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In-Vehicle Security Solutions To Consider Right Now

You might not be aware of this but car theft rate are at an all-time high around the world. Unfortunately, it is now easier than ever to steal cars so you want to be sure that you properly protect them. Fortunately, there are various in-vehicle automotive solutions that you can take into account, ranging from tracking devices to automatic blocking of steering or wheels. 

Basically, there are two options you can take into account:

    • Buying car accessories that protect against car theft
    • Contacting a company that is specialized in car security systems
  • Let’s take a closer look at what you should know about both of these. 

Buying Car Accessories

There are countless options available at the moment. Even if they do not fully guarantee the car will not be stolen, they do add a lot of extra protection you surely want. The option that is the best for you will be based on how much money you have available and how much car theft risk you are exposed to. If you live in a neighborhood with a high crime rate, you surely want to put more money into vehicle security. 

The one option that is highly popular and almost always recommended is the car immobilizer. It is quite affordable and the simple fact that it is seen will stop many thieves from attempting the theft in the first place. Car movement is going to be limited and you can easily combine this with the steering-wheel lock

If needed, you might want to consider bonnet locks as they stop criminals from stealing car parts. The tire lock will fit over the wheel and can be seen by the potential thief. 

When you store the vehicle or you just leave it at home for longer time frames as you travel, car accessories do not help that much, except for the car alarm. Seriously consider combining this with GPS tracking since this drastically increases the possibility you are going to recover the vehicle if stolen. 

Working With Security Companies

Security companies can easily offer great tracking devices and better car alarm systems. There are so many companies that are specialized on vehicles and recovering stolen vehicles. The most important decision in this case is what company to work with. 

The most important thing you want to remember is that the best security company for you is not the one with the cheapest possible services. What is important is learning all that you can about the contracts that were honored in the past. Are most of the security company’s clients happy with what is offered? Were there car theft attempts that were stopped by the security company? These are the types of questions you need to ask yourself.

The Bottom Line

Always be aware of the various car security options that are available when you buy the vehicle and what you can add as time passes. There are surely numerous opportunities that you do want to learn more about. Remember that security is all about stopping the car from being stolen in the first place, a opposed to recovering it after it is stolen

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Summer Tech Essentials

Summer is coming! You may have already started working on your summer bod, and you are figuring out how to keep working on it at home while you quarantine. You may be ordering your new round of swimsuits while they are on sale, and you might even start taking your beach gear out of storage.

We are coming to the end of May and June is just around the corner. While we don’t know quite yet if we will be allowed to go outside when summer rolls around, you might as well start planning for it now, in case we can, and you do.

Today I wanted to explore some summer tech you might want to get your hands on!

First thing’s first, you are going to need to get a GoPro. The GoPro has become the standard for summer adventures. Whether you are out riding your bike or motorcycle, or you are surfing the waves, you are going to want to capture it. Did you really even do it if you didn’t capture it on video. GoPros are completely waterproof when you get the right case and they can be attached to almost anything. If you can’t afford the GoPro, Amazon has tons of options for less expensive versions of the same portable camera that will still get you some amazing footage.

Next, once you’ve got your GoPro, you’re probably going to want to get a WiFi hotspot. This is imperative if you are going to be going on adventures. Your cellphone is not the most reliable source of the internet, but a WiFi Hotspot like this is made almost exclusively for such a thing. You can upload your GoPro footage on the go to Dropbox or iCloud and clear your card and go find your next wave to ride, or your next trail to conquer.

Also, the neat thing about your WiFi hotspot is that it allows multiple devices to be connected to it at once, so you could potentially connect multiple devices to it at once and control them all with your phone. You could use your cellphone as a separate monitor for your GoPro if you want, and who knows what else!

The final thing you’ll need is a good speaker to bring the music with you, no matter where you end up. There are many options available for you, the question is what suits your needs. At this point the bluetooth speaker market is as crazy as the cell phone case market. Everyone is making them, and there is not much of a difference between them. I will advise you however to read some reviews, because the biggest differentiator at this point is quality.

Since they all look nice and they all work, for the most part, quality becomes the biggest thing to consider. Some bluetooth speakers have a terrible connection and the sound drops out constantly, or the battery lasts for almost not time. These are the sorts of things you’ll discover by reading the reviews.

Whatever our summer plans shape up to be, whether full of outdoor activities, or more isolation, might be worth starting to consider these things now, before everyone wakes up to the idea that summer is just around the corner.

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What’s New and Beneficial benefits of tuna

Researchers have recently discovered that benefits of tuna contains the mineral selenium in an unusual form called selenonein. This form of selenium plays an important role in fish health by serving as an antioxidant and protecting fish’s red blood cells from damage by free radicals. Interestingly, it can also bind with mercury compounds in the fish’s body (including methylmercury or MeHg) and reduce the risk of mercury related problems. Because there are approximately 20-30 micrograms of selenoneine in a 4-ounce serving of tuna, we are likely to get some of this same antioxidant protection when we eat tuna. Equally interesting, tuna may turn out to be a fish that, even when contaminated with mercury, could present a lower risk of mercury than might otherwise be expected due to the presence of selenonein. There is some evidence showing that lower concentrations of selenoneine and selenium itself may be present in fresh tuna that lacks its characteristic reddish color and is more watery and softer in texture at the time of purchase. However, more research is needed to determine exactly how the selenium content of tuna relates to both its appearance and its potential mercury risk.

A single category of nutrients has not been more clearly determined to have anti-inflammatory health benefits than omega-3 fatty acids, and tuna is equally well established as an important food source of omega-3s. In an average 5-ounce can of tuna, you’re likely to get about 7-28 milligrams of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and 140-850 milligrams of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). Both EPA and DHA are critical omega-3 fatty acids for proper regulation of the body’s inflammatory system and prevention of excessive inflammation. Generally speaking, you are likely to get more omega-3s from canned albacore than canned “light” tuna made from other species of tuna like skipjack (but also sometimes including yellowfin, tongue or bigeye). But you are also likely to get more mercury from canned albacore because albacore is generally larger and older, as it has had more opportunities to accumulate mercury from polluted ocean waters.