Category: Technology and security

Circuit Protection in the House - Checklist

Circuit Protection in the House - Checklist

In a modern house, there are usually three different circuit protection circuits. Each one can cut off the power by means of a protective shutdown. There is a safeguard between the terminal, ie a lamp or an electrical appliance, and the line through which the power company supplies the power. The main fuse is located directly on the meter.

Alarm systems - the protection for the home

Alarm systems - the protection for the home

The following applies to the installation of an alarm system: Any burglar protection should initially be mechanical. Electronic equipment can be used as a supplement to these mechanical fuses. The electronic devices - referred to by professionals as intruder alarm systems - are primarily designed to detect and detect burglary and attempted theft.

Motion detectors - Protection against burglary and light in the dark

Motion detectors - Protection against burglary and light in the dark

Motion detectors are used in everyday life They are often used on residential buildings, in hallways and in the outskirts of residential areas. Outside, motion detectors are not just alarm systems - the motion detector lamp is also widely used and adds to safety. The latter has yet another practical benefit: Entrance areas or courtyards are illuminated automatically when entering, and a manual operation of the light switch is thus superfluous.

Lightning rods and ground - why is grounding important?

Lightning rods and ground - why is grounding important?

A lightning rod consists of a catching device, a discharge system and a grounding. This distributes the energy in the ground. In a thunderstorm, lightning balances the difference in voltage between clouds and the ground. Often they strike directly into the soil. Part of the electric power is distributed above ground, most of it goes deep into the ground through the lightning channel.

Fire protection: Simple construction measures can save lives in an emergency

Fire protection: Simple construction measures can save lives in an emergency

When constructing one's own home, many builders forget the structural fire protection. In an emergency, this can have fatal consequences. Statutory requirements for fire protection Building regulations are a matter for the federal states. In general, the legislators prescribe a written fire protection certificate for private new buildings and conversions, which must be submitted together with the building application.

The Connected House: It measures, analyzes and acts automatically

The Connected House: It measures, analyzes and acts automatically

Smart Home stands for networked and intelligent living. Objectives: to improve living comfort, optimize energy efficiency and safety. "Honey! Have you turned off the coffee machine? "Questions like these are a thing of the past in the smart home. The smart apartment knows the answer. Smart Home is the generic term for a range of innovative technologies for networking all electronic devices in the home environment.

Your own four walls protected by the webcams

Your own four walls protected by the webcams

Video Surveillance, Smart Home Networking: Modern systems do not cost much. But they give security and security. The smartphone of Peter B. vibrates in distant Philadelphia. It is pitch-dark at home in the Hochtaunus district near Frankfurt. And yet, the event manager sees on his display how unknown people move about his property.

Your own charging station: safely charging your car at home

Your own charging station: safely charging your car at home

You want to charge your electric car or plug-in hybrid without spending hours searching for charging stations? Then you need your own charging station at home. According to Statista, there are only about 8,700 public charging stations for electric cars in Germany (as of 14 March 2018). Too little to ensure mobility.

The networked home thinks with

The networked home thinks with

Older people simplify many everyday tasks with modern electronics. It allows them to live self-determined in their own homes for longer. Something is different than before, when Ms. K. leaves her apartment: instead of reaching into her handbag she reaches for the magnetic key on the digital key board.

The World Cup can come - with cable, satellite & Co.

The World Cup can come - with cable, satellite & Co.

The striker appears free in front of the goal, the decision on the foot. Suddenly the picture flickers. A horror scenario for football fans - but thanks to today's standards a relic of the past. Because today hardly anyone has to worry about a successful football night - provided he has done his homework and is master of modern transmission technology.