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4 Neat Tricks For DIY Home Security

4 Neat Tricks For DIY Home Security

Many people are interested in learning a do-it-yourself procedure for setting up home alarm systems and home security measures. As present-day technology advances, the costs of security alarm systems and their installation likewise increase. Because of this, lots of homeowners prefer to install their security sensors themselves, rather than having to pay for professionals to install their security alarm sensors.

DIY procedures for installing security systems and alarms may be just a little confusing and very challenging at first. However, after reading this article, you will for sure be able to get your security sensors fixed up very quickly, as long as you are used to working with your hands. Here are a few neat tricks that you might want to consider:

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1. Provide security in the interior and exterior of the home through bolts and locks

You are most likely wondering why the initial step isn’t associated with video security cameras and sensors or other electronics. The reason is that in securing your home, you need to mainly practice the fundamentals of creating a risk-free abode by using bolts and a combination of different types of locks. This might be the traditional method of securing one’s house, but it’s still considered effective and useful in safeguarding your house from thieves. If, however, you’ve accidentally lost your keys, never delay replacing your locks. Phone an expert who will tell you exactly what to do[1] and will help you as soon as possible. Otherwise, someone could find your key and use it to enter your house.

2. Have better illumination or lighting fixtures installed

Do-it-yourself home security necessitates proper lighting[2]. This is one of the most significant factors in creating a highly effective home security system. Take, for example, the safety camera that you’ll install outside your home. Without having good and proper lighting, how will you be capable of seeing clearly what is happening around the borders of your property? (Unless, of course, you install a night-vision version, which is typically more costly.) Thus, you need to pay particular attention to placing sufficient illumination around your home. Setting up motion-sensor lights is also a wise option.

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3. Installing a home security camera

You are able to choose between wired and wireless home security cameras. Individuals who prefer to acquire the wired version might need to put in considerable work, because installing these wired security systems entails positioning the wiring and drilling holes. Individuals who are looking for cheaper security systems with simpler installation procedures might opt for a wireless video security camera. Other available cameras are internet-ready with live feedback originating from your internet connection right to your monitor.

With present-day technology, at a relatively low cost, you can put yourself in a position to monitor your home from any internet-connected device, not just from your computer monitor. Some systems allow you to view your home using an app in your phone. There has been a rapid expansion of innovation when it comes to home security systems[3].

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4. Maintenance

To properly maintain your home in a secure state, you must have a trusted computer, compatible software, and enough storage memory to record still and digital images.

Mounting a system to prevent burglary may be a little strenuous; however, the rewards of possessing one are well worth the work and the cost. The cost is nothing in comparison with the security and protection you will be supplying for your property and your household. So, why hire a professional contractor when you are able to do it yourself?

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Reference

[1] Locksmith 365 The Hague: What do you have to do when you have locks and keys problem
[2] Wikipedia: Security Lighting
[3] Quoted from TechieRide

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Last Updated on May 14, 2019

8 Replacements for Google Notebook

8 Replacements for Google Notebook

Exploring alternatives to Google Notebook? There are more than a few ‘notebooks’ available online these days, although choosing the right one will likely depend on just what you use Google Notebook for.

  1. Zoho Notebook
    If you want to stick with something as close to Google Notebook as possible, Zoho Notebook may just be your best bet. The user interface has some significant changes, but in general, Zoho Notebook has pretty similar features. There is even a Firefox plugin that allows you to highlight content and drop it into your Notebook. You can go a bit further, though, dropping in any spreadsheets or documents you have in Zoho, as well as some applications and all websites — to the point that you can control a desktop remotely if you pare it with something like Zoho Meeting.
  2. Evernote
    The features that Evernote brings to the table are pretty great. In addition to allowing you to capture parts of a website, Evernote has a desktop search tool mobil versions (iPhone and Windows Mobile). It even has an API, if you’ve got any features in mind not currently available. Evernote offers 40 MB for free accounts — if you’ll need more, the premium version is priced at $5 per month or $45 per year. Encryption, size and whether you’ll see ads seem to be the main differences between the free and premium versions.
  3. Net Notes
    If the major allure for Google Notebooks lays in the Firefox extension, Net Notes might be a good alternative. It’s a Firefox extension that allows you to save notes on websites in your bookmarks. You can toggle the Net Notes sidebar and access your notes as you browse. You can also tag websites. Net Notes works with Mozilla Weave if you need to access your notes from multiple computers.
  4. i-Lighter
    You can highlight and save information from any website while you’re browsing with i-Lighter. You can also add notes to your i-Lighted information, as well as email it or send the information to be posted to your blog or Twitter account. Your notes are saved in a notebook on your computer — but they’re also synchronized to the iLighter website. You can log in to the site from any computer.
  5. Clipmarks
    For those browsers interested in sharing what they find with others, Clipmarks provides a tool to select clips of text, images and video and share them with friends. You can easily syndicate your finds to a whole list of sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Digg. You can also easily review your past clips and use them as references through Clipmarks’ website.
  6. UberNote
    If you can think of a way to send notes to UberNote, it can handle it. You can clip material while browsing, email, IM, text message or even visit the UberNote sites to add notes to the information you have saved. You can organize your notes, tag them and even add checkboxes if you want to turn a note into some sort of task list. You can drag and drop information between notes in order to manage them.
  7. iLeonardo
    iLeonardo treats research as a social concern. You can create a notebook on iLeonardo on a particular topic, collecting information online. You can also access other people’s notebooks. It may not necessarily take the place of Google Notebook — I’m pretty sure my notes on some subjects are cryptic — but it’s a pretty cool tool. You can keep notebooks private if you like the interface but don’t want to share a particular project. iLeonardo does allow you to follow fellow notetakers and receive the information they find on a particular topic.
  8. Zotero
    Another Firefox extension, Zotero started life as a citation management tool targeted towards academic researchers. However, it offers notetaking tools, as well as a way to save files to your notebook. If you do a lot of writing in Microsoft Word or Open Office, Zotero might be the tool for you — it’s integrated with both word processing software to allow you to easily move your notes over, as well as several blogging options. Zotero’s interface is also available in more than 30 languages.

I’ve been relying on Google Notebook as a catch-all for blog post ideas — being able to just highlight information and save it is a great tool for a blogger.

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In replacing it, though, I’m starting to lean towards Evernote. I’ve found it handles pretty much everything I want, especially with the voice recording feature. I’m planning to keep trying things out for a while yet — I’m sticking with Google Notebook until the Firefox extension quits working — and if you have any recommendations that I missed when I put together this list, I’d love to hear them — just leave a comment!

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