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Artist capitalizes on nostalgia to reinvent neighborhood watch signs

Artist capitalizes on nostalgia to reinvent neighborhood watch signs

| September 24, 2014

If you’re going to organize a neighborhood watch program, who better to include in the group than the Hulk, Wonder Woman, Batman, and Spiderman? In fact, as long as you’re creating a dream team, why not bring Buffy the Vampire Slayer into the mix? And Alex Foley from the movie Beverly Hills Cop? And the […]

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Phone companies release cute tracking devices for kids

Phone companies release cute tracking devices for kids

| July 15, 2014

Here it is at last: Wearable technology that allows parents to track their young children from afar as they move through their day. LG Electronics and SK Telecom, both of South Korea, and KMS, of Britain, have all developed similar wristband products that act as part cell phone part GPS—though LG’s is arguably the cutest. […]

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How to start your own neighborhood watch group

How to start your own neighborhood watch group

| June 11, 2014

Each year, over 10 million property and violent crimes are reported to U.S. law enforcement. Does that number seem staggering? Consider all of the crimes that went unreported, the cases left unclosed. It’s no surprise, then, that vigilant citizens have come together to form around 90,000 neighborhood watch groups across the country. These groups keep an eye […]

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Guard cat on duty

Guard cat on duty

| May 19, 2014

Cats can be sweet, loving and playful. They can be aloof and elusive. Scary isn’t the usual description for this relatively small domesticated animal. But here’s proof that this sign isn’t just a joke: Last week, a cat named Tara pulled out some scary moves to save a little boy’s life. The boy is part […]

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Study suggests correlation between Walmart and crime

Study suggests correlation between Walmart and crime

| February 19, 2014

Walmart’s growth over the years has impacted the U.S. economy in more ways than one. The big box retailer has even been called the nation’s social force, but a recent study paints an entirely different picture: Could Walmart and crime rates be related? The study, published in The British Journal of Criminology, suggests that crime rates […]

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Safe Haven decals have fostered neighborhood safety for decades

Safe Haven decals have fostered neighborhood safety for decades

| November 5, 2013

On my way into my local dry cleaners in Park Slope, Brooklyn, I noticed a decal on the door that I had never given much thought to before. In a the traditional cluster of credit card decals was a bright yellow square emblazoned with the words “Safe Haven” in bold, black letters and a small […]

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Nextdoor puts all the benefits of neighborhood watch in an app

Nextdoor puts all the benefits of neighborhood watch in an app

| October 16, 2013

If you haven’t heard about Nextdoor yet, chances are, you’ll hear about it soon. The “private social network” for neighborhoods is already being used by over 21,000 neighborhoods, and that number is growing at a rate of 70 per day. Your neighborhood could very well be next. MySecuritySign talked to Kelsey Grady, director of communications […]

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