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12 Best Home Security Systems for Apartment Dwellers

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Why you need a home security system

Apartment dwellers sometimes wonder if they need a security system. On the one hand, the close proximity of fellow residents can provide a level of protection. While it’s great to have close neighbors looking out for one another, apartments are also be vulnerable to break-ins, thefts, and vandalism, so a home alarm system can be added precaution. Some security systems can let you see who even goes near your apartment (delivery people, for example) and as a bonus, let you keep an eye on your pets from a distance.

Apartment residents have different needs and concerns than homeowners when shopping for home security systems. Officer James Banta, Home Security & Safety Expert at SecurityNerd.com, says the first thing you need to consider is whether your apartment building has rules related to installing a security system or drilling through walls. He recommends checking with the apartment management office or condo/townhouse board before you buy anything to find out if there are any rules related to this sort of thing. “You don’t want to lose your security deposit because you drilled through walls when you aren’t allowed to,” he explains. Once you have that information, you can get to work finding the best home security system for your apartment. Scroll on for some of the best choices on the market. And look out for the signs that a burglar is targeting your home.

 

SimpliSafe 8-Piece Wireless Home Security System

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Revisiting Ozzy Osbourne and Jessica Simpson Christmas Collaboration – Producer Breaks Silence

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Way back in 2003, MTV decided to give its viewers a Christmas present with “The Osbourne Family Christmas Special,” a holiday show that promised to take ““holiday specials to a bizarre new level.”

With a guest list that included then newlyweds Dave Navarro and Carmen Elektra with a  group reading of “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” featuring an all-star cast of matriarch Sharon Osbourne, Outkast’s Big Boi, ‘N Sync’s JC Chasez, Eddie Griffin, Tracy Morgan, Anthony Anderson, Eva Mendes and Electra, the special promised to be different that standard yuletide fare.

The centerpiece was a much anticipated duet with Ozzy Osbourne and Jessica Simpson as they teamed up for a duet of “Winter Wonderland.” The moment was supposed to be magical, as Simpson was also enjoying a reality show wave with her own MTV show, “Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica,” which premiered that summer with her then-husband Nick Lachay.

It didn’t turn out quite that enchanting, but according to David Frangioni, sound engineer and Publisher of Modern Drummer Magazine, it was all in good fun.

“It was always supposed to be a cornball, fun kind of thing,” he tells 1071 The Boss midday jock Michele Amabile.

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STOP EXPECTING MUSIC FROM MUSICIANS

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You are part of an angry mob.

You might not realize it, but you, your friends, your family and everyone you know are all mob affiliates, armed with short attention spans ready to riot whenever your favorite artist decides they’re not dropping a song this week.

Don’t believe me? Just look at how Rihanna has been treated since her last studio album, Anti, in 2016.

In October, Rihanna released a self-titled “visual autobiography” weighing 15 pounds and standing over 16 inches tall, with more than 1,000 exclusive photos of her personal and professional life. And how did people react? They demanded an album. In the spring of this year, Rihanna became the first woman to create a brand for LVMH Moët Hennessy–Louis Vuitton and the first Black woman to lead a major luxury fashion house with Fenty Maison, a Paris-based line she founded with LVHM. And how did people react? They demanded an album. Last year, she unveiled her Savage X Fenty line, and in 2017, Fenty Beauty, which went on to raise $100 million in its first 40 days. Yet again, an album was requested.

Rihanna is the wealthiest woman in music, steadily expanding her business portfolio and is on her way to becoming a mogul. And yet? People are demanding an album.

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2020 GRAMMY Awards nominees revealed: Experts share how much a win is worth

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The GRAMMY Awards may have released its complete list of 2020 nominees on Wednesday, but like every other year, there is discussion over surprises and snubs – which calls into question how much these gilded gramophone statues are actually worth in the music industry.

For David Frangioni, chief executive officer of professional music coaching and networking service All Access IDA, he has seen the impact of a GRAMMY win firsthand. In an interview with FOX Business, he shared a real-life project where he saw a direct boost in sales.

“When I worked with Roger Nichols and Steely Dan on a 96 kHz remix of ‘Two Against Nature,’ the group went on to win GRAMMYs for the album.  It was their first studio album in nearly two decades, and after the GRAMMY wins, ‘Two Against Nature’ saw a 747 percent surge in sales – this was during the week following their GRAMMY wins!”

Frangioni noted that the album debuted at number six on The Billboard 200 chart and was RIAA Certified Gold within a month, but it re-entered the chart at number 54 after the GRAMMY wins in 2001.

“Two Against Nature” eventually earned platinum certification from the RIAA – meaning it sold a million copies.

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Kizzi meets David Frangioni, CEO & co-founder of Artist Development firm, All Access IDA.

 

David Frangioni, is an award-winning veteran of the music industry.

He built a ground-breaking music tech consulting business working with the likes of Aerosmith, the Stones, Ringo Starr, Elton John and Sting among many, many others..David is also the CEO & co-founder of Artist Development firm All Access IDA and CEO and founder of ground-breaking technology company Audio One. 

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LUXURY LIFESTYLES - AUDIO ONE

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Robyn Flans Drummer Interviews

David Frangioni talks about his Drum Experience Center. This is a very cool thing that David is doing! Drums are the heartbeat of the Foundation and the passion of its founder David Frangioni along with its board of directors. Hit the Dec drum experience center was established in 2016 with pieces donated from the private collection of Mr. Frangioni as well as other donors.

The center is actively acquiring iconic and historically significant drum kits, percussion and other musical instruments and items. Thematic exhibits are planned using the center’s collection pieces as well as those on loan from museums and private parties.

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Take a Stand: The Frangioni Foundation

The Frangioni Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization with a mission to engage, teach, inspire, heal and enrich the lives of as many people as possible within our communities and globally through the power of music, technology, faith and charity. Drawing upon the Foundation’s many contacts within the music industry, the Foundation will continue to forge public and private partnerships to fulfill its mission.

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Meet David Frangioni of Audio One Sound & Video in Dania Beach

Today we’d like to introduce you to David Frangioni.

David, an accomplished music technologist, founded Audio One to build recording studios for his clients including Aerosmith, Bryan Adams, the Stones, Elton John and many others. Audio One evolved to offering home theaters and then in the late-90’s home automation systems.

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Inside South Florida: Truly Tremendous Tech

Audio One offers smart home automation for home owners looking to add more technology in their home.

"We provide our home owners with high quality and easy to use technology," said CEO/Founder David Frangioni

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Music Technology Geek Out with David Frangioni

Back in February, the fascinating David Frangioni made a trek up to Pwop Studios to geek out with Carl and Richard about music technology. Oh, the stories! What a gas.

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CRASH: The World’s Greatest Drum Kits from Appice to Peart to Van Halen

When someone is going to write a book about an area of non-fiction, you first ought to wonder what their qualifications are. Did they know the people and/or events they were writing about? Did they speak with people directly involved with the subject matter? Or better yet, does this author know what they are talking about?

In the case of David Frangioni -- author of CRASH: The World’s Greatest Drum Kits from Appice to Peart to Van Halen -- he has been the recipient of dozens of gold and platinum albums as technical consultant, engineer, and/or programmer. These award-related credits include work with The Rolling StonesRingo StarrElton JohnStingBryan AdamsJourneyStyxShakiraRascal FlattsOzzy Osbourne, and Cher. Frangioni was the in-house engineer for five of the studio albums by Aerosmith, for whom he also built recording studios and high-end A/V systems.

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The Music Technologist That Ozzy Osbourne Calls "The Rocket Man"

Few people in the world of music technology can claim the amount of experience and credits that David Frangioni has amassed. Frangioni is the recipient of dozens of gold and platinum albums as technical consultant, engineer, and/or programmer, for work with the Stones, Ringo Starr, Elton John, Sting, Bryan Adams, Journey, Styx, Shakira, Rascal Flatts, Ozzy Osbourne, Cher and hundreds more.

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Office Depot, Custom Installer

RC Homes is pre-installing smart home automation in 27 homes in California. Discussing what it takes to interest both homeowners and and integrators. Office Depot throws their hat into the custom installation ring. Do they have what it takes?

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KISS Drummer Eric Singer Talks Drum Kit History And Design With 'Crash' Author David Frangioni

When producer, engineer and music technologist David Frangioni sat down to compile his newest book, Crash: The World's Greatest Drum Kits From Appice to Peart to Van Halen, he knew he needed to include two people: iconic drummer Carl Palmer of Emerson, Lake & Palmer and KISS drummer Eric Singer. Luckily, he managed to get them to write the book's introduction and conclusion, respectively.

Crash, the 207-page illustrative book, features an up close look at the most famed drum kits in the history of rock’n’roll. The detailed images and text highlight the design behind the drums of bands such as The Beatles, Aerosmith, Iron Maiden, Rush, Metallica, Journey, Black Sabbath and more. It's like a high school textbook filled with a timeline of rock percussion.

For fans of KISS, the book comes fully loaded. Aside from a section dedicated to the band’s founding drummer Peter Criss’ 1976 Destroyer set-up, Crash features a ten-page spread featuring three of Eric Singer’s most legendary drum kits. Singer — who started playing alongside KISS in 1991 — is about to embark on the band’s End Of The Road tour.

Singer and Frangioni grew a friendship through both music and charity. In fact, many of Singer’s drum kits reside in Miami at the Drum Experience Center, a museum-like facility where kids in need learn to play. The center is a division of the Frangioni Foundation, which is directly receiving a portion of the sales from Crash.

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The High-End Audio Artist

David Frangioni, owner of Audio One, tells how he does it all, from professional recording studios to high-end home theaters and whole-house automation systems.

David Frangioni knows sound. A drummer from the age of two, he became an in-demand studio designer and sound engineer, working with Aerosmith, KISS, and Bryan Adams to name a few. When his famed studio clients wanted equally impressive home systems, they called Frangioni, who then added high-end home theater and whole-home automation systems to his offered services. Today, his company, Audio One, based in Miami and Beverly Hills, takes care of all AV needs, from studios, commercial installations, houses of worship, to top-of-the-line residential systems.

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Deeper Digs in Rock: Music Technologist to the Stars - David Frangioni

This week the Rock n Roll Archaeologist sits down with music technologist to the stars, David Frangioni. Known to Steven Tyler of Aerosmith as Gyro Gear-Loose for his magical abilities in all things audio technology, David has worked with too many rockers to count. Along with the bad boys from Boston, he is also widely known for working on “The Osbournes” reality TV show. He is the owner of Audio One and a collector of famous drum kits that he keeps at the Drum Experience Museum in South Florida.

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David Frangioni – Midiot Of Success

In this episode, Growin’ Up Rock talks with producer, engineer, and technologist David Frangioni. David’s early experience with MIDI technology would establish his reputation as the go-to guy for setting up home studio recording.  David became so much of an authority on MIDI setups, Aerosmith’s Joey Kramer gave David the title of “Midiot” along with the hat to go with it. David’s worked with countless rock artists including Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Elton John, Styx, and KISS.

Bands you will hear on this episode include Aerosmith and Led Zeppelin.

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A Match Made in Heaven?

Less than a decade ago, pro AV technology was thought to be the premier equipment market—the industry was untouchable and at the forefront of innovation. Many home technologies were born out of the AV market, and at-home-AV research and development was often started with professional R&D.

Today the opposite is occurring, it seems. Harman’s engineering team, for example, is leveraging technology drawn from the company’s connected car business. “Nobody in the pro industry can afford the thousands of engineers needed to develop secure Linux products,” said Mohit Parasher, president, Harman Professional Solutions. “We have access to that because that development was done for our connected car business. We can borrow 80 percent of the work and bring it into the pro industry. The same thing with the consumer side, and the services side, and from Samsung, etc.”

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Longtime Aerosmith engineer auctions off his private collection

On Saturday, March 16, Backstage Auctions, Inc. presents the private collection of David Frangioni, an award-winning veteran of the music industry, for auction. Frangioni started in the industry early, playing live at 12 years old, where he was focused on drumming with bands in Boston. He found the future of drumming in technology, starting his career first with a consulting business at age 16, which helped to make his connection with Aerosmith, where he was their in-house engineer/technologist for 13 years and continued working on their singles, albums, tours and even the theme song for the Spider-Man animated television series with Joe Perry.

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