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Quick Guide: What to do if Your Home gets Burgled

Posted by Ben Verboeket on August 2, 2018


If your home is broken into, the adrenaline and emotions that kick in can make it difficult to be practical. This guide aims to make it a little easier for you to do the things you need to do after a burglary. In just three steps you can do what’s needed and begin to move on.


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Topics: Smart Home, Home Security

NEW: Multi-Home Security from Cocoon

Posted by Ben Verboeket on June 29, 2018

Cocoon’s multi-home security makes it simple to protect the people, places and things you care about. For peace of mind that your home-away-from-home is safe, wherever you are. Check on your city pad, country escape, or the home of your extended family from within one beautifully designed Cocoon app.

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Topics: Insider, Smart Home, Home Security

3 Simple Ways to Protect your Home

Posted by Nathan Calladine on June 7, 2018


Home is where you should feel safe and comfortable rather than worrying away about burglary, so we wanted to share a few key ways to keep your most sentimental possessions away from the burglars. It’s your personal space but there’s good news in that homes are getting safer; according to the The New Zealand Police, domestic burglary is going down. One reason for this is the growing availability of home security systems which really work to deter thieves.


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Topics: Hacks, Smart Home, Home Security

Keeping Your Eyes on the Road with the New Hudway Cast | The Companionist

Posted by Ben Verboeket on May 21, 2018


It takes just over 2 seconds to mentally process directions when looking at Google Maps. When driving at 100km/h, you'll have driven 2/3rds the length of a rugby field before you see the road again. HUDWAY Cast is a portable head-up display for your car to get directions, receive calls, texts and control your music in a safer and easier way while out on the road.


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Topics: Review, Connected Car

The Key Thing to Know Before Upgrading Your Clubs | The Companionist

Posted by David Garthwaite on April 30, 2018


Are you thinking about switching to a new driver to hit further and more accurately? You're right - it might well be the missing piece of the puzzle for improving your round - but you need to make an informed decision and track the effectiveness of any changes you make. Using low cost tools to make high cost investments is exactly where I ended up - and you should too!


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Topics: Insider, Hacks, Game Golf

Teaching Kids With Technology: As Easy As ABC?

Posted by Nathan Calladine on April 23, 2018
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Topics: Hacks, Smart Toys, Think about the Children

Find Out If You're Being Haunted Using Smart Home Security | The Companionist

Posted by Ben Verboeket on April 9, 2018


Boom! Crack! Thump! Ever walk down the hall in the dark and feel like someone is right behind you? There's one scientific theory that speaks to many a ghostly sighting. If correct it could mean that Cocoon home security system, like an actual Ghostbuster, could catch any ghouls or intruders haunting your home!

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Topics: Hacks, Home Security

4 Top Tech Tips for Going on Holiday | The Companionist

Posted by Ben Verboeket on April 6, 2018


The road trip season is upon us again! As we leave the office to madly pack the car it's important that we enjoy the company of our loved ones. Check out our tech tips below to make it as stress free as possible.


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Topics: Hacks, Holiday

Golf Tech to Lower your Handicap  | The Companionist

Posted by David Garthwaite on March 26, 2018

As the resident golfer at The Companionist and keen 14-handicapper who plays twice weekly, I've been looking for ways to improve my swing and get my handicap down into the single figures before winter. We all love a bit of digital assistance so I thought what better excuse to try out the latest in digital golf tracking systems; Game Golf.

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Topics: Hacks, Review

The Mavic Air is a content game changer | The Companionist

Posted by Steven Woodman on March 15, 2018

We’ve taken a look at the well-rounded newbie in all its glory and, while perhaps not suited to more demanding droneographers, the Mavic Air is still a plausible option for anyone wanting slick, hassle-free video content for social media.

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Topics: Insider, Review

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