Is It Time to Upgrade Your Home’s Security?

<b>Is It Time to Upgrade Your Home’s Security?</b>“></td>
<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – As Americans work in their yards and start DIY home projects, it might be appropriate for them to think about improving outdoor security.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. households experienced about 16.3 million property crimes, including burglary and robbery, in 2008. Many people feel that a home security system automatically makes their home safe, but outdated technologies may leave a home vulnerable.

Take outdoor motion sensor lighting. Burglars want to avoid detection, so they are often deterred by well-lit yards and driveways, making motion sensor lighting a wise investment. But for the past two decades, motion sensor lights have used Passive Infrared technology (PIR), which detects heat from moving objects. The problem? PIR technology can be easily fooled.

PIR sensors can be triggered by wind or temperature changes. For example, they might turn on by wind-blown leaves, but fail to detect a burglar on a cold night. In addition, PIR motion sensor lights can only detect lateral, or side to side, movement. If a burglar moves towards a PIR light in a straight line, he can approach the house without triggering the light.

But one new motion sensor light combines Doppler Radar with PIR to create more reliable home security. Precision Plus Doppler Radar, by Cooper Lighting, uses Doppler Radar to cover those areas where PIR motion sensors fail. Doppler Radar allows the motion sensor light to cover a larger range. Doppler Radar does not sense temperature, so weather changes don’t affect its ability to sense somebody approaching the home. In addition, Doppler Radar can detect a person moving in a straight line towards or away from the home.

Upgrading a motion sensor light is just one way to protect your home. Some low-tech, DIY solutions include installing heavier doors and deadlocks, and removing large hedges, which burglars can use to hide.

To learn more about Precision Plus Doppler Radar, visit

In Homes, Burglars See Windows of Opportunity

<b>In Homes, Burglars See Windows of Opportunity</b>“></td>
<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – Most people believe that their homes are secure, but the statistics suggest that many homes are not. In 2008, over 2 million homes were burglarized, resulting in nearly $4.6 billion in total losses. The average burglary victim lost about $2,097 in property.

Burglars, for the most part, like easy targets. The good news? Criminals do not want to be seen, so a well-lit home and yard could deter would-be burglars. Motion detector lights illuminate yards and driveways without wasting energy, because they don’t turn on until they sense movement.

Precision Plus Doppler Radar, by Cooper Lighting, combines the range and accuracy of Doppler Radar with Passive Infrared technology (PIR), plus a built-in processor for one of the most advanced motion sensor lighting systems available. Precision Plus Doppler Radar protects your home with improved reliability, more dependable area coverage and stable performance.

PIR technology detects heat from moving objects and also side-to-side movement. Doppler radar technology reacts to actual motion — not heat changes. Plus, it detects movement toward and away from the home — straight-on coverage. Precision Plus Doppler Radar combines traditional PIR with the advantages of Doppler Radar to produce an outdoor security lighting system with more coverage and fewer false triggers.

For the past two decades, motion sensor lighting has relied on PIR, which detects heat from moving objects, such as people, animals, and cars. Unfortunately, these sensors can be triggered by changes in the wind and temperature, as well as stray objects like branches or leaves. A well-bundled burglar, for example, approaching a traditional motion sensor or product might not be detected on a cold night.

Precision Plus Doppler Radar revolutionizes the traditional PIR system using highly sensitive Doppler microwave technology. First, the system transmits microwave signals into the coverage area. Once a person enters the area and interrupts the signal, a return signal reaches the micro-chip processor which interprets the interruption as motion and activates the lamps.

To learn more about Precision Plus Doppler Radar, visit

New LED Worklight Offers Greater Versatility

<b>New LED Worklight Offers Greater Versatility</b>“></td>
<p>(<a   href=NewsUSA) – There’s a leak in your plumbing, and you need to fix it. So you fumble under the sink, trying to hold a flashlight in one hand and a tool in another. You need both hands free, so you put the flashlight down. It promptly rolls, leaving you unable to see what you’re doing.

Sound familiar? Anyone who has used a flashlight can’t help but notice an obvious flaw — you have to use a hand to direct the light, leaving you with only one hand to make repairs.

To eliminate this problem, Cooper Lighting has developed a new versatile, hands-free worklight, The Might-D-Light LED Rechargeable Folding Worklight. Unlike traditional sticklights, the Might-D-Light features two LED panels. The two LED panels fold together for easy storage or can adjust to any angle range from zero to 200 degrees providing focused light for a wide variety of applications.

The Might-D-Light can stand on its own or hang from its attached hook. Two rare earth magnets allow the Might-D-Light to attach to most metal surfaces. For example, someone working on their car engine can stick the worklight underneath the hood of their car, giving them ample light — and two hands — with which to make repairs.

In what areas could a folding, LED light give you a mighty advantage? Just consider:

* Roadside assistance. If you experience a breakdown or a flat, you can make repairs without holding up a flashlight. The Might-D-Light also features two reflective strips, making you more visible to oncoming cars.

* Working in small, confined areas. Lay the Might-D-Light flat to see what you’re doing under a sink, or hang it while you use both hands to replace a busted fuse. The Might-D-Light is also ideal for working on heating and cooling systems, or behind washers and dryers.

* Your workroom. The Might-D-Light’s magnets allow it to attach to almost any metal surface, including your tool box. Use the Might-D-Light while you work, then stick the light onto your toolbox for easy storage.

To ensure that the light always has power, AC/DC adapters are included. For more information, visit