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The Connection Newsletter

Issue: # 2019-02 February 2019


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February Newsletter

The groundhog didn’t see his shadow this year and predicted an early spring – with the recent cold weather we had, we really hope he’s right. But no one can predict the future, and when it comes to protecting your home or business, being prepared for potential disasters, such as fires or burglaries, can provide peace of mind.

This month in our newsletter, we talk about looking at home security systems as both a means of protection and an investment. We also discuss steps to take if your business was broken into, home automation, and more!




Our Blog

Don’t forget to regularly check out our blog that can be found on our website.

We tackle various security topics that you may be thinking about. If you have any ideas for future blog posts, please contact us.

Commercial Security

Steps to Take After a Break-in at Your Business




There were almost 1.5 million burglaries in the U.S. in 2017, which led to more than $3.4 billion in total property loss. With these types of shocking numbers, it is absolutely essential that you know what to do if you ever experience a break in at your business.


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The steps found here will help you prevent other complications that may arise due to the stress and confusion that often occurs after a break-in.

Get in touch with the police. While this may seem obvious, if someone breaks-into your business, you need to contact the police right away. While you may want to investigate the crime scene yourself, this is never a good idea. There is always the chance that the burglar may still be inside and if you confront them, it may get violent. It’s best to contact the police and wait for them to arrive.

Speak with your employees. Based on the amount of damage, and how quickly the police can investigate the scene, you may be forced to close your doors for several days. Be sure you let your employees know what is going on and ask them if they saw anything suspicious hours or days before the burglary. This information may be beneficial in finding the culprit.

Do a security inventory. Once things settle down, you need to stop and do a thorough security inventory. For example, could the burglar possibly have been stopped with a better security system in place? Do you need new cameras or motion sensors? Take some time to figure out how you can improve security at your business to ensure another break-in doesn’t occur in the future.

By using the information here, you can handle the break-in situation and take steps to ensure this doesn’t happen again.

Residential Security

Is it Really Worth it to Invest in a Home Security System?




Are you considering installing a home security system? Are you wondering if it is really worth the cost? If so, you aren’t alone. However, it’s important to understand that there are two ways to measure the value of a home security system.

  • The actual monetary cost/value
  • Peace of mind


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If you want to ensure you make the right decision regarding if you should install a home security system, then keep reading. You can learn all about whether or not it is worth the investment here.

The Actual Cost of a Home Security System

Remember, prices of a home security system are going to vary based on company, features, and more. There are some that can be installed for around $85 while others cost more than $4,000. In most cases, the price is going to help you know the type of features that the system offers.

According to research, it’s estimated that the average American household pays approximately $697 for security system installation and then pays an additional monitoring fee of $41 to $45.

While that may seem like a lot, you have to move on and consider the actual monetary value of your newly installed home security system.

The Monetary Value of Your Home Security System

The FBI estimated that the average loss of a burglary in the U.S. in 2017 was $2,416. This means that if your new security system deters just one burglar during its life, the installation cost and first year of monitoring is covered.

However, that doesn’t mean you just have to suffer through the following years, continuing to pay for the alarm. In fact, the majority of security companies offer customers options, features, new equipment, and services to help reduce costs and increase value. Be sure to ask about this when having your system installed.

Keep in mind, the most important benefit offered by a home security system is peace of mind – and this is invaluable.

Tech Corner

Your Ultimate Guide to Home Automation and Remote Access




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When it comes to technology, simple is out. It’s no longer impressive to have a bell that rang when a wire was tripped. There’s no question that things have come quite far since the “good ‘ole days.”

Today, the most innovative and in-demand security systems include two main technologies:

  • Home automation
  • Remote access




If you are new to the big world of home security, or just want a bit of a refresher, then you are in the right place. Learn everything you need to know about home automation and remote access here.

Understanding Home Automation

Also called smart home technology, home automation describes how various peripheral devices, such as video doorbells, thermostats, electrical outlets, appliances, and lights, are integrated into a single network. In most cases, the entire network is able to be controlled via your smart device.

If you invest in home automation technology, you can program your house to react to certain time-related commands, such as turning off or on the AC and heat, or the lights. Additionally, this technology can help your home save you money, be more energy-efficient, and even be more comfortable.

Understanding Remote Access

Do you want to manage your home’s locks, lights and HVAC system regardless of where you are? If so, then you need to invest in remote access technology. With this technology, a few of the things you can do include:

  • Receive notifications of any activity that requires immediate attention
  • Monitor the live feedback from the cameras installed at home
  • Control the locks at home
  • Arm or disarm your security camera from afar

One of the biggest benefits offered by remote access is that it helps to make your home a bit safer, while providing you with peace of mind.




ROCK & ROLL TRIVIA

Question:


What guitar slinger is known as The Motor City Madman?

A) Mike Moore

B) Alice Cooper

C) Ted Nugent

D) Jack White


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PREVIOUS MONTH’S ROCK & ROLL TRIVIA

Which of these songs with a dude’s name is the odd one out?

A) Johnny Strikes Up the Band

B) Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner

C) Mohammed’s Radio

D) Maxwell’s Silver Hammer

The other three were all written and recorded by the late, great Warren Zevon, and can be found on the album "A Quiet Normal Life: The Best of Warren Zevon". "Maxwell’s Silver Hammer" is off the Beatles’ 1969 classic album "Abbey Road."


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Thank you for reading our February issue. Don’t forget to read our weekly blog as well. See you next month!




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