The Home & Life Blog
June 23rd, 2017
Do You Have Enough Home Security Equipment for Your Home?
Every home is different. There is no one-size fits all home security package that will cover the needs for everyone. This happens because each of our homes have different variables. We may have more rooms. We may have more windows. We may live in neighborhoods that are more dangerous. Or we may care less about [...]
What Houses Do Burglars Target?
If there’s one misconception we’ve broken on our blog, and hope to continue dismantling, it’s the notion that burglars aren’t intelligent criminals. Though popular fiction portrays these crooks as with the common “bumbling-burglar” trope, and though some of these criminals do indeed act out of impulse without much strategy, many burglars are savvy and plan [...]
What Do Burglars Do With Stolen Items?
If you’ve been the victim of a burglary, you know that once your emotions run their course, you have some questions. Who exactly was this burglar? Why did he pick my home? What did they do with my items? Did they sell them? Are my items that valuable? Many burglars are savvy enough not to [...]
REVIEW: Wink Hub 2, Smart Hub but not Smart Security
Homeowners looking for a smart hub system to connect the various home automation devices they have in the home will find a good option with the Wink Hub 2, the second rendition of Wink’s smart hub devices. Clocking in at $99, Wink Hub 2 connects with 66 different smart-home products and is a simple to [...]
Nine Clues that Attract Burglars to Your Home
Contrary to popular belief, burglars are more savvy than we give them credit for. Many of them plan their break-ins, are highly-attentive to details, and they’re even strategic once they get inside of a home. Unfortunately for homeowners, they often play right into burglars hands by leaving clues of what they own, or actually aiding [...]
Review: Wansview $35 Security Camera Streams HD Video, but Does it Compete with Home Security?
Looking for a miniature, compact, and extremely affordable home security camera? Look no further than the indoor camera by Wansview, a $35 home security camera that streams HD video straight to your iPhone or Android device. With simple set-up, through the Wansview you’ll be monitoring your home—or spying on your pet—through your smartphone in no [...]
What Are Burglars Looking For During A Break-In?
The home is a treasure trove of valuable goods and personal items. This is perfect for a burglar. These criminals break into homes to obtain items for themselves, objects they can resell in pawn shops or on the streets, or they get lucky and get cash. Homeowners often place themselves in precarious situations because they [...]
Five Famous Cat Burglars You’ve Never Heard Of
Cat burglars are creative. They’re cunning. They’re criminals that go to great lengths to get the job done. Some of them may be glamorized in Hollywood films, while others are relatively unknown. We take a look at five cat burglars who’s remarkable exploits you should know about. Anthony Spilotro Spilotro was a gangster who worked [...]
Expert Tips on Protecting Your Home From Burglary
Protecting your home may seem like a tall order. It may seem like a challenge with too many variables. But once you’ve purchased and installed home security, the toughest part of the challenge is taken care of. The rest lies in the details. As long as homeowners are vigilant and aware of the obstacles that [...]
Six Alarming Burglary Statistics
“The numbers never lie.” This phrase is most common in the sports world where statistics are critically analyzed, but in the world of home security and burglaries, the numbers matter just as much. Numbers show us trends. They tell us what we should be looking for, what the likelihood of certain events are, and oftentimes numbers [...]
An Inside Look at the Philips Hue and Comcast Xfinity Home Security Integration
Users of the Comcast Xfinity Home Security and automation system are now able to integrate their device with Philips Hue smart lights. This integration is a long time coming. Users of the Comcast Home Security tool have frequently wondered when further home automation integrations would occur. For Philips Hue smart lights, however, integrating is not [...]