Modern HighTech Fire Alarms

ceiling-smoke-detectorFire alarms and other devices that can help with the detection and prevention of fires have come a long way in the last decades.

Some of those recent technological developments made the use of those devices a lot more convenient today.

In some cases, new technology is now significantly helping to increase fire safety in places where it was impossible just two decades ago.

Let’s just take a look at the normal smoke detectors that probably most of us know.

New types of smoke detectors available now do not require that you change the batteries any longer. This has always been a minor hassle in the past because you had to make sure that your smoke detector being tested regularly and the batteries being changed twice a year. Some devices now come with a built-in battery that can last several years.

Then there are wireless fire alarms and smoke detectors which don’t require any cabling to install them. This too had been a major problem in the past since traditional fire alarm systems often required major structural work to set them up. Now you can simply place the devices anywhere in your home or business, wirelessly connected to a central console without the need for any cables.

The latest in modern fire prevention technology are fire spotting cameras. Those devices work by analysing a video feed to detect a fire in real-time. Fire spotting cameras can now help detect fires in locations where smoke detectors and other fire alarms cannot be used, think about places such as stadiums or other wide open spaces.

At fire alarms in Exeter you can learn about modern devices for the quick and effective detection of smoke and flames.

Homeopathy ‘No Better Than Placebo” According to Study

An article in the Daily Mail refers a new study that comes to the conclusion that Homeopathy “is no better than a placebo”. The article mentions a recent Australian study where the impact and effect of homeopathic medicines and treatments had been looked at.

According to the study by the Australia’s National Medical Agency, homeopathy shows no beneficial effects whatsoever and is “no better than a placebo”.

The president of the Australian Medical Association Dr. Choong stated his opinion that “Homeopathy is not a science. It is not based in science.” He furthermore added that in a lot of cases homeopathy can be considered dangerous and can risk people’s lives.

‘Surprise Entertainment’ Now All the Hype In The UK

Whether it’s a corporate party or your niece’s upcoming wedding reception, chances are that you will come across the term “surprise entertainment”, at least if you happen to live in the United Kingdom.

The Singing WaitersGone are the times where party throwers merely hired a DJ or a band for the musical entertainment of their guests.

Today, it’s all about “surprise music” or “surprise entertainment” whereas the latter may also include performances by spontaneous flash mobs or professional actors.

Mary Gwynsworth from London sums it up quite well: “Don’t even try to throw a traditional party if you are or want to be someone here in the greater London area. If you really want to make an impression and get your guests wooed there is no way around that you book good entertainers like the singing waiters. Otherwise you will look like someone who spent the last years behind a rock and people may laugh at you”.

The Singing Waiters may be the most known surprise entertainers in the UK today. With the increased popularity for surprise entertainment they are now getting booked by private persons and large corporates in the London area . Those who want to get in with the surprise music fun are advised to book many months in advance.

The Singing Waiters are professional trained singers and dancers who can perform and satisfy any type of musical tastes and preferences.  If you want to contact the singing waiters you should visit their website at or book by phone.

London Most Expensive City To Live In

It is official: London is the most expensive city in the world. According to a new study,the British capital is twice as pricey as Sydney and four times more expensive as compared to Rio.

London has now surpassed the former most expensive city Hong Kong as the world’s most pricey city to live and work in. This is the result of a new study conducted by estate agent Savills.

The study finds that rising rents and the strong pound had pushed up the typical cost per employee of renting somewhere to live and leasing office space to $120,000 (£73,800) a year.

London is now the priciest city to live, even surpassing other major metropoles  such as New York, Paris and Hong Kong,

Private Schools In The UK, The Better Alternative For Your Children

The United Kingdom has a tradition of renowned private schools and prep schools. Some of those independent schools are even known across borders. Families from as far away as Asia or Saudi Arabia sent their children to private schools in the United Kingdom to ensure they can get the best education possible.

private-schools-ukWhile one may immediately think that private schools will always be a domain for the rich only, there are prep schools in the UK that can be a great alternative to public schools even for your own children.

Increasingly more families in the UK choose private schools since they finally have realised how the public school system is not always optimal when it comes to their children’s education.

No surprise seeing that classroom sizes in public schools can often exceed 40 children. The sheer number of pupils will often make it impossible that teachers can dedicate to individual children.

Then there are those families who want to ensure that their children are taking care of in the best way possible. Especially for single parents or when both are working, this can often be a problem. With private and independent schools in the UK you will always know that you children are in good hands, not only in the classroom but also in their free time.

I personally recommend this local prep school in Hertfordshire, the renowned Kingshottschool. It should be high on your list of options if you look for recommended UK schools in Hertfordshire.

Click here to read more to learn about independent schools Hertfordshire and how it can benefit your children.


Storing Your Private Data

The recent hack of Apple’s iCloud where many celebrity’s often very private photographs had been hacked and then spread all over the Internet again brings into the spotlight the question about how to best store your private and sensitive data.

celebs-yell-at-cloudWould you really want to upload sensitive material to a third party provider, even if they claim they are as secure as it can be?

What about your company’s sensitive data such as passwords or customer information?

In my opinion, you cannot rely on and depend on any third-party service even if they claim they are the most secure on this planet.

The unforeseen can always happen, whether it is hackers targeting a company or a data storage firm going bankrupt while all your sensitive data is out there.

Common sense says that you should never store your most private data in the cloud but have them secured locally, maybe on your very own backup hard drives locked up in a old-fashioned safe. While this may not sound very high-tech to you still the best way to make sure that your invaluable data won’t fall into the wrong hands.

Tip on Helpful Software For Small Businesses

Numerous types of industries today can profit from specific, in some cases even customized small business software. Among those industries would be all these companies and businesses in the shipping industry. This includes import and export businesses but also those businesses that deal with stock and warehousing.

shipping softwareThose businesses that deal with international shipping can in particular profit from this type of software.

Shipping software or modern export software can help by cutting down the efforts needed in regard to the management and organisation of shipping documentation and paperwork.

International trade documentation would be one example of critical documents that play a crucial role for the successful operation of those businesses. Modern export software can help managing international trade documentation unlike any other type of small business software available today.

Benefits of shipping software can be that it helps to cut costs by helping the business to always find it easiest and most cost-effective way of transport. This is important in the shipping industry since the dictation costs are often dynamic and can always change. By always knowing about the most cost-effective route, significant costs can be saved.

Costly delays can be avoided since export software and shipping software can immediately alert in case there is incomplete paperwork. An example of this would be always important forms for customs where it is always critical that they are complete and up-to-date. Shipping software can therefore help to get goods faster from one location to the other by minimising all potential risks that could otherwise arise.

Internet Security Bug Worse Than First Believed

Tech companies Cisco and Juniper suggest that the security vulnerability named Heartbleed is much more widespread and dangerous that initially thought. In an article by Time they say that the vulnerability may affect a lot more routers and systems in many companies.

Both companies are now checking their own equipment and devices and have alerted customers in regards to the security thread.

On Friday, the Department of Homeland Security stated that its systems are not affected by Heartbleed.