Using modern technology is not just about making the right decisions regarding software, it’s also about making the right decisions when it comes to protecting your devices physically. There are a number of different factors that need to be factored in when it comes to making sure your device is working correctly and safeguarded from future threat.
First of all, you need to make sure that your device is as cool as possible in order to prevent it from overheating and blowing up. To optimise this, you should make sure that your PC’s case is working at sufficient temperature by introducing a case fan to it. These fans actively cool down the inside of your computer in a number of ways that include: drawing cooler air from the outside of the case into it, expelling warm air from it and by transporting air across to a heatsink. If you are building your own PC, or your current one needs an improvement then you should read Consumer Essentials guide here before deciding on which fan would be best for your device. Also, you can physically prevent your devices from overheating by, if it is a stationary device, allowing for a cool air to flow through the room or, if it’s a portable device, to protect it whenever it is exposed to direct sunlight. To protect a laptop that is frequently used outside you should aim to never leave it exposed to light for too long and protect its screen with a glare screen.
Also, you should aim to keep your device in a safe spot so that it is not only out of reach for children and pets, but is out of sight for anybody who may wish to steal it. In this day and age, children are very much used to using technology and even the youngest of children will have some idea on how to use it. However, they will probably be unaware of how precious your device is and how easily it can break; because of this, they may take to dropping it or even spilling a drink over it, and if sugar gets into the keyboard, then the keyboard is either caput or going to be in need of fixing. You should aim to keep everything out of reach, or locked up, until you can be sure that your kids know exactly how to treat the device. Also, you shouldn’t showcase the device to potential thieves outside. First and foremost, you should never have it in your window; leaving it there is basically you saying ‘come and get it’. Unfortunately, there are a few in this day and age who do not care for the feelings of others, and won't give it a second thought to answer the call and come and take your device from you.
So, as important as it is to make sure that your device is safeguarded sufficiently from viruses, malware, and hackers you should still never forget that there are physical aspects out there, even in your home, that pose a danger to it.