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How to find peace of mind on the scariest night of the year!

How to find peace of mind on the scariest night of the year!

The celebrated phenomenon of trick-or-treating will see swarms of children gather on your doorstep, eagerly expecting a tasty treat for their troubles. On the surface, Halloween is a jaunty tradition and a fun excuse for kids to dress up and enjoy some free sweets. However, the reality of the matter is that Halloween can be a daunting affair for plenty of homeowners.

Property owners can feel threatened by the notion that, if you can’t provide a treat, you will receive a trick – often in the form of property damage. According to Aviva claims data between 2002 and 2012, malicious domestic damage increases by 150% during Halloween. For some property owners, it’s hard to find peace of mind on such a frantic night. However, there are certain tips and tricks (the good kind) that can help offer peace of mind for property owners on Halloween.

In trick-or-treat etiquette, a lit pumpkin is an invitation. If you don’t like the idea of strangers invading your doorstep, don’t leave a lit pumpkin outside of your house. Similarly, don’t be afraid of putting a polite notice outside of your house to let people know that you won’t be answering the door to trick-or-treaters. It’s important that the notice isn’t too abrupt or abrasive, otherwise, you might antagonise the trick-or-treaters and potentially spur them into mischief.

Perhaps the best way to ensure peace of mind on Halloween is to be afforded with the ability to monitor the activity on your doorstep throughout the night, without having to physically answer the door.  A Blink XT smart home security camera can be installed on the exterior of your property – out of arm’s reach, out of harm’s reach – to provide a watchful eye over anyone approaching your home. Filming in HD night-vision, you will have recorded footage of any potential offender that might wish harm to your home.

 

Peace of mind for parents with kids returning from school

Peace of mind for parents with kids returning from school

It's nearly time to go back to school, or for some, to start! The school run kicks back into gear, and the summer holidays slowly become just a memory. It can all add up to be tricky though, and for any parent or guardian, the safety and whereabouts of your children is a constant concern. Knowing when they’re home safe is peace of mind that goes a long way.

One of the simplest and easiest ways to achieve this peace of mind is to install a wireless home security camera that lets you know the very moment your children arrive home , via  a video clip notification directly to your smartphone. With Blink, all of this and more is provided, with up to 1080p HD recording quality and motion activated technology.

With just two standard AA lithium batteries, a Blink camera can run for up to two years until the power runs out, meaning you’ll never miss a moment. Additionally, users can watch a live stream from their Blink cameras anywhere in the world, at any time – ideal for making sure the ones you love are safe.

 

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Theft at university - how to keep your accommodation safe

Theft at university - how to keep your accommodation safe

Every year, one in three 18-year olds start a new chapter of their life at university. The three years or more spent studying can be one of the best experiences of a young adult’s life. The opportunity to learn new skills, meet new friends, and prepare for professional life are just a handful of exciting things to do while at university.

With the good comes the bad though, as an unfortunate reality is that students are particularly susceptible to theft at university. A 2017 report from Direct Line found that one in four students are burgled at university, with 80 percent of student thefts occurring at city universities. In fact, £25 million worth of goods have reportedly been stolen from student accommodation since 2014.

The report also revealed a list of the most stolen goods from students, with high value tech hardware such as laptops, mobile phones, and home entertainment topping the list.

 

Ways to keep your belongings safe

Insure your items:

Sometimes the bad guys win, and when they do, make sure you’ve got yourself covered. Insuring your items means that if they’re lost, stolen, or damaged, then insurers will replace your tech.

Keep social media safe:

Although it’s always tempting to flaunt your tech off to the world, it’s only helping thieves instead of impressing friends. By utilising social media, thieves can see what you own, and with a bit of digging, where to find it.

Lock your room and house:

Coming in after a night out is a time when things may slip your mind, however locking up is essential. Something as simple as sticking a note on the inside of the door can make the difference between theft and safety.

Install a wireless security camera:

This is one of the most advanced methods of home protection, and also one of the easiest. Whilst there are many brands on the market, Blink offer a comprehensive and reliable product that utilises wireless motion activated security technology.

 

Peace of mind for parent and student alike

Blink is a cost-effective solution to having a safer room at university. Installing a wireless motion activated camera such as Blink means a power efficient device will keep a watchful eye on your living space, that has no subscription fee or data storage charges – the perfect one-off purchase.

Blink offers HD video recording, and sends instant alerts to the owner’s smartphone, meaning that people will know exactly what’s happening, when it happens, and victims to theft will have clear video evidence of the incident.

This is especially beneficial for overseas parents who want to keep a watchful eye on their child’s accommodation. In the UK, 19 percent of students studying in higher education are foreign students, with 13 percent of this being students from outside the EU. Being so far away can be difficult, and so Blink will help if anything ever goes wrong in the flat or house.

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