As Staten Island businesses continue to press on through COVID restrictions, they are faced with a new, more daunting challenge: surviving burglary. During October, a wave of commercial burglaries spread through the borough; SIlive.com reports that there were at least nine burglaries at Staten Island businesses from October 1 through October 31. The businesses targeted ranged from restaurants, to delis, to flower shops.
Every year since 1925, the week that surrounds October 9 is observed as National Fire Prevention Week in the United States. The goal is to use this week to educate the public on some aspect of fire safety and prevention. This year, the theme of the National Fire Prevention Week campaign is, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety.”
Home automation is a broad term that encompasses everything from wireless security systems to smart lighting, and many other services in between. It can be daunting to understand when you first start out. For that reason, many homeowners prefer to start out small before expanding to the full range of home automation services.
It’s finally safe to travel again, and many of us are excited to get on the road before summer is over. If you’re nervous about leaving home after sheltering in place over the past year, there are ways your smart home technology can help allay your concerns. Here are some examples of what you can do.