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First Alert DW-700 Indoor/Outdoor Digital Wireless Camera with 7″ LCD Monitor Review

on Tuesday, November 16th, 2010
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

There’s a busy cross-town street that passes close behind our house.  It doesn’t happen so much any more since cell phones are so common, but we used to often get people knocking on our door at all hours asking to use our phone because they were having car trouble.  We have a tiny peephole inRead More…


FakeTV Burglar Deterrent

on Friday, September 3rd, 2010
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

It’s easy to find timers to turn on lamps to give your home a lived-in look while you’re out of town.  If you’re like me, lamps are only part of making my house look like I’m home.  My TV is on most nights, and normal lamps just can’t mimic the bright, flickering look of aRead More…


CD Safe from Hedonics

on Tuesday, April 27th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, News

No, it’s not a safe to store your CDs.  It’s a safe for small valuables that looks like a stack of CDs in jewel box cases.   There’s a velvet-lined, oval storage compartment inside that’s 4.5″ X 4.0″ X 2.0″.  It comes with stick-on labels for the spine.  Complete the look by putting a CD underRead More…


Westek HomeFinder Flashing Screw-In Light Controller

on Monday, March 22nd, 2010
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

It can be hard to give someone precise directions to find your house.  If you’re waiting for medical assistance, you want to be sure the responders don’t have to waste time driving around trying to find you.   The Westek HomeFinder flashing light controller simply screws into your outdoor light fixture, and it can flash yourRead More…


Sound Protect Security Kit

on Thursday, February 25th, 2010
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

You can now add retail-store type security to electronics in your home.  Simply attach the one end of the Sound Protect Security Kit alarm to your computer, game console, TV, or anything you want to protect and the other end under the table or desk ledge.  If anyone cuts the cable or breaks the connection by tryingRead More…


SimpliSafe 1500 Home Security System Review

on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009
Posted in: Home, Kitchen

If you visit and look up the word security, you’ll find that the top 3 definitions are: 1. freedom from danger, risk, etc.; safety. 2. freedom from care, anxiety, or doubt; well-founded confidence. 3. something that secures or makes safe; protection; defense. We all want to believe that the safest place is our home.Read More…