Your home might be under attack! How CCTV can help defend it.

Good news , folks! because the best way to secure your home and even your kids are now here. Try to check Umix CCTV for you to see on how awesome it’s features are  and how convenient this to use.

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Between April 2015 and March 2016, there were 375,034 cases of burglary in the UK.

In a 2000 Home Office study, the average burglary cost £2,300. Adjusted for inflation, this figure now sits at £3,600. With smaller, easily stolen items now littering the average home thanks to technological advancements, it’s possible to add even more to this figure.  And, if a burglar steals your car keys and drives off with your vehicle, this cost could soar further.

So how do you protect yourself? Aside from locking doors and windows and making sure you don’t leave your bins or anything climbable near the upper levels of your property, you could try installing CCTV, such as an IP camera from UMIX.

Is home CCTV worth it?

CCTV systems are an excellent deterrent for home protection – a study by the University of Leicester found that they are the single biggest deterrent in pre-planned crime. This means that burglars who are selecting their targets are less likely to choose your home for their theft.

The same study also found that when CCTV owners display warning signs, burglars may be less likely to attempt theft as they know the homeowner is clued up about crime and has taken steps to prevent it.

CCTV also increases the likelihood of catching offenders in the act, which can result in apprehension and therefore, deterrence. This was the case in April this year, when two men were arrested in South Gloucestershire after being caught on CCTV.  Afterwards, police stressed the usefulness of community intelligence and public support in catching criminals.

Not convinced? A chilling case came to light in 2015 when Lisa MacKenzie’s CCTV footage went viral after she fitted a camera to her property after a previous break in attempt, capturing a would-be intruder trying to enter her home.

The camera system also came with CCTV warning signs, which must be fitted by law. These, the police said, may well have deterred the man’s attempts to break in.

So, if you want to protect your property by deterring burglars or catch them in the act, installing a home CCTV system is a great way to help protect the property. Make sure you also have burglar alarms, strong locks and good lighting, as police say these factors are very important for home security.

What about dummy cameras? Don’t rely on a dummy security camera. They may deter some thieves, but experienced burglars can spot the difference. Also, if the burglar is not deterred and goes ahead with the theft, you won’t have any video evidence like a real CCTV system provides.

Residential CCTV Law

If you’ve decided to fit a CCTV system, you’ll need to know the rules to avoid breaching privacy law – so be aware before you install one.

  • CCTV systems can be installed as part of an individual’s right to protect their property – but must reasonably respect the privacy of others.
  • This means considering whether your camera looks into neighbouring properties or public pavements – as people can complain to the police or the Surveillance Camera Commissioner if you do so.
  • Inform your neighbours about your system and put up a notice to let people know a CCTV system is in place.
  • Regularly delete any recordings that are not vital for your property’s protection.

With a proper knowledge of the law and a CCTV system fitted to your home, you can help deter thieves and live a burglar-free life. Worried about the cost? For most people, CCTV is worth the investment to avoid losing out on thousands of pounds worth of goods.

Thinking of Buying a Boat? Read This First

So, you’re thinking of buying a boat? It’s a great move to make. You can play water sports, fish and just enjoy the pleasure of sailing on the seas. But you do need to get informed before you take the plunge and make a purchase. Doing this will help you avoid many of the mistakes that can get made when you’re buying a boat. Read on to learn about some helpful tips and advice.

Type of Boat

There are many different types of boat you can buy, so researching them should be your first step. What exactly do you want to use the boat for? The answer to that question will help you to decide which kind of boat that you eventually buy. If you want to do water sports, then you’ll need a boat that has a safe design that allows for attaching ropes for water skiing and things like that. Look at all the options and decide which type of boat will meet your needs best.

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New or Used

It won’t surprise you to learn that you can get a boat much cheaper if you opt for the used kind. Whether you decide to buy a new or used boat will probably depend on how much money you have to spend. If you’re short on cash, then you’re probably best looking at the used options because you will get a lot more for your money. And the best boats are built to last, so they shouldn’t cause you any problems.

Shopping and Inspecting Advice

Whether you eventually decide to buy new or used, you need to shop around. This is the only real way to get the best deal for a boat. And there are some specific techniques that you should use when you are shopping for a boat. You should never rely on photos because they can be misleading. You should always see the boat up close. This is when you get the chance to inspect it too. If you’re spending a lot of money, you want to check it thoroughly. All the materials and overall condition need to be checked, and you should take it for a sea trial too. There might be some work that needs to be done on the boat after purchase. And people like trusted boat electrical systems specialists can help you with the complicated things.

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Closing the Deal

Finally, you need to know how to close the deal in the right way. You want to get the best price for you, and you will probably have to do some haggling and negotiating. It’s vital to take a rational approach to this process though. It’s easy to become attached to a boat and do everything you can to get it. But if the seller can tell that you’re too enthusiastic, you’ll be handing them the advantage. You need to make it seem like you have lots of options to consider. This forces the seller to do more to make you buy the boat, and it will hopefully land you a better deal.

Looking Good On The Big Day

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Summer is here…. Wedding bells are in the air!   This is the best season to get married and many lovely couples are taking this time of the year to tie the knot.  One of my close friend’s son is one of them, the bridegroom-to-be is now in his most busiest moment, making preparations for his wedding.  Everything needs to be taken care of, from photography sessions to church wedding and after that, the lunch reception and of course, the honeymoon after that.  My friend told me that her son has everything prepared, from the tiniest detail to the big moment, he has taken care of everything except for one problem, his hairdo!

Yes, he is now in a dilemma because of his balding hair.  From the day he started work a few years ago, his hair began to drop.  He has gone for many remedies and treatment but to no avail.  Professionals from hair stylist did not help too, hair implants was a failure.   Everything seems to run smoothly during his wedding preparations except for his outlook.  Then just a few weeks ago, he received some tips and information from one of his colleagues.  He was recommended to the Best Hair Replacement Systems in this online website.  Leaving no choice, he logged in to check the website and immediately he made an order on Toupees once has checked into their details.  My friend told me that his son felt more assured now that he can look his very best with human hair toupee for men.

Well, I am invited to the Wedding and I will look forward to seeing the beautiful couple on their Big Day.  I know the bride and bridegroom, in fact I have seen their wedding photos just yesterday.  The bride looks so elegant and beautiful in her wedding gown and as for the bridegroom, with his new toupee, he definitely looks years younger and more handsome!  I was told that he will don his toupee each time he goes out.  Hmmmm… talking about vanity, not only ladies are vain, right?

Men’s Grooming Trends: What’s Hot Right Now?

Men’s grooming is on the rise. And that’s not a bad thing. According to a Mintel report, 29 percent of men report spending more time on their hair this year. And they’re spending more time focusing on their skin.

So what’s going on in the male grooming market right now? Should we all start getting excited?

Skin “Maintenizers”

What is a skin “maintenizer?” I hear you ask. Well, it’s a product that’s designed through and through for men just entering middle age. One of the biggest issues for men and grooming is the time it takes. 86 percent of men want their grooming routine to be simple and straightforward. That’s why Japanese company, Lissage, developed their maintenizer. It’s supposed to be an all-in-one lotion that does it all. It moisturizes, covers blemishes and helps to smooth the skin. It contains that tried and tested ingredient, aloe vera as well as other phytochemicals. No, it hasn’t jumped on the turmeric bandwagon yet, but it does contain prunes.

FUE Hair Transplants

Follicular unit extraction, or FUE, sounds a lot more complicated than it is. Essentially, it’s a technique that takes follicles from one part of your body and plants them in another. The application to male baldness is evident.

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Five years ago the only people who could afford a FUE hair transplant were football stars and Hollywood actors. But now, thanks to the march of cosmetic technologies, it’s something many more people can afford. Now average prices are teetering around the $3,000 mark and are trending downward.

Male SPF Protection

For years, moisturizes have been marketing the benefits of SPF protection to women. But what about men? Not so much. Now, though, a company from South Korea is bucking the trend and looking to get men in on the act too. It’s recently released a cream that protects against the sun and cares for all skin layers. The product is designed to help give men back a youthful glow.

Night Creams

Night creams are marketed as a way to help men’s skin recover at night. It’s at this time when the skin is repairing itself naturally, that creams are said to help the most. The idea here is to use cream to nourish passively and moisturize the skin. If all goes to plan, you’ll wake up the next day looking bright at refreshed. Recently, a Californian brand introduced its own male night time product. The active ingredient is a type of acid that helps to remove dead skin cells. This, in turn, makes the skin look smoother and sleeker.

Beards

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We keep hearing about how we might have reached “peak beard.” But all the evidence on the ground appears to suggest that beards are still in fashion. Practically every Hollywood star is sporting a beard these days. Even Chris Pine was seen wearing one at the premiere of Star Trek: Beyond.

The great thing about beards is that there isn’t just one style you have to stick to as a man. You can do pretty much whatever you want. Have a look at these ideas for some inspiration.

Are you ready to move into your Newcastle Student House? What to do!

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As I am a student myself, one thing that really bothers me sometimes which the distance from school to my home hence I did looked for a better dorm or even student house near my school that can cater on my needs and you can to. To start you can read on some details below for your consideration.

Indeed, Newcastle student house are the most convenient and practical to stay for us all students.

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There is a lot to do when you move into your Newcastle student house – here’s our checklist to help you out!

Before you start –  why not read over our top 10 tips for what to do before you move out to help avoid deposit charges!

1) Make a plan in advance -There is nothing worse than not having a plan for an event like this. When moving house, you want everything to be as stress free as possible. Maybe you can your family and friend if they can lend a hand? If there’s a few of you moving together, it could be worth hiring a van so you can do it all in one trip!

2) Paperwork – Moving is stressful, before you move into your house it is vital you make sure that all paperwork is complete and all fee and rent payments have been made. If you’re in a group, make sure every single one of you have completed everything – if just one person is missing one payment or piece of paperwork we won’t give out any keys at all until everything is 100% complete!

3) Collecting the keys – Check with your agent or landlord if there is a certain time you have to collect your keys. At Walton Robinson it must be after 3pm and you must call up and make an appointment in advance. Speak to your housemates about when they’re moving in, the first person to come to the office can collect all the keys for each tenant.

4) Know your point of contact – When you collect your keys make sure you are given the number and email address of the person you need to contact if there are any issues with the property, and if there is a separate number for out of hours’ emergencies. This will either be the landlord or, if your property is managed by Walton Robinson, your property supervisor. You can also find details here if WR manage your property. We also appoint a lead tenant, someone who is our point of contact for when we need to inform you about viewings and inspections.

5) Inventory – You will be given an inventory when you move in, either from Walton Robinson or the landlord. Make sure you know the deadline for returning the completed inventory (with WR it is seven days) and that you pay close attention to every item and make any corrections that may be necessary. This will help when it comes to moving out and getting your deposit back at the end of the tenancy.

6) Utilities & Bills- You will be asked to record meter readings on your inventory form. Keep a note of them as you will need this information when creating new utilities accounts. If you need any help with this, call your property supervisor and they will be happy to help.

7) Council Tax –  Students are exempt from paying council tax but you will need to inform the council of your exemption status or you will be sent a bill. Download the form here.

8) Summer Arrangements – If you’re moving your things in but not actually living there over the summer, let your landlord or agent know. This bit’s obvious but remember to switch the heating and any plugs off before you leave and make sure you don’t leave any valuables on display! You never know who might be peaking in.

Good luck with your move in day from the full Walton Robinson team!

 

Student life tips: Sharing a house

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As a student, you’ll probably spend your first year in university halls. After this, you’ll most likely be heading into a student house, which will usually see you sharing with a number of people. When this happens, it can be tough to adjust to living so closely with other people.

Here are some tips from experienced student lettings agency letslivehere to ensure you get the most out of your time living together.

Share contact details and emergency information

This may seem boring, but it’s important to share your contact details and emergency contacts with your flatmates. This will be useful in case of emergencies and also if one housemate stops paying rent and you need to chase down their guarantor.

Meet your housemates before moving in

If you don’t know the people you’re moving in with or you only have passing ties with them, you’ll need to meet up to make sure you’re all a good fit. If you’re alone and trying to find a space in a house that is already occupied, you should try to get to know the other housemates. This helps determine personality fit and lifestyle fit, avoiding nasty surprises down the line!

Be courteous to each other

Partying together is great, but no one likes the guy who blasts music at night when everyone else is trying to sleep. Make sure you all understand each other’s schedules and try your best to live in harmony. Having an overnight guest is generally fine but the situation can turn sour if they’re continually at your property but not contributing financially.

Devise a schedule

Dishes and other chores pile up quickly when you’re busy studying and hosting parties. Agreeing on a cleaning rota so everyone has tasks to stick to will help keep mess to a minimum and prevent arguments.

Cooking should either be done individually or as a group, which saves on costs but demands you all like the same food. A cooking rota can help but some people may want to cook individually – so it’s worth bringing this up with everyone as soon as you can.

Organise bills

Paying bills may be a chore but it’s unavoidable. Students are no exception. Resentment can quickly grow if one of you is slacking or using lots of electricity compared to everyone else, so you’ll all need to have a discussion about how much you’re comfortable paying and stick to a budget. Bills should be paid by splitting the cost between everyone.

If you find any of your housemates are slacking, it’s time for a meeting. Confront them about it, gently at first — they could have an underlying problem. If they’re just plain lazy, issue them an ultimatum. Everyone should pull their weight so you can all enjoy a happy student life.

Romantic statement kind of wedding dress at Cocomelody

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On today’ wedding trend. There were a bunch of designs and selections that a bride can choose from with, there was this backless kind of designs that are perfectly fits in any skinny gels out there, also there were some dresses too that can cover up your flaws and this specialized with plus size, you can ask your designers about it as they were pretty knowledgeable about this kind of wedding gowns and dresses. However, if you still prefer the vintage kind of wedding gown for your wedding matrimony and still be looking odds and chic I prefer you to have this backless wedding dresses because these dresses are inspired in the 80’s era that can gives this romantic statements as you wears any. You can actually check over Cocomelody for the list and selections of designs that can fits on your own style and personality.

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Actually, wedding gowns are very board today wherein there’s a tone of designs available to choose from as a bunch of designers were fond of making new type of wedding dresses that can pleased everyone based on its need. But if you were asking me though, I would like to see my girl wearing any open back wedding dresses because it can showcase it’s feminism at the same time it does wear comfortably as it has an open back in it. sounds reasonable, right?

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Also, if you aren’t that fond in the wide open back type of wedding dress, to at least consider your girl wearing open back wedding dresses because you have to be considerate about the time span of the wedding ceremony and we dont want to have any trouble encounter specially for your bride as she was the main eye of the event. Because usual scenario in some wedding was a bride is fainting as it has this stuff wedding gown that can gives her uncomfortable feeling.

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Save Money On Your Wedding With These DIY Ideas

DIY weddings are becoming more and more popular each year and it’s easy to see why. Even though it often means more work for the soon to be married couple, they can often be a more budget friendly option. Not only that, they can add more personality and give you more control over certain aspects of your big day. But often many couples aren’t sure where to start or which parts of their wedding they can do themselves. So to help you get started here are some DIY ideas that you can try when planning your wedding to save yourself some money.

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Your Wedding Stationery

Wedding stationery is an essential part of your big day that can cost a lot to create and send out. Speciality cards, custom-made envelopes and postage fees add up, especially if you’re inviting a lot of people. So why not some of your costs and DIY your wedding stationery yourself. You can find DIY wedding invitations from Pure Invitation and other suppliers online. You can choose a suitable design you like, personalise it and have all the necessary pieces sent to you. You can then spend an hour or two on your evenings and weekends carefully assembling your invitations and cards. Alternatively, you could design your own invitations and print them out at home. This will allow you to create stationery that you love and that reflects the theme for your wedding perfectly. Just remember to avoid any styles and sizes that are too heavy or large as this will raise the postage price.

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Your Makeup

There is no written rule that you have to have a professional makeup artist to do your wedding day makeup. If you’re quite happy to do your own makeup then why not just do it yourself. This will save you travel expenses to and from a salon and gets rid of the makeup artist’s fee from your budget. It will also stop you getting stressed out about being ready on time as it’s up to you to do it. So wash all of your makeup brushes and invest in some new makeup products. This will be far cheaper than paying a makeup artist and makes the process that extra bit special. Always do a few practise runs in the weeks leading up to your wedding and take pictures of yourself to see what works best. Look online for wedding makeup inspiration and try out a few styles before you commit.

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Your Wedding Cake

Wedding cakes are a focus point that many of your guests will look forward to seeing on display in your venue. But as with most things wedding-related, wedding cakes can be more costly that you probably realise. So if you love baking and decorating cakes, why not put your skills to good use and make your own wedding cake. Take a look at sites like thekitchn for DIY wedding cakes inspiration and recipes. Again, you will need  give yourself plenty of time to practise before hand to make sure you get it just right. Invite some friends over to try out a few cake options to get their opinions on flavours and decoration. You will also need to work out which is the best way to transport your cake to your venue without it being destroyed. Do some test runs and determine which route avoids things such as speed bumps and sharp turns which could damage your cake.

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Your Wedding Music

While DJ’s and live bands are popular choices for weddings, they can also put a strain on your budget. As a fantastic alternative, you can create your own wedding playlist. Instead of letting someone else choose the songs, you and your partner can choose songs that hold some significance to you both. You can also ask your guests to send you some song recommendations they would like to hear at your reception. This brings a far more personal touch to your big day without having to spend a lot of money to achieve it. Just make sure that your venue has a strong internet connection if you want to create your playlist online.
These are just a handful of ideas you can try when creating your DIY wedding. But there are many more you can try too. Just remember not to take too much on by yourself or you may find yourself overwhelmed with projects that all need to be completed. Why not plan a DIY night where you invite your bridesmaids and friends round to help you. This will make the process a lot more fun and get things done much quicker.

Creative Ways to Incorporate Your Pets into Your Wedding

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Put Them on Your Invites

One way you can get your pets into your wedding is by featuring them on your wedding stationery. You can have their image or their name on your invites to include them in your day from the beginning. Look at the personalised wedding invitations from Paper Themes to see how you could have their names included. Or you could do DIY invites with a photo or an artistic interpretation of your furry friend. You can do the same with your other stationery too, from place cards at the reception to programs. Try using a cut drawing or motif that you can put on lots of different things.

Get Them in Your Decorations

As well as your stationery, you could also use your pets in your decorations and other details. Maybe you could have tablecloths with your cat on them or paper mobiles with images of your birds. Get creative with all the ways you could use your pet’s image or name in your wedding. Maybe your welcome sign as everyone arrives at the reception could say “Thank you from John, Jane and Fluffy”. Perhaps you could put a photo of your pet in the flower arrangements. Or you could include them in a montage of pictures of the happy couple. It doesn’t have to be an exact likeness of your pet. Maybe you’re found an ink stamp in the shape of a rabbit that you love.

Have Them Attend

In some cases, you might be able to have your pet come to the wedding. Of course, to do this, they’re going to have to be well behaved. It’s most likely that you’ll bring your dog. However, you might also consider another pet you can put on a leash. For example, you might be able to have your cat, rabbit or ferret there. Some couples choose to get married on a farm and have larger animals attend too, such as horses. You could have them simply be present, or you might give them a role in the ceremony. Ring bearer is a popular choice for dogs. Before you invite your pet to the wedding, think about whether it’s something they can handle.

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Getting Ready in the Morning

If you don’t think your pet could stand the hustle and bustle of the wedding, they can still be part of the day. You might like to have them keep you company in the morning as you get ready. Of course, there could be an argument over who gets to have them around as you prepare for the day! This option is easiest when you’re planning to get ready at home. However, if you’re in a hotel, they might allow pets. Even if they don’t usually, asking nicely could get you far. Have photos taken as you get ready, and you can make sure your beloved pal is in your wedding memories. Just watch out for fur, which you definitely don’t want on your dress. Have a lint roller or clothes brush on hand, just in case.

Take Some Photos

Putting your pets in your photos is another great way to get them in your wedding. You might not want to have them around for the whole day, but having someone bring them for photos is an alternative. You could have them there to take formal photos after the ceremony or maybe for something more casual. Your dog might need a runaround part way through the day anyway, so it’s a good excuse to give them some exercise. Have some fun photos taken of an informal moment playing fetch. It could help you let go of some tension too!

Your pet can become a part of your big day in lots of different ways. If it’s not possible for them to come, you can still get them into the wedding in another way.

Fun Shopping Tours in Rome

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Rome isn’t the Eternal City for nothing. Nearly 3,000 years of globally influential architecture, art, and culture are on full display in every corner of Rome. This fact makes Italy’s capital a traveler’s haven. There’re so many things to do in Rome. You can visit the ancient building Pantheon which now serves as the tomb of monarchs and many other great people or go to the 1st century AD Colosseum, the representation for stadium construction. Then there’s the Sistine Chapel, the last stop on the Vatican Museum tour, where you can see the amazing frescoed ceiling by Michelangelo. The tour wouldn’t be complete if you don’t visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the centerpiece of the Catholic Church worldwide.

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Aside from the wonderful and breathtaking tourist spots, you can likewise have fun shopping at many stores and boutiques. The great thing about shopping in Rome is that you don’t have to do it by yourself. There’re fashion and personal shopping tours where you explore some of the trendiest boutiques and get fashion advice from your personal shopper. During these tours, you can go around the city streets to take in the local atmosphere and explore the local streets through a walking tour of the city. Plus, you can fix your own schedule and have a choice whether to go shopping in the morning or afternoon.

Your personal shopper will be more than willing to accompany you to some of the city’s most popular boutiques and other less famous but equally engaging stores selling clothes, accessories, and makeup that’re affordable and wouldn’t put a hole in your pocket. Withlocals, a marketplace that connects travelers from every corner of the world with locals in countries offering unique travel experiences and home dining opportunities, can help you find the best personal shopping tour in Rome. Rest assured that your local personal shopper will share whatever fashion and shopping know-how he/she has to you.