Category: IoT

20x Your Donation to Help Those in Need

How to 20X your Donation Package Guard is teaming up with b8ta stores on National Package Protection Day (November 29th) to 20x your charitable donations to help keep people on the streets warm this winter. To donate, come in to the b8ta store in U Village in Seattle between 1pm – …

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The Essential Top 10 Holiday Home Security Tips

It’s time again for another installment of our holiday home security & safety tips! You might remember our list from last year. Holidays always see a spike in property crime, and so it’s an important time to play it safe and be aware of common risks. The seasonal increase in …

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Creating Package Guard

How This All Started In 1999, my wife Patty and I started a nonprofit called Survive the Streets. Survive the Streets’ purpose is to support those in need and help them stay warm through the cold Seattle winters. Each year the funds we raise allow us to purchase 40–50 boxes of coats, gloves, …

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The Past and Present of Home Security

Home Security is a concern for all people–the need to preserve life and as much comfort as possible. That concern for security quickly extends to property, and the notion of home security is nothing new. We might consider it starting when humans began to stay in relatively fixed “homes” and …

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Troubleshooting Amazon Alexa [4 Top Issues]

Amazon’s smart speakers, including Tap, Dot, and Echo, are really incredible feats of technological achievement. It’s like the computer in Star Trek. Just ask your question and it’s answered. Alexa, Amazon’s AI doing the heavy lifting of these devices, can even tell jokes, control other smart devices in your home …

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8 Astonishing Online Shopping & Home Delivery...

8 Astonishing Online Shopping & Home Delivery Stats [INFOGRAPHIC] We live in a world where you can get virtually anything delivered. And almost all of us want it delivered to our front doors. But the fear of package theft and porch pirates, has many of us making other decisions and …

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Don’t Leave Your Home Unattended Without Tak...

Don’t Leave Your Home Unattended Without Taking These 7 Precautions It’s summer and many people are getting away for some much earned r&r, but you don’t want that well deserved rest to be tarnished by worry over what’s going on at home. Fortunately, there are many things you can do …

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Are you better than Indiana Jones?

If you’ve ever had a package stolen (which 11 million Americans have in the last 12 months), then you understand the frustration and disappointment of coming home from a long day at the office and coming up to your porch to see that your package is missing. Of course, you …

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