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How To Secure Your Mailbox From Would Be Thieves

With the holidays upcoming fast and the mail being so busy right before holiday season you will see that many home owners and people get a lot of offers from places to come and get stuff because of sales. All they require you to do is fill out your personal info on the card and return it in the mail.

You need to be careful when you are having mail sent to the home in which you are living in. people will watch for your mail to come and then snatch it before you can so they can get all your personal info and steal your identity to have their own Christmas. When or if you have this problem in the area you live in you are in need of home mailbox security. Many times if you don't have this then your mail might get stolen and you could have a very bad day or week ahead of you.

If you have a mailbox then you need to take some action to protect it. You need to stop just receiving your mail and actually protect it for once in a while. You will need to get some home mailbox security. So go have a gander at what home security places have to offer for your mailbox. You may be surprised at how cheap and convenient these things can be for you.

Many homeowners will go get the mail and just get it right out of the mailbox. Now how simple do you think that is for an identity thief. All they have to do is make sure that either you are not home or nobody is watching and then they run up snatch your mail and run off. The only things they need are a small piece of your mail and a bit of your personal info which isn't hard to get when you are stealing peoples mail.

You need to have your home security have some type of monitor on your mailbox if you have had problems with your mail in the past. If you haven't had problems in the past with your mail being touched then you might be okay for a little while. You do need to take action though and be sure that nobody is touching your mail because it only takes one thief and one time to mess up your holiday season. One thief could be in rich area and not even know it and steal your mail and ruin your whole year. They will charge your credit cards to the max and send all the stuff they buy with them to so called business partners who are not aware of their many crimes that they have done. Once those things arrive with the people who are unaware of the crime they then send the things that are stolen to another location. It isn't hard for a thief to ruin your holiday season at all. All they need is a little piece of your mail and they are set.


Electric Power Cordless Tools - What A Great Invention

Almost all the households and factories use power tools extensively for construction and repair purposes. This is mainly done to increase the efficiency, speed and ease. A vast majority of the power tools available in the market today use electric motors as their source of power and hence are also commonly known as electric power tools.

Power tools are basically of two types- stationary and portable. The stationary power tools are mostly heavy and big and are difficult to be moved from one place to another. On the other hand, the portable power tools can be easily carried from one place to another and hence are more popular. Portable power tools are also more cost-effective, easy to handle and need small shelf place when compared with stationary power tools.

The vast range of power tools available in the stores can sometimes overwhelm and confuse a person. It is very important to have a proper understanding of one's own needs to select the right power tools which will best perform the task at hand. The use of that particular power tool in the minor repairs and projects at home in the long run should also be considered.

A combination of a drill and a driver is a handheld power tool which allows the user to drill a hole and anchor the wall at the same time. A circular saw is another power tool which is famous for its effectiveness among users and can easily slash surfaces of any nature, be it metal, wood or sand stone.

A Jigsaw is one of the most highly rated power tools as it has been tested by experienced users for long to find it very handy and useful. A jigsaw can be used quite effectively for slitting of spiky curves, points as well as intricate curves which demand attention to details. The power tool which is used to stiffen and loosen nuts and bolts in every day chores is an Impact wrench. The use of a good impact wrench saves a person from the trouble of constant stiffening and tightening of nuts and bolts which tend to loosen with time. An effective impact wrench makes sure that the nuts and bolts are tightened effectively in the first attempt. If you want a thin groove in the wall, then wall chaser is the best power tools for you. And, if you are looking at softening the corners and coarse edges of wood, then it is better to go for a power sander.

A nail gun makes the task of putting nails in wood much easier than expected. People who build homes for a living wouldn't even think of trying to build a house without using a nail gun, it just makes the whole process so much faster and easier.

It is better to understand the needs of your task properly before determining on the power tools which will suit your needs best.


A Safe History of Locks

Though the actual history of safes may not be very long, the main component and perhaps one of the most important parts of a safe has been, and that is the lock. It is hard to say when locks were first invented because there is not always a written history, and because of the materials used when locks were made, there are not very many still around today. However, there is evidence that many different civilizations developed locks independently of each other, among them being the Egyptians, Greeks, Chinese and Romans. But one neat thing about old locks, is that they are the building blocks upon which today's technology has been built. The locks have evolved, but many of the principles are the same on a modern day safe.

The oldest known lock is credited to the ancient Egyptians and is about 4000 years old. It was discovered in Persia in 1842. This first lock uses the same pin tumbler system that is still used on many safe models today. The Egyptian lock had a wood crossbeam that was partially hollowed out, and a vertical beam with metal tumblers that locked the two pieces together. It was unlocked using a large wooden spoon shaped key that was about 14" - 24" long with pegs sticking out of one end. There was actually a hole in the door which you had to stick your arm through with the key to access the tumblers. If the key was inserted correctly, the pegs on the key would line up with the tumblers allowing you to move the crossbeam and open the door. These locks were used on full size doors to protect strong rooms which were used for storing valuables, food or whatever needed safe guarding. So the same basic reasons you may have a safe today, just on a much larger scale.

We know that the Greeks had early locks because of a description by Homer in "The Odysseus" from around 800 B.C. It refers to someone getting a brass key to open a store room, it describes the the lock as follows: "She loosed the strap from the handle of the door, put in the key, and drove it straight home to shoot back the bolts that held the doors." Doors is plural because most Greek doors were two doors that opened from the center. These doors were typically tied together with a rope using intricate knots, and then the door was bolted from the inside. This type of lock was not very secure because after removing the rope, a few attempts with a couple of different key designs often opened the door.

The Romans started with a similar design but improved it by using an iron case around the bolt work, making the bolt spring loaded and the use of wards. A ward lock uses a set of obstructions that stopped the lock from opening without the correct key, which would have corresponding notches to slide past the obstructions - this concept is still used today for many household doors. If you look at a skeleton key, you can tell from the notches the size and number of obstructions inside the lock. The Chinese are also credited with inventing the ward lock, so it is one of those types of things with dual development in two different parts of the world. The ward lock also lent itself well to the first portable safe, often called strong boxes in mediaeval Europe.

Other than more complicated ward locks, there was not a huge development in security until the eighteenth century in England when incentives were offered to anyone who could develop an unpickable lock. We have seen huge improvement in locks, security and the development of the modern safe since then, but even these improvements were founded upon the same basic principles as used in ancient times.


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