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Feeling secure at home is a priority for many people, and installing security systems at home is a way to improve one’s sense of well-being. Whether individuals own or rent, they may be surprised to learn that do-it-yourself security systems can be savvy investments. The right system can help people protect their belongings and their families, but sorting through the various security systems on the market can be a daunting task. While full-service setups that include professional installation and monitoring are available, some homeowners may want to investigate the highly customizable DIY kits now offered. Some include personal monitoring, while others are self-install technologies with professional monitoring. Before getting started, homeowners and renters can ask themselves a few questions to help narrow down their options:


· What is your budget? Professional installation and monitoring will likely cost more than DIY kits. · How large is the home? · Are you tech-savvy? · How frequently are you out of the home on vacation or extended trips? · Do you desire emergency response? · Do you want an entire package or just some deterrent devices?

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Once individuals have answered these questions, it's time to start shopping. A few DIY security system options include the following:


Smart home security systems - These home security

systems connect to a home's Wi-Fi network so they can be monitored and controlled using a smartphone app. Others may be accessed through an application on the internet. It is important to look for a system with technology that is not easily hacked.

Security cameras - It can take mere minutes to set up wireless security cameras around the house. These devices connect to a Wi-Fi network and give customers free access to a constant stream of video. Some systems make it easy for homeowners to listen in on what's going on at home and even talk to anyone within the camera's range. Others can be paired with cloud storage for recording video. Professional monitoring - Residents who are away from home frequently or are too busy to constantly monitor security systems may like the peace of mind of professionally monitored kits. There are a variety of services that offer affordable starter kits and video monitoring. Monitored alarm systems can be set to call the police or other emergency services if necessary. Entry-level or advanced systems - Entry-level systems typically include a few door and window sensors, a motion detector, and a hub that communicates with these sensors. This may be enough for someone in an apartment or small house. More extensive systems may include additional sensors, door locks, garage door openers, surveillance cameras, lights, sirens, and even water and smoke detectors.



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Plants need sunlight to thrive and grow, but some need less sunlight than others. People who find that their landscapes are less supportive of sunloving plants can choose from a variety of shade-tolerant plants, shrubs, and trees. Shade tolerance refers to a plant's ability to withstand low levels of light. Certain plants have adapted this feature to survive in nature. Plants that grow at the base of forest floors, for example, will get less sunlight than others outside of the tree canopy. Such adaptations enable a wide variety of foliage to grow even when not exposed to much sunlight. While sunloving plants often have broad leaves and expend significant energy to capture sunlight for photosynthesis, shade-tolerant plants expend less energy and tend to be more efficient consumers of soil nutrients and sunlight. Penn State Extension's Plant and Pests division says the amount of shade a plant is growing under will directly affect the density of the foliage and the plant's flowering and fruiting characteristics. Blending shade-tolerant plants into the landscape can be an effective use of space. Before choosing plants for an existing landscape, it's important to assess the level of shade or sun the plants will receive.

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Bleeding heart, or Dicentra spectabilis, is typically found in woodlands and grows best in light to moderate shade. It's a perennial in the poppy family that produces mounded foliage and arching vine-like stems of heart-shaped flowers in the spring.

Amethyst flower: Browallia hybrids feature star-shaped blooms of blue and violet. These plants will billow out of hanging baskets or containers, and they prefer warm shade or filtered sunlight. Coleus: The coleus, Solenostemon scutellarioides, is another perennial that can have a variety of different leaf colors and striations. It will grow in full sun to medium shade. Witch hazels: These are a genus in the family Hamamelidacea, which has four species in North America. This shrub or small tree features arching branches with dense, multi-stemmed clumps. Witch hazel produces flowers in the late autumn when most other plants are sparse. It grows best in partial sun to light shade.

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Personal touches turn a house into a home. Hanging pictures, whether they're personal photographs or artwork, can change the character of a room. Proper placement of these visuals can turn drab walls into fab walls. Design maven Martha Stewart advises that the first step is to gather all of the pictures that are in consideration for hanging. This will enable people to see what is available and edit their selection based on the space available, the theme or a color scheme. Having all the artwork on-hand enables a person to move it around like a puzzle until the placement feels just right. Next, individuals should plan on hanging artwork at 57 inches on center, according to renovation experts at Apartment Therapy. "On center" means the middle of the photograph or painting will always be at 57 inches, as this measurement represents the average human eye height. This height is regularly used as a standard in many galleries and museums. When the goal is to hang multiple pictures, individuals should treat the entire grouping as a single unit. This means creating the layout and finding the center of the middle piece of the grouping. To make picture grouping easier, use paper templates with arrows to indicate whether the artwork will be hung horizontally or vertically. These templates can then be easily taped to the wall and rearranged until the grouping is ideal. There are no hard and fast rules concerning frames, meaning they do not all have to match. But placing framed artwork side by side can give a person a feel for whether the images and the frames work together in the space. Some people like to use frames of similar colors and sizes. Others want the eclectic mix-and-match appeal. It's ultimately up to the homeowner. Measuring is key to hanging a picture correctly on the wall. Take into consideration the type of attachment, whether it's D-rings, sawtooth hangers, wire, or other fasteners. First, individuals should measure from the top of the frame to the hanger. Measure the wall to achieve the 57 inches on center location, and then calculate where this falls within the height of the artwork and frame top. Adjust accordingly and mark. Then measure the distance from the frame top to the hanger location on the wall. Homeowners should be sure to take the weight of the picture into consideration when selecting hanging hardware. Wall anchors may be needed to keep the frame sturdy in the drywall if measurements determine a wall stud will not help secure the artwork. Home improvement resource Today's Homeowner also suggests attaching self-adhesive rubber bumpers to the bottom corners on the back of the frame before hanging so that the picture will not damage the wall and will hang level.



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