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Weekly Roundup

by Kuhrich on Friday, March 20, 2015

Aaaand we’re baaaaaaaacckkk!!! Hopefully you imagined me saying this in a radio host’s voice. On today’s roundup, we’re going to tackle some new products as well as some important insurance advice.

SesameLet’s start with an interesting new product. A new startup company called Candy House is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to bring their product, Sesame, to market. Sesame is a smart lock that can be installed on any deadbolt and is then connected to your smartphone. You can set Sesame to open by a number of different methods (including a secret knock or voice command) and can even give family members and friends access through their smartphones. Still interested? Here’s a great video to check out.

Next up, we’re going to touch on homeowner’s insurance. According to Market Watch, there is a clause that can be found in some homeowner’s insurance policies that may prevent homeowners from collecting insurance money when they make a claim. Apparently. these clauses state specific steps not only for how to provide estimates for damage repair to the insurance company, but also who and in what branch of the insurance organization must endorse the check. Check out this article for more info.

Viking Speed CookLet’s finish up by talking about another new product. An article from Custom Home Magazine’s website discusses a new speed oven by Viking call TurboChef. Apparently, this oven can cook a 12 lb. turkey in 42 minutes, which is pretty impressive. It also has 400 cooking profiles that will help determine the best timing and temperature for many of the foods you like to cook. The oven will even alert the user when the cooking cycle is 80% finished so that they can adjust the final cooking process to suite their preferences.

That’s it for today. Have a great week.


+Ken Uhrich is lead Estimator and Purchaser at Custom Home Group, a Design/Build company, located in Lancaster County, PA. You can follow Ken on Twitter: @kuhrich Or visit his company website: www.customhomegroup.com