By Madonna Jeffries

Wireless home security alarm systems are all the rage with ‘Do it Yourself’ home handy persons. The DIY handy person is much more able to cope with the installation of a wireless home security alarm system because it so much simpler to install than the traditional type of wired security devices. The set backs to a conventional wired system from the home handy persons perspective is the large amount of drilling required, which is time consuming and dirty work. Typically, the wired security system is left to the professional, while a wireless home security alarm system can be easily installed by the homeowner.

As an added benefit with a wireless home security alarm system most of the components can be easily moved to different positions around the home to provide protection where it is needed. This flexibility, however, is offset by the need to ensure that the number of installed devices are within the maximum recommended range so as to allow the wireless home security alarm system to function as designed.

Typically every device connected to a wireless home security alarm system has a built in transmitter. This transmitter is designed to send a wireless signal to the system’s centralized control receiver. It is common that the inexpensive systems are designed to simply sound the alarm when a device is activated by an intruder. However, in the case of the more costly wireless home security alarm systems, they are configured to not only sound the audio alarm but also to indicate which actual device set off the alarm. This extra benefit is especially useful when trying to identify the cause of a false alarm or in figuring out which actual room holds the potential danger.

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Wireless Systems Have Distinct Disadvantages

While the simplicity of installation ranks high on the list of positives for a wireless home security alarm systems, there are some quite obvious disadvantages with this style of security system. One such negative is the fact that the transmitters in wireless home systems operate on batteries and this means they have to be regularly checked to make certain they have adequate charge and will operate when needed. Power in the batteries can be saved by installing motion sensor cameras, but regular checking and maintenance is still required. If the batteries are not regularly checked the power source weakens, this in turn affects the distance that the signal is sent and can cause false alarms to occur.

The actual material the house is constructed of can also markedly affect the distance that an alarm signal is able to travel. Many wireless home security alarm system devices are designed to emit their signals quite a distance, often between 200 and 300 feet. Sometimes the signal has trouble penetrating very thick walls and this can significantly reduce the distance that the signal is able to travel, often resulting in a reduction of up to 50 percent of the designed distance. In these circumstances the wireless home security alarm system may still function correctly, however, its performance is hampered because the signal cannot effectively reach the central control receiver, which then reduces the system’s effectiveness.

If you are unsure as to which wireless home security alarm system you should install then it is advisable that you seek the advice of a professional security system consultant for guidance.

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By Mark T. Davis

I decided to write this Meal Plans 101 review after looking into the program first hand. If you’re tired of endless diets you always end up cheating on and week after week of having the same waistline, you’ll find this short review of particular interest. Hopefully, after reading this you’ll walk away a more informed consumer who knows whether or not Meal Plans 101 is right for you.

Created by two leading health professionals, Dr. Chris Mohr and Jayson, the first thing to note about Meal Plans 101 is that it has a great foundation for success. If Men’s Fitness trusts Dr. Mohr to be their Sports Nutrition Advisor, you can trust him, too.

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The second thing to note is that Meal Plans 101 is very easy to use. The software helps you to plan your general dietary intake with just the push of a button, literally. You can choose your own nutrient ratio percentages and will see measurable results within 30 days. Dieting has never been as easy as it is with Meal Plans 101.

As your needs and preferences change, so can your diet. There are 13,339 food options to choose from and 94 different exercise categories to make your diet more effective than any other you’ve ever been on. Meal Plans 101 does all of the hard work for you, taking all of the guesswork out of your nutrition and giving you the discipline to stick with the program.

I feel as though I can’t impress upon you how easy it is to stick with a diet when Meal Plans 101 is used. Lauded by nutritional professionals all over the country, Meal Plans 101 is literally the best software on the market today to help you slim down. I highly recommend Meal Plans 101 to anyone who is looking for a diet plan they can stick with. There’s almost no time investment involved and it’s affordable, there’s no excuse not to try it out!

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By Mike O’Brien

Considered one of the great contributions to the Art Nouveau movement, stained glass lamps have remained very popular. With a characteristic stained glass shade, Tiffany lamps became the standard for these beautiful light fixtures. Taking full advantage of the widening availability electricity, stained glass lamps are a great example of form following function.

Following the success of the original Tiffany designs, many other styles of stained glass lamps were produced. Though the term Tiffany is often used to describe stained glass lamps, there is only one Tiffany. The concept of a table lamp was not new in the late eighteen hundreds. Oil and gas table lamps had been in wide use by the time Thomas Edison and other inventors began marketing electric light bulbs.

The first Tiffany lamps appeared at the turn of the twenty century. Each lamp was made by hand and reflected the work of the individual artist. The base of the lamp was typically made of brass or bronze. It should be pointed out that several copies of a particular design were made but the lamps were never mass produced. Even though several copies of a pattern were produced, each lamp shade has a one of a kind feel imparted by the individual artist. Louis Tiffany gained experience in working with glass as a maker of stained glass windows. Working with pieces of scrap, he began to design lamp shades. He utilized standard methods of production that were used in creating stained glass windows.

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Leaded stained glass is typically made from cut pieces of colored glass. A pattern would be drawn and cut then used to score and cut the individual pieces of the glass puzzle. The edges of each piece of glass would be covered in copper metal foil than soldered together. In the days of Louis Tiffany and until recently, lead based solders were used, hence the basis for the term leaded glass. Lead has been removed from most solders since lead is now considered a hazardous material. Once the soldering is completed, the joints would be cleaned and given a treatment. The treatment would involve applying a patina to the solder.

Tiffany lamps are characterized by several distinctive patterns. Some tiffany designs were based in the use of geometric shapes ranging from squares and rectangles to triangles and ovals. Tiffany also created beautiful floral patterns in a variety of shapes. Florals were often combined with some type of geometric pattern.

Cone shaped lamp shades are more difficult to produce. The pieces of glass were generally smaller than the glass used to make geometric shapes. The difficult task of creating a cone shape shade makes this class of Tiffany lamp more expensive and highly collectible. Not all of the shades produced by Tiffany featured a flat edge. The irregular patterns often came in a globe shape with edges that were irregularly shaped. The patterns were less geometric and more free flowing in design.

Regardless of which pattern it is, a genuine Tiffany lamp can fetch quite a high price. The highest price ever paid for a Tiffany lamp at auction is reported to be over eight million dollars.

For those of us who can not afford the high price of genuine Tiffany, there are some reasonable alternatives. There are lamp makers who offer reproductions of Tiffany patterns for a fraction of the cost you might expect to pay for the genuine article. There are some very high quality reproductions and original designs done in the Tiffany style by modern artists. It is common to see glass mosaic designs on some of the lamp bases.

If you fancy the idea of owning a genuine Tiffany lamp, it pays to do your homework. As with any type of collectible, there are many fakes and knockoffs of the genuine article. There are Tiffany knockoffs are very well made and will certainly fool an untrained buyer. Be certain to educate yourself about the unique qualities of genuine Tiffany before you commit to a purchase.

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By Fenella McPherson

Anyone who has ever dodged a bee that made its way inside, or waged a less than successful battle against armies of ants that have invaded a kitchen might be less than thrilled with the idea of dressing their daughter’s nursery with bug baby bedding. Take the time to view of few of these cute insect-themed collections and you will find yourself experiencing a rapid change of heart.

The adorable insect images that adorn nursery linens bear no resemblance whatsoever to those pests that regularly devour your garden and force you to stock up on calamine lotion each and every summer. Decorators love nursery gear that features whimsically rendered ladybugs and dragonflies (among many others) in a host of different colors because the motif is unique enough that it looks great in just about any home setting.

If you are still feeling a little wary about festooning your daughter’s first room–including her crib–with assorted creepy crawlies, then you might be surprised to discover that insects are a prevalent secondary theme in many styles of baby girl bedding. Those hunting for traditional flower images for their little one’s linens will find that many include sweet images of meandering bees and smiling caterpillars.

Parents who have decided upon a mixed animal motif find many insect images mixed in amongst the mammals. Whether you choose a serene jungle or safari theme, or you seek out scenes of merry barnyard animals, it is more than likely that the cast of characters featured on both the quilt and the sheets will include butterflies and other insects in a host of coordinating colors.

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When working with any motif, accomplished decorators agree that it is best to buy a complete bedding collection rather than shopping separately for each piece. There are several good reasons to do this, among them the fact that you will save a great deal of time and money. Crib bedding is sold in sets of various sizes and gather together all of the items you will need to fully dress your daughter’s bed.

Smaller insect-themed collections include standard size linens, while larger ensembles add extras like window coverings, also adorned with the images featured in the bedding pieces. An enormous variety of insect baby bedding is marketed in sets, often for less than $200.00. In this way you will find yourself in possession of a very well decorated nursery for your girl–who is herself sure to be cute as a bug.

st and time saving than buying each piece separately. Doing this will not only be faster and easier, but it will be cheaper. Crib bedding is available in all sizes and contains all the various items that you would need to decorate your daughter’s bed.

New moms and dads who are looking for an animal-themed room will notice that there are lots of insects included in the designs. Color coordinated characters of butterflies and other insects are a common feature of various themes like safari, jungle, merry barnyard animals depicted on both the quilts and sheets.

If you are having second thoughts on whether you ought to be decorating your daughter’s crib and nursery with a bunch of creepy crawlies, you should know that insects are in fact a popular and common theme in various types of baby girl bedding. A parent may be searching for a floral motif on the baby linens and will begin to notice on the most attractive ones cute little caterpillars and buzzing bees.

About the Author: Fenella McPherson is a writer for Baby Bedding Zone, an online retailer of baby bedding, including a wide selection of baby girl bedding and ladybug baby bedding.


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