Smart Home Security Tips For Your House

Security is always underrated as many homeowners are already assured of their home or neighborhood’s security upon purchase. It is sometimes enough to simply lock the door and rest peacefully at night. However, home security is more than just locking the house doors- though that should never be overlooked – sometimes more measures are required to insure the safety of you and your family. To fully secure all your home’s belongings as well as the lives of the people living with you, it is wise to put extra effort when it comes to home security. So, here are some smart tips on how to properly secure your house. When you move into a new house, always change the locks first. This will prohibit previous keys and duplicates to easily gain access to your doors. Even when...

Solar Shelter For Power Emergencies

Japan is now on its course of providing solutions for alternative power supply during emergencies thanks to the new type of solar-powered shelter than can be used as an alternative power source. Although this solar-powered shelter could not be used to supply power in lighting at bus stops, taxi stops and walkways, nevertheless it can be used an alternate emergency power source for charging mobile phone and other electronic devices. Kyocera Corporation has developed a multipurpose solar-powered shelter with energy-efficient LEDs (light-emitting diodes) for lighting called the Eco-Shell. Kyocera Corporation has solar energy subsidiary known as the Kyocera Solar Corporation and the Sekisui Jushi Corporation. The said new technology has been developed after the...

Bottled Waters Allowed In Metro Due To Too Much Heat

The summer is indeed scorching in Washington DC and many regular metro passengers are experiencing too much heat. In line with this issue, Metro conductors are advising commuters to steer clear from the darkened rail cars as these can be too hot for them. Still, according to the ABC-7, the temperature now in a car is 95 degrees, something that is still too hot for public vehicles  and being acceptable for passengers.   In addition, Metro also implemented an exception to its “no drinking” policy as passengers can now carry and drink bottled water within the system. However, the said exception is only applicable to bottled waters and only on buses, in stations and aboard trains.   While Metro is finding means to address the heat issues, still, some...

Six Year High For Washington D.C. Housing Market

Pending home sales in Washington D.C. has reported excellent marks for this year. In the recent survey conducted by the RBI Pending Home Sales Index for June 2011, Washington D.C earned an admirable six-year high for the entire month in its number of pending home transactions. For the entire month of June, records show that there are about 5,124 pending home sales. This accounts to 7.3 percent higher compared to the recent year. Moreover, this concludes the greatest increase for three years as well as the highest in six years for the total number of sales. Compared to last year’s month of June, the pending sales activity has improved considerably with up to 29.5 percent increase. However, most experts conclude that this increase is not due to the current surge in...

Public Electric Vehicle Charge Stations Coming to Car GPS

Electric Vehicle owners rejoice! An announcement has just been made by Coulomb Technologies that they are introducing a way for electric vehicles to locate public charging stations with the use of the TomTom GPS car navigation system. Coulomb Technologies is widely known for supplying EV charging sites in different locations. The ChargePoint Network is a network of charging stations all over the globe, fueling electricity to different plug in vehicles. It has now become a practical necessity for drivers of electric vehicles as they can charge their batteries when they park. With the new addition of the TomTom, it will be much more convenient for drivers to locate charging stations near their location. Drivers will be able to find, as well as reserve, the nearest...