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As parents themselves, the owners of Safe Nest Babyproofing understand the importance of keeping little ones well protected. During in-home consultations, staff members walk through houses room by room, educating parents on safety issues while compiling a list of recommendations. Afterward, they discuss potential products for baby-proofing the home, customers can choose to have them install stairway gates and other items for an additional fee.

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Smyrna,
GA
US

Expert Computer Consulting for Homes and Small Businesses. We come to you where and when it is convenient. We are experts on both the Windows and Mac platforms. If you computer cannot be repaired at your home or business, most repairs can be done in as little as 24 hours.

1864 Cedar Cliff Dr SE
Smyrna,
GA
US

G-Vac's proprietary gutter-cleaning system eliminates debris and sludge, preventing clogs that will ultimately damage homes. Their techs travel to homes and use a vacuum unit with custom-built attachments to blast away both wet and dry materials. They can also install gutter covers.

1642 Powers Ferry Rd. SE
Marietta,
GA
US

Sensing Transitions offers relocation management services to Georgia's Boomers and Beyond. Some of our services include: space planning (furniture measurement and floor plan design); downsizing; sorting; estate sales; packing; moving services; unpacking and new home set up and design. (Website being updated...back up soon)

3324 Keenland Rd
Marietta,
GA
US

Motion Detectors: Feeling the Heat

One part of the security system that lets homeowners rest easy is the motion detector. Read on to learn more about how these silent sensors work.

If a burglar enters a security-system-protected home, he’ll likely step right into a minefield of invisible tripwires that will send the cops speeding his way. The technology that makes this possible is the motion detector—specifically, the PID, or passive-infrared detector. “Passive” means that the device produces no infrared heat energy itself, which allows for multiple detectors to work simultaneously without triggering each other’s alarms. These devices don’t simply detect infrared energy itself, which is constantly emitted by the sun and from the surface of the earth. Because most homeowners don’t want their alarms triggered by a tap-dancing centipede, PIDs are only programed to react to large, sudden changes in infrared energy.

Positioned behind a lens, a pyroelectric sensor inside the PID takes constant readings of infrared energy via interior reflectors that give the device a “view” of the room. This sensor allows the PID to monitor the room’s ambient energy levels so that it doesn’t react to gradual changes in temperature. An abrupt change, however—like that of an intruder brandishing his 98.6-degree body temperature—will trigger the PID and trip the alarm.

Although modern PIDs are less likely to go off at the drop of a microwaved hat, a few things can still trigger false alarms. These include HVAC vents, sudden drafts, and, occasionally, pets—although careful positioning and special pet-immune PIDs should solve this problem for all but the largest or most acrobatic critters. And despite the fact that most PIDs do not detect well through glass, homeowners should avoid pointing detectors towards windows. For those areas, glass-break sensors will be much more likely to catch intruders.

2974 Sewell Mill Road
Marietta,
GA
US

A family-owned-and-operated company, A&A Termite and Pest Control has been serving the needs of homeowners, builders, and business owners since 1967. The company currently has three generations of certified operators running the show. They oversee a team of registered technicians, dispatching them across Georgia to rid job sites of termites and damaging wildlife, including mice, rats, bats, and squirrels. During mosquito months, the A&A team can install mosquito shields, enabling homeowners to enjoy their yards without worrying about dangerous diseases, annoying bites, and specifically leaving the names of persistent neighborhood mosquitoes off party guest lists.

1789 Nekoma St
Marietta,
GA
US