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How to protect your devices from power surges

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A power surge is a brief overvoltage event that can damage electrical devices and is a common cause for failure of electrical equipment.  According to the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, the average home has $15,000 worth of equipment that can be damaged by power surges. Power surges are caused by internal and external sources. It is estimated that 80% of power surges are caused by internal sources. Internal sources are: large appliances turning on/off, faulty wiring or loose connections, overloaded…

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Five tips to help burglarproof your doors

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One of the most common ways home invaders enter your home is by kicking down the door. Here are five tips to slow them down or completely deter their efforts. 1) Install a floor lock Floor locks are many times stronger than traditional deadbolt locks. The Haven Floor Lock combines the convenience of a Smart Lock (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth) with ten times the strength of a deadbolt lock. Haven Lock – Introduction https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=UckfW5O483c Haven Lock – Kick Test https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=13&v=NLv0mAlHN7E Use the…

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Five tips on building your Smart Home

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Having a Smart Home will change the way you live, find out how with these Smart Home Tips. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of devices that communicate, sense, or interact with other IoT devices and you. Gartner Research predicts that by 2020 there will be approximately 25 billion Internet enabled devices. There are thousands of IoT devices available to the home owner today. These devices include smart thermostats, locks, lights, cameras, TVs, smoke/CO alarms, energy monitors, and…

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