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Fire Alarm Systems: Two Basic Types

The two basic types of fire alarm systems in use today are known as manual and automatic. Both manual and automatic fire alarm systems can be designed to either protect lives only or protect lives and property. Automatic fire alarm

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Investigative Consumer Report

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) gave birth to the term “investigative consumer report.” The term means a consumer report or portion thereof in which information on a consumer’s character, general reputation, personal characteristics, or mode of living is obtained

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Apartment Complex Sued for Lax Security

Dominique Simmons and Bennett Smith, who resided apart, argued by telephone over childcare arrangements for their daughter. Simmons went to Smith’s apartment to pick up the child. While there, she removed a quantity of illegal drugs that belonged to Smith.

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Automatic Fire Sprinkler Systems

The concept of automatic fire sprinkler systems dates back to the 1800s, most notably to English inventor John Carey. He developed a heat-operated system that distributed water through perforated pipes to extinguish fire. In 1864, Major Stewart Harrison of London’s

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Surveillance Officer Terminated For Misconduct

Facts: Robert Swan worked as a surveillance officer at a casino from 1989-2005 before he was accused of misconduct and terminated from employment. His employer alleged that Swan and three other guards misused security recording devices to observe and zoom

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Motel Not Liable for Attack on Guest

Phillip Neiman was a guest at the Motel 6 when he was walking to his room from his car in the parking lot. He was approached by a man who was later identified as Leroy Johnson. Neiman alleged that Johnson

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Not A False Alarm

The high rate of false alarms plaguing the police is consistently and widely reported; in some communities the rate is 95 to 1, or greater. It is refreshing to hear a story of a true alarm and the capture of

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Collection of Latent Prints

Friction ridges on the underside of fingers, hands, toes and soles of the feet form unique patterns that may be found on surfaces of objects touched by a person of interest in a crime investigation. These unique patterns are almost

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Patient Escapes from Psychiatric Unit

Jason Aiello was taken by his family to an emergency psychiatric unit at a university hospital. The hospital was under contract with Burns International Security Services to provide guard and patrol services. After Aiello arrived at the check-in desk he

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Openings and Closings and Panic Situations

More and more, the alarm industry is using wireless technology as a means to detect and report openings and closings at residential and commercial premises, summon help in emergency situations, such as robbery and sudden injury or illness, and determine

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