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 [...]
Where Should You Live During Home Renovation?
Whether you are remodeling the home, reconstructing an entire portion of a house, or have a few minor maintenance jobs to do, choosing whether or not to live in a home during the process is an important decision. There are pros and cons to either choice, and the size of a project will impact the [...]
What Drake Should Have Done to Stop His Home From Being Broken Into
Fortunately, Drake’s break-in didn’t escalate from 0-to-100 real quick. An intruder was found entering Drake’s Southern California house, but the woman didn’t do any damage, she simply indulged on water and sodas. There was no evidence anything else was taken from the home. This isn’t the first celebrity to have their home broken into—so we [...]
What To Do If Your Home Has Been Burglarized
Burglaries are events that leave victims feeling a number of emotions: anger, fear, violation, confusion, anxiousness, and many others. These emotions arise in the immediate aftermath of a break-in, but in these moments it’s important to respond effectively and immediately to take care of the situation at hand and allow the post break-in process go [...]
House Hacks That Make Your Life Easier
Life is hectic and fast-paced. Our day-to-day lives are filled with responsibilities to take care of, and we all want ways to make chores simpler, easier to manage, and we want approaches to chores that will actually save us time and effort on a daily basis. Otherwise known as the “Life-Hack.” A life-hack is defined as, [...]
Where was the First Smart House?
In our previous blog post, we explored the beginning of home automation and when it was invented by humans. As we learned, the first instance wasn’t in a physical space, but a creative capacity when Ray Bradbury wrote the short story “There Will Come Soft Rains,” in 1950. Aside from Bradbury’s short story, the origins [...]
Who Invented the Smart House?
Humans doing all they can to make life simpler and more efficient has been a common thread throughout human history. All civilizations have found ways to eliminate or automate some of the difficult and tedious aspects of life. This has been the basis for smart home technology and home automation. Technological advancements have enabled humans to [...]
Where’s the Best Location to Place a Home Security Camera?
Burglars are savvy criminals that often target homes or businesses that they’ve scouted for some time. Though many burglaries are crimes of opportunity—a door or window was left open—many are methodical. Understanding how to protect homes is important to protect your family, but also your property. According to the FBI, over 12 billion worth of [...]
An Inside Look at Security Systems of the Past
As long as there have been human beings who own property and have family to protect, there’s been a need for security. Primitive humans of the past might have been left with only the resources of sticks, stones, and bow and arrows, but modern humans now have a number of tools to keep ourselves safe. [...]
Where’s the Most Common Place a Burglar Strikes?
As much as film and popular culture give the impression of a bumbling burglar who hardly knows what he’s doing—and even though there are real-life examples of this—many burglars are savvy and calculated. They understand when to strike, who to strike, and what part of the home to strike. Their methods differ depending on the [...]
Five Real-Life Haunted Houses
Haunted houses aren’t exclusive to the movies or physical attractions built to scare. Throughout the United States and the globe, haunted houses have been known to create real-life scares, send families fleeing a home, and even provide a unique experience for tourists and travelers. The United States is home to a number of notable haunted [...]