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Talking Business: Home Electronics Store moves
Anyone can be the victim of a crime, but not everyone can afford to protect themselves from crime. (Tue, 01 Jul 2008 05:36:04 GMT)

Coldwell Banker agents earn specialist designation
LACONIA — Coldwell Banker® Residential Brokerage of New England® and Laconia office Sales Manager Mike Keeler, congratulate Rose Cook and John Silva on completion of USAA Movers Advantage Program training to earn the Cartus Network Affinity Specialist designation. (Tue, 01 Jul 2008 07:27:21 GMT)

False alarms under review
Too many burglar alarms that cry wolf might spell the end of an automatic response by Columbus police. (Tue, 01 Jul 2008 07:50:07 GMT)

BRIEFLY: North County Exchange
-- Linear names vice president ---- Carlsbad-based Linear LLC has named Todd Hokunson to the position of vice president of electronic systems sales. (Tue, 01 Jul 2008 07:56:13 GMT)

CSG Systems International, Inc. to Hold Second Quarter 2008 Earnings Conference Call
CSG Systems International, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGS) invites you to participate in a conference call on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss the company's second quarter 2008 earnings results. (Tue, 01 Jul 2008 14:32:15 GMT)

Summer Home Security Tips
(ARA) - Of the over two million home break-ins every year (one every 15 seconds) most happen in July and August, when vacationing families leave their houses empty and vulnerable. (Tue, 01 Jul 2008 18:03:35 GMT)

Five key trends in microcontrollers
BANGALORE, INDIA: Microcontrollers (MCUs) are continuing to gain in popularity for portable, low power applications because they are easy to use, come in a wide range of configurations and can be used in many different applications. (Tue, 01 Jul 2008 19:06:30 GMT)

Interactivity, Competitive Business Models, and Value-Added Services Driving Expansion of the Digital Lifestyle
DALLAS, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumer demand for interactivity in entertainment and control at home is driving adoption in technology products and services, according to Parks Associates, which forecasts over 400 million households worldwide will have digital television services by 2012. (Tue, 01 Jul 2008 21:20:32 GMT)

Security camera images released in deputy's shooting
Douglas County Sheriff's investigators today released new surveillance photos of a man accused of shooting at deputies in a car chase on Daken Road on Saturday. (Wed, 02 Jul 2008 00:48:55 GMT)

Residents call for zoning crackdown
Overcrowding complaints by Loudoun residents who charge that groups of illegal immigrants are packing houses zoned for single families have more than doubled in 2008, prompting a county supervisor to urge an investigation. (Wed, 02 Jul 2008 07:10:27 GMT)

County considers axing park rangers
There might not be any rangers cruising around Palm Beach County's parks next year. And the county may not have enough workers to stop price-gouging after the next hurricane. (Wed, 02 Jul 2008 17:48:37 GMT)

Palm Beach County budget cuts may not include layoffs afterall
Palm Beach County government's 6,757 workers can breath a sigh of relief. (Wed, 02 Jul 2008 19:23:45 GMT)

West Municipal News
Carnegie: The solicitor's permit for APX Alarm Home Security has been revoked/suspended. Homeowners should contact the police if a representative of the company solicits a home security system. ... (Thu, 03 Jul 2008 04:36:28 GMT)

West Municipal News
Carnegie: The solicitor's permit for APX Alarm Home Security has been revoked/suspended. Homeowners should contact the police if a representative of the company solicits a home security system. ... (Thu, 03 Jul 2008 04:43:30 GMT)

Palestinians cannot even visit their homes
Sometimes I try to imagine what it must be like to be a Palestinian without a secure home, without reliable travel documents and without the rights most of us take for granted. (Thu, 03 Jul 2008 05:07:20 GMT)

Wide Open Possibilities - Ethernet Ready IP110 Camclosure Series Cameras Now for Sale Through Surveillance Video
The new IP110 Camclosure series of cameras from Pelco feature a built-in web server which allow them to be controlled with a standard web browser, which means users can manage video from anywhere in the world. Surveillance Video is proud to now offer the IP110 series for sale on its website, www.surveillance-video.com. (Thu, 03 Jul 2008 07:01:00 GMT)

Wide Open Possibilities - Ethernet Ready IP110 Camclosure Series Cameras Now for Sale Through Surveillance Video
The new IP110 Camclosure series of cameras from Pelco feature a built-in web server which allow them to be controlled with a standard web browser, which means users can manage video from anywhere in the world. Surveillance Video is proud to now offer the IP110 series for sale on its website, www.surveillance-video.com . (PRWeb Jul 3, 2008) Read the full story at ... (Thu, 03 Jul 2008 08:49:08 GMT)

Linear LLC Names Todd Hokunson Vice President of Sales, Electronic Systems
June 30, 2008 CARLSBAD, Calif. - Linear LLC, a market leader in residential and commercial technology solutions for over four decades, has named Todd Hokunson to the role of Vice President of Sales, Electronic Systems. In his new position, Todd will be responsible for the sales revenue for Linear's home security, structured wiring, and audio-video distribution systems. Todd brings more than 15 ... (Thu, 03 Jul 2008 12:42:15 GMT)

How to protect your home from burglars while you're on vacation
Many residents plan a vacation during July. Here are some maintenance tasks from the Burglary Prevention Council that will protect your home. •Examine your house from the street and make sure no valuables, like expensive electronics or artwork, are visible. (Thu, 03 Jul 2008 19:49:48 GMT)

Durham, break-ins
A CrimeStoppers reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in a series of break-ins in the West End and Morehead Hills neighborhoods during June. (Thu, 03 Jul 2008 20:22:42 GMT)

Bump keys: Should you be worried?
The Internet has turned 150 years of high security into worldwide doubt with consequences at your door. (Fri, 04 Jul 2008 01:13:53 GMT)

Residents of Cresswell are warned about robberies
DETECTIVES investigating a number of robberies in Dumfries on Tuesday want to trace a man seen in the area at the time. Three homes were broken into and a car was stolen from the Cresswell area of the town in the early hours of the morning. (Fri, 04 Jul 2008 08:38:38 GMT)

Sales tactics draw complaints
Eastpointe city officials are threatening to revoke a peddler's license from a home security company after numerous residents complained about high pressure sales tactics. (Sat, 05 Jul 2008 02:04:48 GMT)

Summer Home Security Tips
(ARA) - Of the over two million home break-ins every year (one every 15 seconds) most happen in July and August, when vacationing families leave their houses empty and vulnerable. (Sat, 05 Jul 2008 13:06:40 GMT)

Power out along the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay.
Lightning damage to utility lines appears to be the cause of the power outage. More (Sun, 06 Jul 2008 01:46:36 GMT)

Victim found in Orlando home was slain, police say
A 39-year-old Orlando man was found dead inside his home Friday night, and police say he was killed. (Sun, 06 Jul 2008 08:33:55 GMT)

Former Tribune employee found dead in Orlando home
A 39-year-old Orlando man was found dead inside his home Friday night, and police say he was killed. (Sun, 06 Jul 2008 15:28:33 GMT)

Business owners locking up A/C systems
In 2005, investigator James Hall began seeing a significant increase in copper thefts. Now, he said, copper is stolen almost daily in Escambia County. (Mon, 07 Jul 2008 05:55:01 GMT)

Springfield police warn about reported sales claims
The Springfield Police Department has received reports that representatives of an alarm company have been going door to door to sell home security systems. (Mon, 07 Jul 2008 21:03:36 GMT)

Police Warn About Security System Claim
The Springfield Police Department says an alarm company is claiming it has contracted with the department. Springfield does not endorse any alarm company. (Mon, 07 Jul 2008 21:04:35 GMT)

Home Security Camera Comes To Rescue In Daytona Beach
Police there are looking for four guys caught casing cars over the weekend. The home’s security camera caught them on tape and gave police clues to work with.... (Tue, 08 Jul 2008 03:59:10 GMT)

Rock on ...
Porking out: So many hot dogs, so little time. San Jose, Calif. resident Joey Chestnut wolfed his way to victory in the Nathan's Fourth of July International Hot Dog Contest at Coney Island on Friday. (Tue, 08 Jul 2008 06:07:56 GMT)

Frugal phone service comes with catch
Last week, T-Mobile rolled out a commercial that showed a woman with a chain saw cutting down telephone poles. The company was trying to drum up interest in its new home phone plan, which debuted Wednesday. (Tue, 08 Jul 2008 09:07:27 GMT)

Kid crimes are on rise
Because they are young offenders, protected and often coddled by the Youth Criminal Justice Act, they routinely escape the media's glare -- with only the most sensational of their crimes making it into the headlines. (Tue, 08 Jul 2008 09:50:57 GMT)

The cops said public service. But he said wait a minute.
Troy Molde marched into Lakeville City Hall on Monday to defend his rights. (Tue, 08 Jul 2008 11:18:42 GMT)

Summer Home Security Tips
(ARA) - Of the over two million home break-ins every year (one every 15 seconds) most happen in July and August, when vacationing families leave their houses empty and vulnerable. (Tue, 08 Jul 2008 11:31:19 GMT)

E-Book Readers: Paperless at a Price
Amazon's Kindle and Sony's Reader cost too much for what they deliver. (Tue, 08 Jul 2008 22:16:48 GMT)

Summer Home Security Tips
(ARA) - Of the over two million home break-ins every year (one every 15 seconds) most happen in July and August, when vacationing families leave their houses empty and vulnerable. (Tue, 08 Jul 2008 22:27:28 GMT)

Police say security system salesman wrongly claims department's backing
Residents say a salesman for APX Alarm is also making disparaging remarks about competitors' financial situations. (Tue, 08 Jul 2008 22:36:03 GMT)

Jennings: Mix-up uncovers error in home security setup
Jennings residents are advised that if they have a home security system, they should make sure the company knows they live in Jennings. (Wed, 09 Jul 2008 06:30:16 GMT)

Westell CEO resigns
AURORA -- The CEO of Aurora-based Westell Technologies will leave the company after 18 months in the position, company officials announced Tuesday. (Wed, 09 Jul 2008 09:30:28 GMT)

Your Front Entry: On Duty 24/7
(ARA) - Your front entry needs to be on duty 24/7. Not only does it present a welcoming invitation for guests to enter your home, it also needs to shield you from prowlers and burglars, insulate your home from extreme temperatures and ensure safety and property protection from storms with high winds, flying debris and driving rain. (Wed, 09 Jul 2008 09:58:26 GMT)

Palm Beach County cuts 35 jobs to pare budget
Commissioners approve fewer ranger patrols, fee increases Fewer park rangers will be on patrol. Hundreds of low-income kids won't qualify for summer camp scholarships. And if a hurricane hits, consumers might have a tougher time finding an official to enforce anti-gouging laws. (Wed, 09 Jul 2008 11:02:16 GMT)

Suspect in Red Canoe robbery still at large
Police are still searching for a man who robbed the Red Canoe Credit Union at 2266 30th Ave in Longview at 12:18 p.m. Tuesday. (Wed, 09 Jul 2008 11:44:48 GMT)

Harrisburg Residents Warned Of Scam
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Harrisburg Mayor Stephen Reed is warning residents about a door-to-door security system sales scam. There have been several complaints of a man offering to install a home security system at no charge in exchange for being allowed to put an advertising sign in the yard. (Wed, 09 Jul 2008 20:45:38 GMT)

Home security system shows home invader
Three men terrorized a Jacksonville family Wednesday morning after forcing their way into their home near the St. Johns River and robbing them. It happened shortly before 10 a.m. at the home in the 4500 block of West Oak Bay Drive off University Boulevard North. One of ... (Wed, 09 Jul 2008 23:38:38 GMT)

LAW and DISORDER: Fatal shooting follows dispute
One man is dead after an argument Wednesday with another man in Northwest Jacksonville, police said. (Thu, 10 Jul 2008 04:39:52 GMT)

Jennings: Mix-up uncovers error in home security setup
Jennings residents are advised that if they have a home security system, they should make sure the company knows they live in Jennings. (Thu, 10 Jul 2008 06:00:14 GMT)

Contact 13: Home Security Alert
Valley residents are complaining about a business tactic used by some security companies that residents say is deceptive. Clara Cunegin is a Valley senior who feels safe in her home. She has a burglar alarm system through Alarmco and the company has placed its sign in her yard. (Thu, 10 Jul 2008 06:01:14 GMT)

Downers Township focuses on old and young
From ensuring the safety of seniors to coordinating social-emotional learning classes in middle schools, Downers Grove Township provides services for the elderly and the young. (Thu, 10 Jul 2008 09:08:34 GMT)

Volunteer Opportunities | Helping out in North County
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve: The group needs volunteers in government and civilian workplaces to continue its mission of gaining employer support for reservists and guardsmen. (800) 336-4590 or www.esgr.mil. (Thu, 10 Jul 2008 10:15:40 GMT)

Add Burglary Prevention to Your Summer Travel Checklist
NBFAA offers tips for home security. (Thu, 10 Jul 2008 16:20:00 GMT)

Summer Home Security Tips
(ARA) - Of the over two million home break-ins every year (one every 15 seconds) most happen in July and August, when vacationing families leave their houses empty and vulnerable. (Thu, 10 Jul 2008 18:20:17 GMT)

Jennings: Mix-up uncovers error in home security setup
Jennings residents are advised that if they have a home security system, they should make sure the company knows they live in Jennings. (Fri, 11 Jul 2008 06:15:13 GMT)

Volunteer opportunities: North County
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve: The group needs volunteers in government and civilian workplaces to continue its mission of gaining employer support for reservists and guardsmen. (800) 336-4590 or www.esgr.mil. (Fri, 11 Jul 2008 10:14:20 GMT)

Security cameras to monitor activity in Greencastle
GREENCASTLE, Pa. -The Borough of Greencastle will soon have a few eyes in the sky. In a unanimous vote Monday, the Borough Council accepted a bid to purchase a $5,742 video surveillance system from Bowers Home Security in Greencastle to monitor activity at Borough Hall, the police station and, perhaps in the future, the streets of the borough. (Fri, 11 Jul 2008 11:26:23 GMT)

External Wireless Antenna offers 7 frequency ranges.
Suitable for terminal, PoS, automatic meter reading, and M2M applications, External Wireless Antenna features knuckle/swivel snap-in or SMA/TNC/RPTNC connector option, allowing for integration into variety of devices. Operating frequencies include 824-894, 880-960, 1575, 1710-1880, 1850-1990, 1920-2170, and 2400-2500 MHz. With 7 bands operating simultaneously, blade-style antenna provides ... (Fri, 11 Jul 2008 13:06:19 GMT)

High-res Web and wireless home surveillance due this fall
Surveillance specialist Lorex now plans to release two new wireless camera systems for home security, BetaNews has learned, including a night vision-enabled system coming this fall that can stream over the Internet. (Fri, 11 Jul 2008 19:01:30 GMT)

Contact 13 Alert: Home Security Sales Tactic
You may be a target for a sales tactic that is leaving some Valley residents in contracts they cannot get out of. A Valley man called Contact 13's call for action after he found himself being charged by two different alarm companies. Rick Monaco is at home alot during the day and he takes care of his mother Angelena who is disabled. (Sat, 12 Jul 2008 05:46:13 GMT)

TV Watch: 'Burn Notice' recap: Carla vs Fiona?
(Sat, 12 Jul 2008 06:16:06 GMT)

Jennings: Mix-up uncovers error in home security setup
Jennings residents are advised that if they have a home security system, they should make sure the company knows they live in Jennings. (Sat, 12 Jul 2008 06:27:43 GMT)

Summer Home Security Tips
(ARA) - Of the over two million home break-ins every year (one every 15 seconds) most happen in July and August, when vacationing families leave their houses empty and vulnerable. (Sat, 12 Jul 2008 10:17:22 GMT)

Jennings: Mix-up uncovers error in home security setup
Jennings residents are advised that if they have a home security system, they should make sure the company knows they live in Jennings. (Sun, 13 Jul 2008 06:12:43 GMT)

TV Watch: 'Burn Notice' recap: Carla vs Fiona?
(Sun, 13 Jul 2008 06:45:58 GMT)

Home burglary
When I sped home from work one day last winter to find my bedroom ransacked, my desktop computer gone and nearly all my jewelry missing, I could never have guessed that six months later I'd be sitting in a San Diego courtroom, craning my neck to get a clear view of the two perpetrators. (Sun, 13 Jul 2008 13:02:42 GMT)

TV Watch: 'Burn Notice' recap: Carla vs Fiona?
(Mon, 14 Jul 2008 05:46:00 GMT)

Jennings: Mix-up uncovers error in home security setup
Jennings residents are advised that if they have a home security system, they should make sure the company knows they live in Jennings. (Mon, 14 Jul 2008 06:11:33 GMT)

International, Inc. Extends Contract with Comcast Through 2012 Business Editors
(AP:ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--) (BUSINESS WIRE) _ Jul. 14, 2008--CSG Systems International, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSGS), a leading provider of customer interaction management solutions, today announced that it has entered into a restated and amended multi-year Master Subscriber Management System Agreement (the "Agreement") with Comcast that extends CSG's current contractual relationship with the nation's ... (Mon, 14 Jul 2008 10:17:34 GMT)

CSG Systems International, Inc. Extends Contract with Comcast Through 2012
ENGLEWOOD, Colo., BUSINESS WIRE -- CSG Systems International, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSGS), a leading provider of customer interaction management solutions, today announced that it has entered into a restated and amended multi-year Master Subscriber Management System Agreement (the "Agreement") with Comcast that extends CSG's current contractual relationship with the nation's leading provider of ... (Mon, 14 Jul 2008 11:05:48 GMT)

Chalk Talk: Robot helps students land internships
A robot has helped three engineering students from Skyline College in San Bruno earn prestigious summer internships.Students Luis Bill, Max Kalinin and Leo Szeto built the wall-hugging robot "Hally" and unveiled it at the Community College Honors Research Symposium at Stanford University in April. (Mon, 14 Jul 2008 13:32:30 GMT)

Summer Home Security Tips
(ARA) - Of the over two million home break-ins every year (one every 15 seconds) most happen in July and August, when vacationing families leave their houses empty and vulnerable. (Mon, 14 Jul 2008 13:51:17 GMT)

Police Keeping an Eye on Vacationers' Homes
Packing up and heading out for vacation this summer? Home security may not be high on your to do list, but now making sure your home is protected while you're away just got a little easier thanks to your friendly neighborhood police officer. Fox 5's Maureen Umeh has details. (Tue, 15 Jul 2008 03:41:29 GMT)

How Practical Are DC's Proposed Gun Laws?
DC lawmakers are about to pass emergency handgun legislation that would make getting a gun in the Nation's Capital a detailed process. After the applications, photographs, fingerprints, even a background check, the red tape follows you into the house and could hinder accessing the weapon in a time of need. Fox 5's Will Thomas explains. (Tue, 15 Jul 2008 03:41:39 GMT)

TV Watch: 'Burn Notice' recap: Carla vs Fiona?
(Tue, 15 Jul 2008 05:45:37 GMT)

Jennings: Mix-up uncovers error in home security setup
Jennings residents are advised that if they have a home security system, they should make sure the company knows they live in Jennings. (Tue, 15 Jul 2008 05:56:33 GMT)

Hazelwood man's collection offers glimpse into military history
Tony Wolf's garage is a tribute to the military weapons of the 20th century. (Tue, 15 Jul 2008 05:56:43 GMT)

Home networking with Zigbee
Will Bluetooth, ZigBee, and 802.11 all have a place in your home? Here's what ZigBee offers for home wireless networking. (Tue, 15 Jul 2008 10:22:50 GMT)

Summer Home Security Tips
(ARA) - Of the over two million home break-ins every year (one every 15 seconds) most happen in July and August, when vacationing families leave their houses empty and vulnerable. (Tue, 15 Jul 2008 11:20:54 GMT)

Intellihome, Inc. to Become Atlas Oil and Gas Inc. With the Appointment of Dan Motsinger
Intellihome, Inc. announces the appointment of Dan Motsinger as President and a member of the Board of Directors. The appointment of Dan Motsinger indicates the new direction of the company towards oil and gas. (Tue, 15 Jul 2008 12:30:00 GMT)

Power Integrations Finds Its Way
We are setting a target price of $33.00, which corresponds to a P/E multiple of 22.0x. (Tue, 15 Jul 2008 20:07:22 GMT)

Fuel surcharges are delivering extra pain
You're not only paying to fill your tank these days, you're also helping your pizza deliveryman gas up. Along with your cabbie, your plumber, your tow-truck operator, your florist, your landscaper and the guy who services your home-security system. (Wed, 16 Jul 2008 04:52:40 GMT)

Jennings: Mix-up uncovers error in home security setup
Jennings residents are advised that if they have a home security system, they should make sure the company knows they live in Jennings. (Wed, 16 Jul 2008 06:11:33 GMT)

Hazelwood man's collection offers glimpse into military history
Tony Wolf's garage is a tribute to the military weapons of the 20th century. (Wed, 16 Jul 2008 06:11:42 GMT)

Summer Home Security Tips
(ARA) - Of the over two million home break-ins every year (one every 15 seconds) most happen in July and August, when vacationing families leave their houses empty and vulnerable. (Wed, 16 Jul 2008 06:22:24 GMT)

Fuel surcharges are delivering extra pain
By JESSICA MEYERS and DAVID FLICK / The Dallas Morning News The Associated Press contributed to this report. You're not only paying to fill your tank these days, you're also helping your pizza deliveryman gas up. (Wed, 16 Jul 2008 08:15:12 GMT)

Tips for Insuring Your Home in a Buyer's Market
(ARA) - Slow home sales mean more vacant houses are sitting on the market - a situation that can lead to increased insurance risks. (Wed, 16 Jul 2008 10:25:28 GMT)

External wireless antenna offers seven frequency ranges
St. Louis, Mo.—Laird Technologies Inc. announced the availability of its Heptaband external wireless antenna that supports seven bands in one profile. (Wed, 16 Jul 2008 12:41:31 GMT)

Fuel surcharges are delivering extra pain
You're not only paying to fill your tank these days, you're also helping your pizza deliveryman gas up. Along with your cabbie, your plumber, your tow-truck operator, your florist, your landscaper and the guy who services your home-security system. (Wed, 16 Jul 2008 13:45:19 GMT)

$200,000 in stolen jewelry recovered
Escambia sheriff's investigators recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry stolen from the home of a Pensacola woman. (Thu, 17 Jul 2008 05:55:18 GMT)

Jennings: Mix-up uncovers error in home security setup
Jennings residents are advised that if they have a home security system, they should make sure the company knows they live in Jennings. (Thu, 17 Jul 2008 06:11:32 GMT)

Lightning blamed for fire that brought out HazMat team
DEBARY -- A lightning strike ignited a barn on West Highbanks Road, spewing chemicals into the air and forcing nearby residents to stay indoors for three hours Wednesday morning as a precaution. (Thu, 17 Jul 2008 06:16:01 GMT)

Reward offered in break-ins at fire station State police report 50 percent increase in Crawford County daylight ...
HARMONSBURG -- The Summit Volunteer Fire Department is putting up $1,000 to stop paying for new doors and filing cabinets. (Thu, 17 Jul 2008 07:00:55 GMT)

Summer Home Security Tips
(ARA) - Of the over two million home break-ins every year (one every 15 seconds) most happen in July and August, when vacationing families leave their houses empty and vulnerable. (Thu, 17 Jul 2008 10:26:15 GMT)

Tips for Insuring Your Home in a Buyer's Market
(ARA) - Slow home sales mean more vacant houses are sitting on the market - a situation that can lead to increased insurance risks. (Thu, 17 Jul 2008 12:26:20 GMT)

the progress of the Portland Project's beta release
The Linux desktop has made great strides in just the last few months, and experts at the LinuxWorld Conference & Exhibition in San Francisco see much more to come. Talk about technological issues is finally turning into successful deployments. (Thu, 17 Jul 2008 13:10:05 GMT)

MyGVTC.com Revamped and Unveiled
SMITHSON VALLEY , Texas , July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- GVTC is offering its customers in central and south Texas an engaging new entry point to the Internet with the launch of a new online portal and more personalized content and features provided by Synacor. (Thu, 17 Jul 2008 13:50:34 GMT)

Business as usual for security
A NEW management plan is being drawn up for Bathurst Security Network according to a spokesman for Chubb, the company responsible for electronic security, fire safety, guards, patrols and home security. (Thu, 17 Jul 2008 22:31:31 GMT)

Boast if you must, but not too loudly
Government ministers will often point to the toughened and tooled-up criminal justice system brought in by successive Labour home secretaries as the reason for the drop in crime. (Thu, 17 Jul 2008 22:49:05 GMT)

'Wall-E's' world may not be so far away
Robots serving humans are the coming wave. And the West will have to decide their place in society. The mobile trash compactor is a symphony of squeaks, thunks and rattles, rolling forward on treads to bring its pivoting eyes to bear on us. Within moments we identify completely, launching "Wall-E," one of the rare films to feature robots as the lead characters. (Thu, 17 Jul 2008 22:59:24 GMT)

Jennings: Mix-up uncovers error in home security setup
Jennings residents are advised that if they have a home security system, they should make sure the company knows they live in Jennings. (Fri, 18 Jul 2008 06:18:42 GMT)

Hazelwood man's collection offers glimpse into military history
Tony Wolf's garage is a tribute to the military weapons of the 20th century. (Fri, 18 Jul 2008 06:18:52 GMT)

Kayaks are versatile vessels
Most people wouldn't blink at the kayaker cruising the rapids on the river or paddling up the beach, but strap on a few fishing rods, add a cooler and a fish finder and you're likely to garner a few awkward stares. (Fri, 18 Jul 2008 07:20:30 GMT)

Summer Home Security Tips
(ARA) - Of the over two million home break-ins every year (one every 15 seconds) most happen in July and August, when vacationing families leave their houses empty and vulnerable. (Fri, 18 Jul 2008 07:27:37 GMT)

Caledonia man wins big on 'Price is Right'
MARION - Shocked and in a fog is how Christopher "Chris" Lawhun of Caledonia described how he felt when his name was called to "come on down" on the Price is Right Show in Burbank, Calif. on July 2. (Fri, 18 Jul 2008 11:11:25 GMT)

The Troglodytes Are Coming!
God bless Lou Dobbs, America’s only working home-security system. If it weren’t for him, you’d never know what to be scared of. And this time, the threat is real, people. (Fri, 18 Jul 2008 16:48:12 GMT)

Freddie Mac CEO paid almost $20M last year
Richard Syron could take home another $20 million in stock awards this year. (Fri, 18 Jul 2008 20:35:29 GMT)

Freddie CEO gets a bundle in 2007
NEW YORK | Freddie Mac Chairman and Chief Executive Richard Syron pocketed nearly $19.8 million in compensation last year, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Friday, even though the mortgage company's stock lost half its value in 2007. (Sat, 19 Jul 2008 08:42:29 GMT)

BUSINESS BRIEFS
Syron song Freddie Mac registered with the SEC for a $5.5 bil lion capital plan, removing the biggest obstacle to selling common stock and increasing its mortgage holdings. Meanwhile, an SEC filing showed Freddie Chairman and CEO Richard Syron... (Sat, 19 Jul 2008 09:04:35 GMT)

Tips to keep your home safe from burglars
A police officer gives advice for preventing break-ins while you're at home or while you're on vacation. (Sat, 19 Jul 2008 09:14:40 GMT)

Volunteer Opportunities: North County
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve: The group needs volunteers in government and civilian workplaces to continue its mission of gaining employer support for reservists and guardsmen. (800) 336-4590 or www.esgr.mil. (Sat, 19 Jul 2008 10:04:51 GMT)

Summer Home Security Tips
(ARA) - Of the over two million home break-ins every year (one every 15 seconds) most happen in July and August, when vacationing families leave their houses empty and vulnerable. (Sat, 19 Jul 2008 11:56:16 GMT)

Local executive pay packages swell by over 30%
The Soaring energy industry lifted pay of top executives an average 31 percent for leaders of publicly traded companies in town even as the U.S. economy soured, according to the Chronicle's annual survey. (Sat, 19 Jul 2008 16:47:26 GMT)

$30,000 will get you a well-trained dog
WESTPORT — When some people think of a personal protection dog, the terms "guard dog," and "attack dog" come to mind; but one man in town is trying to change that perception. (Sun, 20 Jul 2008 05:13:57 GMT)

Summer Home Security Tips
(ARA) - Of the over two million home break-ins every year (one every 15 seconds) most happen in July and August, when vacationing families leave their houses empty and vulnerable. (Sun, 20 Jul 2008 11:56:07 GMT)

Tips for Insuring Your Home in a Buyer's Market
(ARA) - Slow home sales mean more vacant houses are sitting on the market - a situation that can lead to increased insurance risks. (Sun, 20 Jul 2008 11:59:07 GMT)

Partying for protection
Sharon Kluth of Pasadena-based Maryland Safe Defense briefly demonstrates escape techniques for women being assaulted. Behind her, playing the role of attacker, is Barbara Cheek of Glen Burnie. Looking on are Jackie Sneed and Michele Schmidt. (Sun, 20 Jul 2008 13:25:09 GMT)

Palm Beach County sheriff seeks major increase in alarm fees
The cost of home security is going up in Palm Beach County . (Mon, 21 Jul 2008 03:03:08 GMT)

Road Home security bolsters police work
Peering into a flood-damaged Lower 9th Ward house that should have been empty, four officers found squatters. There were two men -- armed with a semiautomatic handgun and a civilian version of military's M16 assault rifle. A drug stash was nearby. (Mon, 21 Jul 2008 03:47:30 GMT)

Police: Utah salesmen are "scaring" Lawrence residents
LAWRENCE — Police seized the state permits of a team of Utah men who have been going door to door in city neighborhoods peddling home security systems. Officer Timothy Dube said he confiscated the permits after confronting a salesman who approached a resident on Pilgrim Road. (Mon, 21 Jul 2008 06:02:56 GMT)

Summer Home Security Tips
(ARA) - Of the over two million home break-ins every year (one every 15 seconds) most happen in July and August, when vacationing families leave their houses empty and vulnerable. (Mon, 21 Jul 2008 08:44:38 GMT)

Partying for protection
Sharon Kluth of Pasadena-based Maryland Safe Defense briefly demonstrates escape techniques for women being assaulted. Behind her, playing the role of attacker, is Barbara Cheek of Glen Burnie. Looking on are Jackie Sneed and Michele Schmidt. (Mon, 21 Jul 2008 09:38:48 GMT)

CEO Salaries Weather Mortgage Crisis
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac CEOs earned roughly $30 million last year. (Mon, 21 Jul 2008 10:30:02 GMT)

InGrid Home Security Launches on Amazon.Com
BERWYN, Pa.----InGrid, Inc, the leading innovator and developer of digital, wireless home security services , announced today that its home security products is now available for consumer purchase on Amazon.com. (Mon, 21 Jul 2008 12:30:00 GMT)

Remote Control Solution works with Wi-Fi enabled devices.
With multiple built-in wireless and wired connectivity interfaces, Crimzon Connects(TM) enables users to remotely access and control office electronic devices from any WiFi enabled device. Digital control and monitoring solution supports Web-enabled and native application-based options; interface applications are available for Apple® iPhone(TM) and iPod® touch as well as Blackberry® Curve(TM). ... (Mon, 21 Jul 2008 13:13:11 GMT)

The price of protection
A growing number of consumers are adding locking gas caps, window guards, even self-defense lessons, to their limited spending as economy-fueled crimes of opportunity are on the rise, according to area retailers and police departments. (Tue, 22 Jul 2008 06:29:05 GMT)

Summer Home Security Tips
(ARA) - Of the over two million home break-ins every year (one every 15 seconds) most happen in July and August, when vacationing families leave their houses empty and vulnerable. (Tue, 22 Jul 2008 08:27:35 GMT)

iControl Networks Selects Telit M2M Technology to Enhance Its Next Generation Home Security Solution
RALEIGH, N.C. & PALO ALTO, Calif.----Telit Wireless Solutions, Inc., the US-based machine-to-machine mobile technology arm of Telit Communications PLC , and iControl Networks, the first provider of consumer-focused 'Home Security 2.0' solutions, will incorporate Telit's cellular technology into iControl's market-changing interactive Home Security solution. (Tue, 22 Jul 2008 12:30:00 GMT)

iControl Networks Selects Telit M2M Technology to Enhance Its Next Generation Home Security Solution
Telit Wireless Solutions, Inc., the US-based machine-to-machine (M2M) mobile technology arm of Telit Communications PLC (AIM: TCM), and iControl Networks, the first provider of consumer-focused 'Home Security 2.0' solutions, will incorporate Telit's cellular technology into iControl's market-changing interactive Home Security solution. Telit's M2M module with anti-jamming features adds unmatched ... (Tue, 22 Jul 2008 12:50:03 GMT)

APX Alarm systems not connected to 911: The Real Deal
They've been going door-to-door for weeks, peddling new home security systems. But now, the city of Syracuse says APX Alarm isn't playing by the rules - and they could be... (Wed, 23 Jul 2008 00:05:28 GMT)

Summer Home Security Tips
(ARA) - Of the over two million home break-ins every year (one every 15 seconds) most happen in July and August, when vacationing families leave their houses empty and vulnerable. (Wed, 23 Jul 2008 05:57:44 GMT)

Shooting said to be drug-related
Man lost profits in burglary, prosecutors say, leading to gunplay ALBANY -- When Michael Brown's apartment on Beverly Avenue was burglarized last year, his problem went far beyond home security. He lost $20,000 in the break-in -- money owed to his Bronx-based marijuana supplier, according to Albany County prosecutors.Deciding to be "upfront and honest," prosecutors say Brown called the ... (Wed, 23 Jul 2008 08:48:22 GMT)

Summer Home Security Tips
(ARA) - Of the over two million home break-ins every year (one every 15 seconds) most happen in July and August, when vacationing families leave their houses empty and vulnerable. (Wed, 23 Jul 2008 14:50:48 GMT)

Satellite TV contracts need to be more direct about renewals
Dear Greg: I signed a 12-month contract with DirecTV in July 2005. I was mildly satisfied with the service for two years and paid my bills. In December 2007 I called about defective equipment, and they sent out a fellow to replace my equipment. I signed for the equipment but not a new contract. In June this year I decided I could not afford the service anymore and called to cancel. I told them I ... (Thu, 24 Jul 2008 08:20:31 GMT)

Filing: Cobb Energy has sapped co-op
Cobb Energy, a for-profit affiliate of Marietta-based electric co-op Cobb EMC, has lost millions but paid generous dividends and benefits to management, board members and other insiders, according to experts hired by customers suing the companies. (Thu, 24 Jul 2008 14:18:38 GMT)

Strata Capital Corp. Restructures its Business Strategy and Announces a New Subsidiary
CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Strata Capital Corp. (Pink Sheets: STRP) announced today it will be forming a new subsidiary, Green Home Incorporated. (Thu, 24 Jul 2008 16:32:19 GMT)

Area cities to celebrate National Night Out
Area police departments are again gearing up to visit neighborhood block parties and encourage crime prevention. (Fri, 25 Jul 2008 07:04:54 GMT)

Summer Home Security Tips
(ARA) - Of the over two million home break-ins every year (one every 15 seconds) most happen in July and August, when vacationing families leave their houses empty and vulnerable. (Fri, 25 Jul 2008 10:27:55 GMT)

Get a backup battery to jump sump pump
QUESTION I have been trying to find a battery backup for a pump in the event a severe storm knocks out the electricity. My pump runs quite often during rains, and if the electricity ever goes out, the pit would definitely overflow. (Sat, 26 Jul 2008 08:45:42 GMT)

Michigan Gets Home Security $ Boost
The federal government is giving Michigan a large increase in homeland security funding this year to help defend against potential terrorist threats. (Sat, 26 Jul 2008 09:56:52 GMT)

Volunteer Opportunities: South Edition
Volunteers to help children in kindergarten through fourth grade with their reading skills. (Sat, 26 Jul 2008 10:03:51 GMT)

Volunteer Opportunities: North Edition
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve: The group needs volunteers in government and civilian workplaces to continue its mission of gaining employer support for reservists and guardsmen. (800) 336-4590 or www.esgr.mil. (Sat, 26 Jul 2008 10:06:12 GMT)

Summer Home Security Tips
(ARA) - Of the over two million home break-ins every year (one every 15 seconds) most happen in July and August, when vacationing families leave their houses empty and vulnerable. (Sat, 26 Jul 2008 10:42:17 GMT)

Tips for Insuring Your Home in a Buyer's Market
(ARA) - Slow home sales mean more vacant houses are sitting on the market - a situation that can lead to increased insurance risks. (Sat, 26 Jul 2008 11:56:57 GMT)

Tips for Insuring Your Home in a Buyer's Market
(ARA) - Slow home sales mean more vacant houses are sitting on the market - a situation that can lead to increased insurance risks. (Sun, 27 Jul 2008 06:27:29 GMT)

Area cities to celebrate National Night Out
Area police departments are again gearing up to visit neighborhood block parties and encourage crime prevention. (Sun, 27 Jul 2008 06:33:55 GMT)

Diligence necessary to reduce auto thefts
No one wants to be a victim of a crime; that's why we shred personal documents, install home security systems and walk in well-lit areas at night. Many of us take every precaution we can to protect ourselves and our property from harm. (Sun, 27 Jul 2008 07:19:24 GMT)

Summer Home Security Tips
(ARA) - Of the over two million home break-ins every year (one every 15 seconds) most happen in July and August, when vacationing families leave their houses empty and vulnerable. (Sun, 27 Jul 2008 11:10:26 GMT)

Qwest, other telephone companies shut out cable firms on Movearoo.com
A website helping people who are moving find and order services for their new homes appears to put everything they’d want at their fingertips. (Q) (Mon, 28 Jul 2008 05:08:45 GMT)

Local briefs
HYDE PARK - Residents will have a final opportunity to comment on the town's trails and recreation master plan at 7 p.m. Wednesday in town hall. (Mon, 28 Jul 2008 07:04:11 GMT)

'Rushdie sought money from cops for protecting him’ 28 Jul 2008, 1101 hrs IST,IANS
LONDON: If British police detectives who guarded Salman Rushdie during the fatwa days are to be believed, the Satanic Verses author used to demand money from them for protecting him. (Mon, 28 Jul 2008 09:40:47 GMT)

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