Friday, April 26, 2019

12 results for 'Becky'

Should you install CCTV at your home?

By Becky, published on Mar 4, 2019

This huge increase comes after years of steady decline, meaning there now simply aren’t enough police resources to investigate every burglary that takes place unless there is enough forensic or CCTV evidence.

As theft crime levels continue to rise, now up 17% in just 2 years, Scotland Yard announced that they could no longer respond to burglaries if the suspect could not be easily identified. Victims are now mostly dealt with on the phone, hence why just 6% of burglaries result in a prosecution.

Will it prevent crime?

While CCTV in public places doesn’t seem... (more)

Tags: home security, cctv, burglary

5 top tips for maintaining your antique furniture

By Becky, published on Dec 6, 2018

With antique furniture making a comeback, we look at the best ways to take care of those older

pieces so they continue to look their best for years to come. Whether you’re bringing a 100 year old

table back to life after it’s been stored in the attic for the past few decades, or you’ve chosen to

invest in some antique furniture for your home, staying beautiful requires a little more work when

you’re more than 100 years old! But that doesn’t mean it’s as complicated as you may think!

Below we offer some advice and top tips to keep your... (more)

Tags: antiques, antique furniture

What to Eat Before, During and After a Workout

By Becky, published on Oct 18, 2018

Are you a fitness enthusiast looking for ways to improve your performance and reach new goals?

Perhaps you’ve been putting in overtime at the gym or investing in new workout clothes to support

your journey but have you considered the impact of nutrition? Knowing what to eat before, during

and after a workout is essential for peak performance. You need to be feeding your body with the

correct components that will support you from start to finish.

You will find a lot of articles and tips about the perfect ‘workout diet’ but apply a little... (more)


'The Internet of Things' Explained Simply

By Becky, published on Jul 21, 2018

The "Internet of things" (IoT) is a growing topic of conversation not only in the workplace, but also amongst peers. The concept has the potential to affect the way we live and work massively. But what is the "Internet of things"? What impact will it have on you, if any? There are lots of complexities around the topic, but in this article – we’ll stick to the basics. There are many technical and policy-related conversations being had, but many of us are still trying to grasp the foundation of what all these conversations are actually about.

We need to start with understanding... (more)



By Becky, published on Jul 19, 2018

The facts are in and evidence now suggests that going on a stag weekend is actually beneficial to your health reports

Forget the old worries of late nights and hangovers, the pros outweigh the cons according to a number of scientific papers and research (note; massive disclaimers are likely to apply, depending on your appetite for partying).

While it’s true that stag dos tend to involve a little more drinking and partying than the average weekend, when done in moderation there does appear to be a of number medically documented advantages to getting... (more)

Tags: health, beer, stag do, extreme activities

4 Things You Must do When Someone Damages Your Car

By Becky, published on Jul 14, 2018

We all know that sinking feeling when you return to your parked car to find that somebody has scraped it. Sometimes no matter how well you try to protect your car, there’s often an idiot waiting around the corner waiting to damage it with their car or supermarket trolley. And worse than that, sometimes our cars can also be the victims of vandalism.

Nearly half of all minor collision damage happens in supermarket car parks. And no wonder, given how restrictive the space is in these colossal arenas. Supermarkets squeeze as many car park spaces in as they possibly can, so it's not... (more)

Tags: insurance, payments, car repairs, car damage

Top 5 Things to Try This Summer

By Becky, published on May 22, 2018

Summer is on the horizon and with the odd beautiful days we’ve already been given, many of us are turning our thoughts to how we’re going to spend our time.

If you’re anything like me, then you might find that after a few days of just laying around in the sun, you’re ready for more. That’s why I’ve put together this list for you of my top things to try this summer.

Go to an open air movie

With summer in this country lasting all of a couple of months, there really isn’t much time in the year to squeeze this wonderful experience in. Nobody wants to sit in the... (more)

Tags: shooting, summer, hiking, activities, outdoor movie

How to Battle Bugs in the Office?

By Becky, published on Jun 5, 2017

For so many people in business right now, times are tough and cutbacks need to be made. Many people consider reducing the number of hours their cleaner comes in, or cutting out the contracted cleaning altogether and attempting to do it themselves.

Before you reach for the phone to cancel that contract, remember that as you do, thousands of bacteria are transferring themselves to your hand. Then they travel from your hand to that of your next visitor, then to your keyboard, coffee cup, door handles – basically anything you touch. It’s not nice to think about, but this is our reality.... (more)


Top 10 Lone Worker Personal Safety Tips

By Becky, published on Mar 18, 2017

There are very real risks for people who are working on their, particularly if they’re in a public facing role and especially if they need to visit people in their homes. Some significant concerns surround the lone worker being vulnerable to crime when travelling or that they may face aggression from the people they are working with.

The good news is that both individuals and organisations can improve their confidence and safety by having the correct training in place, following company procedures and working as a team.

At Lookout Call we’re passionate about using our experience... (more)


Dangerous Germs and Mum’s 5 Second Rule

By Becky, published on Jan 17, 2017

Mum’s 5 second rule is a common misconception with dangerous consequences. The rule goes along the lines that food dropped on a contaminated surface, i.e. the floor, is safe to be eaten if contact has not been for longer than 5 seconds.

This is totally incorrect and a very dangerous practice but what are Mums meant to believe? Some say we need to expose our children to germs so that they can develop immunity, so what is proven fact? Surely in this modern age there are studies, facts and guidelines? There are, this article provides a simplified explanation of those guidelines and provides... (more)

Tags: cleaning, germs, 5 second rule

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