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Common ways burglars enter homes & how to protect yourself

July 29, 2018 macroswiss 3

Break-ins, are something that happens to other people, not to you right? Wrong. People often assume that it will never happen to them, but these things are hard to predict. All we can do is take the right precaution, and implement safe habits. We don’t need to live in fear, we can live in a way that ensures our safety, and deter burglaries before they happen. Here are three common ways burglars enter homes, and how to protect yourself. The Front door Did you know that 30% of burglaries were through an unlocked door? People often think that a thief would never just waltz into their home. However, many thieves will first try all easy ways to enter a home. If a door is unlocked, or a hidden key is obvious, they will use that opportunity to break-in. Often, if all the main entry points to a home have been secured, thieves are more likely to move on, and go try easier targets. I know it sounds silly, but it is very common that people often forget to lock their doors when they are home, or when they leave. Take this moment to think about your habits. How reliably do […]

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Being To Be In Control With Alexa

July 29, 2018 macroswiss 0

Alexa, the virtual assistant developed by Amazon in many ways reflects the trend of modern devices to try out independent thinking and acting applications. There are a number of common ways the application can help lighten the load and be of use in every day activites. It must be pointed out that Alexa is in fact in keeping with the competition that sees Amazon going head on head with different operators like Apple and Microsoft in this aspect. It could be a convergence of technology offered that puts Amazon in a space that is not just restricted to ecommerce. How to go about securing the homes with Alexa It is possible to apply Alexa in areas that are far advanced in use as personal safety and surveillance. Additionally homes and premises could be monitored and secured using the technology as well. The front door: A knock at the door need not be as disconcerting as it used to be earlier. The Alexa is quite capable of letting the user know who would be at the door without having to open the very door. It is the convenient as well as the safer thing to do as people are not exposed […]

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Winter Burglaries – How to Prevent

December 28, 2017 macroswiss 0

When the winter months start to roll in, the chances of your home being the victim of a burglary. In fact, the peak time for a burglary is around the winter for some reason. Thankfully, keeping burglars away from your home is simpler than you may think. This is because most burglaries are opportunistic. If you do not make it easy to get in your property, the criminal is going to go elsewhere. The Front Door Most burglars are not going to go through the window. That looks incredibly suspicious. Instead, they are going to be attempting to force their way through your front door. If it looks old and tatty, then they will be able to get in. Invest in a good quality lock. The homes which tend to avoid being burgled are those which have at least two locks in place. Yes. It is going to be a bit cumbersome to get into your home, or to lock it up, but the fact that you are reducing most burglaries is going to be fantastic. Home Alarm System The next thing you will need to do is get a home alarm system in place. Choose a decent system. It […]

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Security Drones: A view in the future

November 4, 2017 macroswiss 0

The application of security drones for business and industrial establishments could become a reality in the future since they provide foolproof protection. The speed of Wi-Fi communication between the drones and control stations determine the success of the system. The essential parts of the drone are its cameras, sensors, onboard computer and the rotors. The lithium batteries allow a flight time between 12 minutes and 45 minutes after charging for 1.5 to 2 hours. Many of the systems don’t have option for additional batteries. The range of control varies between 1KM and 4KM. Future Drones – An Overview Drone Flight: – The future drones need to have extended flight time since the security concerns will be to increase the surveillance hours. Drone Feasibility: – Speed and movement control has to be based on the situation at the surveillance spot. Transmission of real time videos and sensory signals can invoke the warning alarms at the installed security locations. Enabling instant action increases the feasibility of deploying drones at high costs. Drone payload: – Lightweight components can help lower the net payload and improve the performance levels. Drone Intelligence: – At present the security drones are mostly controlled by remote pilots from […]

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How Protect Your Home from Burglary during Vacation

October 22, 2017 macroswiss 0

Home protection from burglary is the biggest challenge you can ever face. The simple steps listed here can keep your home and property safe. Hiring dedicated security personnel from a trusted company can be the most preferred option if you could afford to pay. They can work in shifts to guard your home externally. Make sure you have locked all the doors and windows securely. If the personnel can also take care of lawn moving, gardening, garbage disposal and mailer and newspaper collection you can consider yourself lucky. The other option is to request for the house sitter to care for your home until you are back from vacation. You can search for professional house sitters from trusted security companies online. Make sure you have verified their identity details and other security related information before hiring. Advanced Monitoring Systems If you are unable to find any personnel for security or house sitting, the next option is to use the advanced technology systems for monitoring and protection. Sensors and Cameras connected to centralized control panel can be monitored through your smart phone. They can also connect to the nearest station house or private security firm. Motion detectors, intruder detectors and touch […]

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Motion Detector – Helping to Protect your Home and Family

October 10, 2017 macroswiss 0

The infrared based motion detector can scan and sense the intruders trying to enter your premises unlawfully. The equipment design efficiency enhances the distance and the nature of objects being detected. Moreover the system should be able to differentiate the normal movement of people and pets from the suspicious movements clearly. Advanced systems make it possible to attach the detectors on walls and fences. The focus angle can be from the vertical, horizontal or diagonal (angle of focus can vary from 10 to 450 or 460 to 890). The scan range of the detector can be customized to cover the radius of few meters to few kilometers, depending on the nature of potential threat to the lives and property. Intensity and Sensitivity – Programmable Features Intensity The intensity of the detecting depends on the reflexivity of the focus and reflection beam to certain extent in the traditional systems. The modern systems have eliminated this option and introduced detecting position of the intruding object. The time taken for the reflecting waves to reach the sensor emitters can determine the efficiency of the detector. The enhanced intensity can result in accurate detection within few micro seconds. Automated connectivity with the warning system […]