Student Foils Robbery with Facebook

March 18th, 2011

Social media tools like Facebook are sometimes criticized as time-wasters.  So, I think it is great when someone uses a tool like Facebook to fight crime!  A sophomore from the University of Georgia (UGA) was at home when several robbers broke into his house.  He was able to hide with his laptop and use Facebook to notify his friends that he needed help.  Here is the link to the article from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

http://www.ajc.com/news/uga-student-uses-facebook-876584.html

As a security professional, my recommendation is that this family invest in a good monitored security system and add some wireless panic buttons.  It might help them if this ever happens again.

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