in the office of one of its coaches - apparently with the district's approval.
Nearly 2,000 Coronavirus Vaccine Doses Spoil at Jamaica Plain VA Facility

Nearly 2,000 Coronavirus Vaccine Doses Spoil at Jamaica Plain VA Facility

A freezer plug was loose after a contractor accidentally removed it while cleaning, according to a VA spokesman, compromising 1,900 doses of the coronavirus vaccine
01.25.21 NESA National Monitor

01.25.21 NESA National Monitor

Public Safety Updates NY: Plattsburgh City Council Sets Fast Pace With Full Agenda ...1.22.21 - WAMC ...

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Return-to-Work Mandate Could Lead Many Employees to Quit Their Jobs

Return-to-Work Mandate Could Lead Many Employees to Quit Their Jobs

Anonymous survey of employees across high-tech industries shows one-third of respondents say they would quit rather than return to office.
Be Wary of Requests for Additional Insurance

Be Wary of Requests for Additional Insurance

GCs and clients are more frequently requesting integrators to add them as ‘additional insured’ to their own insurance policy.
We Might Be in the Middle of Business as Usual So Stop Waiting for It to Come

We Might Be in the Middle of Business as Usual So Stop Waiting for It to Come

Tom Stimson says company leaders can make important changes to their approaches that could lead to success now and in the long term.
Industry Experts Share Security’s Most Pressing Issues for 2021

Industry Experts Share Security’s Most Pressing Issues for 2021

Interoperability and resistance to facial recognition are just a few of the issues security experts say must be addressed in 2021.
State of Residential Security 2021: Reasons for Optimism, New Opportunities & More

State of Residential Security 2021: Reasons for Optimism, New Opportunities & More

The work-from-home imperative figures to have long-term ramifications for the smart security home market. Executives from four leading residential dealer firms tell where they see the silver lining around the dark pandemic cloud.

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Plattsburgh City Council Sets Fast Pace With Full Agenda

There was discussion on a few items including a resolution to adopt a fine structure for false alarms and a registration charge on alarm systems. Initially registration fees are set at zero and there are incremental fines for false alarm

Bills To Watch This Session In The Maryland General Assembly

Maryland General Assembly Session Begins With Changes Due To COVID-19 Pandemic. Bill Would Allow Alcohol Carry-Out, Delivery To Continue In Maryland After COVID-19 Pandemic Ends. Gov. Larry Hogan Announces $1B COVID-19 RELIEF Act, Includes $750 Income Tax Credit For Maryland Families.