Monday, January 8, 2018

Allen & Heath Xone:4D

The Allen & Heath Xone:4D is incredible. You want to talk about a monster? Here’s one for the ages, and for the professionals typically at that. Like my buddy said, who the heck needs 20 channels? Well, some do. Or some don’t, but want the best of the best, albeit the most expensive of the bunch. Let’s see what this has and just highlight a few of the standout features: The mixer has four multi-input stereo channels, preamps on 3 channels, a soundcard output for routing switches, 3-band kill EQ, 2 FX sends, 2 stereo returns, a mic input on XLR with full level control and more. The mixer alone is crazy with pretty much any feature you can think of having and more. The soundcard is extremely high quality as well, being 20 channels and 96 kHz/24-bit sampling rate (USB 2.0). Works with both PC and Mac and has MIDI control, too: 227 mappable MIDI message sent to mixer, eight faders (yes, 8), 16 rotary pots, 50 switches, two jog wheels and finally eight push switches. You get the picture. What’s cool is Heath & Allen have a lot of demo videos online to help you get going, but it’s still going to take a lot of learning if you’re not a pro. Here’s a cool video of the Xone:4D. We just hope you have the cash.

4 multi-input stereo channels
Switchable phono or line output (each channel)
3-band kill EQ (+6dB)
2 FX sends, 2 analogue VCF filters
BPM LED display
Headphone monitor (mix and cue control)
LFO editable waveform (assignable)
Mic input with 2-band EQ directly to soundcard
105 MIDI controls (with dedicated MIDI sections of linear faders, pots, switches, jog wheels and push switches)
Compatible with any software


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Home Security Tips

1.    Install deadbolt locks

Though they are more expensive than spring latch locks, deadbolt locks are much stronger and therefore provide more protection. So, you should add at least one-inch thick deadbolt locks to all exterior doors in your home. However, when installing deadbolt locks, ensure that there’s little or no space between the doors and their frames, as such spaces make it easy for intruders to force the door apart. To reduce the space, use plywood or metal sheets to reinforce the door.

2.   Use interior door hinges

Intruders can easily remove the hinge pins and gain entrance into your home if your doors have their hinges on the outside. Therefore, reset all your hinges so that they cannot be tampered with from the exterior.

3.    Use metal bar on sliding doors

Do not leave sliding doors (or even windows) unprotected. Install metal bars behind them, as this will prevent burglars from gaining entrance after smashing the glass.

4.    Install a security alarm system

This is one if the best measures for protecting your home. A home alarm system will blare off a loud sound to alert you of any potential dangers and to scare burglars away. An alarm system, even when silent, can keep intruders away, as the mere sight of it can deter intruders from making further attempts.

5.    Hide all wiring

One of the first things burglars do is finding any wires hanging on the exterior of your house and disconnecting them in order to disable all security devices. Therefore, hide your home security wires as a smart move to prevent this.

6.   Install a home surveillance system

Having a home surveillance system that comprises both visible and hidden security cameras is another very good security measure. While visible cameras indirectly warn intruders that you are watching every move they make, the hidden ones are best for recording burglary footage, and they help to monitor intruders in cases when the visible cameras are destroyed.

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7.  Subscribe to an alarm monitoring service

Alarm monitoring services connect your alarm system to a central monitoring center. If your alarm goes off, the sound is relayed to the monitoring center, which immediately contacts and dispatches the police to your home within a few minutes.

8.    Display yard signs

Although yard signs may not prevent desperate burglars from entering your home, they can deter intruders because they pass the message that you have a functional alarm system and that all intruders are monitored. Upon seeing yard signs, most burglars will think twice before entering your home – because they will realize that they may be caught.

9.    Use only solid wood or metal doors

Burglars find it very easy to break through doors made of plywood or hollow wood. Therefore, you should improve your home security by installing doors made of metal or solid wood at all entrances.

10.   Install a glass breakage detector

A glass breakage detector can sense the frequency of breaking glass. So, if a burglar smashes a glass door or window while attempting to enter your home, this detector triggers your alarm immediately.

11.   Give a false impression that someone is around

Most burglars scour neighborhoods looking for unoccupied houses or houses whose occupants are away for some time. Therefore, when you are away, use automatic timers to switch off your security lights at the right times. This makes burglars think that someone is in the house.

12.   Keep a guard dog

Many people now use guard dogs to watch over and protect their homes from intruders. Guard dogs need extensive training and socialization to make them hostile towards strangers and friendly towards their owners and other familiar faces. Many dog breeds can make excellent guards. Examples of the best guard dog breeds include the German shepherd, the bullmastiff, the Caucasian shepherd, the Rottweiler, the American Staffordshire terrier, the Airedale terrier, the Doberman pinscher, and the giant schnauzer.
13. Iinstal gate opener system like MIGHTY MULE FM200 

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Scoutguard SG565F Camera Review

This camera has been around for some time and has had a degree of testing leading up to this release. Built on the same platform as the 560 camera it shares the same case with a different door. Our original sample even had the cut filter on the board and had a really bad filter clunk even though it was white flash. This was reported as a severe deficiency and was suppose to be corrected in the final product prior to release. Most every one now is familiar with the Scoutguard products that use the wired remote and this is the same and the programming is the same, so we will spend no time explaining that.

The popularity of the white flash seems to have gained another build up in popularity because of the color night pictures. This trade off where there are no night video capabilities appears to be alright with a lot of users. The market has been shy of cameras that actually capture decent pictures in the white flash category. Spy Point and Stealth do this well in white flash along with the old Leaf River cameras. This is an area that was somewhat weak in our original test camera. We will be taking a strong look at this along with all the other normal functions.

Trigger time is supposed to be less than 1.5 seconds and there is suppose to be very good battery life (80 days). This has been pretty well proven in all previous Scoutguard products built on this same platform. The small size and excellent camouflaged case will be hard to spot on the tree except for that big white strobe at the top. This camera can use up to 8 gigs of SD card so there should be plenty of room for a ton of 5 MP pictures and daytime videos.

I will get some pictures of this camera (like MOULTRIE A-30 GAME CAMERA ) and then off to the trigger testing and field testing areas.

11-13-2010 update: We set up to grab the first of the day/night /8 plate pictures and got a big hit right where it hurts. We were under the understanding that the cut mechanism would be de activated and we would just have a very first class little white flash camera. Well, that just did not happen. Even though the sample flash pictures were first class and the flash range was way down range there is still this problem for those who have the opposition to the clunk during the sensing to flash period. We just finished a review on a primitive system white flash camera costing a hundred dollars more and it failed to produce pictures and flash that was satisfactory. This camera seems to do pretty good in those departments but we are afraid that the noise will probably take away from its popularity. We do not understand why they failed to correct this issue in the post production units. Logged more time on this camera and it does give us some very respectable pictures but even during the day we get that constant series of clunks each trigger. This has just got to be fixed for any kind of field deployment. Sensing was out past 50 feet for this cool day.

11-23-2010 update: In the Scoutguard tradition this camera still is pumping out the pictures which the forum users seemed to feel are pretty good but are not in that 560 category yet. We have heard there may be a firmware adjustment in the works so we will wait and see. That action, along with the attention to the little noise maker will make a good camera great.

12-05-2010 update: This camera has clunked its way through another group of really good pictures so the battery life seems to still be holding. We will keep it out until the cells give out

01-23-2011 update: This camera is still ticking away in Scoutguard fashion. Our animal count is low due to hunting pressure but so far the camera has capture 243 photos since 11-20-2010. We will continue the battery testing for now. There are no reports of any updates to correct the clunking we hear with this camera. Numerous reports have been sent via HCO to BMC about the clunking as late as this past week at the Shot Show in Vegas. We will provide a final update when the batteries fail but we are closing this review now.

04-02-2011 update: Almost 4 months in one of our less busy areas but over 600 night pictures this camera is still going on its batteries. It is giving us some pretty good pictures also.

07-15-2011 update: The batteries finally died on this camera which has continued to run in its isolated area since 12/05/2010. The batteries finally went dead on 07/14/2011. The camera took 1800 photos over this duration which is VERY good with a white flash camera.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

LiftMaster gate openers – top 5 models (reviews)

About the manufacturer

LiftMaster is an American company which has been manufacturing garage door openers, gate and commercial door operators (for example: MIGHTY MULE 502 )for over 45 years. Over the years they have built a nationwide network of authorized dealers to help the customers get the products they need backed by the LiftMaster guarantee.

Their products are made to fit any lifestyle and application and provide the latest technology, innovations in safety and security as well as connectivity and performance. They stand for quality and safety with a goal to exceed the customers’ expectations. The company is one of the leading ones in the USA in this area and has the products which will back that up.
Top 5 LiftMaster gate openers

When it comes to your home, only the best will do. So, let’s take a look at the top 5 gate openers given to you by LiftMaster.
Liftmaster LA400PKGU Dual Swing Gate Opener Kit

The LA400PKGU dual swing gate opener works on gates up to 16 ft. and up to 850 lbs in weight. It truly is modern, innovative and uses the latest technology to make your life easier.LA400PKGU Dual Swing Gate Opener Kit
You will get…?

When you buy this gate opener, you will get LA400PKGU w/ Controller, two arms, a battery backup with control board and a photocell. A very detailed manual is also included and can greatly benefit the installation process.
I present the features

Firstly, everything was made simple with the wireless dual-gate communication which eliminates expensive conduit costs. Installation and troubleshooting was made easier with a LED diagnostic display, and the unit possess a solar-ready ultra-reliable system. The gate opener itself has a bi-part delay which monitors and adjusts the speed and position of the wings in order to ensure that the primary gate closes last. Two great features are the synchronized close as well as the quick close, which closes the gate instantly after a vehicle pulls off the interrupt loop. Anti-Tailgate is very useful since it prevents unauthorized access. The opener is also HOMELINK compatible and offers security + 2.0 On-Board radio receiver.

And now specifications
Power: 24VDC or Solar Power. 120/230V Single Phase (Standard control box).
Accessory Power: 24VDC 500mA output. Switched and unswitched power.
Monitored Safety: 3 main board, 3 optional expansion board
Temperature Specifications: Without Heater: -4 degrees F (-20 degrees C) to 140 degrees F (60 degrees C); With Optional Heater (HTR): -40 degrees F (-40 degrees C) to 140 degrees F (60 degrees C)
Gate Travel Speed: 90-degree opening in 17-17 seconds
User review

Even though it’s expensive, this gate opener is fantastic. It works flawlessly! Simple to program, fast, quiet, wifi connected and after all that time I spent having second thoughts, I’m glad I bought it! Money well invested…

LiftMaster SL3000501U ½ HP AC High Traffic Commercial Slide Gate Openers

Highest quality components. Provides unsurpassed performance. Made for gates up to 37 feet in length and 1000 lbs.
You will get…?

Inside the box you will find the operator, the cover, 2 warning signs, the warranty, 2 keys and a LiftMaster monitored retro-reflective photoelectric sensor. The detailed manual can be found on the manufacturer website.
Let’s look at the features

This model possesses the fantastic P3 motor which meets the requirements needed to open and close your gate. Security + 2.0 technology gives you a quick access to your property and the quick-close feature makes sure that only one vehicle enters your property at a time. Unauthorized access is prevented with the anti/tailgate feature, and the simple-to-use emergency release handle allows gate to be operated manually.LiftMaster SL3000501U ½ HP AC High Traffic Commercial Slide Gate Opener
The specifications
Power: 110V Single Phase.
Accessory power: 24VDC 500mA output.
Monitored safety inputs 3 Main Board, 3 Expansion Board.
Temperature specifications:
Without heater: -4°F (-20°C) to 140°F (60°C).
With optional heater (HTRNB): -40°F (-40°C) to 140°F (60°C).
Gate travel speed: 12 in. per second.
User review

This really is a high quality product, which if you can afford you won’t regret the money spent. LiftMaster gate openers are truly exquisite and this one presents the embodiment of their products.

Liftmaster LA400 Residential DC Linear Gate Operator

Dependable performance. Longer gate and operator life.

The LA400 is capable of operating gates up to 16 feet long and weighing up to 550 pounds.
You will get…?

It product comes with the master arm, the slave arm, 2 remotes, 40 feet of wire for the slave unit and detailed instructions.
A bit about the features

Brilliant torque and durability is achieved with the powerful 24VDC operator system. The unit has an exceptional battery run system with DC control devices and sensing devices and the internal obstruction sensing system helps in force adjustments for all directions. It also has a bi-part latch that helps in paving way for swing gate designs, which means one wing open after closing the other wing, and an adjustable timer which can be set up to 120 seconds.
Another pretty cool option

Control inputs give you the possibility of connecting to a complete range of devices like access control systems, loop detectors, radio receivers and telephone entry systems.
User review

After a long search which lasted for weeks, I finally decided to buy precisely this product. The LiftMaster has high quality products and I decided that with them I cannot make a mistake. And the decision was right. If you are a bit handy, you will have no difficulty in installing the unit, the instructions are fantastic. After a few months it still works like a charm, I would recommend it to everyone.

LiftMaster RSW12U Residential / Light Commercial Swing Gate Operator

Extraordinary performance, safety and accessibility.

Made to manage gates up to 16 feet in length or weighing up to 1.000 lbs.LiftMaster RSW12U Residential / Light Commercial Swing Gate Operator
What’s in the box?

Inside you will find the operator, the cover, arm assembly, 2 warning signs, the warranty, 2 keys, a battery 12 Vdc 7AH and a LiftMaster monitored retro-reflective photoelectric sensor. It’s a really crowded box…
I present the features

The device has a solar-ready ultra-reliable system as well as a LED diagnostic display which makes installation and troubleshooting quite simple. It also features a Battery Backup and ultra-efficient Power Management System – up to 147 cycles or up to 63 days. The powerful 12VDC motor with soft Start/Stop operation extends hardware and operator life for heavy-duty gate usage.
Unit specifications
Power: 12VDC or Solar Powered
Accessory Power: 12VDC 500mA output. Switched and unswitched power.
Monitored Safety: 3 main board, 3 optional expansion board
Temperature Specifications: Witout Heater: -4 degrees F (-20 degrees C) to 140 degrees F (60 degrees C); With Optional Heater (HTR): -40 degrees F (-40 degrees C) to 140 degrees F (60 degrees C)
Gate Travel Speed: 90-degree opening in 13-15 seconds
User review

Incredible unit. The unit is easy to set up, and even easier to handle. Most of all I like the fact that it could be charged with solar power. If you run into this unit, do not hesitate, trust me it’s the right choice.

Liftmaster / Chamberlain LA500PKG/S Dual Swing Gate Opener with LA500S

Quality. Dependability. Award-winning design.
What’s in the box?

The biggest thing in the box is most naturally the operator, followed by a standard control box with 2 batteries 12 Vdc 7AH. Then, a post bracket, a gate bracket, 2 warning signs, a warranty card and 2 keys.
A bit about the featuresLiftmaster / Chamberlain LA500PKG/S Dual Swing Gate Opener with LA500S

The LA500 swing gate operator is the most advanced residential DC swing gate operator, equipped with industry-leading features like MyQ™ and Security+ 2.0™ communications, battery backup, and a capacity to handle gates up to 18 feet and 1,600 lbs. This amazing gate opener can supply power when needed to operate the gate and conserve power when not in use. It has a quick close, anti-tailgating and bi-part delay functions and the manufacturer offers a 2 year guaranty.
The specifications
Continuous-duty motor with soft start/stop
Operator duty rating: 300 cycles per day
Power: 110V or 220V Single Phase (220V single phase requires torrid transformer kit)
Surge/spike protection
Gate travel speed: 90 degrees in 16-17 second
Construction: Full length commercial duty case aluminum housing. Control Box; High impact polycarbonate
Weight: control arm 25 lbs. control box 20 lbs.
User review

In short I will just say that this is the queen of gate openers, worthy of your money and attention.

To conclude

I hope that this short reviews have been helpful, and that they have successfully led you into the magical world of LiftMaster high quality gate openers. When it comes to this manufacturer, know that there is no need for doubt.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

You Get What You Pay For When Hiring a Roofing Contractor


Today's roofing contractors Bronx NY are extremely aware the world went digital and people desire to see samples of their work online! Consult when they possess a site and make an effort to look at their qualifications! A specialist site provides you with comprehensive information on the numerous services and skills the roofer keeps together with a that'll show you different samples of their work! A roofer won't possess a site in today's roofing industry is not a top roofer locally!
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Look online for consumer evaluations through sites like Google and Yelp! If your client takes the time to create a review then you can certainly be confident that the roofers Bronx you are considering provides you having a quality roofing program! Visit their site and see if they have a customer review part! Any reputable roofer Bronx could have a location of these site dedicated to customer reviews. Last however not least, you are able to generally ask them for a listing of past customers who you could contact for a suggestion. In case you speak with roofers Bronx who cannot give you a listing of customer recommendations and does not have multiple good opinions submitted online, our advice is always to run and find a more capable and respected roofing company!


Each year we hear unhappy reports of individuals who have been fooled by people appearing like a regional roofing contractors Bronx NY in their place. Sometimes these drawbacks really were roofers Bronx who took the amount of money and went! In case your roof repair Bronx NY will be changed within an insurance state we never gather any money before the roof is obviously mounted. If your roof has been exchanged as being a cash estimation, you then need to have a very small deposit that must definitely be produced in order to secure the contract. Payment is never presented before the roof is installed and you also are a satisfied customer!


An expert roofing contractor can happily provide you with a totally free roof examination and cement sidewalk repair produce a professional endorsement on the easiest way to address your specific c. If your roof repair Bronx can be repaired but still provide you the security your building needs, a reliable Bronx roofing company will usually let you know that! But when a complete roof replacement is in order, they need to also help you of the best remedy that suits your particular requirements and budget.

Installing a brand new roof could immediately transform your home or enterprise and include benefit to your home. Don't allow just everyone handle this essential career that will drastically affect the curb benefit of your property, and more importantly lessen the most crucial coating of protection on your property! Your roof is really an important component of your home's structure and it is essential that you simply retain Bronx roofing contractors to undertake this important repair!

Usually, devote some time and do your research when looking for regional roofing contractors to replace your roof! Some time invested will pay down significantly in making sure you truly be given a quality roofing solution installed at a reasonable price!

Amazon cutting off Fire TV Stick sales to frequent buyers

It appears Amazon is checking how many Amazon Fire Stick Kodi a customer has obtained in the past and it is not letting anymore to become obtained once a certain amount has been reached. A viewer, who tells me they've ordered about 22 Amazon Fire Stick with Kodi Branches in the past from Amazon, has delivered me the above screenshot demonstrating that they are no more able to purchase any Amazon Fire Stick unlocked Regardless of how many Amazon Fire Stick jailbroken with Kodi are added to their cart, the number is altered to zero with a message implying that zero may be the fresh “maximum allowable” Amazon Fire Stick jailbroken Branches they are able to obtain.
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Restricting the sum total variety of Amazon Fire Stick hack a customer should buy is probably an effort by Amazon to hinder shops who preload Fire TV Twigs with piracy application and promote them on sites like eBay for a profit. There are lots of shops who have independently distributed thousands of Amazon Fire Stick Kodi each. This listing alone, for example, has offered more than 7,000 products. The Fire TV Stay has quickly become the go-to device for a TV show and movie pirates, thanks to its inexpensive price and flexible Android-based operating system.

Limiting revenue is just the newest action taken by Amazon to deflect the Fire TV Stick’s developing piracy reputation. Last year, Amazon removed Kodi, a media player application, from their app store, since according to them “it can be used to facilitate the piracy or illegitimate download of content.” Though Kodi itself does not offer use of fake material, its unrestricted addon functions have allowed third parties to develop piracy addons that flow duplicate tv shows and movies directly through Kodi. The thousands of Fireplace TVs and Amazon Fire Stick jailbroken for sale on eBay advertising free shows and tv shows come preloaded with your piracy add-ons.

Amazon’s bar of FireStarter, a popular alternative Fire-TV launcher app, last month was also probably linked to their work to help make the Amazon Fire Stick fully loaded fascinating to shops and pirates. FireStarter was utilized by many piracy shops as a way to bypass the default Amazon Fire Stick Kodi screen and simplify entry to pirated material.

It’s unclear if Amazon’s new purchasing restrictions increase towards the Amazon Fire Stick for sale additionally, or if it just applies to Amazon Fire Stick free channels income. I’m told Bestbuy can be limiting Amazon Fire Stick Kodi to at least one-per-customer inside their real stores and 3 per customer through their website, but it’s unfamiliar if that limitation is related to Amazon’s restriction on full income.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Things to Consider Before Choosing SEO Company

best local seo services

More than 80 percent of consumers search the Web to seek out businesses offering the services and products they're trying to find. Should you not need a website, you're missing out on short tons of leads and prospective customers. Utilizing the Web to advertise your company is among the most effective investments you may make. In the event that you presently don't have a website, it's time to make a website and optimize the website so you can enlarge your novel-of-company. In the event that you are no online marketing specialist, you always have the option to hire an expertise Search Engine Optimization business to get you started. Before requesting a Search Engine Optimization quote, learn the 5 factors you should think about when searching for the best local SEO services and select the best Search Engine Optimization services.

Look Past the Unrealistic Claims

More than a few companies maintain that they are going to allow you to get ranked on the initial page of Google in as tiny as a day. You've got to recognize that enhancing your standing on internet search engines will devote some time. You don't wish to become number one for a keyword that's scarcely ever sought. Ensure the business describes their claims in detail or there isn't any point in picking them to optimize your website.

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Any reputable Search Engine Optimization firm needs to be ready to provide you with evidence of succeeding. They need to have an expansive portfolio of websites they've optimized previously and be ready to reveal you these websites before offering you a Search Engine Optimization quote. Keep clear of the firms who need to show you a listing of the Search Engine Optimization services before showing you signs which their customers have triumphed.

What's the Status of the Search Engine Optimization Business on Google?

Advertising companies who offer Search Engine Optimization services should be pros at what they do. Like you, they would like to build company and marketplace on the web. Make sure that the Search Engine Optimization firm has a high ranking for many popular keywords on the Internet related to advertising. When they don't, how will they make your institution's advertising effort a success?

Is it true that the Search Engine Optimization Firm Offer Reports?

You need to be upgraded every step of the solution to see the way the marketing campaign is working. You need to also stay in contact with all the business's advertising team and make certain they're eager to provide you with a direct contact number. Getting trusted contact numbers is vitally significant.

What Search Engine Optimization Services You Want To Get?

When you require an SEO quote for Search Engine Optimization services, be sure to understand precisely that which you will get. You ought to compare the Search Engine Optimization services made available from several companies before you ever pick a Search Engine Optimization quote. Each of the services needs to be recorded in detail on your own quote. Compare what's excluded and included in each bundle to help you remain on budget.

As soon as you contemplate all the variables above, it is possible to proceed to find the right Search Engine Optimization quote made available from the most effective business in the business. Remember to find out more about the business, find out more about the firms, and then budget the price.

Allen & Heath Xone:4D

The Allen & Heath Xone:4D is incredible. You want to talk about a monster? Here’s one for the ages, and for the professionals typicall...