Distance learning has become the new normal, especially in Connecticut where every public school is required to offer distance learning options for students. Whether your children are participating in distance learning for 100% or taking a hybrid approach of in-person and online schooling, your home technology needs have shifted. What was once a seamless home network may be bogged down with added devices accessing your home WiFi network.
More people are moving out of New York to Connecticut than ever before. In fact, data from the Postal Service shows that 5,082 New Yorkers moved to Connecticut in March 2020, compared to 1,361 in March 2019. This trend has continued into the rest of the year, with 4,017 new Connecticut residents in April, 3,777 in May, and 3,430 in June.
If you’re one of the many new homeowners moving to Connecticut from The City, you may have a long list of tasks needed to get your new home “move-in ready”; with one of those tasks being to install a security system.
Approximately 66% of the American workforce is working from home in 2020 and with more employers considering extending work-from-home (WFH) options, employees need to be prepared through the fall, the end of the year or longer as coronavirus plays out. And for families with children, the option or necessity of remote learning is adding to the work from home culture. That being said, is working from home working for you?
Choosing the right home surveillance and security system to keep your family safe is an important decision. With newer options on the market, such as the Ring alarm security system that boasts no contract and affordability, you may be wondering if this is the best option for your needs versus a professional security system installation. In short, it really depends on your goals to whether a Ring camera system versus a professional security system is better to use in your home. Continue reading to learn the pros and cons of Ring camera systems vs. professional security systems.
Summer is the best season in Connecticut to enjoy your outdoor living space. Whether you are making a few upgrades to get your space ready or redoing the entire outdoor living, if you want to enhance your space with outdoor TVs, audio, lighting and/or dependable Wi-Fi capabilities, here are our recommendations on simple ideas that can make your outdoor space one you don’t want to leave.
With more tech-savvy features and WiFi-enabled devices in the home, we’ve become more connected than ever before. In fact, in 2019 Deloitte found that U.S. households owned an average of 11 connected devices, including seven with screens to view content. And this number of connected devices is only expected to increase with the advent of 5G connectivity. Adding more WiFi-enabled and connected devices puts additional stress on your home networking system. A home network upgrade to a structured wiring system or “smart home retrofit” lays out the groundwork for home technology use.
The challenges presented by COVID-19 are far-reaching, as it seems every aspect of life has been changed in one way or another. Due to mandated stay-at-home and shelter-in-place orders, many households are now operating with many more occupants under one roof. And with more of our lives being lived digitally, whether it’s through working from home, gaming and streaming movies and television shows, the demand for a strong, reliable internet connection at home is higher than it was before the pandemic. As such, if this is a new situation for you and your family, you may be experiencing an entirely new set of challenges related to your WiFi connection.
Does your place of worship have a plan for congregation members who want to attend your services but are unable to? Whether it’s from travel, sickness or the inability to leave the home, members or potential members want to hear your message, but may not be able to due to unforeseen or unchangeable circumstances.
.Safety and security shouldn’t have to be a burden for those who are attending a religious service. Unfortunately, it is a matter that needs to be diligently addressed, especially for places of worship that have become targets for acts of violence.
Home automation has quickly evolved into one of the fastest, largest markets in technology and continues to grow. In fact, the global smart home market is expected to reach a value of more than $53 billion by 2022. As smart technology becomes more sophisticated, new trends and devices are hitting the market at rapid speed. From new entertainment devices to outdoor automation and lighting, here are the best home automation ideas to positively impact the way you live.