Archive for August, 2012

08 Aug 2012

New voter ID laws raise concerns

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Alabama is one of the most recent states trying to reduce voter fraud at the polls. While most people consider the new law a political move, there are concerns that many people are being cut out from the political system, denying their rights to choose our leaders. With so many changes in the world, this […]

08 Aug 2012

Senators ask Chinese to help stop flood of fake IDs

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The flood of high quality fake ID’s coming in from China has become an epidemic, enough so that there is a bipartisan effort to try to stop the incoming fake ID’s. The United States senators have sent a letter to the Peoples Republic of China’s Ambassador Zhang Yesui, to ask for the Chinese Governments help […]

06 Aug 2012

GPS Integration: The Next Step for SMS Text Alerts?

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In order to warn students of dangerous weather, most colleges have implemented an alert system that texts students about emergencies. Unfortunately, the system automatically sends messages no matter where the student is located. The GPS System would allow the system to know if the student is in another location and not in harms way. Read […]

06 Aug 2012

7 ways to prevent theft on campus – MarketWatch

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Theft has become a major issue on college campuses in the last few years. College students are particularly vulnerable since they live in such close quarters to other students who they don’t know very well. Theft of items such as laptops as well as identity theft is on the rise on college campuses. In order […]

06 Aug 2012

Siena Heights U. Students Can Now Send Anonymous Tip Via Text Message

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Sienna Heights University has recently implemented a system for students to send anonymous tips to the safety department. Using this system, they are able to text tips for everything from sporting events to safety problems on campus. Since the tips are anonymous, they don’t have to be worried about others finding out about who reported […]

01 Aug 2012

Perry Schools to upgrade campus security – news-herald.com

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The Perry School district in Northern Ohio has announced that they will be installing a surveillance camera array system. The system will feed its video signals over an independent server to police headquarters. The initial cost is around three hundred thousand dollars, but that does not include operational or maintenance costs. Read the full article […]

01 Aug 2012

Top 10 hospitals in our new safety Ratings

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Consumer Reports magazine, the communications branch of the Consumers Union has issued a list of their top ten hospitals around the USA. The Billings Clinic of Montana was number one, yet still rated a score of only seventy-two out of a possible one hundred. Factors examined include mortality, over use of CT scanning, complications, communication […]