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The SmartSign Blog keeps its eye on many aspects of the security industry: technology, trespassing, and surveillance, to name a few. Along with our extensive collection of regulatory updates and news stories, our most popular contributions include posts about video surveillance, QR codes, and theft prevention. SmartSign’s security website provides a diverse range of security signs like Private Property, No Trespassing, Security Camera, Authorized Personnel Only, and Beware of the Dog signs. But not all of our signs have a bite to them. Our focus is on helping consumers, business owners, and employees stay alert, informed, and well-protected.

Parking lot warnings

Parking lot warnings

| December 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

There is a lot of legalese you see every day. For instance, if there’s a parking lot sign saying “Management is not responsible for damage to your car or its contents”– does it actually mean the management isn’t responsible? Do these signs actually establish legal obligations? Here’s the answer. Usually, parking lot owners aren’t responsible […]


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Warning of hidden hazards on your property

Warning of hidden hazards on your property

| October 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

You’ve bought a piece of real estate, inspected the property, and you’ve discovered that there’s something potentially dangerous on your property. Maybe it’s an unstable porch, or exposed wiring, or a part of your house that’s under construction. What are your obligations to other people who come on your land?   Whether someone can sue […]


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When to protect your property from wild animals

When to protect your property from wild animals

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

So you’ve decided to buy property in an area with dangerous animals. Maybe you’ve moved to Florida, and you’re worried about sharks; or you’ve bought property in Texas, where fire ants are common; or you’ve retired to Arizona, where rattlesnakes abound. You want to protect your property and make sure that visitors are kept safe. […]


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Ban on hoodies sparks heated debate in Harlem

Ban on hoodies sparks heated debate in Harlem

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Harlem, New York is nowhere near Sanford Florida, where young Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in 2012 in an incident that shone an unlikely spotlight on hooded sweatshirts and sparked heated debate about the role of attire in crime and stereotyping.* And yet, when controversy over hooded sweatshirts arose in Harlem this year, it […]


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MIT is developing smarter maps

MIT is developing smarter maps

| October 14, 2014

Google Street View is already somewhat of a revelation. The ability to see 360-degree images of millions of locations around the world is something we couldn’t have even imagined a generation ago. And yet, being able to look up images via address is just the beginning. Researchers at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory […]


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Are passwords soon to be passé?

Are passwords soon to be passé?

| October 6, 2014

People are currently planning civilian tourism to the moon, and yet we’re still relying on the same basic computer password strategies that we used in 1994. (We all know that you use your dog’s name and your birth year for every single online password, because that’s what everyone else does, too.) Driven by a potent […]


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Should you cyberstalk your child?

Should you cyberstalk your child?

| March 11, 2014

Children as young as eight years old want to get on social networks like Instagram these days. Social networks can be a difficult beast for even adults to master, let alone children. Parents often have to deal with sulky teenagers who accuse them of not trusting their own children. Still, parents do have a responsibility to […]


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