Let’s get straight to the point. The high point that is. What is a high point? According to the Google Dictionary it’s an “enjoyable or significant part of an experience or period of time.” Wherever groups of people spend the most amount of time is usually where they have the most enjoyable or significant experiences.
The backyard, the front yard, the living room, the kitchen, etc. These are some of the first places you need to think about for installation of security cameras. For privacy reasons we skip over bedrooms and bathrooms. The only bedroom that is highly encouraged to have a security camera are baby rooms, but the more popular suggestion is getting a baby monitor. The best view for a camera in any room is in the opposite corner of the entrance. This gives a full view of the surrounding area.
High traffic zones are also significant for security camera placement. Whether outside or inside camera’s should be placed with a view of front doors, back doors, side doors, basements and hallways. For basement placement, it’s best to put a surveillance camera at the top of the basement stairs or any corner of the room on-looking the entrances. According to safety.com, 34% of burglars enter homes through the front door and 22% enter through the back and side doors. That’s 56%!
Another way of setting up security cameras is utilizing “trap surveillance.” This is a form of placement that allows security cameras to have full coverage of the outside of the home. No one will be able to enter the premises without a camera picking it up on surveillance. Backstreet Surveillance points out that “this design reduces the number of cameras needed to effectively protect the inside of a home while keeping bedrooms and baths private.”
More Tips! (based on suggestions from safety.com and www.wearemore.solutions)
-Install a peephole camera! This allows you to see whoever is at the door before opening it.
-For outdoor surveillance especially, it’s crucial to install security cameras that are waterproof. It’s also more beneficial if they’re equipped with night vision.
-Anything left outside can attract onlookers to your home; bikes, children’s toys, equipment etc. Because of this it’s good to install motion-sensor floodlights and cameras with night vision to ensure your outdoor possessions are always safe.
-Ola Shaw, owner of We Are More, advises to set up a “mockupancy” program “that will turn interior lights on and off in unpredictable patterns when you’re not around, giving any onlookers the perception you’re home.”
- If you have a two-story home it’s good to have a camera on the second story directed towards all entrances incase burglars take out your first story cameras.
-Wireless cameras that can be controlled/accessed from a phone/tablet are the most accommodating.
-Upon securing your basement, a night vision camera with a motion sensor is the best option.
-Make sure your cameras are noticeable! Safety.com says that “just seeing a security camera is enough to make a home intruder move on to another home.”
You walk into a clothing store, besides the apparel, what do you notice? The sound. Unless someone forgot to turn on the music, there are either lyrics blaring from the ceiling or strums whispering in the background. Businesses play music in their stores because the tone and volume of the songs impact the mood of the costumers.
Happy costumers grooving to a beat are more likely to buy something than someone who feels awkward or sad due to the type of music playing. Whether it’s up-beat or happy mellow, the volume and clarity of the sound influences different feelings the moment people step into any establishment. Music allows a certain vibe to surface according to the type of atmosphere businesses want their clients to be in.
Listening to good music sets the tone for the rest of your day. An adequate sound system in your home or business takes this experience to its fullest potential. We Are More is an electrical systems installation company that specializes in sound, smart homes, and smart businesses. They understand the importance of mood shifts within our technical age being affected by these small details.
Airports in Hawaii used to greet every malihini (visitor) with a lei accompanied by an uncle or two playing sweet Hawaiian music on his ukulele. That tradition has faded and is now only available upon request and payment. The Aloha State is slowly slipping into mainstream America, but something our airports can do for free is play Hawaiian music through speakers, instilling a vibrant spirit of aloha as soon as people land. The same concept goes for businesses and home life.
In a recent interview with Melissa Black-Laws, regional account specialist at We Are More, she said “as soon as I touched down in the British virgin islands, Barbados, Tahiti, on Margarita island– I automatically felt those island vibes because there was local music playing everywhere I went, and that island flare really set the tone for how my day or week or month was going while traveling.” She went on to state, “I’m not saying Hawaii doesn’t have that, but we want to keep those island vibes alive in everyday life.”
Collectively, We Are More wants to take the Hawaiian Islands back to palm trees and sunsets on a white sand beach — with sound. Whatever tone gets you in a relaxed, stress free state of mind, can be amplified with correct sound system installments. Among their other quality services, We Are More helps businesses and homes maintain a happy attitude using all things technical but especially sound systems. They know that technology can be used on a large scale to integrate Hawaii back to aloha vibes day and night.
“We are not a company that does the bare minimum. We are the exact opposite. We Are More for ourselves, our families, friends, communities, clients, products and our services.” A quote from Ola Shaw, owner of We Are More, that has stuck out as a motto for his business. We Are More reaches beyond business related inquiries, stressing the importance of the atmosphere set by sound.
When friends and family have a good laugh over something on social media or other networks, they usually want to share it with others. When something is being shared with me in person, the number one thing I always feel like I do is lower their brightness. Why? Un-adjusted brightness physically hurts my head.
Enduring excruciating headaches along with eye pain, or itchy, dry eyes, and vision that persists on being blurry even when spending time away from smart devices is unnecessary. There’s no reason to cope with annoying physical effects if you don’t have to. You might just be someone in need of a friend to turn down your brightness.
There’s been a myth floating around that lowering brightness is damaging to eyesight when it’s the opposite. Smartphones, tv screens, and computers/laptops have adjustable brightness features for a reason. If you’re doing your brightness manually, I’d recommend adjusting your brightness to your environment. While in a pitch-black room, it’s significant to have your phone on the lowest brightness possible, and if it’s available, turn on a dim nightlight so there’s something else in the room that can match the brightness of your phone to reduce eye strain.
Some people don’t like the “auto brightness” feature on iPhones due to rumored inaccuracy, but it works for me. If your eyes are more sensitive, you should lower your brightness manually, and if you continue to have headaches or blurry vision, I’d say it’s best to see your doctor about that. I’m in no way a physician, but I personally know what makes my head feel better.
By now you might be asking, “how do I know if my brightness is too high?” Normally, eyes will adjust to whatever their focused on. If your eyes are immediately squinting when you look at a digital screen you should probably lower your brightness. If you’ve been on your phone for a while and your eyes are already adjusted, step away from the gadgets for a bit and test my eye squinting method upon return.
To adjust brightness and white-point on iPhones or learn how to download a brightness controlling app for Android click here. For step by step instructions and more information on changing display settings and gaining better tips on reducing harmful brightness effects visit wikiHow.