Is the Average Home Intruder Now Smarter Than You?

The average Australian relies on a sophisticated array of technology to help them get through their daily life. Nowhere is this more evident than in the home, where the kitchen and living room feature the latest appliances and equipment, designed to make the daily grind a whole lot easier. If you feel that you are similarly 'switched on', you may have installed a device or two to protect the perimeter of your home so that you can hang on to your belongings and keep the bad guys away.   Read More...

Mobility Issues? 4 Easy Ways to Make Your Home's Electrical Components More User-Friendly

When your mobility decreases, it's time to make some changes to your home in order to make things more convenient for you. Mobility can be affected by a number of reasons, such as disability following an accident, or simply as part of the aging process. Changing the setup and even the interface of some of your home's electrical components can make life so much easier when you're not as mobile as you used to be.   Read More...

Maintenance Checklist for an Electric Water Heater

If you get your hot water supply from a water heater, then you have every reason to make sure the equipment is maintained properly. Otherwise, you might find yourself without hot water at crucial times. As a matter of fact, most water heater problems arise due to failure on the part of equipment users to stick to the scheduled maintenance routine recommended by equipment manufacturers and/or qualified technicians.  If you've installed an electric water heater in your home, you will need to meet its maintenance requirements so you can get optimal service from it.   Read More...

Where and How to Use Electrical Engraving at Your University

Electrical engraving is the process of engraving information onto electrical equipment. It's useful for labelling plug sockets, computer ports and switches. Electrical engraving can massively improve safety, particularly in facilities with large numbers of staff and pupils, like universities. For example, having clearly labelled light switches ensures that lights are never switched off in error, reducing the risk of slips and trips. In kitchens, clearly labelled switches for appliances ensure that nothing is switched or left on by accident, reducing the risk of fires.   Read More...

Three Ways You Could Instantly Improve the Experience of Driving Your Car

Across Australia, millions of drivers are not enjoying their vehicles as much as they should be. Instead of running at 100 percent efficiency, their cars have all manner of problems that are dragging them down, from worn-out tyres or faulty steering to air conditioning units that are on their last legs. Most of these problems can be easily addressed, but motorists either don't notice them or decide to put off much needed repairs.   Read More...