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Do Internet Service Providers And Surveillance Organizations Have Shared Interests?

Few would have ever thought that surveillance and the business models of big internet companies would have anything in common. But the shocking truth is that they do. Those government agencies which either benefit from or engage in the surveillance of users are actually have much more in common with internet companies and businesses than we may have once thought. The scary truth is that without the surveillance of computer users, sites like Google and Facebook would very likely go out of business. Not only that, but it could cause some applications to incur a cost to users that have, up until now, had no cost at all.

This is why so many internet companies so strongly oppose the restrictions on their behavior that have been imposed by the E.U. Justice Commissioner, who has called for any web business to obtain consent from their customers before they collect any data by which to profile them. Interestingly, this profiling information is exactly the kind that the National Security Agency and The Federal Bureau of Investigation says is required in order for citizens; continued safety. But why is commercial surveillance so appealing to internet service and other companies? Mainly because it allows information to be obtained more easily.


Posted by Anita Young on July 10th, 2013 :: Filed under Home Security Systems

Can Free Anti Virus Programs Increase Your Online Safety? Use These Tips

When it’s time to protect your computer, you may be thinking that downloading protection programs will do the trick. But there is also a lot more that can be done to protect yourself. For example, when receiving email that has files attached, take caution. Even though it may look like something legitimate, it may not be. When in doubt, simply do not open attachments; delete them instead. The same is true for any messages received from address you recognize, but that contains a link to a file the sender says is important.

Downloading files online has its own set of risks. Here, you must ensure that the source you are getting your files from is legitimate. This can be confirmed by your free anti virus program, but paid versions may be able to conduct a deeper scan to confirm file legitimacy. Making regular backups of all of the files on your computer can help you to recover from any breach in security. At the end of the day, the best safety solution is one that combines knowledge and understanding with a good protection program. And you can very often get adequate virus protection at no or very little cost.


Posted by Jessie Milam on June 25th, 2013 :: Filed under Home Security Systems

There May Be More Depth to ADT Security Systems Reviews Than You Commonly Assume

There are a few things to look for when reading ADT security system reviews. Most will assume the reviews will just mention the overall good and bad about the service. To a degree, that will be the case with most reviews. Reviewers are mainly going to state what they liked and what they did not like about the service. That said, reading the reviews closely could provide a lot more information that could prove helpful in making a solid decision.

For example, a review could make a cursory mention about deals, discounts and special offers the service is currently providing. In your otherwise thorough search for information, you might have overlooked such news on deals and discounts. The ability to acquire high level security at a very low rate is possible when you have access to solid deals and discounts.

Even though you might type in search terms related to discounts in the search engines, you might not come up with the results you are seeking. Yet, if you are willing to read through some of the more thorough and current reviews, you might come across decent deals. The main point here is you do want to stick with current reviews because the more current review, the more current the information about deals will be.


Posted by Leah Burton on June 15th, 2013 :: Filed under Home Security Systems

The Unique Concerns of Home Security in Rural Areas

There are quite a number of serious things to think about when you are looking to keep your home safe. Those living in a metropolitan area do have to be concerned with property crime inherent with large population centers. What about those living in rural neighborhoods though? For residents in rural areas, it can take a longer time for law enforcement to reach where you live. This creates security issues that must be addressed.

Among the first steps to take would be to work with your neighbors to make sure a rural form of a neighborhood watch is formed. This way, suspicious activity can be noted so law enforcement knows to dedicate resources to a particular area.

For the home itself, very high quality home security systems will need to be installed. The home security services you work with should be those that specialize in offering high end equipment to those in rural areas. The costs may be a little more than a traditional home security system, but the fact remains you will have to invest a little extra to make sure that no one suffers from burglaries or robberies because their home is in a remote area.


Posted by Anita Young on June 12th, 2013 :: Filed under Home Security Systems

Research Crime to Help Keep It from Occurring in Your Home

A shocking crime occurs in a neighborhood and it makes the local headlines. The only good thing to come out of such an event would be it prompts some to take the steps to install home security systems. The presence of such systems can at least prevent some home related crimes of property or predation from occurring once again.

Taking the steps to worry and care about home security often do not occur until after a terrible incident in the neighborhood has taken place. While this may sound like a very cynical assessment, it is a commonly accurate one. Many just do not think about seeking the help of a home security company until after they have been shaken with fear. Certainly, whenever someone takes the steps to procure better security for a home, this would be a good thing. The reasons why a person opts to purchase home security systems is less important than the fact the security systems are being put in place.

The Basics Of Home Security

That said, it is certainly wise to have a good security system put in place as soon as you move in. This means strong, industrial strength locks must be installed on the doors and windows. (You do have security strong doors, do you not?) Alarms should also be placed on the doors and windows so any attempts to breach the interior can be thwarted by the attention the alarm creates. Lighting systems should be installed outside of the home. Most commonly, motion detector lights should be placed outside because they will have a tremendous deterrent effect on anyone wishing to breach entry to a home. Darkness is a major help to thieves and burglars. Therefore, any lights outside shining on them when they enter a perimeter would be a huge help towards ensuring a home is safe. Basically, the crooks just might depart when they see the area is too well lit.

Doing Research into the Crimes in a Neighborhood

As previously mentioned, the common reason many will look towards boosting home security is because a terrible event occurred in the neighborhood. This event makes the evening news or the front page of local newspapers. As a result, it is very difficult to miss a certain crime. But, what about all those crimes that may be taking place you do not know about? They are likely being reported but are not making the front page of the news. There are community websites that log the crime reports all over the United States. The are commonly logged by zip code. It is definitely suggested to look up what crimes are being committed in your area. You might end up surprised to learn there are many burglaries in the region.

Learning about specific crimes can also help with making a determination as to what home security systems will need to be purchased. Certain crimes can be deterred by certain protections. Checking out http://www.homesecuritysystemsgeek.com/  will help you read up on those necessary protections.


Posted by Leah Burton on May 28th, 2013 :: Filed under Home Security Systems

What to Think About When Procuring Home Security Houston Systems

Living in Houston has many major benefits since it is a major metropolitan city. Granted, a major metropolitan city also comes with quite a number of concerns. Home security would be one such thing to worry about. The average person might not be completely aware of what is required to make a home safe. Here is some advice for those wondering how to keep a home safe. Calling on home security Houston professionals to visit the property and make recommendations about what would be the best security systems to put in place.

Granted, you do have to be a little mindful about professionals coming to the home and trying to sell a particular package. You want to deal with an honest home security representative capable of offering you a good recommendation as to what you need. You do not want to just hear a sales pitch about package deals on security systems offered.

The security representatives should be most concerned about how to make sure your home is safe. Of course, they will wish to sell a security system, but making a sale should not be the primary concern. The main concern should always be on ensuring the safety of the home is maintained.


Posted by Jessie Milam on May 27th, 2013 :: Filed under Home Security Systems

Sticking with the Simpler Reviews and Blogs for Home Security Systems

How can you read blogs about home security system reviews and get anything out of them if you are not someone well versed on the subject? To those new to home security, reading the reviews on various blogs might not exactly make such sense. This is because a great deal of the material on sch sites that might be deemed little more than jargon. To get the most out of such blogs, it might be best to avoid them and look towards reading a blog that it more suited for the average person. This is not to say the more professional blogs are not worth reading. Rather, they might be more suited to someone that works professional in a security or defense related field. For someone that is a newbie or a novice, it might be wise to read a blog for someone new to the topic of home security systems.

Actually, you may wish to read all the blogs on the subject that are well written. If you come across a favorite blog that makes better sense to you, it would be worth the effort to bookmark the blog and continually review the material on it. Over time, the more complex subjects will make sense and you can quickly internalize the more simpler topics and material.


Posted by Leah Burton on May 25th, 2013 :: Filed under Home Security Systems