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Smartphones tracking your every move

Smartphones tracking your every move | Safety Tips | Scoop.it
It used to be if you wanted to spy on someone, you'd go to a spy store and spend hundreds of dollars on surveillance gear.
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I just looked on my phone and showed my recent locations! I never even knew about that setting.

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Happy to keep surfing, happier to have his leg

Happy to keep surfing, happier to have his leg | Safety Tips | Scoop.it
Melbourne Beach's Ralph Sammis suffered a serious injury when he was bitten by a shark in 2003.
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Shark attacks are happening on our Brevard beaches, though rare, are most likely to occur near shore, typically inshore of a sandbar or between sandbars. The relative risk of a shark attack is very small, but the risks should always be minimized whenever possible.

Here are a few tips to reduce your risk:

Don’t swim too far from shore.

Stay in groups – sharks are more likely to attack a solitary individual.

Avoid being in the water during darkness or twilight when sharks are most active.

Don’t go in the water if bleeding from a wound – sharks have a very acute sense of smell.

Leave the shiny jewelry at home – the reflected light resembles fish scales.

Avoid brightly-colored swimwear – sharks see contrast particularly well.

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Shark attacks are happening on our Brevard beaches, though rare, are most likely to occur near shore, typically inshore of a sandbar or between sandbars. The relative risk of a shark attack is very small, but the risks should always be minimized whenever possible. In Sundays paper, mentions the 2PM hour had the most shark attacks in Florida (1952-2012)


Here are a few tips to help reduce your risk:


Don’t swim too far from shore.


Stay in groups – sharks are more likely to attack a solitary individual.
Avoid being in the water during darkness or twilight when sharks are most active.


Don’t go in the water if bleeding from a wound – sharks have a very acute sense of smell.


Leave the shiny jewelry at home – the reflected light resembles fish scales.


Avoid brightly-colored swimwear – sharks see contrast particularly well.

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You've been hacked! Here's what to do

You've been hacked! Here's what to do | Safety Tips | Scoop.it
Russian criminals have stolen more than 1.2 billion Internet usernames and passwords, and the odds are decent that some of yours might be among them.
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We at Alarm Specialists thought this is good information if you should get hacked.

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Great white shark moves closer to Brevard County coast

Great white shark moves closer to Brevard County coast | Safety Tips | Scoop.it
A 2,300-pound great white shark tracked by research group Ocearch is tracked to just six miles off Brevard County.
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We thought this Shark tracking is interesting, guess you could call this shark the Security System of the deep blue sea!

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'One Ring' cellphone scam could cost curious users

'One Ring' cellphone scam could cost curious users | Safety Tips | Scoop.it
A new scam is designed to pay on cellphone users' curiosity.
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'One Ring' cellphone scam, this is worth checking out!

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Agi Anderson's curator insight, March 6, 2014 9:59 AM

Scams are such a nuisance. Imagine if they put their mind to good use!!

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Titusville Police investigate home break-ins

Titusville Police investigate home break-ins | Safety Tips | Scoop.it
Titusville police say there were five home burglaries in one night along Royal Oak Drive. They caught one suspected burglar, but they say there are two others who remain on the streets.
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We at Alarm Specialists wanted to share this important information on what is happening in Titusville. This is also happens in all of Brevard County. We at Alarm Specialists want to keep you and your loved ones safe, we are a full service Burglar and Fire Alarm Company, including security cameras. Please let us know if we can help protect you!

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Deleting online trail proves difficult

Deleting online trail proves difficult | Safety Tips | Scoop.it
If you've ever decided to try and delete your social media accounts and online trail, it's not as easy as you might think.
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This is very interesting on how to delete your social media accounts and online trail, please watch this video.

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New cases turn smartphones into self-defense weapons

New cases turn smartphones into self-defense weapons | Safety Tips | Scoop.it
Pepper spray, panic buttons and stun guns: Smartphones accessories could ward off danger.
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This is an interesting story about turning your iphone into a stun gun for self defense....

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This is an interesting story about turning your iphone into a stun gun for self defense....

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Biker charged in NYC motorcycle road rage incident

Biker charged in NYC motorcycle road rage incident | Safety Tips | Scoop.it
Police in New York say the motorcyclist who took video of a weekend road rage assault is now helping the investigation, and one person has been charged with reckless driving and unlawful imprisonment.
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We are posting this and giving you tips on how to avoid road rage

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The Real Dangers Of Lightning

The Real Dangers Of Lightning | Safety Tips | Scoop.it
Certain situations greatly increase your chances of being hit by lightning. And although the overall
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Here are some good tips on the dangers of Lightning

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Thieves ransack homes of families attending funerals - TODAY.com

Thieves ransack homes of families attending funerals - TODAY.com | Safety Tips | Scoop.it
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It’s unbelievable what thieves think of.

Another option is to have Alarm Specialists come to your home and either check out your current alarm system or design one to fit your needs and we offer 24/7 monitoring especially good for when you are not there.

 

We invite you to follow our feed and share this important information with your friends.

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Palm Bay men arrested on charges of stealing copper from...

Palm Bay men arrested on charges of stealing copper from... | Safety Tips | Scoop.it
Palm Bay police have arrested two men suspected of stealing copper from nearly a dozen places around the city during the past month.
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This is happening in Brevard County and can be very expensive to businesses and home owners.

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Brevard Sheriff’s Agents Seek Strong-Arm Robbery Suspects |

Brevard Sheriff’s Agents Seek Strong-Arm Robbery Suspects | | Safety Tips | Scoop.it
Brevard County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a strong armed robbery in the parking lot of the Merritt Square Mall.
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Please share this valuable scoop with your family and friends! Always be aware of your surroundings at all times!

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Lightning blasts hole in Brevard County car

Lightning blasts hole in Brevard County car | Safety Tips | Scoop.it
Lightning struck a car at an automobile dealership in Brevard County blowing hole in the windshield and melting the plastic parts inside.
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This is scary, check out all 8 pictures, I went online for safety tips and found this....


The National Lightning Safety Institute suggests safely pulling off to the side of the road, waiting out the storm, turning off the engine, putting one's hands in one's lap, avoid touching metal and not touching inside items such as door and window handles, steering wheels and gear shifts. Heavy equipment such as bulldozers and backhoes with rollover canopies are safe during thunderstorms, but riding mowers and golf carts are not.

While a car provides some protection from lightning, as the metal frame directs lightning currents to the ground, vehicles can still be damaged by a strike. Lightning damage to a vehicle includes pitting, arcing and burning along with electrical system issues, the institute said.

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Happy to keep surfing, happier to have his leg

Happy to keep surfing, happier to have his leg | Safety Tips | Scoop.it
Melbourne Beach's Ralph Sammis suffered a serious injury when he was bitten by a shark in 2003.
Debby Silva's insight:

Shark attacks are happening on our Brevard beaches, though rare, are most likely to occur near shore, typically inshore of a sandbar or between sandbars. The relative risk of a shark attack is very small, but the risks should always be minimized whenever possible. In Sundays paper, mentions the 2PM hour had the most shark attacks in Florida (1952-2012)


Here are a few tips to help reduce your risk:


Don’t swim too far from shore.


Stay in groups – sharks are more likely to attack a solitary individual.
Avoid being in the water during darkness or twilight when sharks are most active.


Don’t go in the water if bleeding from a wound – sharks have a very acute sense of smell.


Leave the shiny jewelry at home – the reflected light resembles fish scales.


Avoid brightly-colored swimwear – sharks see contrast particularly well.

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Debby Silva's curator insight, August 11, 2014 10:18 AM

Shark attacks are happening on our Brevard beaches, though rare, are most likely to occur near shore, typically inshore of a sandbar or between sandbars. The relative risk of a shark attack is very small, but the risks should always be minimized whenever possible.

Here are a few tips to reduce your risk:

Don’t swim too far from shore.

Stay in groups – sharks are more likely to attack a solitary individual.

Avoid being in the water during darkness or twilight when sharks are most active.

Don’t go in the water if bleeding from a wound – sharks have a very acute sense of smell.

Leave the shiny jewelry at home – the reflected light resembles fish scales.

Avoid brightly-colored swimwear – sharks see contrast particularly well.

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Follow these safety tips when using fireworks... - AlarmSpecialists

Follow these safety tips when using fireworks... - AlarmSpecialists | Safety Tips | Scoop.it
We are a full service Burglar, Fire and Medical Alert Company. We at Alarm Specialists care about you and your family’s safety in all aspects. Please follow these safety tips when using fireworks: Sparklers reach 1,200 degree Fahrenheit. Kids under 12 are recommended to only use under close adult supervision. Do not ignite any fireworks …
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With 4th of July fast approaching, please share these important tips with your Face Book friends and family!

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Facebook to debut Nearby Friends service on mobile app in coming weeks

Facebook to debut Nearby Friends service on mobile app in coming weeks | Safety Tips | Scoop.it
You download an app. It asks to know your current location. Do you say yes?  You may think a bit more about that decision after this story.
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This is worth watching, Facebook is rolling out a new feature on your smart phone that will track your every move if you allow it.

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UCF graduate says invention will stop RFID credit card thieves

UCF graduate says invention will stop RFID credit card thieves | Safety Tips | Scoop.it
Two-hundred million credit and debit cards equipped with radio frequency chips are vulnerable to thieves who modify  scanners to steal account numbers from 4 to 25 feet away.
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This is unbelievable.... High-Tech Picpocketing, we invite you to PLEASE share this important post with your Face Book friends & family!!!

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Agi Anderson's curator insight, February 26, 2014 9:01 AM

Awesome post... A MUST read!! From our friends at Alarm Specialists!

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Facebook plays big part in locating missing Brevard County teen

Facebook plays big part in locating missing Brevard County teen | Safety Tips | Scoop.it
Brevard County investigators are crediting Facebook for helping them reunite a missing teen with her family.
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Do not underestimate the power of Social Media; Facebook plays big part in locating missing Brevard County teen

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Cops: 20 cars broken into in Seminole

Cops: 20 cars broken into in Seminole | Safety Tips | Scoop.it
Deputies in Seminole County are searching for suspects who they believe to be responsible for burglarizing 20 cars...
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This could happen anywhere, burglars breaking into unlocked cars and then opening garage doors with the opener found in vehicle...

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How to Respond to a Road Raged Driver

We've all done it. We've cut someone off in traffic, or been cut off and responded inappropriately. Unfortunately, today that means we put ourselves at risk for road rage and violence. Find out how to protect yourself.
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Please check out these safety tips on avoiding road rage!

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Lightning Is Serious Risk

Lightning Is Serious Risk | Safety Tips | Scoop.it
Florida is well known as the lightning capital of the United States. Lightning is a serious risk. Keep yourself safe with these tips.
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How to Protect Yourself from a Dog While Walking

How to Protect Yourself from a Dog While Walking | Safety Tips | Scoop.it
Occasionally, you may cross paths with a dog as you are walking to your destination. Regardless if the animal is a stray or someone's pet, you should practice caution when encountering a dog to avoid being attacked or injured if the dog is...
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Here is a good safety tip how to protect yourself against aggressive dogs when walking or jogging....

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Thieves ransack homes of families attending funerals - TODAY.com

Thieves ransack homes of families attending funerals - TODAY.com | Safety Tips | Scoop.it
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It’s unbelievable what thieves think of. If you have to write an obituary, don't print your full name or your hometown; that makes it easy for criminals to find you. If you can, have a friend or neighbor stay at your house during the funeral to keep an eye on things. And if that's not possible, park a few cars in your driveway to make it look like someone is home.

 

Another option is to have Alarm Specialists come to your home and either check out your current alarm system or design one to fit your needs and we offer 24/7 monitoring especially good for when you are not there.

 

We invite you to follow our feed and share this important information with your friends.

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