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Prime Day 2020 SimpliSafe deals: Save $100 or more on a home security system

SimpliSafe is a CNET favorite, winning the best DIY system crown in our best home security systems in 2020 roundup. You have a choice of self- or professional monitoring, and all the kits are super-easy to install on your own. A wide variety of kits also let you choose the components you need for your specific home, and you can always add extra accessories and sensors as needed. For Prime Day, many of SimpliSafe’s systems are deeply discounted. Right now you can save $100 or more on any of these packages.

During Prime Day, Prime members can save $100 on the SimpliSafe 8 Piece Wireless Home Security System. The kit includes the base station with built-in 95dB siren, keypad, four entry sensors, motion sensor, and panic button. You also get a yard sign, window security stickers and a free month of professional monitoring.

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Australia’s home affairs secretary says state security must be ‘ubiquitous without being oppressive’

The head of Australia’s home affairs department contends security in 2020 is no longer a matter of protection or survival, but increasingly a shared societal responsibility – a question of “how we should band together and pool our capacities for living”.



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Mike Pezzullo, the high-profile and periodically controversial head of Peter Dutton’s mega department, used a university lecture on Tuesday evening to float his concept of “the extended state” as a relevant construct for managing contemporary threats.

The “extended state”, Pezzullo told the National Security College at the Australian National University, was “a networked and dynamic conception of security which comprehends sectors across society and the economy”.

Pezzullo said the concept was comprised of public institutions in the executive analysing risks and threats and deploying operational capacity – the “vital centre” as he put it.

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Singapore tightens security requirements for new home routers

Come April 13 next year, home routers will have to meet new security requirements before they can be put up for sale in Singapore. These include unique login credentials and default automatic downloads of security patches. 

The new mandate is aimed at improving the security of these devices, which are popular targets amongst malicious hackers who are looking to breach home networks, according to industry regulator Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA). Stipulated as being part of the country’s Technical Specifications for Residential Gateways, the enhanced security requirements were finalised following an earlier consultation exercise that sought feedback from the public and industry. 

While these mandates are set to come into effect from 13 April 2021, home routers previously approved by IMDA will be allowed to remain on sale until October 12 next year.

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Amazon Discounts Arlo Pro 3 Security Cameras by $100 Before Prime Day

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Although Prime Day has not yet officially arrived, some early Prime Day deals have already begun to roll in. The event officially starts on October 13, but if you’re in the market for something and see a great deal, go ahead and snag it. Products are likely to sell out quickly, especially on the really great Prime Day smart home deals.

Amazon has dropped the price of the Arlo Pro 3 home security camera system down to $400 for a total savings of $100. This package includes two wireless security cameras that can be mounted nearly anywhere inside or outside of your home.

The Arlo Pro 3 packs some impressive specs inside a small package. The camera has 2K HDR video, which means you can make out details even in areas of high contrast. Digital zoom

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19 home security deals this weekend, including cameras, smart locks, and more

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If you’re on the hunt for an affordable home security system, know that Prime Day isn’t the only time you can land a good deal.

Below you’ll find 19 of this weekend’s best deals on all things home security, from security cameras to smart locks. 

They’re all an additional 20% off for a limited time only: Just enter code OCTSALE20 to land the extra savings as of Oct. 10. 

The Sinji Pan Tilt Indoor Camera lets you see live videos of your home from any location via the device’s companion app. Use the promo code OCTSALE20 to drop the price down to just $31 from its original $119.

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Chrome 86 released with password-related security improvements

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Google has released Chrome 86 today to the stable channel, and this new release includes numerous security enhancements and new APIs for developers.

Each new Chrome release usually focuses on a main theme. For example, Chrome 84 focused on UI overhauls, while Chrome 85 focused on speed and API improvements.

On that tune, Chrome’s new v86 release comes with loads of password and security-related upgrades, but also with several deprecations and new APIs also included under the hood as well.

Password-checking feature coming to mobile

In December 2019, with Chrome 79, Google added a feature to Chrome named Password Checkup that would take the user’s synced passwords and check to see if they’ve been leaked online during data breaches at other companies.

With Chrome 86, Google says this feature (known as Safety Check since May 2020) is now coming to mobile versions of Chrome on Android and iOS.

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The Best Home Security Systems In 2020, From Ring To SimpliSafe

According to the FBI, there’s a burglary about once every 30 seconds somewhere in the United States, which is no doubt why so many people equip their homes with a security system. In the past, getting a security system was an elaborate process that often involved an in-home consultation from a security company like ADT or Brinks, followed by a visit from professional installers. These days, the best home security systems — often called DIY home security systems because you can install them yourself — are inexpensive and easy to set up.

While the most popular security systems are of the DIY variety these days, that doesn’t mean that your actual home monitoring needs to be DIY. Yes, you can self-monitor many modern security kits for free — you are alerted to break-ins via notifications on your phone, and you get to decide how to respond. But most of these

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A Major Security Gap In Duty Of Care Of CEOs And Board Directors?

Last week, I wrote an article on CyberSecurity on my Forbes Channel and it was the highest read blog article since I started writing for Forbes. This blog examines the impacts from Cybersecurity, but from the increased realities of working at home, and the impacts that security operations have become more complex. Security focus is now turning to how we all connect and have access with identify control technologies being at the top of cybersecurity risks as more entry points equals more risks.

Cloud security is a major area for focus in the data protection sector and many are now discussing the increased risks of the home office as companies need to understand perhaps all the technology enablements in their employees home offices.

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Ring launches its 2020 smart home security device lineup

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Ring, one of the leading brands in smart home security systems, is expanding its roster of security solutions to cover not just your home, but your mailboxes and cars as well. 

The California-based company has announced a slew of new security cameras, alarms, and sensors. These include the Ring Always Home Cam, an indoor drone camera created to watch over every room in your home; the Ring Car Alarm, designed to detect car break-ins, bumps, and even tows; and Ring Mailbox Sensor, which alerts you whenever your mailbox has been opened.

These new products are in line with Ring’s mission to “make neighborhoods safer.” And, they couldn’t have come at a better time, with mail theft on the rise and car theft or break-ins becoming more common. 

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Fewer paychecks, less spending, threat to Social Security

Paul Brandus, Opinion columnist
Published 5:00 a.m. ET Sept. 22, 2020

Millions must choose between working at home while watching the kids and helping them with school, or giving up the job, the paycheck and the career.

We’ve reached 200,000 Americans dead of COVID-19 in eight months — nearly half the U.S. death toll in World War II, which lasted over 45 months for America. As if that isn’t awful enough, damage from the pandemic keeps piling up in other ruinous ways. It’s all connected, meaning that one bad thing can make something else worse.  

Case in point: With schools now underway, 4.3 million workers might have to quit their jobs to take care of children learning from home. That’s according to research by Brevan Howard, an asset management firm, which says if these workers were counted as unemployed, they’d add 2.6 percentage points to the unemployment rate, standing at

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