automatic time switch

automatic time switch

[¦ȯd·ə¦mad·ik ‚tīm ‚swich]
(engineering)
Combination of a switch with an electric or spring-wound clock, arranged to turn an apparatus on and off at predetermined times.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Ideally, fit them to an automatic time switch and make sure they are turned off if you're going out.
Make sure your home looks occupied; don't close curtains; consider using an automatic time switch to turn lights on after dark; cancel milk and newspaper deliveries discreetly; mow the lawn before you go; don't leave your TV or other electrical equipment visible through the windows.
Get a neighbour to open and close your curtains, or get an automatic time switch for lights and radios.
Think about getting automatic time switches to turn your lights or a radio on when it goes dark."
* Automatic time switches on indoor lights around your home are cheap and very effective.
- INVEST in a couple of automatic time switches and attach them to lights and the radio.
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