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2012-04-25 12:02:22

One in three households in Baltimore misreports its smoke alarm coverage, with the vast majority of errors due to over-reporting coverage, according to a study by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy. Reasons for over-reporting included study participants incorrectly assuming all of their alarms were working because they weren´t beeping, and not having alarms on every level of the home. While previous research has found varying validity for self-report...

2012-02-13 01:30:00

The Canadian customers of home security systems can now enjoy the benefits of an excellent smoke detector as a part of their home protection package. Elite Security Services recently launched this component in Canada. They launched their service in Canada last year. The company presently offers three low cost security packages for home protection (PRWEB) February 12, 2012 The users of home security systems packages from Elite Security Services in Canada will now have the privilege of...

2012-02-01 11:00:00

Automated Security Alert Opens New Offices, Hires Talented Executive and Launches Care Transition Platform Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) February 01, 2012 Automated Security Alert, a Pittsburgh-area company that specializes in medical alarms, telehealth and medication dispensers, has been experiencing growth in an economy where other companies are struggling to keep their doors open. This growth is due to Automated Security Alert's Care Transition platform they have in place. For over twenty...


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2010-10-06 21:55:14

A metal detector is a device that finds metal that may not be visible. The basic metal detector is composed of an oscillator producing an alternating current that passes through the coil producing an alternating magnetic field. If electrically conductive metal is close to the coil then the magnetic field is disrupted and thus the metal detector can sense the hidden metal. The first metal detectors were developed in the 1960s and were used for mining and other industries. They were used...

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