Date archive for October, 2016

Disabling Your Car Alarm When Your Remote Malfunctions

by Admin - on Oct 22nd 2016 - Comments Off on Disabling Your Car Alarm When Your Remote Malfunctions

Car RemoteIt is a given that any device needing batteries to work is bound to give out at any time sooner or later. One of these devices is your car remote. These remotes serve to lock and unlock the doors of your car from a distance. In doing so, it also disables your car’s anti-theft alarm system. What are you to do, though, when the batteries of your car remote die out and you cannot unlock your car door without setting off the alarm?

Having this happen to you is a noisy and embarrassing situation to be in – one that oftentimes causes panic. In the unfortunate event that this does happen to you, the tendency for you to break the remote out of frustration is more than likely. Pitching your car remote towards the ground and stepping on it will not solve the situation. Your blaring alarm won’t just get tired and stop all of a sudden.

Remote Pro, for example, cites the parts of a remote that you can break and replace. These are the remote’s key, its shell, a screw, the electronics, buttons and the logo or emblem. So, before your car alarm goes haywire, you should know what to do.

Here Are the Things You Can Try Out in Disabling Your Car Alarm:

  1. Use the key in manually unlocking the driver’s side door. The car alarm may turn off when you open the door. In any case, try unlocking and unlocking the door manually, as this may disable the alarm’s blaring since you are opening the door ‘legally’ with a key.
  2. If the alarm refuses to go off even with the driver’s door open, try starting the car with the ignition key. This showcases enough authority that there is no auto theft taking place. Most car alarms should power down with this.
  3. Lastly, if starting the car does not stop the alarm from sounding off, take out your owner’s manual and start reading. Go straight to the Table of Contents to check out which page you have to read up on and do it fast. When all else fails, go work on the fuse box or disconnect the battery.

These suggestions are taxing, but they are effective ways to stop your car alarm from disrupting the entire neighbourhood.

Want to Get Creative With Your Wedding? 2016 Is The Year to Do It

by Admin - on Oct 18th 2016 - Comments Off on Want to Get Creative With Your Wedding? 2016 Is The Year to Do It

Creative WeddingWeddings are an occasion you only want to experience once, so getting the wedding of their dreams just right — making it a fun and memorable experience for everyone all throughout — is a priority for couples. Fortunately, more and more weddings this 2016 are taking place in various locations such as beaches, hotels and art galleries, making it easier for couples to personalize their weddings.

Those planning the walk to aisle before the year ends should be aware of the trends everyone has been talking about the past year.

Flower Power

Gone are the days of traditional wedding bouquets and centrepieces. Most prefer to experiment with hand-picked and wild flower varieties. Some savvy couples include other elements such as fruits, coffee beans and fragrant herbs in their garlands as well. It’s a unique way to improve the table setting and give the wedding an added personal flair.

All About the Lighting

Perfect lighting is the key to setting a romantic mood for the night. Wedding lighting is the best and simplest way to create an intimate environment. Wedding planners choose from an assortment of lighting options, including chandeliers, candelabras, pendant lights and bare Edison bulbs.

Live Wedding Jams

Hearing personalized music play during the big day can really say a lot about a couple and their relationship. According to Garston Entertainments Ltd, there’s something about wedding reception entertainment, such as live music, that makes people happy and creates a more festive atmosphere. Live bands can also go from soft music to upbeat tunes for the dance floor, making music fun for everyone.

Weekend-Long Weddings

Gone are the days when weddings were just a one-day affair. More couples are taking advantage of the seasons and planning daytime events for the guests to enjoy during the weekend. Saying “I do” isn’t just what the party is about. Entertaining one’s guests in between the actual ceremony has become the trend as well.

Couples planning to get married this year no longer need to have cookie cutter weddings and follow set traditions in planning their big day. If 2016 trends tell couples anything, it’s to go ahead and plan their wedding according to their personal taste and style. 

3 Outrageous Things Some Employees Do When They Thought Nobody’s Watching

by Admin - on Oct 11th 2016 - Comments Off on 3 Outrageous Things Some Employees Do When They Thought Nobody’s Watching

EmployeesThere are some inappropriate things happening in the office, which you should know as these could affect the reliability of your business operations. It’s your job to discover what these are and apply fitting remedies.

Among the many headaches that an office has to contend with is a lazy employee. Unfortunately, there is one in every organisation and it’s the reason why some businesses are losing money. If you believe that all your personnel are always doing their best to achieve the company goals, well and good. However, it might be beneficial to know what your employees are up to when they are alone, or when they think no one’s watching.

1) Looking busy while sleeping

It’s a hectic Friday and everyone is doing all they can to keep up with orders and invoices, especially that one employee who you always see with his head buried in front of the monitor — or is he? According to Forbes, almost one in every six employees falls asleep on the job. This does not automatically mean that an employee is lazy. They might have had a rough night or worked well until the wee hours of the morning the previous workday. To remedy the situation, you might want to talk to your employees quietly or setup a nap area for them to recharge.

2) There’s a game master in the toilet

Some employees would often excuse themselves to go to the men’s or ladies’ room — to do what? See for yourself and you might chance upon them, sitting on the toilet while playing the latest smartphone apps. Though, of course, you would not want to open every toilet door and expect to see them attempting to win a match or get high scores. It’s enough to know this possibility, so you can single out the odd ones and catch them red-handedly.

3) The (out)standing employee

Another type of worker that you must be aware of is the (out)standing employee, the one who is always out in the corridors standing and doing nothing. You might see some of these (out)standing employees checking the walls and windows as if looking for something when you chance upon them.

4) How Can You Help Them Shape Up?

Your employees have strong qualities, or else you would not have hired them in the first place. Maybe they may have lost their passion for doing their tasks temporarily, as they lack a goal. In this case, JobLogic and other experts say that you might want to use a job software system that could help increase efficiency and set goals for their tasks. You may likewise implement a reward system for those who were able to reach the metrics you set.

One of the most difficult tasks of management is dealing with employees whose job performance is not what you expect. You need to discuss their shortcomings with them, find out what’s wrong, and help them fix their issues. This might be what they need to reform and get back on their feet.

Your Killer Elevator Pitch to Get a Job in IT Security

by Admin - on Oct 3rd 2016 - Comments Off on Your Killer Elevator Pitch to Get a Job in IT Security

IT Security JobHow do you land a job in 30 seconds? The perceptive candidate will have a ready pitch for hiring directors at job interviews, or even at social functions. You will need one, too, to get an edge over other applicants who may have more credentials or experience. The ideal approach is to find that one persistent IT security problem for companies, and then create a killer pitch around it.

Insider Threats vs. Outsider Threats

Data breach is one of the serious IT security problems companies face. Businesses deal, increasingly, with growing data and multiplication of mobile devices. The development spurs growth, but it also heightens a business’s exposure to data breaches. While outsiders carry out most breaches, insiders are responsible for 43% of data loss. According to Infosecurity magazine, half of the data breach is intentional and the other half, accidental.

No business can afford to let data breach occur, even though it is accidental. The breach will not only lead to a potential loss of millions, but also indicate that something malicious is deep within the company, i.e., employees leak sensitive information to competitors for a fee. When your job pitch centers on undertaking this particular IT security problem, you can expect hiring directors to pay attention.

Backing Your Claim

The best elevator pitch for a job is not just concise, clear and customized for the company. It is also credible. You need to have the expertise to support your pitch, from your familiarity with insider data breaches to knowledge of sound policies. Whether you are a security engineer or a network administrator, getting certification is crucial to enhancing your credentials.

Certifications also keep you up-to-date on security concerns. Most certifications require renewal to ensure you improve expertise. CertBlaster explains, comprehensive and complete security practice exams, such as the new testing for CompTIA Security+, SYO-401, give professionals the ability to implement current security configurations. The new exam, which replaces the SYO-301, also covers security implications of integrating third party systems and mobile security concepts.

You can get the upper hand when competing for a job in IT security. Know the security “pains” of companies. Craft an elevator pitch that best explains your suitability for resolving those very problems. With sufficient care and practice, you will soon land that cushy IT job and help protect a company from security threats.