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    Now That’s One Smart Phone: Turn Your Old Phone into a Smoke Detector for Free

    Faster, stronger and better smartphones are developed every year, so much so that the modern mobile market is practically driven by replacement. Apple and Android both continue to dominate the smartphone market, but in 2014 Android reached a new milestone: They shipped over 1 billion devices for the first time since they first came into existence in 2008. iPhone sold over 74.8 million new iPhones in 2015.

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    The best baby monitor ever?

    Being able to monitor your baby or young child from your mobile phone is a great way to make sure they are ok.

    Being able to monitor your baby or young child from your mobile phone is a great way to make sure they are OK.

    OK so this is a bit of a departure from the CleverLoop blog posts so far in that’s it is a bit more personal. It also looks at a use for CleverLoop that many owners will have figured out their own versions of, but is still worth mentioning.

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    The false economy of false alarms

    False alarms from security systems can have financial and emotional costs.

    False alarms from security systems can have financial and emotional costs.

    The first thing you know about it is a call from the company that monitors your home alarm system.

    Your alarm is going off.

    That is probably all they can tell you. If you are lucky (or have spent enough on the system and monitoring) they might be able to tell you which area in your house or which door or window has triggered the alarm.

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    What is CCTV, and 5 Reasons CleverLoop delivers more than standard CCTV.

    Some of the different types of CCTV security cameras that are used for security in home and business settings.

    Some of the different types of CCTV security cameras that are used for security in home, business and education settings.

    CCTV is the acronym for Closed-Circuit Television, but it is also known as a video surveillance system. Over recent years, CCTV has become a popular security method for both home and small business owners as the costs continue to decrease and the range of easy to use features grows. Here’s a bit of a summary of what CCTV is, how it’s developed, how it works and how it compares to CleverLoop.

    CCTV systems use video cameras to transmit a video signal to a specific place and generally to a limited set of monitors. The main parts of a system include the cameras, which obviously need to be placed in a good location for surveillance, the observation of the camera’s input somewhere and also the storage of the video footage for later uses.

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    Burglary Prevention Tips

    There are a lot of small improvements that you can do yourself to reduce the chance of a burglary.

    There are a lot of small improvements that you can do yourself to reduce the chance of a burglary.

    Each year in the USA alone there are about 2 million reported burglaries – that works out to roughly one break in every 15 to 20 seconds! An in the UK a burglary takes place every 40 seconds, amounting to more than a million householders falling victim to the crime. The number of break and enters taking place seems quite unbelievable when you take a look at these sort of statistics, and that’s just two countries!

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    Wireless Pet Friendly Alarm System

    Pet friendly security systems don't send you alarms every time your cat or dog moves around your home.

    Pet friendly security systems don’t send you alarms every time your cat or dog moves around your home.

    Being safe is extremely important when it comes to your home, which is why so many people now have home security systems to alert them to intrusions and security breaches. In theory this should work well in allowing homeowners to act quickly should they fall victim to criminal activity. However, things don’t always go to plan especially if you have motion detectors or security cameras that are picking up dogs, cats and other pets within the home.

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