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Watch: Fire Sprinkler Activates in Slow Motion

Posted on: August 19th, 2014 by Rick Miller No Comments

Fire Sprinkler SlomoHave you ever wondered how fire sprinklers activate when temperatures heat up? Youtuber Taofledermaus conducted a little slow motion demonstration.

He received a common sprinkler head, discarded because it was dropped once during installation. Then he heated the glass ampule … Read the rest


Turning Construction Clients into Fans

Posted on: August 19th, 2014 by Rick Miller No Comments

firm handshakeA loyal, happy client base is the best marketing you can get. So how do the top builders turn their clients into top-paying referrals?

Here are two effective stategies from Custom Builder magazine:

Insist on regular client visits throughout the Read the rest


Top Three Watchdog Breeds

Posted on: August 19th, 2014 by Rick Miller No Comments

Top Dog BreedsNot every dog is a watchdog. It takes a certain personality, plus the proper training, to turn your faithful buddy into a burglar deterrent. If you’re looking to adopt a dog that will serve as a loving pet and a … Read the rest


Budget-Friendly Ways to Boost Morale at Work

Posted on: August 19th, 2014 by Rick Miller No Comments

Boost Employee MoraleStatistically speaking, a happy employee is much less likely to start skimming off the top or moving merchandise out the back door. Instead, a staff member who feels valued and included at work will be more likely to give their … Read the rest


Transporting Large Equipment with Security in Mind

Posted on: August 12th, 2014 by Rick Miller No Comments

Moving Large EquipmentIt’s hard enough to keep your skip loaders, backhoes, and tractors safe on the job, but it can be even trickier when you’re towing them from one site to the next.

Here are a few tips to make sure your … Read the rest


Fire Sprinkler Saves the Day in Rancho Santa Fe

Posted on: August 12th, 2014 by Rick Miller No Comments

Fire Sprinkler Saves DayFirefighters say that a single fire sprinkler averted disaster in a July 24th garage fire, on a ranch in Rancho Santa Fe. They reported that the blaze was started by unknown causes near the water heater.

Before the fire could … Read the rest


You’ve Been Burglarized. Is That Covered?

Posted on: August 12th, 2014 by Rick Miller No Comments

Homeowner InsuranceIf you have a typical homeowners policy, burglary is one of the events covered by your insurance. However, there are always limits and caveats on the policy that may prevent you from recouping 100% of the loss.

Here’s a quick … Read the rest


Cyber Security Is Not Just Anti-Virus Software

Posted on: August 12th, 2014 by Rick Miller No Comments

Cyber SecurityIt’s also not just an IT problem, according to Richard Bejtlich, Chief Security Strategist for FireEye. He writes for the Huffington Post, “Business leaders have traditionally considered cyber security to be a problem for the IT staff.

Executives thought that … Read the rest


Why You Should Leave Job Site Security to the Pros

Posted on: August 8th, 2014 by Rick Miller No Comments

Job Site Security In an age when webcams are a dime a dozen, it might seem tempting to set up your own surveillance network, to keep an eye on the job site when you’re away. But that’s probably not the greatest solution to … Read the rest


Fresno’s Fire Sprinkler PSA Makes a Fair Point

Posted on: August 8th, 2014 by Rick Miller No Comments

Fresno PSAYes, having a firefighter in your house could be handy. You’d never have to worry about a small kitchen fire taking down the entire house. Then again, you’d have to feed him, entertain him, and find him a comfortable place … Read the rest


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