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Tech Center Puts Doorbell, License-Plate Cams in Focus

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A Ring video showed a blonde woman with a chest tattoo checking whether a homeowner’s front door was unlocked. She walked away and out of sight seconds later, but that short video of a stranger on …

Insurers Dabbling with Smart Home Tech, but No Winning Model has Emerged

An instinct for self-preservation has carriers dipping their toes into the smart home technology space, but no U.S. insurer has taken a full plunge so far. The industry hasn’t settled on how it should get devices such as water-leak detectors …

Smart Home Technology Poses New Opportunities and Challenges for Insurers

The smart home market is a mess, according to a new report from Aite, an independent research and advisory firm. The Smart Home: Opportunities for Insurers, written by Gwenn BĂ©zard, co-founder and research director, said insurers should care about the …

Ring, American Family Partner to Help Prevent Home Burglaries

Ring, inventor of the Ring Video Doorbell, an innovative, do-it-yourself home security system that enables customers to proactively protect their families, and American Family Insurance are creating a one-of-a-kind offering. The security company offers a financial guarantee on customers’ insurance …

Northern California Insurance Fraud Ring Busted

Multiple suspects in an insurance fraud ring have been arrested as a result of indictments handed down by a Contra Costa County Grand Jury, it was announced on Wednesday. The arrests are a result of a two-year investigation by California …

Oregon Man Gets 27 Years for Running Chop Shop

A Eugene man will spend more than 27 years in prison after being convicted of running a car theft ring in the woods outside rural Cheshire. The sentence Friday in Lane County Circuit Court is even longer than the 20 …

Hartford’s Stiefel Named IASIU’s 2011 Investigator of the Year

Breaking open a massive international car-theft ring has earned Pamela Stiefel, a San Antonio-based investigator with The Hartford, the Investigator of the Year Award from the International Association of Special Investigation Units (IASIU). A single suspicious claim of a stolen …

Motorcycle Theft Ring Busted in Florida

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies have busted a motorcycle theft ring involving at least $350,000 worth of bikes. Officials announced Thursday that three men have been arrested and charged with felonies ranging from grand theft to falsifying official documents. Deputies said …

U.S. Shuts Down Massive Cyber Theft Ring

U.S. authorities claimed one of their biggest victories against cyber crime as they shut down a ring they said used malicious software to take control of more than 2 million PCs around the world, and may have led to theft …