In this article, you will discover the four worst home security mistakes that are happening all the time.
Number one worst mistake you could make is thinking that bad guys only come after midnight.
Most people seem to always prepare for a specific break-in. You’re lying in your bed, you’re woken up at 3 A.M. in the morning to the sound of broken glass, so you grab your gun and you are ready to stack bodies.
However, the reality is that most burglaries happen in the middle of the day. The FBI estimates that
65 percent of burglaries happen between 6 A.M. and 6 P.M.
If you have any security device installed in your home, you should not be really worried about the break-in during the middle of the night.
People should worry about the mom and kids who are at home in the middle of the day and they don’t
have that discipline to lock the doors. Door locks aren’t just for nighttime.
When thinking about home security, you’ve got to plan for an attack at any time of day or night.
Mistake number two is not having outer security improvements. That means no security lights, no
alarm systems, no cameras, no hardware fortifications (such as this kit for door reinforcement), no security signs in the driveway or warning that your mutant dog will bite your face off.
The number one rule of home security should be don’t be a target in the first place. Homes without a security system are 300 percent more likely to be broken in.
Get an alarm system, people! You need bad guys to look at your house and say “no thanks, not worth the trouble. I’ll pick someone else.”
Furthermore, if someone does attempt to a break-in, you need as much early warning as possible. You need time. This is really easy to do and accomplished and it doesn’t have to cost a lot.
Mistake number three is don’t advertise that you’re not home. To the criminal mind, certain behaviors cast a bat-signal over your house that says “break into this place.”
It is stuff like leaving trash cans at the end of the driveway longer than your neighbors do or letting
your mail stack up or leaving packages on your porch. All of that is a really bad idea.
Lights are another big issue because if you leave no lights on inside or outside of your house, then you’re inviting criminals. And if you have many lights on inside, they think “a-ha, you’re not home,” because no one sleeps with all their lights on.
Other behaviors, like letting your grass get too long or leaving cars in your driveway, can also
invite criminals. If you’re going out of town and you usually have a car parked inside the garage, consider putting the car in the driveway while you’re gone.
The fourth home security mistake is thinking about hardware but not inhabits. What good is your alarm system if you don’t turn it on when you leave the house and when you’re going to bed at night.
What good lock on your doors if you don’t use them. What good are your security blinds if you keep them open at night and anyone outside the house can see right in, sitting in the shadows and watching your every move. You are inviting trouble.
So don’t do any of that. You have to have good habits. You have to cultivate a lifestyle of security. It’s
not hard, it’s just making a tiny change here and there, so you and your family never become victims.
Hamza Fazal is a reporter for The Hear UP. After graduating from the University of Abbottabad, Hamza got an internship at the NPR and worked as a reporter and producer. Hamza has also worked as a reporter for the Medium. Hamza covers health and science for The Hear UP.
The Importance of Using Paper Cup Sleeves for Hot Drinks
As we all know, hot drinks are a staple in our daily lives, be it coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. One of the most commonly used items to keep these drinks warm and comfortable to hold is a paper cup sleeve. Paper cup sleeves are a simple yet effective way to keep drinks warm and prevent the hands from getting too hot. They are not just beneficial for the customer but also for the businesses. These sleeves can be a great branding opportunity for businesses to promote their logo or message. With the rise of environmental awareness, paper cup sleeves are becoming an increasingly popular option as they are made of biodegradable and renewable resources.
In this article, we will discuss the various benefits of using paper cup sleeves for hot drinks, the different types of sleeves available, and how to properly use them to ensure maximum comfort and satisfaction for the customer.
Benefits of Using Paper Cup Sleeves
The primary purpose of a paper cup sleeve is to provide insulation to keep hot drinks warm. The added layer of paper helps to slow down the transfer of heat from the cup to the outside environment, which helps to keep the drink at the desired temperature for a longer period of time.
Holding a hot cup of coffee or tea can be uncomfortable, even painful. Paper cup sleeves provide an extra layer of protection for the hands, making it more comfortable to hold hot drinks for extended periods.
Paper cup sleeves provide a blank canvas for businesses to promote their logo or message. They are an excellent opportunity for businesses to advertise and increase brand recognition.
Paper cup sleeves are made of paper, which is a biodegradable and renewable resource. They are an eco-friendly alternative to plastic sleeves and can help reduce waste.
Types of Paper Cup Sleeves
- Single-use Sleeves: These sleeves are disposable and are intended for one-time use. They are most commonly found in coffee shops and fast-food restaurants.
- Reusable Sleeves: These sleeves are made of thicker paper or fabric and can be used multiple times. They are perfect for businesses looking to reduce waste and promote sustainability.
- Custom Printed Sleeves: These sleeves are custom printed with a business’s logo or message. They provide a great opportunity for businesses to promote their brand and increase brand recognition.
Proper Use of Paper Cup Sleeves
- Use the right size sleeve for the cup: It is important to use the right size paper cup sleeve for the cup to ensure a proper fit.
- Position the sleeve correctly: The sleeve should be placed on the cup with the open end facing up, to allow easy insertion and removal of the cup.
- Avoid over-tightening the sleeve: Over-tightening the sleeve can make it difficult to remove the cup and can also cause the cup to collapse.
- Use the sleeve for its intended purpose: Paper cup sleeves are designed for hot drinks, and should not be used for cold drinks or food items.
The use of paper cup sleeves for hot drinks has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its insulation and hand protection properties, as well as its branding opportunity. They are an eco-friendly alternative to plastic sleeves and can help reduce waste. There are different types of paper cup sleeves available, such as single-use, reusable, and custom-printed sleeves. It is important to use the right size sleeve for the cup, position the sleeve correctly, avoid over-tightening the sleeve, and use the sleeve for its intended purpose. Overall, paper cup sleeves are an excellent addition to any business that serves hot drinks and can help keep customers happy and comfortable.
Umar Nisar was born and raised in the busy city of Abbottabad. As a journalist, Umar Nisar has contributed to many online publications including PAK Today and the Huffing Post. In regards to academics, Umar Nisar earned a degree in business from the Abbottabad UST, Havelian. Umar Nisar follows the money and covers all aspects of emerging tech here at The Hear Up.