How Will Smart Homes Affect the Marketplace?

How Will Smart Homes Affect the Marketplace?

By Ana Bera, SafeAtLast

 

In the words of the well-known folk singer Bob Dylan, “The times they are a changin’.” We live in the age of information. Big data holds the key to influential decisions made by the larger retail companies, banks and even Congress. The rise of the smart home will cause fast and disruptive change.

The exact effect it will have on the marketplace is yet to be quantified in dollars. But one thing is certain, a wave of change is building and those willing to paddle will enjoy the ride. (more…)

Shoplifting Prevention

Shoplifting Prevention

Retailers, it’s that time of the year. The ten busiest shopping days of the year have arrived! Two just took place, in the form of Black Friday (historically always the #1 shopping day of the year) and the Saturday following it, which, according to ShopperTrak, ranks as 2018’s fifth busiest. But the remaining eight all happen over the next four and a half weeks. Here’s the full list for 2018: (more…)

Safe Online Shopping

Safe Online Shopping

We are just over a week away from Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the kickoff to the holiday shopping season. According to eMarketer.com, retail e-commerce spending is expected to rise by 16.2% in 2018! After all, it’s tough to resist picking up a really great deal, especially when it’s from the comfort of your sofa or in between that last bite of Thanksgiving turkey and first taste of pumpkin pie. But how do you know while you are picking up that perfect gift that your credit card information isn’t being stolen by hackers? There are some easy tips to follow for safe online shopping that will help your peace of mind this holiday season. (more…)

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

by Alice Coles, Motion Graphics Designer

Halloween is finally here, and kids everywhere are knocking on door after door, showing off their costumes, and asking for candy. Now, most of us know that the easiest way to be the best Halloween home on the block is to shell out for full-sized candy bars, there are some other things you can do to the safest one, too! It’s important to protect the safety both of your home, and the trick or treaters who are visiting it, so we’ve compiled some Halloween safety tips for you to remember tonight! (more…)