Category: Technology and security

Summer Time is Thunderstorm: Protecting the Home and Technical Equipment

Summer Time is Thunderstorm: Protecting the Home and Technical Equipment

In summer the thunderstorm risk increases. For the protection of house and technical devices, the installation of an internal and external lightning protection is worthwhile. Especially in the summer months, with humid temperatures, thunderstorms with lightning and thunder are inevitable. This can have devastating consequences for homes and technical equipment.

Vacuum Cleaner - Bauble or Real Helper?

Vacuum Cleaner - Bauble or Real Helper?

Cleaning is annoying. For years, small round miracles of technology promise to remove at least the dust - all alone and without human intervention. According to market research institute GfK, more than 100,000 households in Germany are already equipped with a vacuum robot. The pie-sized helpers all work on a similar principle: battery-powered, they whiz through space, while rotating brushes sweep dust and loose debris through a slot into a dusting device.

Routing sockets: Step by step, even on tiles

Routing sockets: Step by step, even on tiles

A specialist is always required to install sockets. Do-it-yourselfers can only prepare for installation. Overview: Laying Outlets Looking for Junction Box for Sockets Expose Junction Box Mark Way of Future Wire Place the concealed or cavity wall box slot for tapping the cable Laying the cable Connecting the socket - Electrician required!

Hiding Outlets - The Five Best Options

Hiding Outlets - The Five Best Options

More and more appliances in the home require power. But the sockets are not very handsome. Hiding them upgrades the decor. Dressing Up Wall Sockets A wall outlet is where it is. You can not just make them disappear, but you can put things in front of them or hang them. For example, a power outlet located at an unusually high place may disappear behind a picture frame.

Storm Clamps: making roof tiles storm-proof

Storm Clamps: making roof tiles storm-proof

Due to climatic changes, storms are increasing in Germany. Storm cleats are often required to protect roofs from damage. Basic Information on Storm Clamps Storm Cleats are wire hangers that connect roof tiles to the battens. The brackets must match the shape of the tile. The accessories are available from manufacturers of roofing tiles and specialist companies selling roofing tools and materials.

Drinking water: Quite hard, so much lime

Drinking water: Quite hard, so much lime

Drinking water has many different degrees of hardness. When will a water softening system be worthwhile? How annoying: after just a few weeks, stubborn limescale builds up on the bathroom fittings. The heating elements of the kettle crust, the glass jug in the coffee maker fills only half. And how much the dishwasher and the washing machine calcify and suffer, one can only guess.

Traveling with a hi-fi tower and flat screen

Traveling with a hi-fi tower and flat screen

Transporting electronic devices can be a real challenge. Be it on the move or on the way home from the dealer. Sensitive technology must be safely stowed away. Some who saved the delivery or removal company paid dearly for the damage. Therefore, it is important to keep in mind at least the tips of the professionals.

Vacation Time is Break-in Time: Tips and Avoidable Errors

Vacation Time is Break-in Time: Tips and Avoidable Errors

Sometimes it's only trifles that signal burglars that nobody is in the house. With modern technology, this can be easily prevented. Many Householders Are Too Reckless Police security experts are appalled at how easy it is for many people to break into houses and homes. Some doors are not sufficiently stable to prevent them from being pushed in.

In front of the snow: How to protect roofs from roof avalanches and icicles?

In front of the snow: How to protect roofs from roof avalanches and icicles?

How do homeowners have to secure their roof in the snow, according to traffic safety regulations? When do third parties accept liability for damage caused by snow avalanches? Snow accumulation on roofs causes roof avalanches, which can slide down on pedestrians or parked cars. Wet and sticky snow can become heavy and cause great damage if it thunders on the sidewalk.

Home Theater Curtain 3.0

Home Theater Curtain 3.0

In the digital living room of the year 2018, cinema , PC and gaming worlds in and with each other. The truck races toward the viewer, who thinks he stands in the middle of the scenery through his three-dimensional TV image. From the top right he hears a helicopter rushing up, shooting at the truck ..