Vector Security

30 Added | 4 Magazines | 1 Like | 4 Followers | @VectorSecurity | For more than 40 years, Vector Security® has protected people and property by providing intelligent security and home automation solutions tailored to the needs of the customer. Through a network of branches and authorized dealers, we design, install and monitor complete security systems for more than 300,000 homes, businesses and multi-site retail chains across North America and the Caribbean.

How to Secure Your Courthouse With a Video Surveillance System

With so many types of people coming and going, especially with criminal or violent behavior attached, proper security precautions are critical. One …

Video Surveillance

Business Security: Holiday Shopping Security Tips

With the holidays around the corner, retail foot traffic and purchases will increase, but so will the probability of theft.<p>Reduce shoplifting and …

Video Surveillance

Innocent Kid’s Games Could Leave You Exposed

You’ve crossed your T’s and dotted your I’s when it comes to password security. Your unique passwords are changed regularly, never stored in plain …

Security

Risks Associated with Outdated Business Security Systems

The “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it” mentality could be putting your business at risk.<p>While your commercial security system may seem fine on the …

Cybersecurity

Properly Maintain Your Business Security System

Your business security system is installed and running smoothly. Now what? To prolong equipment life, ongoing maintenance is critical.<p>While major …

Small Business

Green Building Operations and Management

Eco-friendly practices are good for business. According to Nielson, two-thirds of consumers would pay more for sustainable brands.<p>When looking to …

Sustainability

Burglar Prevention and Home Security: Top Targeted Items

According to the FBI, in 2015, there were 1,579,527 burglaries in the United States, causing $3.6 billion in property losses.<p>When a robber enters a …

Home Security

Careful What You Reveal About Kids Online

Our Facebook newsfeeds are flooded with photos of our friends’ children. Mommy blogs abound with writers who delve into personal stories about their …

Life According to The Jetsons: Technology That Exists Today

Many people are familiar with the popular television show The Jetsons, which aired from 1962-1963 and again from 1985-1987. The show took place …

Automation

When Smart Watch and Smart Home Collide

Apple says, masses do.<p>Though the sleek Apple Watch released in April 2015 has a laundry list of ancestors, the new device has captured the attention …

Smartwatches

Smart Home Security Trends for 2016

<b>Voice Activation:</b> Since the advent of Siri, Apple Inc.’s digital assistant years ago, consumers have been craving more voice-activated technology …

Automation

Make Sure You're Recording People With Your Home Security Cameras Legally

It’s never been easier to set up your own home security system. However, if your cameras can record audio, depending on your state you run afoul of …

Professionally Install Your Business Security System

Installing a functioning business security system involves much more than hooking up a few wires. Proper setup includes:<p>Picking the correct equipment …

Cybersecurity

Hacked IoT Devices Bring Down Half the Internet

On October 22, 2016, 100,000 infected Internet of Things (IoT) devices took down many popular websites, including Twitter, Spotify and Reddit. The …

Internet of Things

Startup Business Security: Tips to Assess Your Needs

Startups are typically too small to have someone on staff dedicated specifically to security matters, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t at risk. In …

Cybersecurity

Smart Cars: The Impact on Home Automation Systems

Smart cars are already having a significant impact on home automation systems. Drivers can now access certain commands from their cars that are …

Automation

Why Insurance Companies Want to Subsidize Your Smart Home - MIT Technology Review

Insurers such USAA and American Family have lately begun offering to strike a high-tech bargain: wire your home with Internet-connected devices such …

Smart Homes

A Glance at Top Trends in Smart Home Technology

By Lisa Montgomery<p>Home technology is always moving, always improving, always promising to provide ease and convenience to our lives. So what sort of …

12-year-old vulnerability turns IoT devices into proxies

<b>News that a 12-year-old vulnerability in OpenSSH has led to numerous targeted attacks has shaken the world of IoT, again revealing just how</b> …

Information Security

National survey reveals most small businesses unprepared for cyberattacks

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Most small-business owners (78 percent) still don't have a cyberattack response plan, even though more …

National Cyber Security Awareness Month | Homeland Security

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month which is an annual campaign to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. The Internet …

Cybersecurity

Everything We Know About the Cyber Attack That Crippled America's Internet

Friday’s DDoS attack on Dyn’s domain name servers was unprecedented. The attack utilized a botnet made up of “internet of things” (IoT) devices …

Halloween Edition: Scary Business Security Facts

With Halloween around the corner, everyone is looking for a good scare. But what happens when the spook is related to your business’ security?<p>Below, …

Halloween

3 Smart Lessons Learned from TV’s ‘Mr. Robot’ for Better Home Protection

From smart lights to alarm systems and thermostats, the Internet of Things (IoT) has made it possible for us to connect virtually every feature in …

Automation

Protect Home Automation Devices from DDoS Attacks

Cautions abound about the risks associated with the Internet of Things (IoT) as it relates to our own personal well-being and homes.<p>But what if …

Automation

Burglars Reveal the Secrets to Avoid Home Break-Ins

Why Burglars Target Specific Homes<p>Based on a survey conducted by the NBC I-Team, 71.9 percent of burglaries are targeted toward homes.<p>This survey was …

Automation

3 Benefits of Doorbell Security Cameras

Do You Need a Doorbell Camera<p>Doorbell cameras, installed near a home’s front entrance, are catching on in popularity due to the added security and …

Home Automation

Protect Your Business From IoT DDoS Attacks

Internet of Things (IoT) devices are increasingly being used to fuel large-scale Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks. One of the largest …

Cybersecurity

4 Essential Data Security Tips

According to Trustwave Security Stats, “Sixty-three percent of businesses don’t have a fully mature method to track and control sensitive …

Security