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50 years ago, the Apollo 11 landed on the moon. Its computer guidance system had 1,300 times less computing power than the iPhone 5s. While our modern computing devices are extremely powerful and useful, if left defenseless, they can become highly vulnerable. Things like malware or spyware are looming threats that can leave your sensitive data exposed. That’s where antivirus software comes in.
The home security industry has dramatically evolved over the past 40 years. Yesterday’s systems relied on sometimes expensive analog equipment that often provided grainy video and not much in the way of audio quality, either. Today’s systems feature high-definition cameras, greatly-improved audio capabilities and multiple options for professional monitoring. But most importantly, today’s home security systems come in a variety of price points that make them affordable to a wider range of customers. The problem is that not everyone is taking advantage of this. In fact, according to research from the U.S. Department of Justice, only 17 percent of homes in the United States have a home security system installed. But that is all expected to change in 2019 with these three up and coming trends!
Many homeowners don’t know the value of adding a Smart Thermostat to their home’s heating and cooling system. Modern thermostats are capable of so much more than previous programmable models and make manual thermostats look archaic in comparison. Consider these top five ways you could be using your SafeTouch Smart Thermostat when combined with your SafeTouch security system.
Vacation, all I ever wanted! 🎶 The entire point of going on a trip is to relax and forget about your worries. Yet many homeowners spend the entire time worried that their houses will be broken into before they get back. Unfortunately, this fear is not unfounded. Thieves and home invaders target houses whose owners aren’t home, and know how to tell if you have left for an extended period. But through the following simple tips, you can hide the fact that you’re out of town while removing any incentive for criminals to attack your house:
We all know that home improvement is an investment. Fortunately, the more high quality the materials and more advanced the technology used in your home, the more the property will be worth. Not to mention, the better you will be prepared for security and efficiency issues as well.
Memorial Day has long been considered the unofficial start to summer season in addition to honoring our country’s veterans. It is also a time where you and your family might begin to spend more time outdoors as the days grow longer and warmer. Here are some Memorial Day safety tips to remember while celebrating this holiday.
As Internet business, banking, and social interaction grow more and more common, online security is becoming as important as physical security. Hackers, thieves, and scam artists employ sophisticated tools to steal your information, making it difficult to respond or even know you were attacked. Thus, the only way to stay safe is to be proactive, taking preventative online security steps to ensure that none of your information or assets are vulnerable. No matter what you use the Internet for, make sure to practice these tips:
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, a home is burglarized every 15 seconds. The average loss to the homeowner is around $2,000, which means many homeowners pay for their losses out-of-pocket if they have a high deductible on their homeowners’ insurance. If you want to protect your home, your family and avoid becoming a statistic, there are things you can do to secure your home that will not cost you an arm and a leg.
The holiday season is chock-full of cheer from being surrounded by loved ones and celebrating this special time for all. However, nothing puts a damper on the most joyous time of year than being overcome with an illness. This year, make your health something to reflect on and be grateful for, not something to put at risk due to a lack of preventive steps. Here are some tips and tricks for staying happy and healthy this holiday season: