Giving Your New House That Genuinely Homely Feel

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Finally, a place to call your own! Perhaps you have moved to a more desirable home or have acquired your very own house for the first time. It’s always great to get that feeling of going home, however the adventure to home ownership does not stop there. Of course, you need to install home security devices to protect yourself from various risks, like fire or intruders. However, alarm systems and CCTV cameras are not the only things that you should consider including in your home. Your challenge now lies in making your new residence suitably habitable. You know, the kind that makes it feels like a real home. So, how to dress up that shell of a house or apartment so it becomes that domestic haven you have always wanted? Here are a few clever suggestions: Decorate with plants Flowers effortlessly brighten up spaces and make them seem more vibrant. Buy a bouquet of your favourite blooms and put them in vases placed at various locations in your house. You can also buy a few bonsai or small potted plants that are low-maintenance and thrive well in your area. See to it that the varieties you get are not the kind that triggers allergies among your fellow occupants. Use furnishings of a cheery colour Fluorescent shades? Well, more like pastel hues! You can take cues from the current colour blocking trend and apply that to your interiors. Just make sure that the shades complement each other. For example, if your couch is beige, use a mustard yellow curtain or throw pillows to keep things from looking drab. Consider using...

Making Sure Your Home is Safe While Away on Holiday

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Here’s an exemplary story reported by the CNN that centers on the importance of home security systems and CCTV cameras: An Australian man, who lived in a suburban neighbourhood in Melbourne, kept a check on his three security surveillance cameras through his iPad while on vacation in faraway Mauritius. One day, after logging into the system via his tablet PC, he saw 2 burglars breaking into his house and taking valuable items from his residence. They even attempted to steal the alcoholic beverages he had in stock. The man acted swiftly. He made a long distance call to the Victorian police and alerted them to the burglary taking place at his home. The authorities were able to respond quickly and arrest the intruders while they were still at the holidaying homeowner’s residence. Criminal charges have been filed and both burglars have appeared in court. This story demonstrates how you can keep your home safe even when you’re away on holiday. It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, modern technology has made it possible for you to keep an eye on your residential property even while thousands of miles away from your domestic haven. Aside from installing CCTV cameras that can be accessed online via iPad or iPhone and checking your surveillance systems at regular intervals, you should ensure that all openings in your house are closed and locked. See to it that the curtains are drawn and window covered. In addition, you should not hide spare keys anywhere within your property. Instead leave them with a trusted relative or friend who lives nearby. This will ensure that...

Home Automation: Making Your Residence a Futuristic Haven Now

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Bill Gates has a mansion he named “Xanadu 2.0” – a house that features cutting-edge technology within its interiors. It is said that those visiting his home are given pins that help adjust lighting, music, and temperature in accordance to the preferences of the guests.  This very modern and high-tech home, which took about 7 years to build and cost $63 million dollars, was completed in the 90s. It was considered a home ahead of its time and is one of the early examples of home automation. Perhaps you are one of those who think that only wealthy people can have such technologically advanced features in their own residence. If this was 2 decades ago, you’re probably right. But this is the Digital Age now. Never has been there a time like this where new technological developments occur every few months or shorter. As such, sophisticated devices are more readily available to users like you and can even be acquired at reasonable prices. This means you can have a smart home equipped with a modern security system and CCTV cameras that can be controlled remotely even without spending hundreds and thousands of your hard-earned Australian dollars. This way, you improve domestic safety without burning a hole in your pocket. Automating your residence is one of the wisest decisions you will ever make. Even industry observers will agree. ABI Reseach, among others, predicts that approximately 90 million houses the world over will use home automation systems by the time 2017 comes around. Bill Gates’ residence may not be so unique by then. And your own should by then be a...

CCTV Trends for the Year 2013

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The growing concern for information security will not diminish the need to secure physical assets. Even though it is now possible to lose valuable digital data and financial resources without the perpetrator setting foot on the place where the virtual theft happened, there still are numerous cases of physical burglary where high-value items and property have been compromised. As a matter of fact, businesses have lost billions to employee theft alone. As such, camera surveillance still remains relevant and practical in this day and age. However, there has been a gradual evolution to the way CCTVs are improved and used. This is a natural response to prevailing consumer needs and the changing approaches to burglaries and other criminal offences. With that being said, here are the industry forecasts on camera-based surveillance for the year 2013: Cloud-based processing of IP cameras Recordings are typically stored in the device itself or to some other component of the security system. However, there is a risk that the footage or the camera or security system itself may be carried off by smarter perpetrators who know their way around such equipment. But if the recordings are automatically uploaded to the cloud, there is no need to worry. Nowadays, there are security systems that already include this cloud processing feature. More of these types of products will appear in the next few months. Integration into intelligent buildings Now more than ever, security systems will be unified and consciously incorporated into the architecture. They will no longer be “afterthoughts” – installed after everything is already in place. As such, the buildings are considered “intelligent” because these...

What to look for when purchasing Home alarm systems

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Most of us are familiar with traditional basic alarm systems that are commonly seen in workplaces, apartments, offices and factories and have considered whether it is worth investing in a home alarm system.  The first step when looking into home alarm systems is to do an evaluation of the property to determine the most vulnerable areas. Have your property evaluated to ensure Home alarm system effectiveness With a comprehensive evaluation you can be sure that sensors and cameras are going to be positioned to fully protect the house, covering all entries points (such as windows) and otherwise vulnerable areas. Alarm motion detection sensors can be either microwave which sends out pulses to detect intruder movement or conventional infrared which senses body heat. Expanding on conventional Home alarm systems Modern home alarm systems are becoming more advanced and can be integrated with other security solutions such as CCTV and Access Control Systems.  With wireless technology you can have uninterrupted, 24 hour remote monitoring capabilities via Smartphone or an elected IP system.  Unlike alarm systems which are connected via phone line, wireless security systems cannot be cut are not vulnerable to tampering, so you can trust that it will operate uninterrupted during an emergency. Home alarm systems are perfect for people with busy Melbourne lifestyles, who need to have their house protected while they are vacant and enjoy having convenient control over their home security. Eversafe provide the most effective tailored home alarm security systems to suite our clients’ specific needs – for a no obligation security appraisal call Eversafe on Melbourne local call (03) 900 10 900...