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 [...]
Do Tiny Houses Have Home Security?
Tiny houses have been all the craze as of late. Who doesn’t want to live without house payments, in a house that’s movable, and oftentimes just as comfy and spacious? These tiny houses have allowed many people to live lives centered around travel and an ultra-form of practicality. But there’s two sides to every coin. [...]
An Inside Look: From the Eyelids of a Burglar
Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and spring is in the air. It’s 7:50 a.m. and you know that the hours from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. are the best time for you to go about your work. Since it’s spring, it’s even more likely that families will be out and about in the city. [...]
What Country Has the Highest Burglary Rate?
Every traveler will tell you that humans are similar no matter the location. The scenery may change, but humans have the same needs and wants. This means that anywhere humans are, so is crime. Like we’ve talked about in previous blog posts, security, safety, and peace of mind are universal traits that everyone longs for, [...]
How Does Home Security Look in Other Countries?
Basic human needs aren’t limited by location. No matter what part of the world you live in, food, shelter, safety, and peace of mind are what every human seeks. It’s part of our biology. Home security is the most effective way to gain safety for belongings and family, and it’s accompanied by peace of mind. [...]
Five Famous Break-Ins That Weren’t Houses
While homeowners are finding the right equipment and personalized setup to safeguard their unique situations, other places of business and properties are just as vulnerable to break-ins. Many people think of homes whenever they think of break-ins, but other locations are just as vulnerable to falling victim. We’ve compiled a list of five famous break-ins [...]
A Look at D-Link Omna, the First Camera Compatible with Apple’s HomeKit
The D-Link Omna is the first camera to integrate with Apple’s smart home platform, HomeKit. The gray, silver device is tall and shaped like a cylinder, about the size of an energy drink can. The shape of the camera lens and design surrounding it look like an eye. It’s a bit of a surprise that this [...]
Four Historic Forms of Security
As long as humans have had belongings, families, and traded goods, we’ve been conscious of the importance of protection. Now that humans have traded their huts and villages for homes, we have home security. As we discussed in a previous blog post, it was in 1960’s Queens that Marie Van Brittan Brown created and patented the home [...]
Leaked Images May Show Amazon’s New Security Camera
Amazon made its mark in the home automation industry by introducing Echo—the portable speaker that can move around the home—and its personal assistant Alexa—the Siri-style home automation system that you can make simple requests to. According to an image leaked by AFTVnews, the Amazon website has a script that features a new camera. There doesn’t [...]
Things to Never Keep in a Home Safe – and What You Should Store There
The very items we often keep in a home safe are the ones that shouldn’t be there. These include valuables that aren’t inventoried, documents you rarely need and large sums of cash. Other items such as insurance documents and priceless heirlooms also need to be stored in a safe place, but which valuables are best [...]
Keeping Your Valuables Safe at College
For some of you, college may be the first time that Mom and Dad aren’t there to make sure you’re in class on time and not missing your meals. They also aren’t around to secure your belongings. Read on for help with keeping your valuables safe at college. Find Out What’s Already Covered How much [...]