Top 9 Reasons to Own a Home Security System

home security system
home security system

Home security systems have significantly developed in the past few years. New technology allows you to be more secure, and enjoy a more quality life experience. Compared to old traditional systems that were confusing or had minimal functions, our new technology and top quality equipment allows you to have full control of your system and all its features, keeping you connected to your home from anywhere at any time.

If you have been thinking about getting such purchase, here you can find 9 reasons why more and more people are getting a new security system every day.

  1. It’s always connected: having a system that it’s working at all times provides the protection you want for your family and your home. When an emergency takes place home security system has you covered. A notification it’s sent immediately to the monitoring station so they can respond to any situation: a break-in, a fire or a medical emergency. The information it’s also sent to your smartphone or tablet to let you know about the case that it’s taking place.
  2. Protect your home and your family: Did you know that homes without security systems are up to 3 times more likely to be targeted by a burglar? Lots of criminals will break into a house either knowing or not knowing if the members of the family are actually home. If a burglar enters a house expecting it to be empty and then find members of the family inside, then the possibilities of them reacting violently are higher. This modern device dispatches authorities in a matter of seconds when a break-in takes place. So you are protecting the most valuable asset you have, your family.
  3. Protect your home from fires: while heat detectors can be purchased without a security system, they won’t alert authorities when the family needs it most. Our electric heat detectors not only warn you and the monitoring station about the presence of smoke, but it can also alert in case of a new source of heat. Many times people will realize there’s a fire emergency when it is too late. Time is the most significant factor in any emergency outcome.
  4. Protect your loved ones from carbon monoxide poisoning: also named the silent killer, carbon monoxide is a colourless and odourless gas that can be released from charcoal, stoves or heating systems. Humans can’t detect the presence of carbon monoxide until it causes poisoning symptoms: headaches, chest pain, vomiting, nausea, confusion and dizziness. Having a carbon monoxide detector connected to our monitoring system will dispatch authorities and medical services in case needed. time is essential, the sooner people receive medical attention the less severe carbon monoxide symptoms will be.
  5. Save on insurance: most people don’t know that owning a functioning home security system provides them with a 10-20% discount on their insurance. So you are not only protecting your loved ones and your home, but also your economy.
  6. Save on energy bills: as the owner of a such system, you can have access to the complete control of the lighting and thermostat of your house. You can turn the lights on or off from your phone while still at work, or you can drop the temperature to save in energy bills.
  7. Having medical assistance available at all times: with only one button you can alert the medical emergency services in case they are needed. We love this feature for our elderly customers but also families with kids or individuals with special needs.
  8. You have remote access to your home: you can remotely monitor what’s happening in your house when you are not there. Cameras are activated by motion and you can also control the thermostat, door locks, lights or other devices in your home. You can arm or disarm your system from anywhere, and it will send you a reminder if you forget to lock the system before leaving home. With SkyBell you can actually see who is knocking at your door when you aren’t home and talk to them from your device in real time.
  9. Make your whole home smart: from smart thermostats, sky ball, cameras, garage doors, lighting, all you can possibly need to secure your house and family. You can control every device from your smartphone or laptop, making your every day more secure, smarter and more efficient!

Beauty Tips From a 92 Year Old

beauty tips from a 92 year old
beauty tips from a 92 year old

Patricia Pitman, Writer, talks about Beauty

‘When I was almost out of babyhood my mother started putting Bourjois rouge on my cheeks because I was so terribly pale and she didn’t want to be shown up.’

You are ninety-two years old and have fabulous skin, what is your secret?

I got my good skin from my mother. She had flawless skin – it’s probably Irish blood, they’re meant to have very good skin.

Did you ever protect your skin from the sun?

I don’t like the sun. I never went in the sun.

What was your first experience with makeup?

First makeup I ever put on – in about 1932 – it was some black stuff on my mother’s dressing table. I noticed that my mother put it on her eyes. I tried it on my eyes and couldn’t see much use for it.

What was your skin like when you were younger?

Just before I started work, when I was fourteen, I had appalling acne (which is a cruel thing to have) and people were appalling about it. It’s amazing how terribly insensitive people are. One day my mother said I can’t go out with you looking like that. I’ve never forgotten that.

Who is your beauty icon?

Valerie Hobson. She was just so elegant and I liked her face. I wished I was like her.

How do you feel about aging?

It’s awful, I see nothing at all inspiring or enjoyable about aging – it’s just miserable.

Did you ever try any homemade skin care recipes?

Egg whites make a wonderful face mask, they tighten the face. I used to do that quite often when I was in my twenties and thirties. It’s a good psychological boost.

Did you ever have any beauty disasters?

Makeup was very hard to get hold of during the war. I thought if I had a sort of yellow-y pink-y stuff on my face it would hide the acne. Which it did – it made me look absolutely dreadful as if I had leprosy or something, people would say – ‘what’s wrong with your face?’ I made terrible mistakes with foundation and I went to great lengths to get it.

You served in the ATS during WWII, what was it like getting hold of beauty products?

I was never without makeup in the war, I always managed to get some. The biggest queues were always for makeup – longer queues than for food.

Is there any makeup you couldn’t live without?

eyeliner – my eyes are pale with no definition and it just adds a bit of character. I’d never be without eyeliner.

What do you think was the worst period for makeup?

People shaving their proper eyebrows and drawing on fake ones. Also, 1960s pale lipstick was very unbecoming – it looked as if they were wanting to be embalmed.

And the best?

The 1950s, they hadn’t approached the madness of the 60s. Moderation was the word.

What makeup tip would you give?

For the average woman – lipstick enhances completely, changes a face. If a woman puts lipstick on it transforms her.

Lamborghini Boss Confirms Sesto Elemento Production, Limited To 20 Units

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lamborghini sesto elemento
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Though not giving us the production version on the Frankfurt stage that many of us expected, Lamborghini President and CEO Stephan Winkelmann took a moment while introducing the new Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale to confirm the Sesto Elementois indeed headed for production.

“The excellent feedback and the numerous requests we’ve had from our customers have really convinced us to embark on the challenge of producing a vehicle with unique characteristics. We are proud that what a year ago was just a ‘technology demonstrator’ of future super sports cars, even though in working order, will become a small series reality. Only 20 units of the new Sesto Elemento super sports car will be produced, and will be destined only for track use. We’re planning to deliver the first cars at the beginning of 2013.”

Sucks we won’t see any of these on the road, but with 20 sent around the world, I’m at least hoping one may turn up at a few more auto shows or even next year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance ‘Concept Lawn’ display.

No word yet if the previously reported ~$3.4 million price tag rings true or not. Follow the jump for Lamborghini’s press release.

One Man’s 175 Classic Car Collection Destroyed By Texas Wildfire

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Well, this just sucks!

A Shelby Cobra, ’47 Studebaker pickup, ’66 Pontiac GTO, several mid-’50s Chevrolets as well as a dozen Corvettes have been destroyed by the wildfires sweeping across Texas, and all were owned by one man. John Chapman, 70, had his entire 175 classic car collection reduced to ashes.

Despite the loss, John says his house and family are safe and continues on to say you can either laugh or cry. He’s chosen to laugh.

I’d be crying.

Photo: AP/Eric Gay

Ferrari California vs Hollywood Tour Bus

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Ferrari California vs. Tour Bus, Beverly Hills, CA

High on our list of reasons we love living in Southern California, and particularly the ritzier parts of Los Angeles, is the sheer abundance of collector cars out and about on a daily basis. Whether they are classics or the most modern of super and hypercars, when combined with LA traffic and sometimes questionable driving ability, bumps and bruises are bound to happen from time to time.

See what happens when a Ferrari California driver thought it was wise to pass a tour bus on the right only to have the gap closed and be forced into the curb. This occurred moments ago at the intersection of Camden and Wilshire Blvd here in the heart of Beverly Hills.

Auction: 1963 Harley J. Earl Corvette To Be Auctioned At Mecum’s 2010 Original Spring Classic

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1963 Harley J. Earl Corvette Convertible

This one-off Corvette will cross the auction block at 2:35 pm on Saturday, May 22 in Indianapolis, IN.

The ‘63 Harley J. Earl Corvette Convertible features a 327 cubic inch engine, 4-speed manual transmission, distinct dual instrument panels as well as unique side-exit exhaust that sprout from behind the front wheel wells. Chrome trim, exterior emblems, interior control knobs and four-wheel disc brakes that are all pre-production 1965 parts.

“This is an unbelievable opportunity for racecar drivers, collectors and enthusiasts to own the vehicle that was specifically built for the namesake of the Harley J. Earl Daytona 500 Trophy,” said President Dana Mecum. “Created by General Motors as a gift for their former designer Harley J. Earl, this one-of-a-kind factory special convertible is a unique piece of Corvette history that we are excited to auction at our Indy event, right in the heart of motorsports country.”

For those not familiar with the name or his legacy, Harley J. Earl, influenced by the British and European sports cars of the time, is responsible for the original Corvette. As General Motors’ designer, he began design work secretly on ‘Project Opel’. With help from Chevrolet general manager Ed Cole, the ‘53 Corvette was rolled out into American history. As a friend of NASCAR founder Bill France Sr., Earl designed the prestigious Daytona 500 winner’s trophy and had it sculpted inside his Michigan design studio.

In February of ‘63, this special edition Corvette (Shop Order 10323) also served as a parade car for the Daytona 500.

Be sure to check out the other lots available at Mecum’s 2010 Spring Classic.

1980 BMW M1 Up For Sale In California, $250,000

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1980 BMW M1 – Photos provided by Bonhams

Canepa Design has 1980 BMW M1 on their hands and is asking $250,000 for you take it away. Of the 456 that were produced, this example is white with black interior, has 26,999 miles on the odometer and looks to be in pristine condition.

Given the company’s location up near the Monterey Peninsula, the timing of this particular vehicle being offered for sale certainly coincides well with so many individuals arriving in the area for this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and all that comes with it. Are you lucky enough to snatch it up?

Jay Leno Brings Out His EcoJet To ‘All GM Show’

gm jay leno ecojet concept
gm jay leno ecojet concept

This past weekend saw a multitude of car shows across the country. One of which was the 10th Annual All GM Show at Woodley Park in Van Nuys, CA. The park is home to a number of shows throughout the year and Jay Leno is rarely a stranger to any of them. And as it was a collaboration between Leno and General Motors, he decided to bring out the EcoJet for yesterday’s show.

Powered by a Honeywell LT 101 jet engine, the turbine runs on both biodiesel and JP-4 jet fuel (stored separately in tanks on each side of the vehicle), provides roughly 650 horsepower and sounds truly awesome. Fortunately, we caught up with Jay just as he fired up the EcoJet and drove off.

New “Masterpiece London” Auction With Bugatti, Bentley & DB4 GT Among Picassos & Renoirs

bugatti type 51 grand prix
bugatti type 51 grand prix
1932 Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix – Darin Schnabel ©2019 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

London’s summer art fairs attract some of the world’s wealthiest collectors. After last year’s closing of the 75-year-old Grosvenor House event, June 24–29 will see the first ‘Masterpiece London’. It joins the Kensington Gardens and Olympia arts and antique fairs to showcase some of the world’s most sought after works of art.

Sitting alongside Picasso and Renoir creations, Masterpiece London will be the first to introduce classic automobiles to the mix. A few of the vehicles up for bid are a ‘32 Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix racer estimated at $4.5 million, a Brooklands-winning $2.2 million ‘36 Bentley 4.5 liter, an inaugural race winning ‘59 Aston Martin DB4 GT Prototype piloted by Stirling Moss, a rare pre-war Masterati 6CM and a recently restored AC ACE from 1957.

Despite the desirability of these vintage automobiles, amazingly they’re actually some of the least expensive works included in the Masterpiece London. Prices for many of the Picassos, Renoirs and other impressionist pieces are expected to bring upwards of $22 million each!

Bugatti Builds 800hp Electric Hypercar?

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A source within Bugatti has reportedly confirmed to Auto Express that the company has built a purely electric powered hypercar. It is based on the chassis of sister company Bentley’s Continental GT, pumps out 800 horsepower, has twin-electric motors and generates 1,600 lb-ft of torque that is instantly available from any speed.

Currently undergoing testing, it is being used within the company to demonstrate the technology of what is possible with electric cars. No doubt, they’re working closely with Audi and their well received e-Tron concept vehicles.

Everyone knows Bugatti currently has their sights extremely focused on the future. The Veyron is closing in on the end of its production run, rumors of a 1,200 horsepowered ‘Super Veyron’ have resurfaced and the company is still debating whether or not to bring the 16C Galibier uber sedan concept to production. Could this electric beast end up to be another model in the works if consumer demand warrants such a vehicle? Ettore did it with the meant-to-be one-off Type 56 back in the ’30s.

Despite whatever happens with Bugatti’s experiment, we have no doubt we’ll see its successes filter down to Bentley, Lamborghini, Audi and even VW rather soon.