Month: September 2019

Shabbat Timer – Light Timer for the Sabbath

Observing the Shabbat (the Sabbath)  requires you to refrain from what is considered turning electricity on or off during Shabbat.

Timers on Shabbat & Yom Tov– Light on Timers for the Sabbath

Our new light switch timer is in fact perfect as a Shabbat light timer, a device that will give you control of your home’s lighting.  As it has a seven day timer you can set it for any day you like and there is no danger of forgetting to set it each week.  It also the only timer that works with LED and energy saving bulbs avoiding the issue of incandescent bulbs.

Shabbot tlight

Shabbat timer

oneg Shabbos and Yom Tov,

When it comes to oneg Shabbos and Yom Tov, having light only turn on when you program them – does not waste money leaving them on for the whole weekend.

The light switch timer is a digital timer that controls your light switch. It has a built-in motor that “flicks” the light switch up or down according to your schedule.  It can be programmed for individual days of the week meaning you can program the uni to turn on every Friday evening and off again on Friday night, and back on for  Saturday morning.

Programming the Shabbat light timer

There are Nine Program slots (plus 1 Random Program Timer) making it perfect as a shabbat timer light

It is so easy to install and requires no wiring. It mounts directly on top of an existing light switch.  In addition it can also be used on single double or triple gang light switches allowing you decide to which of the switches you want to control.

Designed and manufactured by Essex-based company Switched On Products, in addition to being used as a shabbat light timer – the device can also be used to to provide timed security lighting within empty homes – or when you are away on holiday or perfect for the winter months or when homeowners are away on holiday.

“We are  delighted that we’ve been able to offer the community a practical, easy to use solution which means main house lights can be programmed to switch on and off automatically during observance of Sabbath and Yom Tov.”

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What is relay theft and why is it a problem?

Relay theft, also referred to as keyless car theft is becoming a growing problem in the UK. Criminals can exploit a vulnerability in keyless car entry and start systems using a digital theft technique called the relay attack. Due to the simplicity and ease of doing this more and more criminals are starting to use it.  According to leading publications such as the BBC these hacking devices can be bought for as little as £100 online and when used can take as little as 20-30 seconds to be successful.

Consumer watchdog Which? Conducted a study where they found that 4 out of the 5 most popular vehicles on the UK road were susceptible to this new auto theft technique. These include the ford Fiesta, Volkswagon Golf and Nissan Qashqai. The problem was not limited only to these cars with brands in the premium market experiencing the same problem on more occasions.  Light commercial vehicles are also becoming targets with many suggesting that the tools they hold maintain a certain value.

Keyless car theft is a growing concern and measures should be taken to avoid or at least reduce the chances of it happening to you.

Why do we need driveway sensors?

Preventing keyless entry

Individuals should increase the level of security around there home. Driveway sensors, motion sensors and floodlights should be installed. As with other crimes criminals don’t like an audience or light shone on their activities. With a whole range of smart and non-smart home security devices on the market, homes can be quickly and affordably transformed to more secure premises.

Most individuals understandably mentioned not being aware their car was being stolen. Though many had CCTV cameras installed this merely provided evidence of what had gone on the night before. From those interviewed a high proportion agreed a notification was needed in some capacity.

Driveway sensors are a simple, yet effective method to deter car theft. Not only do they act as a visual deterrent; when a PIR sensor is activated a signal is sent to a receiver inside the home which provides a clear audio and visual notification. This simply draws attention to what is happening outside.