Fenestration Digital Magazine December Xmas 2018

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CLIPPINGS AND MUSINGS – DECEMBER EDITION - HELEN DUVAL 2018

As Christmas and the New Year are now rapidly hurtling their way towards us, most of us will be looking at organising the fun and festivities, and perhaps panicking about last minute shopping. Yes it’s that time of year again….holiday cheer, mulled wine, family visits and gifts together with an increase in crime. As sure as Mariah Carey and Michael Buble will be blasting from just about every car radio in existence, sadly we also know that crime will rise too. This time of year reminds us to focus on the security of our homes as a lot of people tend to begin stockpiling presents which will be at the forefront in the minds of many opportunistic burglars. Smart Home technology is quickly becoming popular with the ‘Internet of Things’ making home security much more reliable. Remote locking systems used in conjunction with smartphones and apps have inspired homeowners to invest and they appear to be simple and relatively cost effective solutions for smart security around the home.

Likewise, during the holidays, if travelling away, it would seem our driveways are not necessarily that secure, with cars also a target to thieves. Companies such as Advanced Keys Ltd, have introduced products to help combat car theft, being a global supplier to the trade of car keys, fobs, remotes and transponders. TDB1000 key programmer is the very latest in modern technology and is offered by the company without the need for tokens or subscriptions to be purchased. Based in Birmingham, the company offers a comprehensive range of automotive products all of which complement the huge range of key programming systems and antitheft devices available.

GETTING SMART AT CHRISTMAS

As innovations in smart security continue to be developed to combat home burglaries, these types of systems offer a level of personal control that are providing enormous peace of mind. A typical entry level solution might include a couple of door and window sensors as well as a motion detector that link to an integrated hub. All of these then communicate with the WiFi system which can be

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