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Smart Home Technology

Smart Home Technology As it goes, years pass and technology advances. Existing technology improves; and new technology is introduced. We talk on our smart phones – surf, play, and even talk to our smart phones – we drive our smart cars, watch our smart TV’s, and allow for our smart vacuum cleaners to parade our floors so that we may live cleanly in our smart homes. Regardless of how often, or of how many smart pieces of technology we may own, we are constantly surrounded by such, merely through the world in which we live in. As it progresses, smart
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How to Keep Your Home Safe

            Whether we are frequent travelers or not, workers from home or not, residents in a “safe” neighbourhood or not – our homes are often left unoccupied. A scary thought, indeed – especially if this means that with every time we leave our homes, we are putting them at risk. Rest assured, however, there are ways in which we can actively make our homes look, act, and feel safer, thus preventing them from unwanted, potential break-ins. According to SGI Canada, “to best protect your home, look at it from a burglar’s perspective. What are the vulnerable parts? Burglary is always
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8 Tips to help Prevent Break-ins Without Breaking the Bank

Home Owners:  Tips to Prevent Break-ins A recently published story by CBC June 28th, 2016 warned Ottawa residents that the number of residential break-ins has almost doubled in the first half of 2016 as compared to the first half of 2015. While Ottawa is considered a safe city, it’s always a good idea to be vigilant about home security.   Here are a few quick tips that won’t break the bank.   • Get to know your neighbours. Areas with a tight knit community tend to have a much lower number of break-ins.  Suddenly that nosy neighbour might be good thing!  
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