When we moved house last year, Mrs Adams and I made a conscious decision to reduce the number of framed photos we have on display and replace them with wall mounted canvas prints. With a young family, we often find that framed images get knocked over or moved. On a couple of occasions, the kids have photographs from their frames and replaced them with hand drawn pictures! It’s very sweet when they do this, but we’ve lost a couple of pictures this way.View Post
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Some months ago, we recruited a cat sitter to look after the family pet when we went to visit family in Scotland. I told her not to be alarmed, but that we had a smartcam in the house. She remarked that every house she went to these days was equipped with them and she was often told not to worry about them. She wasn’t be spied on, they were there simply there to deter and catch any burglars!View Post
I have never been a huge fan of undertaking DIY tasks that involve working at heights. Now I am a father and, I can’t deny it, getting older, I get increasingly nervous about climbing ladders.View Post
A short while ago we experienced an attempted break-in. Luckily it was foiled by our secure back doors, but I think part of the reason our house looked so tempting was because we had no working security lights. With winter getting ever closer, and the nights getting longer, I have looked at the Philips Hue lighting system to see how it could help make our home more secure.
If you are a regular reader of Dadbloguk, you’ll know we recently moved house. When moving into our new place, I saw an opportunity to improve our home security.