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How to Keep Your Home Safe on a Budget

Keeping our homes safe from intruders has to be one of the most important priorities for many of us. Whether we live on our own, or have a whole family to care for, security can help us sleep easier at night. However, not everyone has a large budget to spend on security systems, alarms and all the rest of it. Let's have a look at the best ways to keep a home safe and secure, on a smaller budget. ... ❯❯❯

What Are Water Leak Alarms And What Are They Used For?

A water leak alarms is an electronic alarm that can be placed strategically at different places with the aim of detecting water leakage right at the beginning and before it causes whole scale damage. Generally, these devices are placed in places where there is a higher likelihood of a leakage occurring. It may be near a dishwasher, a central water heater or even under the toilet tanks. A hole or... ❯❯❯

OLED Lighting Enters the Mainstream

A variety of light switches can be used with OLED technology Image attributed to Wikimedia Xferreca Organic LED (OLED) technology is already relatively common, with smartphone displays and now even HDTVs taking advantage of it in order to dramatically improve energy efficiency and gain other benefits such as enhanced contrast ratios and colour pallets. The Telegraph reports that the... ❯❯❯

5 Eco Friendly Security Options for Your Home

If you’ve found yourself doing research on home improvements that you can do to raise the property value of your home, chances are, you’ve read about things like putting in solar panels, getting low-flow showerheads and toilets as well as purchasing Energy Star appliances. However, did you know that when it comes to keeping your home safe and protected, there are also some “green... ❯❯❯

How to Keep Children Safe Around Swimming Pools

Most kids love to swim and they don’t care if it’s in lakes and rivers or the pool in the backyard. As a parent, you definitely want your kids to have fun and experience all that the world has to offer; but you are also responsible for keeping them safe, and letting them frolic in the water can definitely pose a serious hazard. Still, you can’t let the risk of drowning hold them... ❯❯❯

10 Questions to Ask Any Garage Door Salesman

Like the front door to a home, a garage door is a prime method of improving the appearance and curb appeal of a home. Today's garage doors come in so many different colours, materials, and with so many options that buying a garage door is a little more complicated than looking at some pictures and pointing at the best looking door. It's helpful to have some questions that will be asked of the... ❯❯❯

Landscaping to Improve the Security of Your Home

Security is a concern shared by most homeowners in the United States these days. After all, the news is packed with reports of burglaries, home invasions and kidnappings, and it doesn’t seem like any neighborhood in particular is safe. You can choose high end security systems and large camera arrays, but these cost a ton of money and create as many false alarms as they prevent real issues.... ❯❯❯

Home Alone: Safety Edition

There is always a brief time period where your kids will have to be left alone. No parent likes it. But every parent has to go through it. Sometimes you have to work late. Other times, you have to run an errand. You probably have an appointment that you just can't reschedule. In those times, it's important to know certain steps to ensure the safety for your child at home alone. Even though you... ❯❯❯

Handyman or Contractor: Which Should You Hire for Home Repairs?

As a homeowner, you probably have a good idea of what household maintenance and repairs you can handle on your own and which require the services of a professional. A leaky faucet you can fix with a new gasket and some plumber’s tape. A leaking pipe behind the drywall, on the other hand, may prompt you to call for help. And while you could certainly drain the water heater yourself once a... ❯❯❯

5 Tips for Finding a Reputable Home Security Company

In this day and age it is crucial in some communities and neighborhoods that we have some kind of home security system. Many of these systems don’t just stop with a loud sound and an alert to the police every time someone tries to break in the house. You could also get a service where armed security guards could be at your house, with guns drawn, in less than ten minutes. Depending on the... ❯❯❯