The security experts at Yale have thoughtfully offered the guidance below, on how best to secure your valuable garden contents, as thefts from grounds are becoming much more common:
Many of us don’t realise the high value of the items we leave in our garden, and the fact that they’re mainly left unsecured means they’re easy targets to thieves. To make it worse, home insurance policies often don’t cover thefts from gardens and outbuildings.
With expensive barbecues, garden furniture and kids’ toys often left unsecured in our gardens overnight, it makes sense to invest in affordable and easy to use security solutions that will keep them secure.
Here is a straightforward guide to the benefits of having an intelligent home automation system – covering ‘what it is’ and ‘what it can achieve in your home’; how it can increase family security, save energy and afford more comfort.
The Comfort Intelligent Home System brings together an integrated intruder alarm with home automation that controls lighting, heating, curtains and blinds, appliances, audio and video, all cleverly functioning together.
It is controlled from keypads, touch-screens, remote controls, a mobile phone, by computer, or automatically via preset time programmes.
Intamac Systems Ltd, market leaders in connected home technology, has announced its Smart Energy service and partnership with Green Energy Options’ (GEO) to connect in-home display (IHD’s) to its web-based home monitoring platform.
The new Smart Energy service enables homeowners to visualize, monitor and interact with their energy consumption.
Intamac’s Smart Energy solution is delivered via its unique web-based, managed service platform, which already provides utilities, telco’s and service providers with a range of added value services.
Police Chiefs are making every effort to refrain from having officers attend call outs that are considered to be less urgent cases, such as telephone harassment calls.
Those who receive such calls on a regular basis, could argue that they are as urgent as any other. However, there are now advances in technology, which can put a stop to nuisance calls of every nature, without the need for police intervention.
Better procurement is highlighted as a key way to save police funding; using new inventions that save precious police time is vital in surviving the impending cuts.
Yale has added a new section to its website, offering ‘how to videos’ that show consumers how easy it is to replace or update their home security products.
Available on their website, Yale SecurityTV features informative and educational videos on a range of Yale products: Including how to change a Yale euro-profile cylinder, and how to install a Yale replacement PVCu handle. Videos showing how to replace a Yale nightlatch and how to upgrade to a British Standard rim cylinder will be coming soon. The videos form part of a new campaign that will see Yale products promoted to security conscious homeowners over the next few months.
Caroline Martin, Marketing Manager for Yale, says: “Consumers are watching two billion videos a day on YouTube and the growing trend for smart phones, also means it’s easier for homeowners to watch ‘how to’ videos on their mobiles, if they need installation help in the middle of a DIY project at home.
Swann Security, the global leader in “Plug & Play” security monitoring solutions, offers a range of security devices to protect your loved ones and property during the long winter nights.
Recent newspaper reports state that insurers’ claims are up by as much as 50% or more, as vandals take advantage of longer hours of darkness, due to the clocks going back an hour from British Summer Time.
It is generally acknowledged that the fear of crime is higher in the dark winter months:
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Following the successful launch of its Halo self-install IP home security product & service, Intamac Systems Ltd has announced the availability of the supporting Home Halo iPhone® application.
Available now as a free download from the iTunes® store, Home Halo provides iPhone users with the ability to easily monitor, manage and control their connected home devices from anywhere in the world, directly using their handset.
From September, online shoppers will be able to rent a Shopbox, have it installed and ready to accept delivery of any online purchases when not at home.
Consumers will no longer have to stay in and wait for their grocery shopping, or be forced to pay for peak time evening or weekend slots, as the Shopbox will receive the goods whilst they are out, storing them securely and at the correct temperature, until they return home.
A new UK technology called Jabbakam, aims to give power back to the public by making security camera networks as easy to use as Facebook.
Jabbakam removes the complicated knowledge and technology barriers that have traditionally stopped ordinary people from setting up their own security surveillance systems.
The system enables communities to link personal or public cameras up and monitor the footage via the Internet, or be alerted of activity via email or SMS.
International security monitoring and do-it-yourself video surveillance specialists, Swann Communications have launched the next generation in wireless security, the ADW-400 Digital Guardian Camera & Recorder.
The ADW-400 Digital Guardian Camera and Recorder introduces real affordability, for people who require a solution that not only allows them to see what’s going on but also records footage.
One of the biggest inhibitors to effective wireless camera performance in past years has been interference from nearby Bluetooth devices, Web routers, microwave ovens and cordless phones.
Swann’s latest Advanced Digital Wireless cameras are truly Wi-Fi friendly, with an encrypted point-to-point signal, providing a 100 per cent secure signal that cannot be intercepted.
By combining this high quality wireless camera with a neat, compact SD card receiver and recording system, Swann have created a fantastic do-it-yourself solution that provides genuine protection for homes and businesses: