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Style your home with 3 brave technologies

Style your home with 3 brave technologies

With the advent of technology, homeowners have entered a brave new world where they no longer need to worry about the security of their assets and lives. Whether they are on a vacation in far off lands or relaxing in their abode, they can feel safe and not lose sleep over the security of their loved ones and valuables that they posses.

Listed below are 3 brave technologies, which you too can use to make your home hi-tech this year:

1. SpotCam

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    Keeping an eye on your loved ones, assets and pets when you are away from your home no longer needs you to be tethered to a computer. With SpotCam, you can now see live videos on your mobile phone and other smart devices, as and when you are able to access the internet. With this free cloud recording system that doesn’t need any complicated set-up to start working, you can now use multiple devices, from your ubiquitous mobile and tablet to the old PC or laptop, to watch videos from home in  real time. You will just need to connect your SpotCam to Wi-Fi and get an account on MySpotCam.com, and voila! You will be ready to get started!

    From petty thieves and burglars to other people with malicious intent, the ideal time to strike is often after its dark. Many security cameras and surveillance devices fail to take this into account and don’t provide clear footage in low light. With SpotCam, you can breathe easy as it comes loaded with a night vision mode with 12x IR LED light, thus ensuring you get to see professional level images even in low light.

    SpotCam also lets you choose the NVR plan, which allows you to store videos and review the footage later. From the date of the event, you will get as many as 30 days to view it. You won’t need the server when you use SpotCam.

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    2. DoorBot + Lockitron

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      At the heart of the concept of “DoorBot” is a simple design, which involves a smart door lock that can be controlled wirelessly from anywhere, provided you have Internet connection. It also comes equipped with a camera that lets you see who the visitor is, talk to him or her, and then unlock the door, irrespective of wherever you are.

      DoorBot’s design is created to work with Lockitron, which is an iOS compatible system that you can use to open the door for strangers even when you are at remote locations. Once someone rings the door bell, you can see who’s at the door, thanks to the camera and talk to them remotely. After you have certified the visitor, you will have to use the DoorBot app’s Lockitron switch to unlock your door, easily and quickly. To make this entire system work smoothly, all that you need is your smartphone to get access to standard Internet connection.

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      This design is still in its idea phase and requires funding of $250,000, though a partial part of this amount has already been raised.

      3. NuBryte

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        If you plan to make your home smart, you don’t need to look beyond NuBryte. This smart home console by Lucis automates your security and lighting capabilities, in addition to providing you with updated weather alerts and reports, as well as a calendar with notifications to help you manage your entire family’s schedule. It even gives monthly and daily energy reports to encourage you to make smarter energy choices and take note of the savings when your next energy bill arrives.

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        With NuBryte’s intercom feature, you can bid adieu to yelling. Whether it’s to call the kids and tell them to get ready for school, or let everyone know that dinner is ready to be served, you simply have to use the intercom feature and not shout at the top of your lungs.

        With this interactive household management system, you can manage a host of household needs, right from home security and lighting to energy management and much more. Apart from the console that’s capable of making your home smart, this system also has an open API for additional customization and flexibility. The fact that you won’t need any upgraded bulbs or special equipment to link to the NuBryte console also works in its favor and makes it user-friendly.

        Despite coming with a slightly steeper price tag than a traditional dimmer switch, the price of NuBryte seems to be justified when you take a look at its features and the convenience they bring to your everyday life. Some even say that NuBryte’s subscription-free home protection features can help one save thousands of dollars with respect to service charges every year.

        So, if you have been waiting to use contemporary technology and make your home smart, where you not only make your assets, loved ones and pets secure but can even handle a lot of other mundane tasks from remote locations or via smart systems, the above mentioned three technologies are worth a try.

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        Last Updated on August 21, 2018

        30 Brilliant Camping Hacks I Wish I Knew Earlier

        30 Brilliant Camping Hacks I Wish I Knew Earlier

        Ah, camping. The great outdoors, the campfires, the food you’d never eat in civilised society: it’s a wonderful experience.

        That said, things can get a little bit tricky when we are left to the mercy of Mother Nature. Here are 30 fantastic camping hacks you can use to make your camping experience as wonderful as possible!

         1. Use sage to repel mosquitoes.

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          Place some sage in your campfire and the smell is sure to ward off any pesky mosquitos.

          2. Liquid soap + cotton balls = no ticks.

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            If you or one of your fellow campers is having trouble with a tick, place the soap-soaked cotton on the tick for 20 seconds. The tick will eventually stop chewing and will come away with the cotton ball. If the tick was attached for a lengthy amount of time you may want to consider keeping it in a container so that you can test it for Lyme disease later.

            3. Use an acorn cap as a whistle if you get lost.

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              It’s remarkably easy to get lost whilst camping. Here’s a full tutorial on how you can transform an acorn into a whistle!

              4. Corn chips for kindling!

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                Doritos are a great way to start a fire, just be careful!

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                5. Use the rest of the chips for nachos.

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                  Nachos are easy to pack, light and simple to make. Plus they’re incredibly tasty.

                  6. Use compact, microfibre towels!

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                    These towels are incredibly easy to store and dry within an hour of use. Buy them here.

                    7. Wrap duct-tape around your water bottle for emergencies.

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                      You never know when you might need some.

                      8. Make lamps out of jars and solar disks.

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                        Get all the info you need here.

                        9. Sangria!

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                          We know what’s really important. How to here!

                          10. One water bottle will hold eight eggs.

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                            By keeping all your eggs in a bottle you save time and hassle. Plus, no need to carry extra bowls or a whisk!

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                            11. Johnson’s Baby Creamy Oil is a surprisingly good mosquito repellent.

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                              Keep the bugs and the bug repellent smell at bay.

                              12. DIY shower.

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                                All you need is a watering can and a large jug. Here’s the full instructions.

                                13. Keep sandpaper handy to light matches.

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                                  Glueing some sandpaper to the lid of a tupperware box where you can also store matches is a foolproof plan.

                                  14. Make s’moreos easily.

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                                    15. MarshJell-o shots.

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                                      Learn how to make these delicious things here!

                                      16. Or dip those marshmallows in Bailey’s. 
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                                        Toast the marshmallow first and then dip it in Bailey’s.

                                        17. Turn a bottle into a spoon.

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                                          It’s that easy!

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                                          18. Grits repel ants.

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                                            Just sprinkle grits wherever you see ants.

                                            19. Deodorant can be used to combat itchiness.

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                                              20. Wrap your meat in cabbage to stop it from burning.

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                                                That’s not an innuendo, it really will! The moistness in the cabbage creates the perfect barrier.

                                                21. Foam noodles will stop any injuries.

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                                                  For any fellow clumsy people, you know how possible it is to smack your head and cause serious injury. Placing a foam noodle on the awning strut narrows down at least one accident waiting to happen.

                                                  22. Carry some essentials in a small tin with you at all times.

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                                                    You never know what you’ll need and when.

                                                    23. Take toothpaste dots instead of a whole tube.

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                                                      Let the drops dry out over 3 days, add a little baking soda and put them in a resealable bag.

                                                      24. Use a stick to secure your tent.

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                                                        By placing a stick in the main centre line you ensure the pressure is even throughout, which will stop the grommets being pulled out.

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                                                        25. Vacuum seal your food before you leave.

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                                                          26. Popcorn on the campfire.

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                                                            Popcorn that you can place on the stove at home can also be popped over a campfire. You can also make your own using this tutorial.

                                                            27. You can even make bacon and eggs over it.

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                                                              That’s right! Full instructions here.

                                                              28. Keep your toiletries handy.

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                                                                Buy this magnificent contraption here.

                                                                29. Compact, unbreakable cups!

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                                                                  Get them while you can!

                                                                  30. Tic-Tac boxes are great for storing ingredients.

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                                                                    With these 30 camping tips and tricks, you can work DIY magic into nearly every aspect of camping, and make your next camping trip a comfortable, easy blast. Good luck!

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